It's all in the jeans
No longer the reserve of the weekend, jeans have finally ditched their dangerous liaison with soccer mums and the stonewashed Jeremy Clarkson effect. Instead, they've become a steadfast in any well-edited work wardrobe with designers thrusting a myriad of styles in our direction.
From cropped and frayed to indigo and high-waisted, you can't just roll into the office in any old pair. A boom in the market has seen luxury brands tap into denim's natural simplicity with the likes of Vetements and Gucci selling their iterations for well over £1000.
High heels will always have their place in the office, but if we can get the same job done in a pair of trainers then bring it on. While they do offer a more comfortable solution to work wear, that doesn't mean you can afford to get lazy with your choices.
Rocking up to the office in a ratty pair of Asics will not make the cut, instead, take head of the thriving success of Adidas' Stan Smiths or Gazelle's, or opt for an embellished slip-on style.
When it comes to styling, the trick here is to pair them with a power-lite uniform of tailored trousers or even a straight cut jean with a boxy blazer.
When it comes to wearing perfume in the workplace, the more is more approach to smelly stuff has become seriously frowned upon.
While there was nothing understated about the 80s for instance - when sheathing yourself in Calvin Klein's Obsession was as much a part of power dressing as the suit - these days, there has been a shift towards less potent scents.
Some offices have even gone as far as to introduce scent-free workplaces and, while it's nice to smell good when you're surrounded by colleagues it's important to remember that a little goes a long way.
With longer commutes into work, for women, every precious moment counts. While some battle against a throng of disapproving busybodies as they attempt to apply mascara on the tube, others have given it up altogether.
No longer an expectation, women are going to work - and anywhere they like for that matter - barefaced.
The tattoo taboo
For years, tattoos have been considered part of a counterculture but they are increasingly becoming more popular than ever. From celebrities like Victoria Beckham to former PM's wife Samantha Cameron, tattoos are rapidly becoming part of the mainstream and luckily, it's something a growing number of employers are beginning to recognise.
Finally, modern workplace standards are recognising that having skin art has very little to do with your ability to do your job.