The Big Apple never fails to provide us with a generous dose of sartorial inspiration. From the shoe trends New Yorkers can’t get enough of to the staples they swear by, we never tire of their seriously chic and unique sense of style, especially when it comes to dressing for work. Whether creative or corporate, there’s no better place to turn to than New York's melting pot of stylish inhabitants for bountiful work outfit ideas. This week we tapped a handful of stylish New Yorkers (that work across a plethora of industries from fashion to florals) to share what they’re wearing to work this fall. From classic blazers to statement leather trousers and chic boots for the cooler temps ahead, scroll below to take a peek into their work wardrobes and get inspired to make a few new updates to your own office attire.
Jillian Magenheim: Fashion Director @margoandme
"I live in blazers year round and this camel one from Zara is a great wardrobe staple. The way it's cut is very flattering while being just slightly oversized making it a nice jacket option for a warmer fall day. I also love belting it to cinch the waist and give it a totally different look."
"This Sandro bag is big enough to hold a significant amount of stuff (phone + charger + more—yay!) while still being really chic. It's perfect for a busy day running around. I also love how tight it fits as a cross-body and the pattern goes with pretty much everything."
"Leather skirts are perfect for day to night however it's tricky to find one that fits well while also not being too heavy. This one is lightweight, super polished and sophisticated."
"I love a sweater that can make a simple ensemble stand out because of the details on it. This one from Ronny Kobo is a great example of that, plus it’s super versatile—you can style with anything from denim and leather pants to a great midi skirt."
Kerry Pieri: Fashion Director @HarpersBazaarUs
"I’m a blazer girl, so when I go for a new one it needs to be extra special. I love that interesting shape and rich color of this one."
"I’ve been living in baggy jeans and I’m taking that idea to trousers with this major pair."
"There’s nothing easier to get around NYC in— and chicer— than a knee high, stacked heel boot."
Babba Rivera: Founder of @by.babba
"I just received this beautiful Kate Spade shearling coat in black. This will now be considered my "elevated coat" that will stand in place of my puffer coat for the days I have board meetings and/or evening events for my Agency. It's most essential to have options!"
"Anything suede should be debuted during Fall season. This gorgeous green suede tote is my perfect work bag—large enough to store my laptop! The color will also add a pop against any darker fall look that I wear."
"Black knee high boots are highly necessary for the fall time. This gives you a chance to incorporate any summer dress or skirt you didn't get a chance to wear! And if the weather is a bit chilly, have no fear! Just pair your summer dress and boots along with tights. That'll do the trick.”
"This season you can find me living in this darling cozy cream knit with black polka dots. I will most definitely pair this knit with black suiting to exude a playful look for any business meeting!"
Aemelia Madden: Senior Fashion Editor @thezoereport
"Instead of a wool coat or leather moto jacket, I'm wearing a leather trench coat now that things are cooling down. The length and sleek design are polished enough to wear to and from work meetings and well, I enjoy the Matrix-y vibe when styled with boots and sunglasses."
"At the start of fall, I realized I was sorely lacking in the loafer department. This heeled, square-toe style is a new favorite. It has just the right retro feel without coming off as campy."
"I love to cozy up in oversized turtlenecks this time of year, but I've also picked up a few shrunken cardigans. My go-to styling is with a pair of high-waisted jeans and sneakers. It's easy, without feeling too dressed down."
Ryan Norville: Florist @oatcinnamon
"I really hate wearing coats, so I try to layer up in creative ways to combat wearing an often clunky coat (even if I still end up a little cold)."
"I will always invest in a thick cable knit sweater that I can wear every single day. I currently have a fisherman's sweater I've been wearing for the past 4 years and if goes with everything. I love this similar Ganni cardigan that makes the classic look more fun with the interesting buttons."
"Though I am not a fan of cold-weather seasons, one redeeming quality is the chance to wear so many beautiful boots. Patent leather is particularly a favorite of mine and these Miista boots are on the top of my shopping list."
Nicole Eshaghpour: Market Editor @whowhatwear
"I wear boots every day and for almost every occasion once fall rolls around, and for work I always look for a sleek yet comfortable pair. Enter, this shockingly modern wedge style."
"In an attempt not to wear jeans every single day this season, I just bought this equally-easy-to-style pair of trousers from Frame. They look a bit more formal but happen to feel like leggings, so it's a win all around."
"I've been on a bit of a blazer kick recently, and this oversize style from Zara is the one I find myself reaching for most often. It's loose so I can layer anything under it, but it still adds polish to any outfit."
Jessica Minkoff: Fashion Content Editor @bergdorfs
"I tend to be more experimental with my accessories, and I love the '80s vibe of this YSL bag."
"Peter Do is a new brand that we are excited about at Bergdorf Goodman—and I can't wait to wear these pants on repeat all season long.”
"I fell in love with neon this past summer and plan to keep the trend alive through fall with these YSL pumps."