It is that time of year again, ladies. Time to update your office wardrobe for fall. You should already have some foundation garments in place for the season. Now all you need are few stylish accents to break up the monotony. Check out five Stylish garments for your fall work wardrobe.
The Sheer, Printed Blouse
A sheer printed blouse may seem like an odd choice but if you wear it right, it can be office-appropriated. Look for larger geometric-type prints with darker colors. For fall, blues and greens are trendy. Wear a shell top underneath in a corresponding color for modesty.
Style Tip: Pair this type of blouse with a knee-length straight skirt or relaxed-fit trouser.
The Tweed Skirt Set
Tweed is a fall favorite. The color variations in tweed fabric give a jacket and skirt set style interest while still being appropriate to wear to meetings. Dark tweed in black is safe. However, a lighter tweed in cream or even a smoky green can be good choices as well. Wear a standard white dress shirt or a turtleneck with a tweed skirt set.
Style Tip: Do not go overboard with accessories when wearing tweed. A string of pearls, a purse with a chain strap, or stacked heeled loafers are safe.
Subtle Animal Print Pants
You are probably thinking I have seriously lost my mind with this choice. However, a snake print in black and charcoal or a leopard print in white and light silver can work for casual days. An animal print pant using two or three colors that are only one to three shades apart make such prints subtle. Using colors that are close in shade will not reveal the print until you are closer up on the pant. This allows you to show some of you trendy or edgy style while being appropriate for casual dress days at the office.
Style tip: Let the edge stop with pant. Choose a top in a neutral color. Add a blazer in the same color range as the pant for a toned down look.
Sweater Top with Mock Collar
This look is great and fits right in with the business casual dress code. Since it is fall, look towards darker colors like navy, hunter green, charcoal, eggplant, and black. The mock collar should be contrasting in a lighter color or even a print. This kind of top can be worn with a skirt but it does look better with slim -- not skinny -- fit pant.
Style Tip: Wear with a blazer for meetings. Wear a flat loafer or low-heeled shoe if you choose a slim-fit pant.
The Bold-Colored Pant
Another casual day option for work is to wear a bold-colored pant or jean. If you are allowed to wear jeans on casual Friday then choose a colored jean. Think cobalt blue, purple, tomato red, or grassy green. Wear with ankle booties or a standard pump.
Style Tip: Wear a white dress shirt or a slightly darker shade of the same color for your top. Try not to wear black, as the contrast will be too harsh.
These five items will add a kick to your office wardrobe this fall. Before you add any of these styles make sure they fall in line with your dress code. Therefore, if you do not have casual days at work then skip the printed pants and bold jeans. Remember to keep accessories low-key and when in doubt always refer back to the office dress code as your guide.
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