During fall, we tend to choose comfort over style for our outfits. Trying to look fashionable yet professional in cold weather can yield uninspiring outfits. Planning an outfit that is comfortable, warm and professional is challenging. Roll into the office feeling cozy and looking flawless with these five professional fall staples for men and women:
Boots—Look tailored and sharp with a pair of boots. Boots are a quick and easy way to look fashionable, yet keep your feet warm. For women, riding boots are popular and can be found at almost any clothing store. Men’s boots are also popular and come in a variety of styles.
Cardigans—Layer your outfit for extra comfort with cardigans. Find a cardigan that is warm, soft and will go well with most of your wardrobe.When it’s chilly outside, slip it on over a button-up shirt for a polished outfit. For men, try a quarter-zip or a shawl-collar cardigan for more structure.
Tweed blazers—Donning your outfit with a blazer is one step up from the cardigan. While the cardigan is loose in structure, blazers bring a tailored frame to the outfit. Look for quality construction and material in a blazer. Tweed keeps you warm while other fabrics could be breezier.
Chunky scarves—The best and most versatile accessory of the season is a cozy scarf. There are so many stylish options that compliment professional outfits. Play up different colors or textures to update your fall look.
Structured coat—A nice, tailored coat is timeless. Similar to a blazer, a structured coat instantly puts a classic touch on any outfit while keeping you warm. Try a trench coat or a pea coat, both of which are flattering for men and women.