The days of seeing your calendar marked with “Tahiti” or “Maui” are long gone. Sadly, summer vacation is over and you’ve got quite a few weeks before winter vacation. On the brighter side of things though, a change of season comes with it a change in wardrobe! And let’s remember that fall and winter allow for way more creativity with layering.
We want to help you get your wardrobe fall-ready by inspiring you with stylish workwear! While the 9 to 5 work shift may cause one’s style to suffer from boring crewneck sweaters and black slacks, we look at the workplace as an opportunity to have fun with fashion and let your personal style ooze out. Take note of these stylish, polished work-friendly outfits that are anything but boring. And who knows— displaying your fashionable side might even get your boss to notice your work (and you) more!
Highlight Your Assets
Yearly performance review: irreplaceable and unique
Your fall work wardrobe should be on-trend and we’ve seen these articles of clothing look stunning on countless street style bloggers. Try ballooning silhouettes with your outerwear and sporty pieces like the popular Isabel Marant wedge sneakers and leather skirt that will offset an office classic like the turtleneck sweater. Add some surprising colors to the mix like neon or shimmering gold. Trust us, your boss will remember you.
Yearly performance review: impressively polished
For the girl who works at a non-casual work setting, dressing fancy-like shows your boss that you care. You don’t want to show up to an important work lunch with a client in drab slacks or plain pencil skirt, do you? Dress to impress in lace and silks in creamy colors. Try these pieces on a normal girl budget. The leather satchel adds a bit of a “homey” vibe to the whole look so that you don’t come off too dressy.
Don’t Wanna Doll Up
Yearly performance review: keeps things interesting
Have an affinity for 90’s grunge? If the “laced goddess” ensemble looks like the exact opposite of you and you need a work outfit that doesn’t break the work dress code, go the alternate route with some patterned high waist wide leg pants, a turtleneck crop top, and structured coat. The outfit reflects the rebellion of the 90’s yet remains so polished that your boss won’t be asking you to change— your boss will be asking you “where did you get that?”.
Yearly performance review: fun to be around
Don’t be caught getting lazy with your appearance because your boss started implementing “Casual Fridays” to your work calendar— think “Fashionable Friday” instead! If you have the option to dress casually to work, take advantage of the opportunity to show off personal style. Inspired by Phillip Lim’s Resort 2013 collection, overalls are here to stay, and come in leather for that perfectly casual, perfectly stylish finished look. Pair it with these platform lace-ups, a fashionable alternative to high heels, a polka dot blouse, and a fun nail color!
By Amethyst Wang
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