Remember when Mom used to take you shopping for your “back to school” wardrobe? I’m a firm believer that you should never outgrow this tradition. As we head into fall, take a moment to freshen up your wardrobe and add a few new runway-inspired pieces to keep things current. You’ll look fabulous, and it will help you get excited about heading back to work (even if it’s just an excuse to show off your new clothes)! Here are a few of the top trends to try this season.
Snakeskin. Python prints may be too wild for the office, but you can give your outfit a bit of serpent-style flair by adding a snakeskin clutch, skinny belt, or heels. Opt for a neutral tone (such as beige) or dark hue to keep it from looking too flashy.
Polka Dots. A polka-dotted scarf—either around your collar or the handle of your handbag—is a fun update, or you can work a tiny-dotted blouse into your work wardrobe by pairing it with a sleek blazer and pencil skirt or trousers. A dark palette and small Swiss dots will give this youthful trend a touch of sophistication.
Bold Graphic Prints. Subtle solids are getting shoved to the side this season as colorful ethnic prints reign supreme. If your office environment is less conservative, treat yourself to a graphic-print wrap dress, or a silk blouse paired with black trousers and a cardigan or blazer. If suits are the norm, however, stick to an eye-catching silk scarf … or save it for when you’re off the clock.
Stars. Dolce & Gabbana’s star-studded designs have landed on pretty much every fashion magazine cover on the newsstand, so it’s time for us to follow suit. Try jazzing up a simple dress or blazer with a celestial-inspired brooch, or look for a black-and-white top with a miniature star print.
Black and White. If prints aren’t your thing, seek comfort in the timelessly chic pairing of black and white, which, along with primary colors, are headlining fall’s palette. Throw a black cashmere sweater over a silk ivory button-down, or wrap a cozy black pashmina around a stark-white sheath.