30 Workwear Buys From Zara, Mango and M&S That Are Low-Key Perfect

Whether you work in an office or with your hands, are client facing or work from home, the one thing we can all agree on when it comes to the 9-to-5 is that getting ready every day needs fresh inspiration to stop your outfits from feeling boring. 

The idea of traditional "workwear" can box us into a style rut of grey suits and court shoes, but what you wear to work needn't be drab pinstripes, and there is a lot on the high street that you'll want to wear during the week and over the weekend too. With the new season in sight, there's no reason you can't embrace all of the colours, textures and silhouettes of spring in a way that's also office appropriate. In an effort to prove it, I searched through hundreds of new pieces for the solution. 

If there's anywhere we can count on for understated, timeless pieces that can elevate everyday essentials to the stylish workwear sphere, it's Zara, Mango and Marks and Spencer. If you weren't already sold on Zara's spring suiting, Mango's leather separates and M&S's knits, coats and impressive shoes, then you're going to want to keep scrolling. There are enough wide-leg trousers, oversized shirts, refined co-ords, and polished accessories across the stores to build a capsule wardrobe worthy of a promotion. 

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To help take the stress out of your daily outfit planning, I've edited down the new-in sections of Zara, Mango and M&S to bring you 30 of the very best pieces to refresh your workwear wardrobe, and believe me—they're anything but boring. I've also thought about outfit-elevating accessories like smart handbags and long-wearing shoes that will go with just about anything. So keep scrolling for the best stores for workwear that fashion editors secretly rely on to build countless workwear outfits. Just be sure to keep our secret. 




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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.