Heading into the office? Us too. Well, kinda. Here at TME, we’re getting back into in-person working (at least occasionally) and we’re feeling inspired to look…um…better?
Define “better” you say? Well, I mean, “better” as in literally anything besides pajama pants and a cute tee. No shade to the work-from-home combo that I’ve been clinging to for dear life — my beloved Printfresh PJ shorts with a Zoom-approved top — the days of that beloved work outfit are not entirely gone.
So, if you’re feeling only kinda-sorta ready for the return the office — I’m right there with you. I’ve put together five fall work outfits for Monday through Friday that are half-casual and (decently) comfy for your 9-5(ish).
5 Smart Casual Work Outfits For The Hybrid Office Life
Oh, did I mention that all of the pieces in these five work outfits are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Yup. Brand new for fall and majorly discounted. You’re welcome.
On Monday, We Keep It Cozy
With all these cozy textures, this ‘fit will fare well all day. I mean…this green cashmere blend skirt is obviously the hero piece that inspired the whole look. It’s a perfect, neutral, earthy-green that goes with everything — effortlessly. (That’s a thing, I swear). I’m adding these sleek P448s with a metallic-brown tongue for a skirt-and-white-sneaker combo that gives a sporty/girly feel.
On Tuesday, We Simplify
It’s all about how to make life easier on Tuesday — when the week’s schedule starts to sink in, it’s the day that often feels the craziest. This autumnal, feminine Veronica Beard dress (with sleeves — hi, office AC) does the job just right. Love the formula of this smocked and ruffled mini dress with a splash of shiny jewelry and a cognac-colored boot (I just couldn’t decide on which one).
On Wednesday, We Lean Into Textures
This outfit is my fave. I can’t get enough of this gorgeous shade of green — so fresh and playful in the fall. Pair these Veronica Beard corduroy flares in clover with an AllSaints semi-structured tee for a classy but laid-back feel. Throw on a chic blazer and…BAM! A perfect fall office outfit, done in no time. I love this Treasure & Bond plaid blazer (more blazers below) and can imagine layering it on over anything in my closet all fall and even into winter.
In an always-a-blazer type of office? I got you. Women’s blazers are having a moment:
On Thursday, We Get A Little Edgy
Office-edgy, that is *wink*. And that means faux-leather pants, black Chelsea boots, and a satin camisole hiding (comfortably) under a big, cozy sweater. Try not to fall asleep at work in this outfit (I see you shaking your head in disbelief at the pants being comfy enough to nap in, but the faux-leather has a stretch!). I love the possible color combos of both the Vince wool blend sweater and the deep blue of the AllSaints mock neck with this outfit (not layered on top of each other, obviously). Your pick.
On Friday, We Work That Denim
Friday and denim go hand-in-hand. It’s jeans day at work. I don’t make the rules. This is a show-stoppingly gorgeous pair of raw hem flares. Soooo…wearing them every Friday it is. I am also in love with this FRAME puff sleeve blouse, too. Is flare jeans with boots or a chunky heel a theme? Why, yes it is. Casual-chic work outfit goals.
Does your office potentially call for business casual jeans every day of the week….? Here are a bunch of work-appropriate ones. (All on sale, too.)
Hope you love it! Good luck getting back into the swing of (better) things.
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