We've said on many occasions in the past that summer is undoubtedly the hardest season to pull off a polished work wardrobe, since all you probably want to wear when it's 95º and sunny outside is shorts and a T-shirt. Fall, on the other hand, is quite the opposite. The tailored, structured pieces and rich colors that are so prevalent this time of year are practically made for Monday meetings in October. And even better, this season, there happen to be a slew of fresh trends that perfectly translate to the office, like checked blazers, ruffled blouses, cardigans, and velvet trousers. We've made it our priority as of late to dig through the new fall arrivals (tough gig, right?) to find 21 of the best pieces for the office, and the only hard part about it was narrowing down the offerings.
From the flats that'll be your new weekday go-tos to the jeans you can actually get away with wearing to the office, below, shop 21 items to build your work wardrobe for fall.
It's hard to not have a good workday when you're wearing stars.
Throw a blazer on over this, and you're out the door.
Flats don't get chicer or more work-appropriate than these.
Nothing to wear? This turtleneck and a pair of slim trousers should do the trick.
Embrace the nerdy-chic trend that Gucci made a thing.
Just think of all the different things you could wear this with.
Every one of your co-workers will compliment this bag.
We can't resist a good one-and-done piece.
You definitely need a pair of red shoes this season.
You can get away with animal print at the office when it's this chic.
The tiny ruffles at the wrist make this already-good blazer even better.
The easiest way to dress up a plain outfit? Statement earrings.
Jeans that you can get away with wearing at the office are essential.
Another fall essential? A trench.
We recommend adding this to cart before everyone else that sees it does.
Perfectly suited for fall days and nights.
It's time to stock up on new cozy sweaters to pair with pencil skirts and trousers.
If ever there were a time to get yourself a pair (or two) of kitten heels, it's now.
Statement tops aren't just for the weekends.
Another office-appropriate way to wear animal print this fall.
Tired of black pants? Consider these.