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New shift pattern: Inject some life into your workwear

Stuck in a workwear rut, endlessly recycling the same outfits? Time to hit refresh on your nine-to-five wardrobe, says Katie Wright

If you're still struggling to shake those lingering "back to school" blues (aren't we all?), what you need is an occupational refresh. We're not suggesting you quit your job, however. A style shake-up is all it takes to give your office attitude a bit of zing - and it doesn't take a major overhaul, either.

All you need are a few tweaks, so follow these style hacks to take your daily look from boredom to awesome.

Swap your usual jumper dress or short sleeved shift for a chic pinafore, which offers lots of layering options.

Channel Gucci's geek-girl vibe by wearing a sweet A-line or V-neck pinafore over a pussy-bow blouse - patent Mary Janes are the ideal finishing touch.

The coolest way to colour block now?

With pieces split on the vertical.

A bright 50-50 frock is a great way to add a splash of colour without going the whole hog, while a monochrome minidress spells a chic Sixties vibe.

When the spring collections start to drop, warm, sunny colours will be everywhere, following an over-abundance of orange on the catwalks.

If the idea of amber or tangerine fills you with fashion fear, ease into the trend with winter-friendly mustard.

This rich hue is flattering for both pale and dark skin tones, and pairs well with blacks and browns, so a mustard skirt or trousers will slot into your existing wardrobe with ease.

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