There are so many great workwear pieces out and the key is finding staple pieces that you can wear in different settings. What I wanted to do is share 3 of my favorite fall staples and how to wear them for three different types of office settings. Each piece is unique but versatile enough that when paired correctly, you are able to wear it regardless of where you work.
Staple #1: Turtleneck
Wearing: Tippi Turtleneck Sweater from J Crew
This may just be my favorite turtleneck I have ever worn. It’s ridiculously comfortable and the zippers on the sleeves are such a cool detail. That really makes it extremely versatile piece for the fall. I’m going to wear it into the winter too.
For the casual look (think tech), I stuck with denim, just in a much darker shade this time. I went bold with my shoes and chose a pair of my jaguar print booties. Finished it with my maroon handbag. Its casual yet fashionable.
For the creative look, I paired the turtleneck with my long pink pleated skirt and nude heels. Another way to wear the turtleneck on the creative side is with these really fun black trousers with the white stars. Finish with a pair of black heels and it really comes together.
For the corporate look, I went with a long wool grey skirt. I paired it with a black belt with gold buckle and a pair of nude heels. Wore my thick black frames and large black Fendi bag to finish off the look. Love how it turned out!
Staple #2: Ruffled Sleeve Blouse
Wearing: Truleen Top from Club Monaco
Ruffled sleeves have been a trend through the summer and now into the fall. I have worn quite a bit of this over the last 3-4 months. I love this white one from Club Monaco. It’s ruffles that fill the entire sleeve are really beautiful and provide that whimsical detail that quite frankly a workwear look can need from time to time.
For the creative, I paired it with a long black leather skirt. It looks really chic but casual enough to not look like you are heading into the boardroom. Looks great with nude heels.
For the tech office, I wore a lighter shade of denim and a pair of tan flats. Cute and put together.
For corporate, I simply paired the blouse with a black set of trousers. I didn’t want to take away from the detail of the shirt and for the corporate environment, you don’t want to get too aggressive with detail. At least not traditionally.
Staple #3: Wool Vest
Wearing: Selska Vest from Club Monaco
Your vest needs to have a little weight to it as the weather begins to get cooler. A nice wool one works great this time of year as we head into Fall. I picked this one up at Club Monaco. Love the buttons and just how versatile this piece can be.
For the corporate office environment, I paired the wool vest with a black detailed dress underneath and nude heels. Love how great the vest looks with the detail in the black dress. It is a simple and gorgeous way to wear the vest to your corporate office.
For the casual office setting, I paired it with a pair of denim and a simple solid tee underneath. Finish the look off with a pair of cute flats and it’s a trendy, casual yet put together look for the office.
For the creative office setting, I have paired it with a pair of black/white checkered trousers and a grey ruffled turtleneck. Finished the look off with a pair of nude heels. Very fashionable and classy yet understated enough not to look stuffy.
Hope you liked the looks and found some inspiration to grab a few staple pieces. The more versatile the better, particularly now that we will be layering a lot. Let me know your favorite pieces this fall!