Monday, September 22, 2014

What to wear to work: A lesson in layering for fall

Welcome to that awkward time of the year where it's not warm enough to saunter around town in just a shift dress, but also not cold enough for a full on coat. 

The solution? 

But just how do you layer fashionably and appropriately for work? 

The one rule of thumb I stick with to avoid looking like a walking sack (save the hobo chic look for the weekend please) is to choose pieces with either (1) a similar color scheme or (2) similar textures or patterns. Here I chose to ground the outfit with a common (and seasonally appropriate) texture - tweed.

For the colder months, simply add tights, swap out the grey crew neck for a cashmere sweater, and heels for boots.  

Fall layers
Business formal
Jacket: Sandro
Button up: Ann Taylor
Tee: Banana Republic
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Bag: MZWallace 
Heels: Cole Haan


  1. Super cute. I love the layers + tweed.

  2. Love that multi-color/multi-pattern jacket!!

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