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Revamp your work wardrobe with these head-to-toe on-trend looks

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The two-piece

Matching tops and pants are back on the fashion radar and are super-flattering when worn together, as they elongate the body. Fake a little extra height with vertical stripes. 

Top R419 and palazzo pants R529, both Zara | Cape R1 299, Forever New | Earrings R170, Colette by Colette Hayman | Bag R399, Zara

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White pants

Don’t shy away from wearing white pants – they can be flattering and versatile when worn well! Pair them with a blouse (look for on-trend billowy sleeves) and heels for a stylish work look and with sandals for a fresh summer weekend look.

Blouse R699 and pants R699, both Witchery at Woolworths | Earrings R449, Mimco at Woolworths | Necklace R200, Colette by Colette Hayman | Bangle R185, Lulu Belle | Coin bracelet R170, Colette by Colette Hayman | Scarf R599, Trenery | Bag R699, Forever 21 | Shoes R869, Charles & Keith

The wrap shirt

This is the modern woman’s new work shirt. The deep V neck combined with a tie waist that emphasises the slimmest part of the torso means this shirt is also flattering.

Shirt R280, The Fix | Pants R699, Poetry | Earrings R95, Call It Spring | Bangle R185, Lulu Belle

The shirtdress

Every workwear wardrobe needs a shirtdress. Pair yours with the modern alternative to a handbag, the backpack, and white brogues or sneakers for a comfy yet sleek look.

Shirtdress R799, Poetry | Earrings R95, Call It Spring | Belt (bag strap worn as belt) R799 (comes with bag) and backpack R699, both Aldo | Brogues R2 990, Europa Art

The embroidered shirt

The trusty white shirt gets an update with pretty floral embroidery, and pairs perfectly with a smart pencil skirt.

Shirt R629, Zara | Skirt R799, Forever New | Bag R799, Aldo

Mod culottes

Tailored culottes should be top of your list of career-wear updates. Because they are so versatile and can be worn with a smart T-shirt, shirt or blazer, you’ll be tempted to turn them into your nine-to-five ‘uniform’.

Camisole (worn under blouse) R89,95, Woolworths | Blouse R459, The Lot | Blazer R549, Forever 21 | Culottes R999, Topshop | Earrings R720, Matter of Fakt | Sneakers R699, Call It Spring

Colour pop

Emerald green is big news this season, plus it combines well with a whole range of neutrals to add a little va-va-voom to your wardrobe.

Shirt R170, Ackermans | Coat R1 499, Zara | Culottes R929, Topshop | Bag R799, Aldo | Heels R849, Charles & Keith

Playful layers

Add a little versatility to your wardrobe by wearing a sleeveless vest over a shirt. Sleeves are having a fashion moment, so look for statement detailing when shopping for new shirts.

Blouse R329, H&M | Vest R699 and skirt R829, both Zara | Earrings R99, Call It Spring | Bracelets R449 each, Mimco at Woolworths


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