6 New Trends to Wear to Work Now—and One to Avoid
Tackling the season's It trends is tricky enough all on its own, but throw an office dress code into the mix and things can get confusing real fast. Trends are often intended to make a statement, whereas what you wear to work requires a certain amount of polish and professionalism. Still, dressing like the boss you are doesn't have to be boring; in fact, incorporating the right trends in a tasteful way is sure to get you noticed (and that's a good thing).
To help you nail office dressing this season, we rounded up six easy trends you can work into your work wardrobe. Then, we shopped each one out for you so you can give them a spin on an upcoming Monday when you need a little extra boost. Our one suggestion: Unless you're in a super-relaxed or creative environment, steer clear of fishnets or any other street style look that lends itself more to off-duty dressing.
Read on to check out the six must-wear trends for the offices and to pick out a little something for yourself!
Elevated Track Pants
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While track pants may have once been reserved for, you guessed it, the track, these days there are plenty of athletic-inspired styles that are still sophisticated enough for the office. Look for pants in a simple black or navy with side striping detail, and then add heels and a simple blouse or sweater.
This season, it's all about the statement sleeve. While some styles go all out—think ribbons, ties, and tons of ruffles—at the office, a pared-down version of this look works especially well. Look for a slight bell or exaggerated sleeve, and then style it with a pencil skirt or your favorite work pants.