5 Outfit Ideas to Spice Up Your Office Routine this Fall

5 Outfit Ideas to Spice Up Your Office Routine this Fall

I don't know about you, but when it comes to seasonal dressing, Fall is my favorite! It's the season that lets you pile on the knits, the leather, the trench coats, the suede, cool hats and all kinds of arrestive colors - without looking overdone. As someone who works in the corporate world, I love to incorporate all that Fall has to offer into my office looks. Here are 5 outfits you can try to play up your work style this Fall.

1. Red Pants with an Olive Green Shirt and Trench Jacket

I've said it before and I will say it again: the sky's the limit when it comes to color-blocking. Next time you want to go for a classic office look, try pairing your pieces in colorful, contrasting hues for a bold effect. Here I went for red pants and an olive green button down shirt topped with a coat because a layer makes a difference during this time of the year.

A black woman wearing red wide leg pants with an olive shirt and matching olive trench coat. She's wearing pump heels and holding a red Louis Vuitton handbag.

2. Burgundy Faux-Leather Skirt with a Green Blouse

Want to add an edgy touch to your Fall office style? Try leather. Or better yet, try faux leather. This material has become a Fall staple for all the good reasons, including the fact that it provides the perfect amount of insulation as temperatures make their way down. Here I paired a burgundy faux leather skirt with a kelly green blouse for a color-blocked effect. I also went for an extra polished allure with pointed toe pumps and a matching belt. 

A black woman in a standing position wearing a burgundy faux leather skirt with a contrasting green blouse. She's also wearing burgundy heeled pumps and has a burgundy handbag.

3. Red Pants with a Bright Yellow Blouse

What you see is what you get with this splashy yet office-perfect outfit. 

A black woman walking outside and wearing a bright color-blocked outfit. The outfit consists of wide leg red pants, a yellow blouse, and matching burgundy heels and belt. Her hair is styled in locs.

4. Printed Pants with a Burgundy Turtleneck Sweater and Blazer

Okay, so everybody could use a reminder that fun prints are not just for Spring and Summer. Indeed, they are also perfect for Fall and we should not shy away from incorporating them into our office routine. I went for a fun square patterned pair of pants with a matching turtleneck sweater and blazer for a look that screams "I am fashionable, and I mean business too". And because it's boots season, I completed the look with my favorite brown low-heel Aquatalia boots. 

A black woman in a standing position and wearing printed pants with a solid burgundy turtleneck and blazer. Her shoes and belt are made of brown leather. This is a Fall office look.

5. Monochrome Burgundy Skirt and Jacket Outfit

When in doubt, go monochrome! It's that simple. Here I paired a burgundy faux leather skirt with a matching cropped jacket for a generous dose of wine. I also added my favorite lace-up heels of the moment for that nice transitional touch because letting go of Summer is no easy feat!

A black woman in a standing position wearing a matching burgundy skirt and cropped jacket. She's holding a small burgundy handbag and wearing off-white heeled lace-up shoes. This is a monochrome office look.
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