Now that fall is officially here, we wanted to share seven of our favourite fall classics for this season that are not only perfect for the office, but you’ll be able to transition them from your office meetings to après work cocktails with your girlfriends.
Black Silk Slip Dress
The slip dress trend has been spotted on every runway and magazine cover this year, but this fall we’re excited to see it be worn in the office. To make this trend boardroom appropriate, wear one over a turtleneck and pair with ankle booties. VINCE Silk Slip Dress, $360, available at The Bay
Chic Double Breasted Blazer
By now, your office wardrobe might consist of various blazers that you’ve collected over the years. But give your typical office wardrobe a facelift by purchasing a chic double-breasted blazer, as they look great with a crisp white dress shirt, a t-shirt, a sweater and jeans, or over a dress in place of a cardigan. Blaque Label Easy Blazer, $256, available at Shopbop.
A Cashmere Turtleneck
Often as we fill our closets up with trendy items, we forget how important it is to invest in items that actually build up our wardrobes. These are the classic items that will never go out of style and are better quality, so they’ll last longer rather than one season. Splurging on a cashmere turtleneck is always a great idea because you’ll wear it for years and definitely get your money’s worth. Make sure to get one in a timeless colour like black, grey, cream, or camel. LORD & TAYLOR Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater, $189, available at The Bay.
Leather Pencil Skirt
A leather skirt is a gorgeous statement piece for fall especially when the weather drops. A black leather skirt is perfect for the office because you can pair it with so many different tops and shoes. Cupcakes and Cashmere Jasper Vegan Leather Pencil Skirt, $138, available at Shopbop.
A little office flirting never hurt anyone, and a flirty, feminine blouse will do all of the work for you this fall. Opt for a blouse featuring lace, ruffles, or a feminine print. J Crew Silk Blouse, $168, available at J Crew.
Wide Leg Pants
Wide leg pants are a great purchase as they’re ultra sleek and depending on the fabric, can be worn year round. Pair them with a chic blazer and a turtleneck and you’ll be ready to not only take on the cool fall weather, but anything that comes your way in the office. Express Mid Rise Chevron Wide Leg Pants, $47, available at Express.
Chances are, you already have an impressive collection of fall boots. But if you don’t, we suggest getting a pair of versatile over-the-knee boots this fall. Go for a pair with a fairly flat or low heel and you’ll be able to pair them with midi dresses, skirts, and even jeans if your office has a more casual vibe. Sam Edelman Paloma Over the Knee Boots, $297, available at Shopbop.
Inspirational Image (slip dress and turtleneck) via Pinterest
By: Ainsley Smith, Toronto @ainsleysmithy
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