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The end of the summer holidays means back to school for the kids and back to work for the rest of us. So what better time to revamp your wardrobe?! 

With some fantastic new season product dropping online at retailers such as M&S and Mango, there is plenty of autumn/winter goodness to get your hands on.

We’ve already seen some of our favourite daytime TV stars upping the style stakes… Holly Willoughby, Lorraine Kelly and Susanna Reid wasted no time when it came to turning up in new season attire. 

& Other Stories midi shirt dress 

A collared dress is an effortlessly cool way of embracing the relaxed tailoring look. With a lapelled collar and button down front, this piece is smart and stylish. 

We love that it is crafted from denim making it wearable at the weekend too! Steal Holly Willoughby’s style by snapping it up while stocks last.

£75 Shop

Phase Eight wide leg jumpsuit

If you’re after a one-piece wonder that makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze, meet the ‘Lacey’ jumpsuit. Whatever your day might hold, you can be sure that this jumpsuit will look chic.

The geo print in bright green makes it a stand out piece that will take pride of place in your wardrobe. Style it with heels like Lorraine Kelly, or dress it down with trainers for a more casual approach.

£119 Shop

Hobbs satin fit and flare dress 

Fancy a feminine outfit that will make you feel as fabulous as it looks? This wrap dress is a flattering design that will complement your shape.

The royal blue hue is divine and we love the waterfall effect where the fabric wraps across at the front. Channel Susanna Reid’s timeless style by pairing it with your best heels for a day in the office. 

£189 Shop

However, back to school doesn’t just mean dresses and jumpsuits. There are plenty of other ways to embrace this trend for the workplace. 

Choosing neutral items such as trousers, skirts and footwear is one way of making it easier to build a cohesive selection of outfits. You can then add in colour via your dresses, knitwear and accessories! 

Or if you’re a big fan of brights then go all out, but a few neutral pieces will guarantee longevity within your wardrobe.

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Investing in staple pieces is a great place to start. Think of your garments as building blocks and before long you’ll have built a collection of clothes to be super proud of! 

Whether you prefer skirts or trousers, heels or flats… We have rounded up some of our favourite key pieces that will elevate your look.

Fashion Finder’s Top Picks  

M&S suede pointed ankle boots

Updating your style aesthetic can be done by switching up your footwear. Treat yourself to a new pair of boots like these beauties from M&S and all your go-to autumn looks will immediately look more fresh and you’ll feel amazing. 

The slouchy design mixed with the brown suede is the perfect combination. This pair of heeled boots will work with everything from maxi skirts to wide leg trousers! 

£75 Shop

FeMereina maxi shirt dress at Amazon 

Go wild for animal print! If you’re looking to inject some pattern into your life, a great place to start is with leopard print. 

The neutral colours will mix and match well within your wardrobe and look great with classic autumnal hues such as burgundy or burnt orange, as well as with summer brights. This transitional piece will work all year round and we love the dramatic silhouette.

£18.05 Shop

Asos Design satin bias maxi skirt 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll be well aware that satin slip skirts are rather a big deal in the fashion world! This trend isn’t going anywhere and the satin maxi is a great base for building a ‘back to school’ style outfit. 

This little Asos Design number will work with everything. Yes, everything! Your favourite tee, a white shirt, cosy knits, pretty blouses – the opportunities are endless so get your hands on one now.

£36 Shop

Uniqlo white cotton shirt 

The white shirt. Need we say more? Incredibly versatile, effortlessly stylish, works well with layers and can be worn all year round.

The white shirt is a wardrobe must have that looks sharp when paired with trousers or skirts, tucked in or out. Roll up the sleeves or wear it layered over a tank top for a more relaxed feel.

£29.90 Shop

Everlane high rise wool trousers 

A classic trouser is a wardrobe staple and popular component when creating a capsule wardrobe. This high rise waist will flatter your figure while the slouchy design is equal amounts cool and comfortable.  

These Everlane trousers could be paired with a blouse or cosy knit, heels or flats. Easy to style, they are an investment piece that works time and time again. 

£142 Shop

Dream Pairs chunky loafers at Amazon

Prefer flats to heels? A loafer is the perfect shoe for a polished outfit that you can wear to the office. 

This Dream Pairs version is a modern take on the classic shoe with its chunky platform sole and gold chain detail. Not to mention, burgundy is a colour fit for autumn!

£9.99 Shop

PrettyLittleThing pleated mini skirt 

The pleated mini skirt is having a come-back and we are so here for it. Pair with loafers and a chunky knit for a cool preppy look or smarten it up with a pussy licking bow blouse and ballet flats to feel more office-chic. 

Want to jazz up your look? Why not try patterned tights to add some excitement to your outfit. A polka dot pair would look super cute! 

£20 Shop

Mango striped turtleneck sweater 

As cosy season approaches, new knitwear is on our minds and Mango are certainly delivering on that front. Keeping your knitwear neutral not only looks chic but means you get more wear out of your pieces as they can be worn with anything. 

We love the subtle stripe detailing on this Mango knit and the turtleneck will keep you comfortable and warm! 

£35.99 Shop

Reiss tie detail satin blouse

The satin blouse is a sophisticated piece that has a place in every wardrobe. The ‘Gabrielle’ from Reiss makes for a gorgeous workwear top that would transition smoothly into an evening out. The fabric boasts a glamorous sheen while the ties at the cuff add interest making it more of a unique item.

You can easily tuck this piece into trousers thanks to the high-low hemline!  

£168 Shop

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