It’s that time of year: back to school, back from the beach, back to work. There’s no better time to do an edit of your professional attire and add a few pieces to update and refresh your go-to looks as we head into fall. We’ve previously shared our ideas about how to dress like a boss for the office. Here are some of the pieces from the fall-winter 2018 designer collections that would be great additions to a chic work wardrobe.
The two-piece suit is definitely back, and you can rock one head-to-toe, or break it up and pair the jacket with trousers, a skirt or jeans. This Calvin Klein 205W39NYC blazer from Raf Simons is a fresh take on a classic – the coordinating straight-legged pants in the same fabric feature sporty stripes down the side.
If something softer and more femme is more your style, chic French brand Jacquemus has a gathered wool-blend blazer that’s perfect for you.
A crisp white shirt is a work-wardrobe necessity, and this Junya Watanabe version is extra-cool due to its ruched sleeves.
To stay on-trend, maybe add something tweedy into the mix, like this Miu Miu wool pencil skirt.
Or perhaps opt for a softer look like this stunning Chloe dress (which you can easily toughen up with spiky ankle boots).
This yummy suede plum-colored trench coat from Altuzarra is a perfect statement piece for fall.
Or go for a no-regrets classic like this camel wool overcoat from Stella McCartney.
One of the new “it” bags right now is Dior’s reintroduction of the Saddle Bag – a perfect size and shape for work and play this autumn.
We also love the confidence optimism of this chic printed day dress from Alexander McQueen.
The right shade of ivory adds freshness to all of autumn’s earth tones, and we love this Chloe bag – it will go with everything!
Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean that you have to retire your sunnies. We love these Tom Ford tortoiseshell “Julia” sunglasses as an elegant segue from summer to fall.
We love Erdem, and we love dandelions, so we’re over the moon about these earrings. Put them on, make a wish, and then go out to work and do something brilliant.
These tobacco brown ankle boots from Gianvito Rossi are crafted in Italy from soft suede and feature a rounded heel and squared toe. A perfect match for dresses or cropped trousers.
Finally, even though we know you’re checking your phone when you want to know what time it is, a chic watch can be the perfect update and finishing touch to your fresh look for fall. This Gucci version would tie it all together in one smart package.
There you have it – food for thought as September arrives and you head into the office in back-to-school mode. For more ideas, we love the summary of suiting and day dress options in Harper’s Bazaar, and the shopping sites MyTheresa, MatchesFashion, and Net-a-Porter. Happy fall!
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