To us, Fall is the best time of year. The weather is mild and breezy, the leaves are changing, and the crisp air is uniquely energizing, but when it comes to getting dressed for work, this gorgeous seasonal transition can be challenging. If keeping up with changing weather and a slew of new fashion trends is making your head spin, take a peek at our simple guide to an updated fall work wardrobe. Adding just three new pieces to your office outfit mix will make getting ready in the morning - and looking fabulous - as easy as, well, pumpkin pie...
Fall Must Have #1: A Light Jacket
Between chilly temperatures outside and air-conditioned office buildings, a stylish light jacket is a staple you'll reach for again and again this season. The ideal fall jacket should be able to function as a layering piece, worn comfortably on your commute and then either taken off at work or left on all day, depending on temperature fluctuations and what activities are on your schedule for the day. To get the most use out of it, make sure your jacket is light enough to layer under a heavier coat when temperatures really start to drop. Here are two great options from our fall collection:
Our Martine jacket, which is comfortable, flattering, effortlessly stylish, and versatile (wear it inside, outside, over dresses, under coats - the possibilities are endless!).
And our Alix jacket, which combines the comfort of a sweater (it's made of knit boucle and trimmed with stretch ponte) with the professional polish and fashion-forward style of a high-end designer jacket. It's the perfect layering piece that will bring your whole work wardrobe together.
Fall Must Have #2: A Great Pair Of Pants
It's time to pack up the paper-thin slacks of summer and move on to weightier fabrics and more seasonally appropriate textures. We are crazy about the Stanton Slim Pants in black stretch corduroy because they can easily take you from work to errands to holiday parties in comfort and style:
Made of luxe Italian stretch corduroy, which has a velvet-like sheen, these pants are subtly festive and perfect for the season, but also surprisingly versatile. Wear with a tucked-in white tunic, belt, and pumps for a clean, modern workday look, or try a printed blouse to add some color and interest to your outfit. Either way, we guarantee you'll stay comfortable all day, thanks to the stretch fabric and our signature back elastic adjustable waistband.
Fall Must Have #3: A Sleeveless Dress
In fall and winter, a sleeveless sheath is actually your most versatile option. You can take it from day to night easily, change up the look with different cardigans, wraps and jackets, and of course with accessories. Sleeved dresses are great, but when you pair them with a cardigan, blazer, or light jacket, the fabric tends to bunch up. A sleeveless dress ensures your layers lay smoothly and don't add any extra bulk. Stay tuned for more tips on layering sleeveless dresses, but for now, let's gaze at our favorite sleeveless dress of the season, the Gabriella:
Available in either crimson or black, with an asymmetrical neckline that's flattering and unique, this dress will be a wardrobe staple from the day it arrives on your doorstep. Designed to be fitted but not tight, the Italian ponte fabric creates a sleek shape on any body type, perfect for the office, and easy to dress up for post-work parties and happy hours.
With these three pieces, you'll be able to assemble countless outfits that are comfortable, stylish, and office-appropriate. Fall is the perfect time to give your work wardrobe a promotion. And hey, according to that classic piece of advice about dressing for the job you want, who's to say a real promotion won't follow?