Call it a cliché but when you look good you feel good which is why I take pleasure in getting dressed for work even on the days I dread going into the office. Although I have a bit more flexibility working in fashion, expressing oneself through outfits even with a corporate dress code can significantly increase mood and creativity.
For most of us, it's been two years of Zoom meetings in our favorite t-shirt and sweatpants so I’m excited to get back to chic yet comfortable trend-forward looks that mean business. No matter your industry, a minimal take on casual workwear is my favorite go-to inspiration because of its effortlessly sleek take on comfort combined with affordability regardless of budget.
Whether you prefer wide-leg trousers paired with an oversized button-down or a blazer and denim combination worn with your favorite statement boots, I’ve enlisted two of my favorite minimalists to share their go-to workwear items they’ll be rotating this fall.
Less is more when it comes to sophisticated elegance, so take notes of these key items to refresh your workwear wardrobe that’ll surely get you noticed for all the right reasons.
Gaining popularity on TikTok for her minimal fashion-forward style, Aissata inspires her 20,000 followers with her weekly round-up of everyday corporate outfits. Her effortless cool girl nature is achieved with a combination of neutral tones, oversized fits, and statement pieces styled to perfection.
1. Classic Blazer
“A classic blazer is a must for work this fall because it can make any look pulled together. I love throwing mine over a basic T-shirt with a pair of relaxed jeans to balance out the casualness of the rest of the outfit and it’s a formula that works every time.”
“Not only are loafers/mules chic but they can also bring comfort to your work outfit. I have a pair of Gucci loafers that I grab every time when I need comfort. I also love kitten heel mules for those in-between seasons like fall or spring when I feel like adding a little something to elevate my work outfits.”
3. Neutral Trousers
“A good pair of neutral color trousers. They’re so versatile and can be dressed up or down. They're also really good at balancing out a casual work look and bringing it back to looking professional.”
Her current Instagram series, “30 days of Outfits” is a girl’s guide to effortlessly cool looks when it comes to those of us with a bit more flexibility with our office attire. Mixing sportswear with casual pieces is a great way to keep it cute and casual with a hybrid work schedule. These are key pieces that are flexible between working from both the coffee shop and the office according to Six.
4. Oversized Button Down
“This piece is great because it’s comfy yet structured and can elevate almost any casual piece easily. For example, pairing a crisp white button with sweats and a pump takes business casual to a whole new level.”
5. Bomber Jacket
“I’m loving these for fall because they are warm and have so much versatility. For office dressing, adding a comfort element is always key for me. you can pair an oversized bomber with a structured dress and boots or even a fitted bomber with trousers and loafers and not only look put together but add a bit of edge to classic office staples.”
6. Maxi Skirt
“Asymmetrical, long, pleated, fitted, baggy, there are so many skirt styles that are hot and which make playing with them for the office so much fun. I’m loving the skirt suit with loafers or a bootie, a good button down tucked into a pleated skirt gives a mix of school girl but office appropriate when paired properly.”
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