High Street Winter Workwear Staples For Under £100

Power dress for less


by Grazia |

If you’re anything like us, your January attire will have so far consisted of voluminous tops layered over a-bit-too-tight jeans (we’re still carrying a little holiday weight, ok?). Sadly, even the chicest of slobwear won’t cut it now that we’re back at work - but since we’ve also over-indulged in the shops, forking out for a whole new year wardrobe is out of the question. Our solution? A power-dress-for-less uniform of go-with-everything essentials under £100 - spot on if you’re planning to ask for a pay rise to kick start the new year (and pay off your credit card). Starting from scratch? Try our power dressing gateway buy, the crisp cotton shirt, in bright white or blue stripes - just try not to spill coffee on it. This season’s just-below-the-knee skirts (via Massimo Dutti) will work with last season’s boots; knee-highs will be warmest, or reinvent that festive pair of metallic ankle-highs with semi-sheer black tights. Or go full CEO in a boxy, double breasted blazer – buy a size up from your usual for a more luxe look. And since no ‘back to school’ regression would be complete without a trip to the shoe shop, try Xon Office's pointy flats for size - if you ask nicely, they might even let you have a go on the sliding foot measuring gauge.

The Coat

grey coat

This grey wool coat is the perfect hybrid of stylish and practical to see you through winter. We particularly love the on-trend longer length.

Grey wool coat, £89.99, (Zara)

The Ankle Boots

black boots from Faith
These black boots with a silver heel from Faith are available at [zalando.co.uk](https://www.zalando.co.uk/faith-babe-high-heeled-ankle-boots-black-fad11n007-q11.html)

Metallic details were everywhere for autumn/winter ’17 and the easiest way to adopt the trend is through your accessories. We love these silver-heedled ankle boots from Zalando.

Faith black heeled ankle boots, £59.99, Zalando

The Printed Blouse

gingham top from Tu
This on-trend gingham top is £15 from [Tu at Sainsbury's](http://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk)

No longer the preserve of girlish summer dresses, gingham has had something of a grown-up makeover this season – case in point, this chic blouse.

Gingham blouse, £15, Tu at Sainsbury's

The Pleated Skirt

Next purple metallic skirt
This gorgeous purple metallic skirt is £46 from Next ([next.co.uk](http://www.next.co.uk/g5072s8#942287))

Plissé pleated skirts have been around for a few seasons now and are showing no signs of going away – adapt yours for the office by choosing a muted hue and teaming with a blouse or smart sweater.

Purple skirt, £46, (Next)

The Jumpsuit

all-black jumpsuit
This stylish all-black jumpsuit is £59 from [Warehouse](http://www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/jumpsuits-and-playsuits/open-back-jumpsuit/027900.html?dwvar_027900_color=77&position=12&cgid=playsuits-jumpsuits#&start=12&categoryID=playsuits-jumpsuits)

This sleek tailored jumpsuit is a no-brainer – it has the simplicity of the LBD with added edge. The bow belt tied at the waist is particularly flattering, too.

Jumpsuit, £59, Warehouse

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Winter Workwear - Grazia

Faith ankle boots
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These black boots with a silver heel from Faith at zalando.co.uk are £59.99

Warehouse long coat
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This long coat from Warehouse is £89

Gestuz wendy blouse
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Blouse at £87 from Gestuz at Amazon Fashion

Zara grey coat
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This grey coat, available from Zara can be bought for £89.99

H&M green coat
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This green dress is just £39.99 from H&M

H&M green coat
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CREDIT: J by Jaspar Conran pink trenchcoat

This J by Jasper Conran pink trench coat can be bought for £90 from Debenhams

Jumper from & Other Stories
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Jumper from & Other Stories for £39

Grey jumper from M&S
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This grey jumper is £35 from M&S Collection

Matalan over the thigh boots
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These over-the-thigh boots from Matalan is £30

Monsoon blazer
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This smart black blazer from Monsoon is £79

Next metallic skirt
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This metallic purple skirt is £46 from Next

Next white blouse
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This white blouse from Next is £36

Office black flats
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These simple black flats from Office are available for £64

River Island leopard print heels
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These leopard print killer heels from River Island are £35

Warehouse black jumpsuit
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This all-black jumpsuit is £59 from Warehouse

Whistles earrings
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These simple purple earrings from Whistles are £35

Black bag from Zara
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This traditional black bag with a gorgeous strap is £29.99 from [Zara](This traditional black bag with a gorgeous strap is £29.99 from Zara

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