If you’re a lover of fashion, you may follow the seasonal runway cycles with a little bit of longing. Most of us office-bound working stiffs are relegated to lifestyles that don’t permit semi-sheer bodystockings or thigh-high-slit slip skirts for daily wear, and while we can add these pieces to our Pinterest boards until the cows come home, our working environments dictate a more restrained approach to dressing.
Today, however, we’re on a mission to bridge the gap between the fantasy of the runways and the realities of business casual dress. We looked to the Fall ’19 collection of some of our favorite designers — Gucci, Prada, and Loewe among them — for some office-ready looks, and found plenty of inspiration. The shopping picks we’ve rounded up are cool and trend-forward enough to scratch that fashion itch — without attracting any unwanted attention from HR.
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Leather is poised for leopard print-level domination this fall, and its structure and luxurious quality make it the perfect office-outfit fodder. Take a cute from this tonal Jacquemus look and create a work-friendly outfit around a leatherette midi choosing your favorite color. If you're not comfortable with brights, opt for professional tones of khaki to keep it dress code-friendly.Photo: MCV/FirstView.
ASOS Leather Look Pleated Midi Skirt, $, available at ASOS
Banana Republic Dillon Classic-Fit Utility Shirt, $, available at Banana Republic
Dagne Dover Signature Midi Tote, $, available at Dagne Dover
Gray Matters Piega Neon Pumps, $, available at Shopbop
This Loewe ensemble might appear ready for takeoff, but it’s actually more grounded than you think. A ruffled button-down worn under a sleek knit tank is simultaneously nerdy-chic, and the relaxed trousers are cool but office-friendly. We know that sneakers won’t fly in every workplace, but a slick pair in black leather paired with a structured, shiny handbag makes for a professional combination. You can admire but, um, skip the hat.Photo: Yanshan Zhang/Getty Images.
H&M Ruffled Silk-blend Blouse, $, available at H&M
Madewell Monterey Sweater Tank, $, available at Madewell
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