Polished Fall Work Outfits that Aren’t Stiff or Boring

Corporate style has come a long way. We’re finally at a place where women can look professional and polished at work without having to dress stiff or boring. If you’re heading back to the office soon and need ideas for classy work wear that is modern and relaxed, here are a few ways to create some fabulous fall business outfits.


Elegant work outfit - Brown pleated skirt with twist front blouse

skirt | blouse | heels | bag | earrings

1. Wear a Pleated Skirt with Pizzazz

Pleated skirts are one of the most professional items you can wear at work, but being so classic, they can get a little boring. So why not glam things up and look pulled together in this gorgeous satin pleated skirt by Anne Klein? I’m showing it here in fall’s hottest new color, brown. Add  nude slingback heels with this chic chain detail, a structured leather bag, and classic Huggie earrings, and you have a pretty office look that feels fresh and feminine but is also authoritative.





work outfit for woman over 40- geometric print wrap dress in burgundy

wrap dress | heels | bag | watch | earrings


2. Wrap up Your Work Style

Are you looking for the perfect office outfit to wear after hours? This Anne Klein wrap dress is all you need. This iconic style of dress, first made famous by Dianne Von Furstenberg, is an excellent choice when you want to feel feminine but powerful.  Skip the florals this fall and wear a high-tech geometric print. Burgundy and black are trending and look rich and modern combined in this trendy print.





work outfit for women over 40 - black and brown cross front blouse and black pant suit

top | blazer | pants | heels | bag | earrings

3. Suit Yourself

Matched suits are back in style and perfect for women our age who want to wear pants and have an executive look. This rich-looking two-piece suit is seriously chic! I love it with this crossover blouse in this classy print. With or without a jacket, these pants and this top will sell out fast! Note: This blouse also looks chic with faux leather pants.


What will you be wearing to the office come September?


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4 thoughts on “Polished Fall Work Outfits that Aren’t Stiff or Boring

  1. Due to a shoulder problem, I can no longer wear shoulder or arm bags and have to use a backpack to work. Of course, it should be a stylish and age-appropriate backpack: I do not want to look like a schoolgirl or tourist. And that is my problem: what makes a backpack (that should still be comfortable, with not too small shoulder straps) look ladylike, what should I look for, and where to find it? Can you give me advice, or perhaps have a topic on this? I think many 40+ women experience some problems with shoulders, back, or joints and would enjoy tips for comfortable yet stylish bags!

    1. Hi Claire, Wow, this must be a big problem because I just checked, and even Gucci and YSL have backpacks, lol! My best advice would be to find a bag that looks more like a purse than a backpack. I like these because they don’t have that extensive, heavy touristy look. They are smaller with a purse-like shape and some excellent detail. I wouldn’t hesitate to try something like this for work. They look professional and are a great way to avoid arm and shoulder pain!

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