Need a few ideas for how to update your corporate wardrobe? Here are three popular fall trends and how to put them to work in your office.
1. Funnel Neck Dresses
You can’t go wrong wearing a sheath dress to work, especially this fall when everyone’s favorite dress gets a modern makeover. Funnel necks are the new cool detail that makes a sheath dress like this one look modern and even a little space age.
This simple, but elegant dress commands attention and the Navy oozes trust and credibility. Pair it with nude suede pumps to add some texture and create the illusion of longer legs (match shoes to your skin tone).
A structured purse looks sleek and sophisticated, and some lovely jewelry adds personality and femininity.
2. Wrap Pencil Skirts
Professional women have long loved pencil skirts because they communicate confidence and show off a woman’s feminine figures. For Fall 2016, pencil skirts with asymmetrical front wraps are popular because they bring a slightly artistic edge to an everyday corporate wardrobe staple.
Try pairing your pencil skirt with a fall floral blouse and chunky heeled suede pumps. A luxe leather handbag finishes off the executive look.
3. Pattern Blocked Dresses
Depending on where you work, bright colors can be too loud for the business environment. This is particularly the case in more traditional fields like law or finance. So how do you inject some interest in your outfit when you are wearing neutrals? Pattern blocking is one way.
This black, gray and cream dress reads conservative and appropriate, but it actually is quite interesting to look at. A variety of patterns turned different ways adds excitement and creates lines that help carve out a svelte figure. When you have a busy dress like this, keep your accessories simple and dark, so the dress takes the spotlight.