Fall Work Outfit Ideas

Hi friends! Well, I never intended to take this long to post back on the blog. I was really trying to keep it up with Instagram and keep the spaces somewhat separate, reserve true blog posts for this space only, but when it comes down to it, I’m pretty sure I could write about a good flatlay as much as I could a regular outfit! So, here we are. 🙂 If you’ve been following me for the past few years, you know I always try this or that with the blog and never quite know where the wind is going to blow from month to month –  ha!

Fall Work Outfit Ideas

So today I wanted to share a few outfits I put together – some pieces are old, some are new – some you might recognize from last fall that I’ve held on to. All are relative to this year’s fall season. The top color/print trends I’ve noticed right now are 1) snakeskin 2) leopard 3) varying shades of rust/marigold – and the shades in between (almost kind of a burnt orange color). Leopard is always a tried and true fall print, however I really love that snakeskin is having a moment (in small doses anyway!). Plaid is always, always hot in the fall so expect to see some new prints and shades hit the blog soon!

Outfit #1:

A mock neck top is always a go-to for early fall. You can still pull it off in the warmer months with the AC blasting, or if your area cools down early then you are comfortable without feeling claustrophobic like with a turtleneck. My top below I picked up at H&M for only $13! It comes in 4 color options – check out the vibrant bright red color for more of a summer color – it tucks in perfectly to a work skirt like below. I paired it with a dark skirt and leopard pumps for a true fall look, but bring out the caramel, ivory, and black for even more fall looks!

H&M ribbed mock neck top, Ann Taylor chambray belted skirt, A New Day leopard pumps

top: H&M | skirt: Ann Taylor (old) – another option | pumps: Target | earrings: Amazon

Outfit #2:

I was so happy when I saw Old Navy brought back these plaid pants! I picked these up last fall and they were probably my most worn work pant in my closet. The coloring is hard to see, but it’s a blend of black, white, and a lavender/orchid color. It pairs well with almost anything to the point you would never really know the purple color is in the pattern. I paired them with a summer tee, to carry over the warm weather into fall.

LOFT peplum tee, Old Navy plaid pixie pants

pants: Old Navy | tee: LOFT | necklace: Kendra Scott | pumps (old): option

Outfit #3:

You can’t have at least one fall outfit without a good camel colored sweater! I’ve had the sweater I’m wearing for years and years. It’s merino wool and works in every season. I paired it here with a mini corduroy skirt and pink flats for a little fall transition, but heck there are so many color options to be had! The best merino sweater I know of is the Tippi sweater from J.Crew. It always comes in a ton of color options, including at least one camel version!

Banana Republic merino wool sweater, J.Crew Factory corduroy skirt, Steve Madden crocodile feather loafers

sweater (old): very similar option | skirt: JCF (old) – similar option

 flats: Steve Madden (newer colors here) | earrings: Amazon | neckerchief: Old Navy

Outfit #4:

And last, but not least lets go with the snakeskin accessory! So, as mentioned above – I can only handle the snakeskin in small or muted doses. I love the accessories – I have a new Target bag (here) that I’m carrying everywhere these days. On my wish list is a snakeskin belt (like this one). I paired my old snakeskin flats with olive and white to start out with, but I intend to keep playing with outfits! Check out the snakeskin flat option below – I own these same Express loafers in a camel color and I wore them to death last year! For the price, they are very good quality.

Old Navy tank top, J.Crew Factory Clare cardigan, LOFT olive pants, Me Too snakeskin flats

flats (old): love this option | tank: Old Navy (old) – option | cardigan: JCF

pants: LOFT – newest version | necklace: JCF | belt (old) – option

Work Outfit: Green & Mustard

If you follow me on Insta, you’ll see I styled this top with red flats earlier this week ~ I saw Pinterest inspiration styling green and mustard together with polka dots and decided to try it for myself! A little louder outfit then I’m used to, but still loved the result! My top is currently 50% off! You do need a nude bra with this blouse. Not champagne, not white, but straight up nude. Reviews suggest a nude bra will not work, but I don’t think those reviewers wore an actual nude bra lol. I usually wear a cardigan anyway, so I stayed comfortable all day at work like this. I’m wearing petite sizing, but think regular or petite sizes would have worked.

LOFT polka dot blouse, Joe's jeans, Old Navy mustard flats, Banana Republic green cardigan

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: LOFT | jeans: Joe’s | flats: Old Navy

cardigan: Banana Republic (old) – NSale option | necklace: BP (old) – new arrival option

Work Outfit: Boucle Shift Skirt

Hi friends! Today is a busy week with upcoming sales! The coveted Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off July 12th for cardmembers, and Amazon Prime Day is July 15-16th! I have access to the full list of sale items included in the #NSale ~ lots of basics and layering pieces. If you live where there is actually fall weather in the fall (jokes on me.. ugh…), this sale is for you! Think fall coats, cardigans, boots, you name it! Unfortunately, I don’t get to enjoy the sale like I used now that we live down in Florida. I usually go for the work flats, seasonal booties I can wear year round, blouses for work, etc. I can’t wait to start piecing outfits together once the sale kicks off! Regarding Amazon Prime day – it’s all new for me! I’ve only recently started purchasing women’s clothing and jewelry from Amazon, so I’ll be a virigin Primer. 🙂 Can’t wait to share my finds!

Today’s blog outfit is featuring this beautiful boucle shift skirt for work. I actually found it on a random day I actually made it to our local mall in person! I feel like I haven’t had time to do that in months! Everything at LOFT on sale is currently an extra 60% off, including this skirt and sweater.

Sizing: skirt and sweater fit TTS.

LOFT boucle shift skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater, Kate Spade denim flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

LOFT boucle shift skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater, Kate Spade denim flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

LOFT boucle shift skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater, Kate Spade denim flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

skirt: LOFT | sweater: LOFT | flats: Kate Spade (old) – newest KS flats

necklace: JCF (old) – option | bracelet: JCF (old) – option | earrings: Target

Work Outfit: Tweed Skirt

I styled this skirt first in a flatlay (here) using a basic white top and navy blue details. Here I put together just a slightly different outfit using a navy blue top and gold details. Both very similar, but just a touch different. A black top would look nice also. My skirt is still on fantastic sale and an extra 50% off, making it only $18! For the price, this is a really nice skirt for work.

I also wanted to make sure I took a top-down selfie photo featuring these faux leather earrings! I’ve been coveting the brand Nickel and Suede for sometime, but I just can’t wrap my head around wearing leather on my ears. I can appreciate a good quality leather shoe that doesn’t tear up my feet, but I’ve become pretty conscientious when it comes to leather elsewhere in my life (i.e. vegan handbags). Consumerism in itself is not good for the environment, but I do what I can – and if it means buying faux leather earrings to satisfy my love for fashion, and help save the Earth, by all means! 🙂

So, anyway – this is not the place to rise on a soap box, but just wanted to share how much I love these earrings! They are extremely lightweight and from Amazon – so the price is $13 for 8 earrings!  Most of the colors are perfect for fall, but the white, gold, rose gold, and rustic color are on trend for this summer.

Sizing: Top and skirt fit TTS.

Amazon 3/4 Boatneck Tee, LOFT tweed skirt, Kate Spade denim flats, Faux Leather earrings

Amazon 3/4 Boatneck Tee, LOFT tweed skirt, Kate Spade denim flats, Faux Leather earrings

Amazon 3/4 Boatneck Tee, LOFT tweed skirt, Kate Spade denim flats, Faux Leather earrings

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Amazon | skirt: LOFT | earrings: Amazon

flats: Kate Spade | bracelet: Kate Spade

Work Outfit: Button Shoulder Sweater

Most days when I go to work, I just want to be comfortable. I want to look put together, but without any extra frills. That usually means I grab a top (or bottom) of interest and pair it with something boring. Throw on some go-to jewelry and head out the door. Work days can be especially stressful when my husband and I both work and need to get extra attention to the new pup. Our 2 senior pups that just passed were extra easy. Potty, morning walk, breakfast, potty, nap. Reid follows the same schedule, but needs more attention to get that extra burst of energy out before we leave. Which means if I have a closing shift, I’m outside at noon playing ‘puppy’ trying not to become soaked in sweat when I finally leave the house. 😂

That all said, this was the perfect outfit when I didn’t leave for work til early afternoon. This sweater is great for air conditioning and has that ‘structured, put together look’ to it, when all I did was throw it on. I paired it with some fun olive denim to add a little flare, but otherwise everything else was my simple go-to formula (earrings, loafers, bracelet, watch). The shoulder button detail is what really makes the sweater look complete. No need to add chunky jewelry! The sweater also comes in a navy blue striped color and plain ivory.

Today LOFT has another awesome sale! 40-50% most items, and this sweater is on sale + an extra 50% off!

Sizing: Sweater and jeans fit TTS.

LOFT Button Tab Sweater, Old Navy pop color olive skinny jeans, Steve Madden loafers

LOFT Button Tab Sweater, Old Navy pop color olive skinny jeans, Steve Madden loafers

LOFT Button Tab Sweater, Old Navy pop color olive skinny jeans, Steve Madden loafers

SHOP THIS LOOK:

sweater: LOFT | denim: Old Navy | earrings: Nordstrom (old) – option

loafers: Steve Madden | bracelet: JCF (old) – option

Work Outfit: Belted Skirt

I guess I’m on a chambray skirt kick on the blog today! I also wanted to share a more traditional look for work. I came across this belted skirt at Ann Taylor last week on major clearance – sizes are limited, but still quite a few petite sizes remain. I actually ordered my regular size initially, but ended up exchanging for petite which fit me a lot better. I paired it with this simple linen tee and matching necklace. Pretty much the options are endless with a skirt like this!

AT has a couple other belted skirt options in the same style, but different color options available here and here.

Ann Taylor linen petal sleeve tee, Ann Taylor chambray belted skirt

Ann Taylor linen petal sleeve tee, Ann Taylor belted chambray skirt

skirt: Ann Taylor | tee: Ann Taylor | necklace: J.Crew Factory (old) – option

earrings: Target | flats: Kate Spade (old) – similar

Work Outfit: LOFT on Sale!

Ohh, it’s the end of the weekend, but the good news is LOFT has a great sale happening right now! Everything is an extra 40-60% off + free shipping! I’ve had quite a few items in my checkout cart for awhile, and I purposefully did that so I could pick them up on sale + an extra discount! It was well worth the wait!

LOFT is one of my favorite stores to find functional skirts for work. The quality at both LOFT and sister store Ann Taylor are usually very good and I never have to worry about shrinkage, tears, or things falling apart.

The skirt shown here is on sale for $24! It’s just a pull-on skirt, no pesky zippers, and has some stretch. I’m wearing my regular size, but honestly could have went up one size as well. The waist is forgiving but does run a tad small.

See all of my other sale picks below!

LOFT Textured Pocket Shift Skirt, Old Navy slim fit tank top, J.Crew Factory Clare cardigan, Kate spade flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

LOFT Textured Pocket Shift Skirt, Old Navy slim fit tank top, J.Crew Factory Clare cardigan, Kate spade flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

skirt: LOFT | top: Old Navy | cardigan: J.Crew Factory

flats: Kate Spade (old) – option | necklace: J.Crew Factory

More Pink Skirt Options:

embroidered skirt | pocket skirt | tie-waist skirt

Other LOFT Favorites:

love short sleeve sweaters for work. If I’m not wearing a cardigan, you best believe I have a lightweight sweater on because the air conditioning is my enemy. 😝 All items below have been on my wish list for awhile – the halter top sweater is the only new arrival I purchased – it looks beautiful and I couldn’t resist! I also picked up another skirt for work.

cap sleeve sweater | sweater tee | halter sweater | shoulder button sweater | skirt

New Arrivals Now On My Wish List!:

I have all 5 of these items now sitting in my cart! Waiting for the next sale on sale! I love that blues, whites, and yellows have been so popular this spring. The combination is soothing and so pretty.

striped flutter shell | circle drop earrings | tie-waist pants

eyelet flutter shell | shorts

Work Outfit: Pink Gingham

Gingham is really big this spring, and that makes me so happy! While I rarely wear ‘dress pants’ to work, I make exceptions for fun printed pants, especially when they are from the affordable pixie line at Old Navy! I received these pants in the mail a couple days ago and drug my husband out of the house right after work before the sun went down to snap a few photos I was so excited lol!

While in my rushed state, I didn’t think through my top too much, so please disregard the poor match. I think the ‘type’ of top is perfect, but the slub knit of this shirt is much more suited either as a front tuck or with in a more relaxed environment (i.e. with shorts or jeans). I didn’t notice inside the house that the top is way too transparent for bright gingham printed pants (in my opinion anyway… and maybe it’s the photo editing also, I usually sharpen things and brighten pictures up with the sun setting).

Ehh, so anyway. The pants are great! The top is great! I don’t know if I would ever wear them together though ha! I’m wearing an 8P in the pants – I normally buy them in a regular size 6, but wanted a shorter look for spring with the petite sizing. Old Navy sizes sometimes fit me a little big (jeans I wear a 6P), but the 8P actually fit really well, especially if I’m going to tuck shirts in.

Nordstrom’s website recommended sizing down on the top (I’m wearing an XS). Honestly I think my regular size small would have worked also. It’s one of those tops that if it shrinks at all in the wash I feel like it would be too tight in the bust and hips. It’s a gorgeous top though! I love the square neck and mixed media material. If you want a less transparent color altogether, there are ten color options.

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

top: Vince Camuto | pants: Old Navy | sunglasses: bp | bracelet: JCF

bag: (old) – option | pumps (old): option | earrings: Target

Floral Shirt + Denim Skirt

This floral shirt was a direct result of a Target run where “I only need nail polish” and came home with 2 colors of nail polish, a necklace, and 2 new shirts ha! EVERY.TIME. Their new spring line is really pretty! I fell in love with this floral print instantly ~ it’s hard to see in my photo, but it’s a beautiful palette of pinks, yellow, blue, peach, and the dark color I’m pretty sure is black (I struggle with this unless I’m in direct sunlight lol). The sleeves unroll to full length, or as shown here, there is a tab option to roll 3/4 length. The same print also comes as a tank top.

*size tip: I recommend going down one size. I’m wearing an XS. The arms are generous and the v-neck is a little low for work without a camisole underneath in my regular size.

A New Day floral camp shirt, LOFT denim skirt

Shop This Outfit:

shirt: Target (tank top option) | skirt: LOFT | pumps: Sole Society (old) – option

necklace: Sugarfix | bracelet: Kate Spade

Scallops & Gingham

As far as trends go this year, scallops and gingham are going strong! I’ve also seen studs pop back up on a few new sandals, so I figured I would throw together an outfit using all 3! My sweater is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale two years ago, but their Halogen brand just released an almost identical sweater in the same color (here). The sweater also comes in 3 other solid color options and a black/white striped option. It’s a closet favorite of mine and perfect for fighting off the air conditioning at work. My flats are also from the NSale… maybe 2-3 years ago? And like my other Sam Edelman flats, I have no reason to sell them – always a great shoe for work!

Since my outfit is a little older, I put together a couple widgets below of all the current gingham/studded flat options and also scallop sweaters! Click on the picture or the link to take you right to the item.

Halogen scallop sweater, AE denim, Sam Edelman bow gingham flats

 Shop My Outfit:

sweater: Halogen (old) – new version | jeans: AE | flats: Sam Edelman (old) – most similar to mine

Gingham/Studded Flat Options:

1 | 2 | 3
4 | 5 | 6

Scallop Sweater Options:

1 | 2 | 3
4 | 5 | 6

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