3 Fall Staples Worn 3 Different Ways For Work

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!

xo, Olivia

20 Comments

  1. Heather wrote:

    I love this type of post! Keep em coming!
    I have the black ruffle turtleneck that you featured here. I love it! It’s so soft and I love how the ruffle adds some personality to a closet basic. I wore it last week with red cropped pants (I think they are the Avery from Banana Republic or they might be from J . Crew) to add some color so I didn’t look like I was wearing the NYC uniform of all black.

    Posted 10.10.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Heather! So glad you like the post. Yes, the turtleneck is amazing. Love the idea of styling it with red pants. I’m actually wearing it right now!

      Olivia

      Posted 10.12.17 · Reply
  2. mK wrote:

    Love this post! That leather skirt is amaaaaazing! Where from?

    Posted 10.10.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      It’s by French Connection! I got from Lord & Taylor.

      Olivia

      Posted 10.12.17 · Reply
  3. Anastasia wrote:

    Great outfits! Thanks for this inspirational post! The one with the pleated skirt I like the most!

    Posted 10.11.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you Anastasia!!
      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  4. Jandrew wrote:

    Such great looks Olivia, I like the 3 ways of looking at a staple wardrobe piece. I always encourage buying quality classic pieces that can be mixed throughout your wardrobe! Well done ! Brava
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

    Posted 10.11.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Jandrew, thank you so much for the sweet comment!!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  5. Cynthia wrote:

    LoVed this post so much ~ lovely to see how to pair the different looks together. Thank you for the fall inspiration tips! Love to pick up the black and white check pant shown here! Coukd you kindly let us know where they are from? Brand?
    Thanks again for sharing! ❤️

    Posted 10.11.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Cynthia, apologizes for not getting to you earlier. First, thank you for the kind comment. Glad you found this helpful!

      The pants are from Zara a few years ago, they have similar styles at Zara right now!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  6. Clemen wrote:

    Absolutely love this post!! It’s awesome to see how one piece can be worn so many ways!! I picked up this turtle neck bc of ur posts! Also love the pleated and leather skits and ur nude heels!!!

    Posted 10.12.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Clemen, thank you for the lovely comment. I LOVE a good black turtleneck. Please let me know how often you wear it this season!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  7. Bridget wrote:

    Hi! I work in a Tech company and am finding it difficult to pull work outfits together, so I really look to your blog and Instagram stories for guidance – I love your style and think it really nails workwear for women. This post in particular is great!!! You displayed various looks that truly span every type of work environment and highlighted specific items that we can incorporate with different looks (which is key!).

    I’d love to see more posts like this.

    Posted 10.12.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Bridget! Oh I love Tech companies! After so many amazing comments, looks like we’re going to be incorporating more of these types of posts into our content. Thank you so much. Keep an eye on Monday’s post for something similar.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  8. LesJD wrote:

    Love every single outfit you are wearing in this post. That leather skirt is to die for. Where did you get it? Must try to acquire one for myself.

    Posted 10.12.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hello! The skirt is from French Connection. I picked it up at the Lord & Taylor Friends and Family sale.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  9. Jessica wrote:

    So many style inspirations! Thanks for these gorgeous looks!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    Posted 10.13.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you Jess!
      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply
  10. Nicole wrote:

    Love the post! Still as a “new-comer” to a more corporate style office I tend to think each clothing piece either belongs to the “work closet” or the “casual closet”. I have such a hard time with the versatility. Posts with styling options like this are so wonderful!
    By the way where did you get the grey ruffled turtleneck? It is screaming my name.

    Posted 10.13.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Nicole! Oh yes, mix up your closet! I’ve heard that a few times in my career. I’d recommend organizing your closet by color and style. All top/blouses together, skirts, pants and dresses. This is the easiest way to get creative with your wardrobe!

      xo, Olivia

      ps. it’s from Jcrew!

      Posted 10.15.17 · Reply

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