45+ Elegant Work Outfit Ideas for Fall and Winter 2022
Looking great without repeating yourself is one of the daily, little challenges that face a working lady. And because it is already the fall and winter is at the corner, building a functional as well as a stylish wardrobe or updating it for the cold season is an essential task. To have such a satisfying wardrobe, you need to pay great attention to the pieces you are adding, for they are what form your different outfits. Learn how to balance between classic pieces that do not go out of date and trendy items that come and go quickly. Following, Pouted lifestyle magazine presents suggestions of clothing pieces, colors, and ideas to style them into stylish outfits for fall and winter 2022.
1 Long blazers
It is quite hard to talk about work outfits without blazers coming immediately to mind. They are indeed a major star in the show. Long jackets and blazers paired with wide-leg pants showed up notably on the runways of fall/winter 2020. Blazers are also classic pieces that you can add to casual and boho outfits for a dressy touch. The secret is in achieving a balance between the different styles combined so that they contrast smoothly and elegantly. Also, do not go for only plain pieces, for checked blazers are super stylish and trendy too.
2 Button-down shirts
Another basic item that a working lady can’t do without is the shirt. Classic, neutral shirts are versatile and day saviors. You can incorporate them into different outfits and create a variety of looks with them. Ruffled collars, shoulders, sleeves, and cuffs are expected to go big after they made a huge trend in fashion shows. If you are after a deep vintage style, go for sleeve cape ruffles and narrow ruffles. Wide and loose ruffles convey boho vibes. You could also style a sheer shirt with a blazer, pantsuit, or skirt suit. The see-through look has been trendy, and this outfit is a way to turn the trend wearable to work.
A turtleneck is a timeless, versatile piece. It can be worn alone or topped with a jacket, cardigan, or sweater. In the latter case, use the combination to make layered sleeves. Many fashion brands employed them in various outfits, creating different styles: casual, boho, and classic. Turtlenecks were a primary trend in the 1970s, the stylish fashion decade that was recalled notably this fashion season.
You can hardly find a lady who is not into ribbons. They can turn the dullest outfit stellar and, therefore, are perfect complements for work outfits. Also, among the best things about bows is that they are of many shapes that convey different styles. There are the statement bows which you can add to a super simple outfit. Medium bows are for the ladies who seek a more feminine and romantic look. Also, Strands of small bows of boho vibes showed up in fashion shows of the season. Make sure to add some ribbon pieces to your wardrobe. Go for plain as well as printed pieces; animal printed bows are quite elegant and trendy.
5 Bermuda shorts and boots
Bermuda shorts are quite suitable pieces for your fall wardrobe. To incorporate them into a work outfit, pair them with boots, a shirt or turtleneck, and maybe a blazer. Add at least a pair of leather shorts; leather has been a massive trend in the fall fashion of 2019.
Pleats are a 70s retro fashion trend that came back strongly a couple of years ago. The good news is that they continued to rule as a major work outfit trend in the runways. Therefore, expect to see them employed in a variety of designs and styles. Besides, they are one of the easiest trends to adapt to work outfits. So, adding some pleated pieces to your wardrobe is such an excellent idea. Go for a pleated skirt, dress, wide-leg pants, and/or jumpsuit.
As we said, leather has been a huge trend this fall fashion season. Many applications of it from all-leather to little accents such as leather scarfs showed up on the runways. Among the best ideas for your fall work wardrobe are pantsuits, skirt suits, dresses, and coats. We know that all-leather can be a wild look, but you can adapt it to work by focusing on simple designs that balance the edginess of the look. Plus, leather appeared in a wide variety of colors, not just the usual neutrals. Therefore, we expect that shopping for leather pieces and outfits will be quite fun.
It is not possible to mention the cold season without recalling coats. Coats of different materials and designs showed up in the fall and winter fashion shows of 2020. For some inspiration, check the tweed coats of Chanel and Coach. Also, faux fur coats were quite trendy. To adjust them for work outfits, go for simple designs of earthy or neutral colors. And we can not ignore classic trenches just because they are too obvious. Adding a new piece of this timeless coat will indeed be a valuable addition to your fall and winter wardrobe.
9 Day dresses
Simple day dresses are life saviors in the mornings when you are quite in a hurry. All you need is to put on the dress and you are almost done. And the best thing is that you will look fabulous with the minimum effort. So, make sure to add one or two classic pieces to your fall wardrobe. Ruffles and maxi dresses of boho vibes are fantastic and trendy too. Plus, you can easily employ them in work outfits by topping them with stylish blazers, jackets, coats, or sweaters. They will also provide extra warmth in the cold season.
10 Pink shades
The earthy shades of the 70s went big this fashion season on the runways. However, pinks also found their way to fall/winter fashion 2020. Dresses, jumpsuits, sweaters, jackets, and coats of pink hues that range from light to bright showed up. We find the trend wearable to work, although pinks, especially pastel shades, are unconventional for the cold seasons. Adding accents of pink to darker colors could provide the gloomy days of winter with some color.
These were outfit ideas that we hope to benefit you while enjoying updating your wardrobes for fall and winter 2020. Good luck and stay warm!