Want to know 5 easy ways to upgrade your fall wardrobe? It’s the perfect time of year to whip out your cozy blanket scarves and cute leggings that you can shamelessly wear to and from the coffee shop. But we’re not talking about casual wear, we’re talking about office-appropriate attire. Here are 5 fall outfit ideas that will instantly up your style game!
5 Fall Outfit Ideas To Wear To Work
It is very important to make your work outfits work. You go to work five times a week and stay at the office for at least six hours. There’s no doubt that you will have to piece your wardrobe together appropriately everyday.
But thanks to the fall season, you will have more options as to what your daily work look should be. This is the time to dust off those black stockings, cardigans, sweaters, and boots as you can easily mix and match them to achieve the work look you’re going for.
To help you give some outfit ideas, here are stylish, yet professional looks for every style that you can try:
1. When You’re Heading To The Office….
Do you know what will make you feel better at the office? Knowing that you look great! Spending 40 hours of your week in the office can get a little boring, which is why you need to spice it up everyday with your fashion choices. How else are you going to get those #ootd snaps in?
For the office or professional look, go for solid colors, clean lines and a look that is well put together. Pants are always the safer route for a professional look. But nowadays, women are into power dressing and the right skirt can really make you look like a well-oiled career woman.
As for the accessories, keep them minimal. Go for one accessory that will be the highlight of your look. It could be a belt or a gorgeous statement necklace.
2. Work Hard, Play Hard
If you’re fortunate enough to work in an office or work environment that does not have a strict business professional dress code, then go for a business casual look instead. You don’t want to look too casual so definitely add a touch of professional in there… after all, you’re still at work.
With business casual looks, layering is always a great idea because it gives off a more comfortable vibe with your clothes. When it comes to fabric, you can stir clear of tweeds, pinstripe or any fabric that looks too formal. Cardigans and boyfriend blazers are always great for business casual since they’re sophisticated and simple.
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Moreover, for business casual, you have more freedom with accessories. Scarves are a good addition to the layered look as well as earrings and necklaces with colors.
3. Simple, Not Basic
If you’re like me and you like to keep things simple at work (just because it’s easier to put these outfits together in the morning) then you’ll love these simple fall outfit ideas.
For the simple look, you can keep the look low-key by simply wearing a plain over-sized top or a plain over-sized cardigan over a tank top or plain shirt. But just to avoid being too plain, add colors in your look. Red is a really hot color this fall. Royal blue is also a great color. If you feel like doing pastels, go ahead.
Black and white looks are always a classic. You can try doing a preppy look for work by putting a black long sleeved top over a white button-down polo and finish it with dark pants and flats.
Simple work outfits are very relaxed, even more relaxed than business casual outfits. So when accessorizing, keep it simple too. Perhaps a watch or a simple necklace will do.
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4. These Boots Were Made For Walking…
Because your fall wardrobe won’t be complete without the boots, I think it deserves its own spot in this list. Women may feel hesitant wearing boots, or even knee-high boots to work as it may seem inappropriate, but I say it’s all about how you wear them.
Low-cut boots, ankle boots, moto boots, lace-up boots or whatever boots you have right now can still be worn at the office. But of course, you must consider what kind of office you have.
If you have a business professional office, go for boots with heels (doesn’t matter how high it is). Heeled boots look better with power dressing. Additionally, wear boots made of materials like leather or suede as these look more professional. As for the color, going dark is a better choice such as black or dark brown. Despite potential workplace guidelines, your fall shoe game shouldn’t suffer.
For the casual office setting, then it’s simply all about matching your boots with your outfit. But don’t get too crazy, your boss might not be too happy seeing you wear something too informal like neon-colored boots or something… you get the idea (and who has neon-colored boots in this day and age?).
5. Plus-Size Is The Right Size
There are plus-size women out there who feel that work clothes tend to be more unflattering on the body than casual wear. Well, that’s not really true as long as you can find the pieces that work for you.
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If you are plus-size, you will have to find your problem area. If it’s your hips and you want to hide that, going for dresses with loose skirts will do the trick. If it’s your arms, wearing blazers will also help make the arms appear slimmer. If you want to make your legs appear smaller, wearing stocking and tights are good solutions.
Fall outfit ideas don’t stop there – make sure you blend the right shoes to accentuate your best features. If you like to wear boots, find the right length. Knee-high boots can make short women look shorter and mid-calf boots can make the legs appear bigger too.
Eventually, after experimenting with different pieces, you’ll find the looks that will work for you. In plus-size fashion, it’s all about finding what’s flattering on you.
Preparation Is The Key
Planning ahead for your fall work outfits will save you the stress of having to plan and rush in the morning (we all know how important hitting that Snooze button is). No one has time for that anymore, which is why you must plan ahead and use these ideas as inspiration. Fall won’t last forever and this is high-time to take advantage of the beautiful fall wardrobe that you have…or will have.
How are you upping your style game this fall? Are you going to try any of these fabulous fall outfit ideas? Let us know in the Comments section below!