Back to work guide: What to wear this Autumn 2021

It’s no doubt that suit trousers across the country were flung to the back of many wardrobes last year and replaced by comfier options like joggers or pyjamas – fashion sins that Zoom has allowed many to get away with for far too long (as long as you haven’t stood up mid-call that is).

If the thought of wearing a full suit fills you with dread, then there is no need to worry. Office wear has had a make-over and gone are the days of stuffy three-piece suits. Think dressed-down, comfier suits and relaxed chinos, with ties no longer mandatory. Just remember to keep it clean and professional.

Whether you’re desperate to return to full suits, or need some inspiration on how to achieve that perfect relaxed back to work look, SD Home of Menswear’s autumn back to work style guide has you covered.

Ben Sherman – Slim Stretch Chino – £65

Chinos are perfect for almost any occasion. For a more Autumn appropriate look, avoid the classic beige chino and opt for these black Ben Sherman ones instead.

Ted Baker Airforce Texture Suit

A perfect choice for both smart and smart-casual occasions, this suit by Ted Baker is sure to become a wardrobe staple. Pair with an Oxford shirt and some brogues when you have those all-important meetings coming up, or wear with a pair of smart white trainers and a jumper when your days call for something a little more casual.

Ben Sherman Midnight Navy Structure suit

For a more classic back to work look, opt for this Ben Sherman suit. Guaranteed to keep you warm throughout the colder months, go for a suit with a modern finish to gently steer you away from an overly traditional look.

Ted Baker – Black Melton Regular Fit Overcoat – £329

If you wish to stay clear of a suit altogether, this Ted Baker jacket is your best friend. The structured tailoring of the jacket is as smart as any suit, and the classically British look of this strikes the perfect balance between practical and sophisticated.

Gibson London – Gold Herringbone Coat – £200

For a smart coat that makes a statement, look no further than this Gibson London coat. This tailor-fitted overcoat is an icon of British heritage and is perfect for both the office and for those after-work drinks you undoubtedly have planned.

Ted Baker Purple Rust Leaf Regular Fit Shirt

Office shirts don’t need to be boring anymore, and this Ben Sherman shirt is the perfect example of this! Pair with navy chinos and white trainers for a laid-back office look, or smarten up with a navy suit and no tie.

Florals? Yes, please! This elegant Ted Baker shirt is guaranteed to elevate any suit to new heights. The cotton blend also ensures it is perfect for any seasonal transition.

Ted Baker – White Sateen Slim Fit Shirt – £69

Some classics never get old, and one of these is a clean white shirt. Level up your white shirt choice with this Ted Baker Sateen shirt. Its slim fit accentuates the figure while keeping you comfortable with its soft fabric.

House of Cavani – Tan Porter Brogue Boots – £80

Long gone are the days of only wearing brogues to the office. Why not change it up by rocking a pair of brogue boots instead? Wear with a pair of rolled up chinos and you are sure to be the most stylish man in the office.

Ben Sherman – Script White Alec Trainer – £65

Trainers are now welcome in almost any office, so it’s time to embrace this newfound level of comfortable office attire. Wear with a smart shirt and pair of trousers and enjoy the comfort that wearing trainers to the office affords.

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