Are you a teacher starting a new term and need some style inspiration? Here are some great looks to help you start the school year in style. Step away from the traditional black trousers and shirt and go for more block colours, pretty skirts, and playful patterns. Midi length skirts are a huge trend this season, from hips-flattering A-line skirts to the leg lengthening pencil. Wear them with a cropped colour blocking cardigan and coloured opaque tights. Pleated skirts are a must in your work wardrobe. Team them with a patterned top with three quarter length sleeves tucked in and paired with kitten heels. Accentuate the waist-cinching effect with a belt. A thin knit jumper is also a stylish choice over your pleated skirt – wear it with a belt over it. Do you love your jeans at work? This season jeans come in various autumn shades from forest green to grape red and mustard yellow – sharpen them up with last year’s boyfriend jacket and a pair of brogues shoes. Your boyfriend jacket is also a great to wear over dresses as opposed to cardigans. Go for a lightweight material in a length that flatters you best. Harem pants are your new going to school pants, great for flattering your curves. Team them with a striped top and a loose cardigan worn open. For a stylish cover up, the cape is the way to go, perfect when teamed with a pair of skinnies.