By Mikki Collier • September 12, 2010•Writers in Residence
With the fall season looming just ahead of us, it’s a great time to reconsider your autumn/winter wardrobe for the office. The office dress-code prevailed during the fashion shows 2010. So, luckily, this season offers many trends which suit women who love to show off their powerful business woman character but still maintain that level of femininity which every woman needs. Here are five of my favorite fall trends to take to work this season:
Camel is one of those colors which suits the season perfectly because it‘s versatile and exudes warmth and understated sophistication. Key pieces worth investing in include outerwear (such as coats, trenches and blazers), trousers, dresses, skirts and knits.
Menswear is all about clean lines, classic tailoring and masculine-inspired suiting. Opt for easy-to-wear matched pantsuits, double-breasted jackets and simple white shirts. With the right accessories, a crisp suit can look ultra-chic and feminine! Soften the look with wide-leg trousers and luxe bold jewelry.
Lace isn’t just for the holidays (or the boudoir)! When donned with a contrasting weighty fabric, like satin or wool, it can be professional yet sexy. Pair a black lace blouse with a slim pencil skirt and blazer for an updated cocktail look or pair a lace cami or blouse with a menswear pantsuit.
Liven up a basic black wardrobe with a bit of animal print, especially leopard, this season. But beware, animal prints can be flawlessly chic or a fashion disaster depending on how they are worn. Limit yourself to one leopard print garment or accessory in your ensemble. Animal-print accessories, shoes and bags are a perfect way to try this trend in small doses.
Clothes look luxe in intense hues, which act like facets, adding depth and drama to the overall look. A jeweled toned dress, in sapphire, amethyst or emerald looks great with neutral accessories. Or opt for bags, shoes, and other accessories saturated in these deep magnificent shades to add a bit of sparkle to an otherwise basic ensemble.