When it comes to our work wardrobes, it may get tough to feel enthusiastic about making any sort of real investment. We'd all much rather splurge on pretty party frocks or ensembles for beach-bound weekends than office-appropriate anythings. But the latest collection from this go-to womenswear label of modern day ladies is sure to get you thrilled for planning your next-day — or entire week — work outfits. As Karen Millen skews corporate and chic, the time has never been better to give your meeting-proper closet an edgy polish.


WHEN #MONDAZE STRIKES

Yes, the first post-weekend days are always the hardest. Why not give it a stylish boost for a positive beginning to the week? Dress in upbeat knitted co-ords or beat the blues with a dose of its own medicine: A whole lotta blue.


WHEN TRANSATLANTIC BUSINESS TRIPS OCCUR
This does not occur that often, so seize the chance to cue the eclectic coats: From the toasty tan faux fur coat to the strict belted military style. Who says work travelling means zero fun?


WHEN IMPROMPTU MIDWEEK DATE NIGHTS ARE INEVITABLE
Sometimes you just can't say no. Skip the rushed trip home for that hasty change for an effortless and nonchalant afterwork look that still resonates the amorous occasion with pussy bows and lace.


WHEN IT GETS CHILLY
It may be a scorching 32°C outside, but sitting down all day in a full-fledged air-conditioned room makes the case of necessitating a throw-over-anything cape or an enveloping knit-tweed wrap.


WHEN IT'S A #TGIF FRIDAY
It's the only day for you to get risky and frisky. Wear your best intriguing staples: Ankle-sweeping iridescent pleat skirt or a bold red boho dress to reflect your free-spirited self of the week.

The autumn/winter 2016 collection is available in Karen Millen boutiques at Ion Orchard #B1-15A and Paragon #02-35 from 12 September.