When the fall new arrivals hit and all the fresh trends from the runway are suddenly within arm’s reach, it’s not uncommon to feel conflicted. On one hand, count us in to experiment with something new. On the other, we all work (hard), and when we’re spending the majority of our days at the office, we need a wardrobe that can keep up. Well, we happen to think you can satisfy both these feeling, especially right now.
Now, you could be concerned that certain bold trends of the moments, like animal print or neon brights, might get the side-eye from HR. However, there’s a way to ease into these statement-making pieces and guarantee that no matter what your dress code—corporate to creative—you’ll be following the rules and standing out simultaneously.
We suggest beginning with one of the 37 pieces below. Pair an on-trend piece with a more traditional one, swap your favorite plain design for something with print or shine, and prepare to impress your boss and yourself. Scroll on for the five trends that translate in and out of the workplace.
The print of the season translates in so many ways. Especially with a prevalence of neutral colors, an animal print can replace all your usual solid-colored button-downs, skirts, blazers, etc.
Of course, you don’t want to look like you’re in costume, but touches of iconic Western style feel very much at home in a 9-to-5 wardrobe. See below for proof.
Perhaps you’re looking to get noticed at work? This is one way to do it.
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Robe-style tops and silky pants you can cuddle up in don’t exactly say “hustle,” but when styled with other structured pieces, sleek shoes, and other traditional workwear pieces, hustle they do.
Like neon, high-shine fabrics are eye-catching when layered thoughtfully will make any been-there-done-that outfit feel special. Will it motivate your workflow, too? No guarantees, but it’s promising.