A classic shirt dress with a twist - the sheer shoulder panel breaks up the line and stops this from being too safe.
COS dress, £89
Pair this tartan kilt with a white tee, leather jacket and black ankle boots for easy weekend cool.
Topshop skirt, £50
Minimalist lines? Below the knee? Uniform grey? Check, check, and check - that's three of this season's trends in one high street skirt...
Zara Skirt, £39.99
This printed silk dress will look great with a tailored blazer for the office, and a pair of statement earrings for the evening.
Jigsaw dress, £198
Tuck this super-fine cashmere tee into tailored trousers and skirts - the relaxed, slouchy fabric works as a counterpoint to neat silhouettes.
J.Crew top, £155.46
Swap your usual black ankle boots for a pair in this season's dove grey.
Zara boots, £89.99
Wear this neat pinstripe jacket over a slogan tee and jeans for an irreverent take on a menswear classic.
H&M jacket, £29.99
Straight from the a/w 2013 Topshop Unique catwalk, this off-kilter shirt dress is at the top of our new-season shopping list.
Topshop Unique dress, £180
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Rings were made for stacking - start with this brushed metal pair.
COS rings, £12 for the pair
Swap your leather biker for this monochrome wool and faux-fur number and stay cosy this winter.
Topshop jacket, £95
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We love the clash of styles here - tough biker boots with super-pretty crystal embellishment.
River Island boots, £95
At first glance, it's a classic black winter coat - but this clever little number can also be unzipped, transforming into a short coat. According to our fashion maths, that's two for the price of one!
& Other Stories coat, £165
These patent black cutout shoes look great with bare legs - and will work over opaque tights for winter, too.
Topshop shoes, £75
The clean lines and neat silhouette of this grown-up cream biker make it a wear-forever piece.
H&M jacket, £79.99
Hobbling revellers rejoice! We've found the holy grail - the ultimate flat party shoes. Glitter loafers: what's not to like?
Office loafers, £65
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This elegant top-handle bag will add a little polish to any outfit (and it's big enough for all your bits and bobs).
Bimba & Lola bag, £225
Above-the-knuckle rings are quite the trend in the ELLE office of late - join the party with these sweet silver ones.
Regal Rose rings, £14 each
Wear this leather biker skirt with black opaques and a slouchy cashmere jumper for a laid-back weekend look.
Zara skirt, £79.99
A subtle take on this season's checks - great with jeans or under a blazer for work.
The Kooples shirt, £120
These buckle ankle boots look great worn with silk skirts and printed dresses - it's all about the contrast between tough hardware and soft draping.
Office boots, £85
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The black winter coat is a wardrobe staple - this luxe wool and cashmere version with a subtle navy panel gets our vote.
COS coat, £175
We love a good collaboration at ELLE HQ - and River Island are on to a winner with this navy pleated skirt.
Eudon Choi for River Island Skirt, £150
We love this glossy reinvention of a masculine classic; the perfect way to reference this season's Boy-Meets-Girl trend.
KG Kurt Geiger shoes, £120
We've spied a fair few slogan jumpers around the ELLE office in recent weeks, but there's no doubt that this mustard knit is the coolest of all.
Zara jumper, £25.99
Once reserved for only the bravest fashion adventurers, over the past few years leather trousers have slowly infiltrated our wardrobes to become trusty staples. Finding a good pair can be an expensive business - but not this time!
H&M trousers, £149.99
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The classic pencil skirt gets a very modern makeover in black leather - pair with a chunky knit this winter.
Zara leather skirt, £79.99
Update your off-duty look (and embrace your wild side) with these printed pumps,
Carvela slip-ons, £95
This chic rucksack is a far cry from the plain canvas ones we carried at school - it's even sleek enough for the office!
Aldo rucksack, £45
A winter coat needn't be sombre black - this blush pink number will flatter paler skintones beautifully.
Oasis coat, £120
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Textured knits are big news for a/w 2013, and this shaggy forest green number is one of the best we've seen.
& Other Stories jumper, £55
Not quite ready for a winter coat yet? Keep winter at bay in this navy jacket, complete with military-inspired gold buttons.
H&M Jacket, £79.99
This pink sequin skirt calls to the magpie in us. Tone it down with a grey-marl sweater for everyday wear (yes, really).
Topshop Unique Skirt, £250
Layer a classic pea coat over chunky knits and jeans for understated style on crisp winter weekends.
Uniqlo coat, £69.90
We love the vintage feel to these straight leg jeans - wear them with a turn-up and a pair of ballet pumps.
MiH jeans, £145
Stave off frostbite in these seventies-inspired block colour gloves.
Bimba & Lola gloves, £32
The perfect plaid shirt - tuck into tailored trousers or layer under a jumper for autumn.
A.P.C. shirt, £150
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A great alternative to tailored trousers and knee-length skirts for the office.
Sandro culottes, about £150
Balance out masculine tailoring and oversized silhouettes with a preppy hair bow.
American Apparel bow clip, £12
We practically sleep in our ankle boots come winter, and this navy neoprene and leather pair is just the ticket.
Zara boots, £89.99
Pinstripes are everywhere this winter - wear this mannish overcoat with skirts and bare legs (if you can brave the cold) for the perfect juxtaposition of masculine and feminine.
Zara coat, £149
If you're keen to wear this season's camouflage print, look no further than Whistles - we want the parka, shirt, skirt... and this gorgeous dress!
Whistles dress, £175
This hot-pink cocoon coat will cheer up your morning commute - and everyone else's, too.
Hobbs coat, £239
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