Getting dressed for work in colder temps brings us right back to bundling up in layers to walk to school in primary. It takes 20 minutes just to layer up, you’re a mess of sweat and hat head by the time you arrive, and it takes another 20 to get yourself together at your desk. But our fashion sense has come a long way since then, even if it still takes us forever to get ready for our day when autumn arrives. So this fall, we pledge to sacrifice as little style as possible by opting for chic office outfits that will get our coworkers all abuzz at the water cooler. (In a professional way, of course.)
Leather For Hire
Leather can absolutely be worn as work-wear, as seen in our inspiration from the Banana Republic fall runway. Throw your notions of leather as biker attire into the waste receptacle, and start experimenting with sophisticated looks and leather separates. Be sure to keep your leather skirt soft (not high-shine) and below-the-knee, in a pencil style or even longer A-line. We think pencil is more versatile, though, as a skirt like this Lapis Italia one can be paired with a sexy cami and stilettos for a night out.
Corporate Ladder Of Style
Steal this Banana Republic look, adding an affordable grey ponte blazer and the season’s key trend, an ornate statement necklace like our Cara one. We’ve been throwing on these stunning bib necklaces and show-pieces with even the most basic office looks for fall. To add the on-trend gothic glam spin to your workday outfit without sacrificing subtlety, go for wine-hued lipstick and polished lace-up booties. Sheer hose will be your best friend with this look come winter, as well as a voluminous cocoon-shaped wool coat over top.
Shop The Look: Lapis Italia Pencil Skirt, $400, Farfetch
Shop The Look: Ponte Rolled Sleeve Blazer, $70, Topshop
Shop The Look: Cara Accessories Jeweled and Agate Statement Necklace, $167, Bloomingdales
Shop The Look: Maybelline SuperStay Lipstick in Wine And Forever, $9, Ulta
Shop The Look: Me Too Legion Booties, $70, DSW
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