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CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR

September 24, 2019

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Yesterday marked the first day of fall. Summer is officially over and to be honest, I’m quite excited. I’m much more of a fall/spring girl when it comes to style (and weather wise). I can’t wait to pull out all my favorite light knits, boots and wool blazers — a true workdrobe staple. 

In this post I want to share some other fall items I love or have on my list for my workdrobe. The items I think that will help you slowly transition your work wardrobe from summer to fall. Because it can still some times be a little hot in the afternoon but the further we get into fall, the crispier the weather becomes. So to help you on your way to dress to kill at work this fall, I’ve created another capsule wardrobe guide to what to wear to work in fall this year. Enjoy & let me know what you think or want to add to your workdrobe!

SILK SKIRT

I’ve said it in my spring workdrobe post, but a silk skirt is a staple piece you can also wear into fall. If you haven’t invested in one already or want a more fall inspired one, now is your chance. They’re super flattering and look amazing — what’s not to love?

First on the list is the Anine Bing Bar silk skirt* in black. Classic wardrobe staple you can still wear right now with strappy heels and a vintage printed t-shirt. Or combine it with a classic white, silk shirt. When the tempertatures drop, throw a knitted turtle neck sweater on top with some boots and you are set for fall. If you are looking for a budget version of this skirt, go for the H&M silk skirt* in black. Looks the same but has a more budget friendly price tag.

Another great option is this H&M asymmetrical skirt with leopard print*. This one has an asymmetrical split on the front and is a little more flowy than the ones mentioned above. A cool option if you are looking for a different silhouette.

If you are more of a short skirt kind of woman, then the Reformation Benson high-waist A-line silk-satin mini skirt* is the one for you. It’s also a great option if you want to quickly change your outfit from day to night. Wear it with a silk blouse tucked in and a knit over it. When you leave the office you can switch the knit for a leather jacket. 

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SILK SKIRTS TO GET*

CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | Helping you on your way to dress to kill at work with this capsule wardrobe guide to what to wear to work in fall this year
CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | The items I think will help you slowly transition your work wardrobe from summer to fall

FUN, PRINTED SHIRT

In the colder months I often go for monochrome, all black looks so why not switch it up for the office with a fun print? I personally love an animal print but you could also go for a bold stripe or polka dot. 

But obviously the first one on the list is an animal printed shirt. The Anine Bing Caleb zebra print silk shirt just arrived in the online store and is ready to be clicked home. It is a see-through, green-greyish zebra print with balloon sleeves. The combination of the print and fit is what makes this a winner for me — it has something special that you won’t find anywhere else.

If you want to go more classic animal print than this Equipment leopard slim signature shirt* is more your style. Classic animal print, amazing fit — I would not have expected any different from Equipment. They are one of the best in the game when it comes to silk shirts.

If you are looking for a fun, printed shirt that’s more on the budget side, then this BB Dakota What’s your line top* is the one for you. Bold, contrasting nude and red striped on top of the green makes it instantly pop. Even though it is under 70 euros, no one will know because it looks like a high end silk shirt. 

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FUN & PRINTED SHIRTS FOR YOUR WORKDROBE*

CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | Helping you on your way to dress to kill at work with this capsule wardrobe guide to what to wear to work in fall this year

FUN OFFICE DRESSES

By far my favorite item to throw on because I’m not a morning person. Dresses are the easiest items you can invest in that will make you look put together instantly. If you pick the right one, you can rewear it and combine it with different items everytime for a different look.

My favorite high street store to get the best dresses to wear to the office is & Other Stories. This leopard mini dress* from the fall collection has been on my radar for a couple of weeks. It’s a very fitted dress that’s cinched at the waist with balloon sleeves. The leopard print is very modest and looks chic. Even if you are not a big animal print lover, this one will still be a good option.

If you do love an animal print, then this budget friendly H&M wide dress* might be the one for you. Unlike the leopard dress from & Other Stories, the H&M one is a wide fit and has more of an dark color, fall palette going on. The dress has balloon sleeves, a little mock turtle neck and will look amazing with the knee high boots you might have invested in last year.

Want a dress with a bolder print? Then this The Kooples Floral-print V-neck chiffon wrap dress* is the dress for you this fall. It has a completely different fit than the ones above — a wrap dress — and quarter length sleeves. I love the layered fabric and ruffles that give the dress a soft, dreamy look. You can throw on some boots with it for contrast or wear it with your favorite classic black office pumps and a blazer. It’s definitely one you can get a lot of wear out of in and out of the office. 

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DRESSES TO ADD TO YOUR FALL WISH LIST*

CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | The items I think will help you slowly transition your work wardrobe from summer to fall
CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | Helping you on your way to dress to kill at work with this capsule wardrobe guide to what to wear to work in fall this year

LIGHT WOOL COAT

Another classic ‘what to wear to work in fall ’ item is the light wool coat. Last year I added this item to my list because the weather around this time of year can be tricky. Plus it usually looks a little more put together when you go to work or attend an event. 

First on the list is the Mango belted coat* in a classic camel color. Honestly, I can’t say a lot about this coat other than that it is a classic staple you can wear for fall. Anine Bing has a similar one, the Dylan coat*. However, that one can also be worn without the belt if you want to switch it up. 

If you want a darker option then the Arket Melton wool belted coat* might be the one for you. It comes in black, khaki and a muted blue. For the people who love to invest in more sustainable fabrics: it is made of recycled materials and has a little cashmere mixed into it. 

If you want something that’s a little different, the ZARA striped belted coat is the option for you. It’s a light oatmeal colored wool coat with light colored striped running across it. You can wear it with or without the belt.

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TIP: When you create a list of items you want to get this season, think of fall last year. What were the items you were missing? And what are the items that need replacing? If you are spending money this season, invest in the items you need and will wear for its full lifespan.

THE ITEMS*

CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | The items I think will help you slowly transition your work wardrobe from summer to fall

HALF CALF BOOTS

I love a good ankle boot but for the colder weather I want something that will function as an extra layer. I got several Isabel Marant boots that I’ve save for the fall & winter in my wardrobe but every year there are a number of boots I love to add to my collection. 

The & Other Stories Croc Embossed Leather Ankle Boots* is a pair I love. Classic black pair but the croc texture adds a little something special. I love playing with textures when wearing a monochromic look. When you combine the right ones together, it makes for a chic look. If you want the same kind of look but in a more fall hue, than these Chloé Wave Croc-effect Leather Ankle Boots*  in dark brown — almost wine red — is the perfect pair for you.

A pair I’ve featured in my shoe collection post that I want in my collection are these Saint Laurent Niki leopard boots*. A pair of leopard print boots with fall colors or an all black outfit — *chefs kiss*. What I love — and this is a common thing with designer items — is that it has an interesting fit and material. It’s a pair worth investing in.

If you want a budget friendly pair to wear to work this fall, then these H&M snakeskin boots* might be the pair for you. Not as high as the other boots but I do think the colors are perfect for fall. They also come in a black croc version.

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FALL BOOTS*

CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | Helping you on your way to dress to kill at work with this capsule wardrobe guide to what to wear to work in fall this year
CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | The items I think will help you slowly transition your work wardrobe from summer to fall

A NEW BELT

A belt might not be the most obvious choice for a what to wear to work in fall list but it’s a great way to add a little something to an outfit. I especially love to add one to an outfit when I’m wearing mostly basics. Go for a big statement belt or a small belt for a chic touch.

Number one among belts for me is this H&M western studded belt* that I wear all the time. I think I’ve gotten it in spring — maybe even earlier — and been wearing it with all my spring & summer looks. And that’s the beauty of accessories — they outlast the seasons. I can easily wear it with a tucked in sweater.

A second fave that I got this year is this H&M leopard belt. It kind of has the Gucci belt vibe but not the same price tag. In all honesty, I like this one better. The small, simple rings have a chic vibe. Another leopard belt that looks really interesting is this Loeffler Randall Blythe Leopard-print belt*. I love the odd shape and the added texture of it.

The last belt on the list is this B-Low The Belt Milla Python belt*. I’ve been loving grey lately and this grey snakeskin with gold is just the perfect little touch to any fall outfit. It can look super chic with black, nude hues and browns. The belt is made of leather so it can last you a long time. 

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TIP: If you don’t have a big budget or don’t want to invest in new clothes, you can easily spruce up your wardrobe with some accessories. New jewelry can — just like a belt — add something interesting to an outfit you’ve repeated many times.

BELTS, BELTS, BELTS*

CAPSULE WORKDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK IN FALL THIS YEAR | THE CHIC ITALIAN | Helping you on your way to dress to kill at work with this capsule wardrobe guide to what to wear to work in fall this year

What are you getting this fall season for your workdrobe?

 

xo FG

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