Shopping List: Wearing Fall Trends To Work

Shopping list: Wearing fall trends to work

Wearing Autumn Winter 2014 trends to work

Let’s face the cold, hard truth: Fall is on its way. The September issues are out, the stores are filling up with sweaters and ankle boots, and you’re starting to eye that fabulous knit scarf in your closet that you’ve haven’t worn since March. As your favorite shopping spots start stocking up with trendy fall items, start thinking about how you can incorporate your favorite pieces into your every day office wardrobe. No matter the dress code, there’s always a little room to add some autumn chic to your outfit, even for a simple day at work.

Trend #1: Bright colors

It’s easy to pick out a navy or black dress every day of the week, throw on a modest pair of heels and head out the door, knowing you look appropriate and put together. But let’s be honest—where’s the fun in that? We know there’s a fine line between what’s suitable for the office and what should be saved for the weekends, but wearing this fall trend can be easy and suitable for the workplace. Try adding color to your outfit in small pops—a bright blue flat, an emerald green necklace, or a matte red belt. Rocking this trend isn’t just about showing up to work in a hot pink skirt (although if you can pull it off, more power to you). Rather, it’s about adding touches of color to your already established style to make it shine just a little bit more.

Trend #2: The ‘60s

Who else is over the moon that this trend is back? Nothing says easy dressing like a shift dress, knee-high boots, and hair parted down the middle. While a sleeveless mini dress may not be the right thing to wear to your morning meeting, pairing a high-necked dress with a pair of tights and pin straight hair is a perfectly acceptable way to bring the swinging ‘60s into your conference room. Quick tip: Opt for darker fall colors for a look that’s more working woman and less retro Twiggy.

Trend #3: Bold prints

You want to stand out at your job, but not as the girl wearing the crazy printed dress that’s distracting everyone who passes by your desk. Figuring out how to appropriately wear bold prints in the office starts with your color choice. After all, a black and white printed skirt will draw a lot less attention than a purple and orange top. Once you’ve found a print that is both parts office-appropriate and runway-chic, remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple. A plain shoe and simple jewelry will complement your outfit without being overwhelming.

Wearing your favorite trends to work shouldn’t be a hassle; it should be a fun and creative process. Let your personality come through your clothing and stock up on these three trendy pieces to wear to the work place this fall:

1. A cerulean blue skirt that hits right above the knee

2. A dark purple shift dress

3. A button-up blouse in a bold print

What’s on your fall fashion shopping list? 

Madison Feller

Madison is a student at the University of Missouri, where she studies magazine journalism, business and computer science. She is a freelance journalist and has previously written for the Columbia Missourian, Levo League, and her work has appeared in Business Insider. Follow her at @_madisonline where she regularly tweets about teen magazines and her love of red velvet cupcakes.