This time of year can be a tricky one for choosing work outfits. With the changing of the season, it can be cold enough for a heavy coat in the morning, while the afternoons can be hot. Sweaters might be too warm, while thin shirts might be too cold. Keep yourself comfortable without sacrificing style by incorporating easily layered pieces into each look. Here are some fall staples that will help you carry your wardrobe from summer to winter.
Blazers: What was once a strictly professional piece of attire is now versatile and easy to incorporate into many outfits. Pick a classically tailored and simple blazer in a neutral color, and you can pair it with several items. If your style is more casual, pick a style with a shorter waist and pair it with a thin, thermal tee and a pair of jeans. If your style is more polished, pick a longer one and pair it with a dress, tights and booties.
Scarves: A scarf adds a nice touch to any outfit, and they are great for cooler fall mornings. If you’re wearing a lighter jacket, a scarf can help you stay warm without adding bulk. Choose one that’s made of thin cotton or silk so you won’t get too hot. If you’re a time saver, pick a tube scarf. You won’t have to spend as much time adjusting it for the perfect look. Use this chic accessory to add a pop of color to any outfit.
Shorts: It may not seem to make sense to rock shorts in the fall, but this is an excellent season in which to pair your professional shorts with things that you can’t in the summer. Take a pair of plaid city shorts and pair them with a button up and a sweater and add a pair of boots. If it’s on the chilly side, add a pair of tights. People never think twice about wearing skirts in the fall, but they add leggings, boots, leg warmers and tights. The same principles apply to shorts.
Fall doesn’t have to mean a bulky wardrobe. In fact, this is a great time of year in which to play around with items from the summer side and the winter side of your closet. Mix, match and layer to make the most of your wardrobe this fall.