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Autumn Attire: 9 Office Outfit Ideas to Spice Up Your Work Wardrobe


Fall was a time when kids went back to school. Adults experience fall as a time when work is like work all over again. Summer is a time when the world feels hazy, even if you’re not on a tropical island. Fall brings crisp days, sweater weather, and brand new outfits.

Seven stylists break down the looks they expect to see in the workplace this upcoming season. Seven stylists reveal the styles they anticipate to be seen in the workplace for the upcoming season.

Elevated Minimalism

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Naina Singla is a stylist who believes that this fall, the minimalistic approach will be in fashion. She says that luxury fabrics like cashmere and silk are going to be very popular. Style expert Naina Singla cites Givenchy’s F/W 2020 collection in which the elevated basics are highlighted.

Singla says that a sophisticated silk high-necked bow blouse or a white tailored button down with dark gray trousers and an oversized jacket are some ways to incorporate elevated basics into the workplace this season. This traditional look is great with black pumps or pointed-ankle boots in black.

The Classic Blazer Outfit, Modernized

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Jordan Stolch is a personal style advisor at MiKADO Personal Styling. He says, “A blazer will never fail you in the office.” The stylist explains that “as temperatures drop, we can start to think about layering once again.” Stolch also clarifies, “The blazers of 2023 are all about the longline, with a structured, but not too fitted silhouette.”

Quiet Luxury is Corporate

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This is not surprising, as Succession has been credited with the quiet luxury trend. Briseno told InStyle that this trend is easy to embrace and will last into the Fall. She noted that lux fabrics such as cashmere and Vicuna will be popular, along with “expensive looking items” that are not branded. Briseno says, “These rich textures with jewel tones and muted colors bring a new look to the classic pantsuit or silk button-up.

A Circle Skirt Moment

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Singla believes that full skirts are set to make a comeback in fall 2023 if the runway presentations of Prada and Balmain are anything to go by. This sophisticated style can be worn for almost any event. Singla says, “It’s the perfect mix of feminine and flattering.” To create a chic look for work, I recommend styling the full midi skirts with a fitted cashmere sweater. You can also wear ballet flats or knee-high boots. Add a black jacket to this look to transition it from the office to happy hour.

The Cool Statement Coat

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The outer layer is the focus of your coat outfit. Mickey Freeman, a celebrity stylist is a fan and says that maxi-coats will be the miniskirts’ new best friend this season. Freeman explains that the pairing gives a nod toward the no-pants trend without compromising on a professional look. A demure silk top with a pussy-bow would be the last component for this trendy look.

A Matching Set

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According to Philippe Uter, a coordinated set of pants and a shirt is the perfect outfit for a professional setting. Uter, who is a stylist, recommends pieces by his own brand UTER. He says that you can easily transition from work to an evening event [with a pant suit] by switching from loafers or sneakers to high heels.

Playful Proportions

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Layers are essential for fall, as it is a season of transition. Alicia Lloyd, Sitch Fix Style Team Supervisor, has chosen her favorite fall workwear outfits that speak to the proportion play trend. This is characterized by longer hemlines and oversized looks.

Lloyd says that a maxi skirt worn over a boot creates a feminine and fun look. According to the [Stitch Fix] annual Style Forecast, we can expect longer silhouettes in this season, as suggested by Hemline Theory Index which draws parallels with hemlines rising or falling with the economic climate. She also says that florals will be a major trend, and she loves this ba&sh skirt.

Print Boots: Bold and Beautiful

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Freeman recommends leather boots with reptilian prints. The stylist says that if worn with a skirt suit with subtly edgy cutouts and a perfectly tailored suit, this fall work outfit will be a hit every time.

Mix Unexpected Details


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Style therapist Christina Stein suggests that for someone who dresses more romantically, “a white shirt with lace details and red trousers with a tailored leather tweed skirt can give a nod towards minimalism but in a personal way.” Stein says that you have “participated in power dressing but made it your own.”

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