Since it will still be warm for a few more months in Central Texas, I have been supplementing my work wardrobe with some transitional pieces for fall. Specifically, I have been looking for pieces that provide an update to stay on trend that will also work with the changing weather. Today I want to share some of my favorite new fall transition business looks.
Express is one of my favorite places to shop for work clothes. The Editor pant (which Express calls America’s best fitting pant) has been a staple in my work wardrobe for the last 10 years. Express also tends to have a great selection of business-appropriate tops that still feel young and trendy.
On point with fall’s tie-neck blouse trend is this Deep Rounded V Tie Neck Tank in Berry from Express, which I have paired with Express’ Low Rise Editor Ankle Pant. No necklace needed thanks to the blouse’s neck tie, which can be left done simply like I did, or in a bow. The simple, sleek look is great topped with some simple, black patent pumps.
You all know I love JustFab for shoes and accessories, and even for some of my casual Friday outfits. They also have professional attire in of-the-moment trends. If you’re not a member of JustFab yet, click here to join (disclosure: this is an affiliate link, which means I receive commission from JustFab if you sign-up using the link)!
This whole outfit, from the top, to the skirt, to the shoes are all from JustFab. Like my look from Express, the JustFab Front Tie Shirt (shown here in white, but available in a few different colors) has a tie-neck detail. You can leave it untied and hanging, in a simple knot, or in a bow like I have it here. I paired it with the Fitted Flare Skirt (a nice silhouette update from the high-waisted pencil skirts I have been wearing this summer), and added some sass with the Forette lace-up pumps.
Banana Republic is another one of my go-to retailers for workwear. I feel like I can always find something at Banana that fits well and feels chic when I am looking for a new dress for work.
I found this Banana Republic Ruffle-Front Shift Dress, and fell in love with it for fall (it appears to be sold out, but you can find it on eBay). The thicker fabric will stand up well as the temperatures start to dip. The dress is shown here with Nine West’s Naela T-Strap Sandals, which feature fall 2016’s de rigeur block heel, and is currently on sale for $30! The simplicity of the dress is contrasted with the metallic t-straps on the shoes.
You can always count on Neiman Marcus for a high standard of quality in the brands that they carry. Unfortunately that often comes with a high price tag. Fortunately, the Laundry by Shelli Segal dresses they carry are easy on the pocketbook. This dress was on clearance to boot!
This fuchsia Laundry by Shelli Segal 3/4 sleeve shift dress from Neiman Marcus has a longer sleeve, which make it a nice transition piece for the fall. My accessories of choice for this dress are a gold-toned statement necklace and simpler gold/nude-toned stilettos.
As I transition more into fall/winter, I will likely be adding embellished pieces, more lace, and more jewel tones. What trends are you looking forward to for fall 2016? Do you plan to update your work wardrobe with these trends? Comment below or hit up @fabeveryday on social media to let me know.
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