Climbing the career ladder isn't just down to your presentations and interview skills. You also have to look the part to be taken seriously and give you gravitas in the office.
Managing to pull off a look that is office-appropriate and on-trend, comfortable yet smart, relaxed but shows you mean business is an art - and we're here to show you how to do it. Inspired by the new TV heroines, from Rose Byrne and Glenn Close in Damages, to Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife and, most of all, Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, who's enviable wardrobe is as sleek and structured as the woman herself. So to make sure your workwear mirrors the strong and powerful woman within, we've picked 10 must-have pieces that will help you to make a bold statement at work.
Follow our fashion expert's advice and your wardrobe will not only be boardroom-ready, but will inspire conversation and get you noticed for all the right reasons...
Get started with Hobbs Sarah Jacket
and Emily Trousers
. Co-ordinating separates are a big thing this season and will take your workwear to a new level. Plus, this cool blue set is the perfect choice for the office, once the warmer weather really hits.