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Polly’s Back-To-Work Essentials

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As summer begins to wind down, now is the time to ease yourself back into the 9-to-5. But it needn’t be a grind; instead, consider it the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate your routine, rediscover your workwear wardrobe and invest in a few mood-lifting essentials that will help you get back into the swing of things in style. These are the items on fashion director Polly’s wish list.

“A luxe black leather tote is the backbone of my workwear wardrobe.”
“A cashmere jumper is a true investment piece for the new season; I often knot mine around my shoulders and use it as a scarf for an extra layer when needed.”
“You’ll always find hand sanitiser in my handbag – it’s a commuting essential.”
“A slouchy tailored trouser is a wardrobe staple that I invest in every autumn/winter as part of my work uniform.”
“I really like the black dial on this watch; it adds a touch of sleek elegance to a masculine style.”
“My new-season trainers. This year I’m after a pop of colour to add a touch of interest to my otherwise neutral wardrobe.”
“This mac is slightly darker than classic camel, which means it doesn’t mark as obviously. I love the oversized silhouette, which is perfect for winter layering.”
“I rarely use cash these days, so a chic card wallet is all I need.”
“After a very long hiatus, for the new season, I’m ready to invest in chunky silver accessories to refresh my jewellery box.”
“I’m lip-balm-obsessed, and this one by Dr. Barbara Sturm is at the top of my most-wanted list.”
“I’ve seen these phone bags trending and I think they’re super-useful for making your phone and card accessible for the commute.”
“I love my monogrammed notepad. It’s worth the investment as I use it every single day, and it’s a good one to add the Christmas list.”
“A new addition to my workwear wardrobe is the cap – it’s perfect to help maintain your hair on the commute, whatever the weather.”