Fall is upon us and it's time to update your professional wardrobe for the upcoming cooler days. Whether you are a skirt or a pant person, an array of styles are available to have fun with. With a few new basics in place, a whole new wardrobe is ready that is chic and office friendly. Explore the following options that will help you stay right on trend.
Pencil skirtYes, good news for the pencil fanatics! The quintessential pencil skirt remains right at the forefront when it comes to professional attire. You may choose to give your basic black pencil a stylish punch by pairing it with a printed vest, else if you prefer to step it up a notch, choose a fashion-forward lace pencil skirt and wear it with a cowl-neck cap sleeve top and leather pumps. Use a light blazer to glam it up!
Classic cropped pantsAdd a glam touch below the belt with a fresh and classic cropped pant. A streamlined black cropped can be worn with different tops to create several interesting looks. Take a vibrant route by wearing it with a bold colored shell and a tailored blazer. Alternatively, as the weather cools down, don your classic cropped pants with a colorblocked sweater. For casual Fridays, a bold geometric-printed blouse offers a much-needed punch. Pointy heels or flats make the attire a complete visual delight.
Need for something different? Try the ankle-length pant with tuxedo stripe to get ahead on the trend.
Sheath dressWhile your work wardrobe may be facing a sheath dress overload, this year it still remains a ubiquitous choice for work. However, you may give it a fresh twist by choosing a fashion-forward combination in navy and black. For instance, this sleek and sophisticated dress comes in season's hottest hues. Featuring a black trim, it makes every day dressing fun; plus, the muted and sedate color combination is perfectly work appropriate.
Suit & JacketsWhile printed suits are all the rage, one is constantly reminded of an English garden in full bloom. If your professional environment calls for a suit, choosing a menswear-inspired pantsuit will have you right on track. A monochromatic structured suit in black is modern and sleek. Although the suits are masculine in concept, the treatment is more tailored, feminine and sexy.
However, jackets are more versatile and offer the best bang for your buck. Among the season's hottest silhouette, the classic cropped is a personal favorite. Or, use a long and slim long-sleeved blazer to add a polished touch.
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