What smart casual trench coats to wear at work

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Chinos can take the place of formal trousers

Worn in the right way (and in the right colour) a pair of neutral chinos can sub in for formal trousers. Here, they've been smartly styled with a shirt and cardigan.

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Getting dark shades right

Wearing dark tonal layers is an easy way to stand out without looking like you're trying too hard. Balancing different fabrics like wool and suede adds a subtle hint of sophistication.

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Look smart the easy way

Sticking to shades of blue, grey and black is an easy way to make casual clothes feel smarter. Perfect for when you want to lose the suit, but keep its feel.

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Weatherproof but smart

Keeping dry shouldn't have to mean compromising on style, so instead of reaching for the garish Gore-Tex, try a simple dark green raincoat with your office look.

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Smarter layering

A subtle half-zip knit under a smart coat adds an extra warm layer in cold weather without sacrificing the simplicity of this smart look.

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Safe yet stylish

You can't go wrong with wardrobe mainstays, like a crewneck, chinos, and white trainers. Reach for items in earthy tones – they make a complementary palette for transitional seasons.

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Casual shades

Occasionally, your choice of colour can make a look more casual. Go for a lighter shade of denim and a colourful shirt to keep things nice and laid-back.

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A hint of check

If you're dressed smartly in versatile, classic staples, an easy way to add a point of interest is to layer a check shirt underneath. The hint of a patterned collar will give your look a subtle but fun twist.

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