Fall Workwear Staples

Everyone is already looking toward fall, especially with back-to-school! There are lots of great sales this weekend so be sure and take advantage. Fall workwear staples are so fun to shop for, especially with fall colors! A few of the pieces above I already own and love. I know they will make great staples and pieces you reach for time and time again. What I love about buying classic pieces is how they can be worn year after year and restyled many ways. Plus, some of these pieces you can even wear right now during the “in-between” season and just change up footwear or add layers.

TOPS, SWEATERS AND BLAZERS

SATIN COWL NECK BLOUSE

An extremely versatile blouse that will be a closet staple. Every work wardrobe needs a great white blouse and I love how this satin one is soft and moves with you. I love how you can wear it on its own or layer with other clothing. Plus, it tucks into skirts and pants well. Comes in a few colors and I’m wearing size XXS. See how I styled this blouse here.

MERINO WOOL-BLEND SWEATER

Merino wool is one of my favorites because it’s lightweight and really breathable. Plus, since it’s so lightweight, you can easily tuck it into pants, skirts and jeans. This sweater comes in a ton of colors and the blouson sleeves make it dressier. A definite fall workwear staple. I typically wear size XXS in this brand.

MOCK NECK SWEATER SHELL

Mock neck tops are some of my favorite tops when it comes to work. The high-neck is chic, work-appropriate and so versatile. Wear this sweater shell on its own or underneath blazers and cardigans. This one comes in four colors and is currently on sale. Use code ‘LETSSUMMER’ for 40 percent off.

LEOPARD PRINT WRAP

If you’re looking for a fun statement piece for fall, this leopard print wrap is it. Wear it with all black to tone it down a little bit or other neutrals. This particular wrap is double-sided, so you get two slightly different leopard prints in one. This wrap is made of acrylic, so it’s warm but not exactly breathable. Still, it’s a fantastic option for the price.

CLASSIC WOOL BLAZER

I plan on adding this to my wardrobe this season. A classic camel blazer can be worn so many different ways. Perfect for work or just throwing it on to stay warm in the fall. It’ll be good with both pants and also dresses. This also comes in other colors, too.

DRESSES & PANTS

LEOPARD PLEATED DRESS

A fun leopard print that’s also perfect for the “in-between” season right now. Love this for business casual and teachers. Wear now with heels and then later in the fall with boots. You can also throw on a long black cardigan to finish off the look. The pleats on the cuffs are some of my favorite details on this dress. Plus, it’s on sale! I’m wearing size Petite XXS

WIDE-LEG JUMPSUIT

Less than $40 and such a versatile piece. I love this wide-leg jumpsuit because it’s beyond comfortable, stretchy and one of those items you can dress up or down. I’m 5’3 and wear with 4″ heels. This comes in a bunch of beautiful fall colors and would be perfect for slightly more casual work environments or even teachers! These tend to sell out fast, so snap yours up!

POCKETED SHEATH DRESS

Currently on sale for 35% off with code APLUS and comes in three colors. I love, love work dresses with pockets. I honestly feel like all dresses should have pockets! This is the type of work dress you will wear for years, so it is worth every penny. Take care of it and it’ll get you where you want to go in your career. I typically wear Petite 00 or XXS in this brand.

TIE-WAIST PANTS

On sale for less than $50 and a fantastic fall workwear staple. I love these pants because are classic with a touch of femininity. The sash is completely removable, so you can just wear the pants as is if you’d like. I wear size Petite 00.

ACCESSORIES

WORKHORSE TOTE

This is my favorite work bag, hands down. I used this for nearly five years when I was reporting. I love how it’s insanely lightweight, waterproof and washable. Yes, that’s right. Throw it in the washing machine when it’s dirty and it’ll come back out brand new. I did not treat this bag well but it treated my belongings and me quite well. I could not recommend it more. Comes in a few colors!

BLACK PUMPS

I tried these on in-store during the Nordstrom sale and they are so comfortable! I also love the subtle rose gold details. Perfect for work, cocktail parties and even casual outfits. You cannot go wrong with a classic pair of comfortable heels. Reviews recommend sizing down.

TAN BOOTIES

The “it” bootie of the season! These sold out during the Nordstrom Sale but I found them on preorder and you can use code HKCung20 for 20% off! I love how comfortable and versatile these are. You can wear them to work and also on the weekends, casually. Whether you style with dresses for work or jeans, these will get you in the fall mood.

LEOPARD FLATS 

The perfect “pop” to any outfit and versatile enough to wear to work and casually. Pair with all black or camel looks for work and then with jeans and a cozy sweater when you’re off the clock. These are comfy and on-trend. They’ll be your go-to for fall!

OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS

These suede over-the-knee boots are so warm. They really keep my legs comfortable during frigid cold days while also being stylish. I love the lower heel because it’ll be even more comfortable than the 4? heel, which I can already wear for 4-6 hours without issues. These boots are an investment item but in the fall and winter, I wear them almost every day. I own two colors in the highland style and one pair in the lowland. I cannot say enough good things about these! If you want a similar look, I recommend this faux suede pair. They won’t be as warm or comfortable but the price is affordable.