This fall’s trends vary from sparkles to goth to fishnets—none of which are especially appropriate for the workplace. Now that we’ve covered what isn’t appropriate work attire this fall, let’s discuss what is. We saw a plethora of luxe layered looks, cozy sweater vests, and wide-leg trousers. Luckily, it’s entirely possible to be directional and still conservative at the office. It’s just a matter of knowing which trends work and which don’t. That’s what we’re here for!
Scroll through to view the best office-ready looks for fall.
The Minimal Look
As seen on the runways of The Row, Celine, and Victoria Beckham, the clean lines and modest silhouettes of minimalism are perfect for the workplace.
Leather-Front Tee Dress from Banana Republic
rag & bone ‘Rudy’ Polka Dot Silk Twill Top
Smythe Notch Lapel Tweed Blazer
Exaggerated shoulders are a thing this fall. To best capture the look, keep the rest of your outfit simple to avoid ‘80s redux while still making a strong statement.
Burgundy One-Button Blazer, Banana Republic
rag & bone ‘Club’ WoolJacket
Halogen® Seamed Back Linen Blend Blazer
To perfect the layered look this fall, stay in the same color family for the most luxe look. Keep accessories simple and fabric lightweight.
autumn cashmere Double Face Knit Car Coat
Vince Camuto Mock Neck Blouse
Tibi Asymmetrical Pleated Silk Culottes
Wide Leg Trousers
Perhaps one of 2015 F/W Runway’s most prominent trends, these roomy trousers are a fall wardrobe staple. Whether cropped or long, colorful or not, there are a number of on-point options this season.
Dirty Ballerina Wide Leg Trousers
TOPSHOP Boutique Silk Trousers
Tibi Pleated Wide Leg Pants
The preppy staple is back! We love these cozy knits layered over a turtleneck.
Topshop Hybrid Dual Layer Shirt
NIC+ZOE Harmony Long Knit Vest
Michael Kors Rib-Trim Sweater Vest