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When we're rushing to get it together in the morning, the outfit paralysis of choosing an office-friendly look that's equal parts comfortable and sophisticated can be a struggle. And if 'power dressing' conjures up images of Melanie Griffith's iconic but not so timeless style in Working Girl, then fair enough that you're resigned to wearing the same shirt-and-trousers combo for the rest of your working life.
But in 2022, interpretations of office dressing are a little more open, allowing us to take a simpler approach. If that all sounds a bit dull or confusing, we're here to help. After all, work's hard enough without having to stress about what you're wearing.
The good news is that it's easier than you think to put together a work wardrobe that you'll actually want to wear to the office and beyond — you just have to know where to look. So to help ease some of the confusion, we've rounded up our go-to brands for shopping timeless officewear essentials that are anything but bland. Ahead, our favourite 15 brands to shop for the ultimate work-friendly wardrobe.