Fall is upon us! I know I’m not the only one scrambling to get a few extra pieces to prepare for the current season. If you’re looking for a few inspiring fall fashion trends for the office, look no further!
Red doesn’t really go out of style, but this season you’ll find a lot more options that you typically would.
Try the Topshop pants below, which are currently on sale for $28.80! I’m wearing a similar pair from Zara in the photos at the bottom of this article (I bought them over the summer and, unfortunately, they’re out of stock online). They were a little shorter than I like to wear my wide-leg pants, so I had the hem let out by my tailor. I’d recommend doing the same for the Topshop version. I’ve also included a version from ASOS for $40.
No, you don’t need a jacket as giant as this Balenciaga overcoat. A blazer that is a little longer and larger than one you would usually wear would be a nice change, though! (Sorta like the one in this article). I really like the Parallel Lines one, below, because it comes with matching shorts, kinda like my outfit here!
Pro Tip: To make sure you don’t look sloppy or look like you’re wearing your dad’s clothes, make sure you tailor the garments you wear appropriately. For example, if you’re wearing an oversized blazer, you should make sure the shoulder part of the garment doesn’t extend past your own shoulders. Also, I prefer to leave the body of the jacket a little fuller while tailoring the arms and making sure they aren’t swallowing me. Alternatively, if you prefer to wear the sleeves a little larger in an oversized blazer, I would at least roll up the sleeves when you’re styling it. The photos of the garments below are a good representation of how to size an oversized garment appropriately.
You probably know this already, but buying an oversized garment does not mean you should buy a smaller size. If you typically wear a size medium blazer, buy an oversized blazer in size medium. The garment should already be sized up, so you should not change the size you normally buy.
Shoulder pads, bright colors, and leather. If you saw Fall 2018 shows for Marc Jacobs, Versace, or several other designers, you know the 80s are back! Working some 80s elements into your wardrobe this season can give it a fresh pump of energy. I’d shy away from wearing them all at once. Instead, infuse one or maybe two 80s-inspired pieces into an outfit at a time.
This popular pattern is typically a mainstay in the work wardrobes of many. This season, try livening up your closet by finding colorful plaid prints, rather than the typical white, grey, or black plaid pieces you may have. Also, even though you may typically see plaid prints in suits, try wearing a plaid blouse or a plaid dress for a unique addition to your wardrobe for the office.
Try some of these looks out and let me know which ones you like the most!
Yours in draining bank accounts in the name of fashion (kidding lol),
Pictured below: blouse (Brooks Brothers, here), slacks (Zara, similar here), pumps (INC International Concepts, here), earrings and necklace set (Gift from Grandma (this isn’t a brand… literally, my grandmother gave these to me as a gift lol thanks Grandma!) similar here), watch (bulova, here).