The last time I was in New Look I was buying maternity clothes and the assistant asked if they were for me - they were. But the suggestion was clearly that I might just as well be buying them as part of grandmotherly duties. I haven't been back since.
But today I had a gander and found myself surprised.
This tunic, for instance, has that trendy side colour thing but is still grown up enough.
And looking to the footwear, rather predictably, I found, rather unpredictably an extensive wide fit section including wide fit wellies.
How about this jumper with a neat shaped hem at the bottom. I could see this getting worn again and again.
Elsewhere I found this peplum top - which is flattering rather than appearing like a not-very-good tutu. I'd wear that to a meeting with narrow trousers. Excellent.
And, of course, the scarf tied at a jaunty angle - the work at home woman's signal that she has Made An Effort. This one would be perfect.
Tying it all together - not the wellies though, that'd be daft - would be a smart blazer. Oh yes. Blazers are the way ahead this season, apparently.
This post has been brought to you by New Look, but that doesn't stop it being worth a look. In fact, I'm just off for a wee peruse. NB: All the styles I chose are in