This fall’s trends run the gamut from sparkles to goth to fishnets—none of which are especially appropriate for the workplace. Now that we’ve covered what isn’t appropriate work attire this fall, let’s discuss what is. We saw a plethora of luxe layered looks, cosy sweater vests, and wide-leg trousers, to name a few of our favourite upcoming trends. Luckily, it’s entirely possible to be directional and still conservative at the office. It’s just a matter of knowing which trends work and which don’t. That’s what we’re here for, dear reader.
Scroll down to see six F/W 15 trends that are the most office friendly, and shop our favourite pieces to get the look!
As seen on the runways of The Row, Celine, and Victoria Beckham, the clean lines and modest silhouettes of minimalism are perfect for the workplace. COS is one of our wallet-friendly go-tos to achieve this look.
Exaggerated shoulders are a thing this fall. To best capture the look, keep the rest of your outfit simple to avoid ‘80s redux while still making a strong statement.
To perfect the layered look this fall, stay in the same colour family for the most luxe look. Keep accessories simple and fabric lightweight.
Tibi Silk Pleated Drape Culottes ($525) in Pottery
Perhaps one of F/W 15’s most prominent trends, these roomy trousers are a fall wardrobe staple. Whether cropped or long, colourful or not, there are a number of on-point options this season.
By Malene Birger Avina Wide Leg Trousers ($425) in Russian Red
Everlane The Wide Leg Structure Pants ($80) in Black
The preppy staple is back! We love these cosy knits layered over a turtleneck. Tip: Avoid argyle, as it’s a little too literal. As you can see, we love this trend in a cream hue.
Isabel Marant Etoile Lazuli Alpaca Vest ($320) in Ecru
Madewell Sleeveless Tunic Sweater ($72) in Antique Cream
Banana Republic Fringe Sweater Vest ($80) in Dove Wing
Don’t write this somewhat-daring look off yet! It can actually look quite chic for the office. Just make sure the fabrics are fluid as opposed to stiff. You want the look to feel effortless and breezy, not structured and forced.