Last Updated on 20th October 2013

We love it when classics pieces are reworked to fit our working wardrobes. With summer (supposedly) looming, and the office style woes that accompany sunnier climes, we’re coveting the trench dress: a wardrobe essential, perfect for bringing a breezy coolness to those heated boardroom meetings.

Aquascutum’s Garonne belted sleeveless trench dress hits the fashion notice board with super stylish precision. We love the belted waist, which adds great structure with a cinched silhouette, and how the horn button detailing retains its original outerwear quality.

The knee length serves perfectly to resolve the ‘how short is too short for the office’ conundrum, and the stone hue adds an earthy coolness to an outfit that’ll have you winning that promotion post-heated boardroom debate.

But with Aquascutum’s version priced at £262.50, we’ve found a fabulous, purse-friendly alterative that won’t leave you working a sweat.

For workplace style on a budget, we’ll be bagging All Saints’ Anais trench dress. Priced at a modest £80 and delivering an equal measure of chic, the Anais dress takes the timeless trench from the street to the office in effortless style.

Team with a leather satchel and wedge sandals for a city look that’s stylish and says you mean business.

Aquascutum Garonne Belted Trench Dress, £262.50, available at John Lewis. BUY NOW!

All Saints Anais Trench Dress, £95 £80, available at ASOS. BUY NOW!

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