Dresses are great but there's nothing like a properly tailored pair of trousers to give you a look of authority and class.

Silence and Noise's teal pleated trousers from Urban Outfitters are anything but dull and with a pair of low heels are sassy enough to take you from office to pub. Team them with a scoop neck tee for a simple day look, of for something a little more exciting try wearing them with a sheer pussy bow blouse. At £55 they're a bit of an investment piece, but the shape is so classic they will see you into the next couple of seasons.