It’s not often it falls to the girls to get suited and booted. But both Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge have gone mad for the shirt and tie look this week, adding a big selection of shirt and tie combos to their websites. If you want to look smart with zero effort this is a pretty easy way to scrub up. Pair with a pencil skirt and sharp heels for the ultimate in boyish glamour puss. Or wear with a black suit to emulate the tuxedo styles that designers favoured on the catwalk.

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Miss Selfridge goes for monochrome with their black and white shirt combos for £25 ( top row). Whereas Dorothy Perkins' many bargain offerings come in striped, sateen and stretch fabric and cost between £10 and £15 (striped and sateen versions shown on bottom row). [Charlotte Howells]