Fall Trends That Are Actually Office Appropriate!

When the season changes each year, most of us look forward to reading about all the new trends. It's one thing to read about them, but it's another thing entirely to actually wear them.  Even more challenging is how to wear them to work, and still look professional.

We're here to tell you that not every trend works for every body type and personality.  When thinking about trends, we always recommend that you choose one or two each season that really excite you, and incorporate them into your existing wardrobe.  You don’t want to over do it with trends, but at the same time, you don’t want to ignore them completely. An injection of a couple of trend pieces keeps your wardrobe looking modern and up to date.

We scoured the runways and fashion press to choose our favorite fall trends - bonus, ALL of these trends can be work appropriate!

Animal Print:  Animal prints can be pretty polarizing - either you love them or you hate them.  We happen to love them, but a little can go a long way! For the office opt for a leopard print blouse layered under a structured blazer.  If you just want to dip your toe into animal prints (so to speak), a pump or a flat can definitely add interest to an otherwise safe work look!

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Tweed, herringbone, houndstooth…:  These traditional textures started making a comeback last fall and you’ll see them everywhere this season.  This is a trend that is just made for the office! Invest in a modern blazer and up your casual Friday game by pairing it with your favorite jeans.

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Leather:  OK, so leather may not be the first thing you think of when you’re pondering your professional wardrobe, but hear us out!  Leather, worn the right way, can add polish and just the right amount of edge to a look. For the office choose a traditional silhouette (pencil skirt, sheath dress) or opt for a garment with leather details (piping, pockets, etc).

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The 80’s:  Everything old is new again, right?  This season designers were really channeling the 80’s - arguably the least fashionable decade (IMO!).  This might be one of those trends that we don’t fully embrace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t! If you’re a triangle shape, and this trend is calling to you, you’re in luck!  Shop for a jacket or blazer with a strong shoulder line. You’ll be on trend while visually balancing your body!

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Rouching:  This is a trend most people can get behind.  Rouching is a design detail that features subtle scrunching of material, typically in way that really flatters most body shapes. This trend would look fabulous on a pencil skirt or any type of work dress.

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Shop all these trend now, and you'll be all set for fall!