7 Fall Trends That Were Basically Made for the Office

Lauren Eggertsen

If the F/W 19 runways taught us anything, it was that this season is all about going back to the basics, but not without a few updates, of course. Instead of overwhelming amounts of unapproachable trends, we saw a new appreciation for quality separates, a spotlight on unique suiting, and accessories that, dare I say it, are actually practical. Put all those things together, and you've got yourself a stylish and wearable office wardrobe. If you ask me, it's about damn time.

You no longer have to sacrifice style or HR guidelines to feel fashionably up to date, and we have the list of fall 2019 trends to prove it, including tons of tailoring, classic prints, and pieces that will liven up all your go-to workwear pieces. With everything listed below, you'll be able to create ample office outfits, and you can also mix them into your regular office-clothing rotation.

Belted Blazers

A belted blazer (or adding a belt to a blazer) is just the styling touch we didn't know our fall wardrobes needed. Although subtle, cinching at the waist will transform any office look you decide to throw your blazer over.

Shop the trend:

BB Dakota Belted Blazer ($118)

Rejina Pyo Elliot Belted Double-Breasted Layered Wool-Blend Twill Blazer ($875)

Topshop Black Belted Twill Blazer ($95)

Knee-High Boots

Knee-high boots are shockingly close to replacing all of our ankle boots this fall, and that includes those in our workwear wardrobes. Whether you tuck your tailored trousers into them or wear them underneath a midi skirt, this boot style is one to buy into ASAP this season.

Shop the trend:

Sam Edelman Fraya Knee High Boot ($250)

Khaite Zebra-Print Calf Hair Knee Boot ($1800)

Mango Leather High-Leg Boots ($250)

Bourgeoise

Check out this very informative story to truly understand the ins and outs of this new trend, and once you do, you'll realize this might be the office-friendliest fall fashion moment around. Bourgeoise dressing celebrates personal style and top-notch classic separates over one particular It item, and considering the fact that your office wardrobe is something you tap into every day, the idea of placing priority on separates will be a game changer for your work outfits this season.

Shop the trend:

Remain Birger Christensen Debbie Double-Breasted Checked Tweed Jacket ($420)

H&M+ Cotton Shirt ($15)

Astr the Label Nadiya Pleated Midi Skirt ($110)

Houndstooth

Houndstooth is a preppy and timeless print that looks great on everything from blazers to trousers and back again. If you're not ready for the alternative suiting and leather separates that are coming up, the easiest way to be on trend at the office this season is by stocking up on all of your workwear pieces in a houndstooth print.

Shop the trend:

Zara Houndstooth Coat ($199)

Area Crystal-Embellished Houndstooth Wool-Blend Pants ($1050)

Vince Camuto Houndstooth Pleated Midi Skirt ($109)

Big Bags

This season, the bigger the bags, the better. This will come in handy when you need to carry your laptop, papers, water bottles and even your gym clothes to and from the office. Instead of doing it in a random canvas tote bag, you can do it in style with any of the below.

Shop the trend:

Little Liffner Twisted Llizard-Effect Leather Tote ($485)

Charles & Keith Knot Handle Bucket Bag ($59)

Urban Outfitters Faux Leather Tote Bag ($34)

Unconventional Suiting

Suiting is expected in the workplace, so this season, spice it up a bit with some variation of the trending alternative suiting options. Be it shorts, a skirt, or a vest, the future of suits is only looking up, and we're very much here for it.

Shop the trend:

The Frankie Shop Julie Criss Cross Blazer in Olive Green ($280)

Violeta Button Suit Vest ($120)

Cefinn Pow Prince of Wales Checked Woven Blazer ($440)

Leather Pieces

Leather is the luxurious trend the fashion crowd can't get enough of this season, and it's clear why. This material, whether faux or real, can elevate everything within your work wardrobe including blouses, blazers, and denim.

Shop the trend:

Nanushka Rosana Dress ($680)

Eloquii Pleat Front Faux Leather Ankle Pant ($90)

Ganni Leather Shirt ($475)

Next up, check out the five major fall trends you can score on Amazon.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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