Today my friend Lynn is taking over the blog. We live in the same city…sorta. We both live in the DFW. Lynn is a newly engaged gal with a Winter wedding around the corner. So I am so thrilled to have her take over. OK back to my mai tai’s.
Hi ya’ll! I’m Lynn, and I used to blog over at Illegally Blonde, but now I have a new blog, Dispositive Motion, where I write about all the newest experiences in my life. I’m a 30ish lawyer who practices in Big Law, lives in Fort Worth, works in Dallas, and did I mention I am planning a wedding too? Neely and I met a couple years ago, and its been so exciting to watch her relationship with A from start to finish. I am so excited to see what is next for the happy couple. So, while they are catching some rays on the beaches of Hawaii, I thought I would share with you my tips for office appropriate fall attire.
I love Fall. Fall Fashion is amazing. I am fall for Fall. Sweaters, leggings, and boots, oh boots how I adore thee! But how do you incorporate all these fabulous things into the office? Well, for one, pretty sure the leggings are out for the normal Monday thru Thursday. Now, if you office has casual Friday, here is your chance. The key is the right pair of leggings and how you pair them.
Go for a structured legging. Think more leather or ponte rather than cotton, Lululemon comfy lounge leggings. I grabbed a couple of pairs from White House Black Market and they work perfectly for casual Friday. Pair them with a classic white button down and structured blazer, add some cute booties and you have casual Friday made for Fall!
My next obstacle is the sweater. And now I don’t mean the easy angora, cotton, cashmere type that pair perfectly with nice slacks, I mean the chunky cable-knit type. I live for these. They keep me warm in an over-cold office, and just scream Fall. I try to pair them with simple, sleep, more form-fitting pencil skirts. The key is proportion. If you do over-sized on top, them keep is slim on the bottom. Add some tights with your heels and call it a day! I’ll often add a cute belt to draw in my waist and add some flare to the outfit.
Lastly, the boot/bootie. I was hesitant to add these into my office wardrobe last Fall, but I found it worked wonderful. I loved wearing my suede tall boots with longer skirts and dresses. I just wore them with tights to avoid the awkward pale leg and to deemphasize the gap between hemline and boot line. I also wore them with longer dresses and skirts so as to avoid the Julia Roberts, a la, Pretty Woman look. As for booties, I wore them just like I did my heels. I have two pairs of peep-toe bootie pumps that became staples for my office attire.