Work wear: 5 best wardrobe staples for fall
With the leaves changing color, the days getting shorter and the temps dropping, it’s time to update our wardrobes for fall.
No need to go on an all-out shopping spree, though. One of our fave fashion strategies when transitioning from season-to-season is to update our work wear by adding in a few, key “of-the-moment” pieces or accessories.
A twill blazer, for example, can warm up that flattering dress you wore throughout the summer and a stylish scarf can lend a fall makeover to a blouse. Investing in a few staples that can be mixed-and-matched is a stylish (and smart) shopping strategy.
Here are five workwear staples for fall that will look great in the office.
Skirt the issue:
Window pane patterns are a fresh take on the perennial plaid trend. This black and white patterned skirt could be worn with a white button-up for an important meeting or remixed with a colored crewneck sweater. Either way, we love it with knee-high black leather boots. Maison Jules Window Pane Skirt (plus Cash Back), on sale $54.99, Macys.com
Two fall classics — cognac and suede — in one shoe? We are per-sueded. These classic fall, pointed-toe pumps will lend a fresh update to your fall work wardrobe. They’re sleek, will give you an extra four inches of height and will look just as gorgeous with a dress as they will paired with jeans and a blazer on casual Friday. Faux Suede Classic Pointed Toe Pump, $69.90 (plus Cash Back), Express.com
Don’t let those sleeveless dresses and shell blouses go into winter hibernation in your storage boxes. Get extra wear out of them by layering a cardigan on top. These luxe, merino wool cropped open front cardigans will warm up your look and add a pop of color to your outfit. Cropped Open Front Cardigan, $59.50 (plus Cash Back), Loft.com
A must-have work wardrobe staple? A checkered button up. It can add pattern play under a crewneck sweater or blazer. Tuck it in for a professional look and have it work overtime on the weekend with your favorite pair of denim. Boy Shirt In Flannel Check, $88 (plus Cash Back), Jcrew.com
Neckerchiefs are the must-have accessory for fall 2015. Elevate any work outfit — from a blouse to a sweater — with this lightweight, semi-sheer twill scarf with a polka dot print. Polka Dot Neckerchief, $29.97 (plus Cash Back), Thelimited.com