Fall is such a fun season to dress for thanks to the endless options in textures and layers. Consider yourself lucky if your workplace allows for some fun and freedom when picking your weekday wear, because some careers require classic professionalism when it comes to putting together outfits. No matter your office vibes we’ve got you covered with our take on this season’s trends, appropriate for any corporate culture!
The Pant Suit
An obvious choice for the office, pant suits are so hot right now! We’re seeing well-cut suits in deep, bold colours from teal to cranberry and everything in between. We love pairing the look with a sleek black bootie for fall, and if your office is a little more casual you can swipe the blouse out for a graphic t-shirt for an edgier look.
Dolce & Gabbana White Bow Shirt, $555, available at ssense.com
Zara Double Breasted Tailored Jacket, $129
Zara Flared Flowing Trousers, $69.90
Zaful Square Toe Chunky Heel Boots, $60
Loewe Oversized Leather Clutch, $425, available at therealreal.com
Daniel Wellington Women’s Classic Petite Sterling, $179
All Season Culottes
Culottes have decided they are not going anywhere for fall/winter, and we’re more than okay with that. Darker shades and thicker materials like wool will keep you seasonally appropriate throughout the colder months. Pair with pantyhose or tights as it gets chilly, or a taller slim ankle boot like we did here.
American Vintage Vacaville Dark Olive Wool Blend Cardigan, $220, available at harveynichols.com
A.L.C Everly Striped Tee, $119, available at intermixonline.com
Kenzo Tailored Culottes, $562, available at farfetch.com
Steve Madden Satisfied Corset-Lace Bootie, $180
Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Suede Satchel Bag, $2,290 available at Bergdorf Goodman
J.Crew Layered coin necklace, $52.50
Dress To Impress
Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean dresses are out of the equation. Keep your inner girly-girl alive by pairing your fave dresses with your favourite childhood accessory: pantyhose and knitted tights! Complete the look with a cardigan and loafers to channel your inner Blair Waldorf (or Serena VDW).
BCBG Ginnie Collared Dress, $99
Comme Des Garcon Play Embroidered Logo Cardigan, $760, available at farfetch.com
Monki Tights, $10
Gucci Princetown Fur-Lined Leather Slippers, $1340, available at Nordstrom
Tory Burch Juliette Top Handle Satchel, $725, available at shopbop.com
Marc Jacobs Wrist Watch, $410, available at yoox.com
No matter where you work, you probably get to have at least one casual day every so often. Jeans are the obvious pick to wear, and we love them put together with this season’s hottest items, clean white sneakers and a houndstooth blazer. If raw hems are a little too edgy for your workplace keep the look refined with a classic hem denim.
Joe Fresh Boyfriend Tee, $16
Mango Prince of Wales Blazer, $120
Levi’s Wedgie Icon Jeans, $99, available at Jean Machine
Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers, $600, available at ssense.com
Stella McCartney Falabella GO backpack, $1125, available at net-a-porter.com
Topshop Baker Boy Hat, $30, available at Hudson’s Bay
We’re a sucker for a good knit sweater, or like five. Especially on a chilly Monday morning, there’s nothing better than being cozy and comfortable at work. Play around with patterns, cuts and colours to keep rotating your workpiece basics throughout the season. We love our favourite knitwear paired with a tailored pant or pleated skirt to take on the day.
T By Alexander Wang Faux fur-striped sweatshirt, $154, available at theoutnet.com
Sandro High Waist Side Stripe Tailored Trousers, $425, available at Harrod’s
Boohoo Sophie Pointed Stiletto Court, $30
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Canvas Tote, $1610
Alexander McQueen Printed silk-chiffon scarf, $300, available at net-a-porter.com
Image courtesy of The Fashion Medley
By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle