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the best of the fall 2018 luxury fashion looks for work

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.

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Double-breasted Prince of Wales checked wool and silk-blend blazer – $1,900

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.

Jacquemus gathered wool-blend blazer – $1,045

A crisp white shirt is a work-wardrobe necessity, and this Junya Watanabe version is extra-cool due to its ruched sleeves.

Junya Watanabe Ruched-sleeve poplin shirt – $525

To stay on-trend, maybe add something tweedy into the mix, like this Miu Miu wool pencil skirt.

Mui Mui Houndstooth Wool Tweed Skirt – $1,200

Or perhaps opt for a softer look like this stunning Chloe dress (which you can easily toughen up with spiky ankle boots).

Chloe silk-blend mousseline minidress – $2,195

This yummy suede plum-colored trench coat from Altuzarra is a perfect statement piece for fall.

Altuzarra Belted Suede Coat – $4,995

Or go for a no-regrets classic like this camel wool overcoat from Stella McCartney. 

Stella McCartney wool-twill coat – $1,930

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.

Dior Saddle Bag

We also love the confidence optimism of this chic printed day dress from Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Fluted silk crepe de chine mini dress – $2,490

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!

Chloe Drew Bijou leather clutch bag – $1,150

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.

Tom Ford Julia Square Sunglasses – $332

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.

Erdem Crystal-embellished floral drop earrings – $399

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.

Gianvito Rossi Suede ankle boots – $995

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.

Gucci canvas and gold-tone watch – $890

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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