5 Fall Work Outfit Formulas to Wear on Repeat

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Hit snooze, peel yourself out of bed, stare into your closet for eons trying to figure out what to wear... Sound Sound familiar? To make our life (and yours) easier, we put together five fall-ready outfit formulas that help weekday mornings go a little smoother. 

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Turtleneck + Slip Dress + Strappy Pumps

The silk dress you bought for summer? Repurpose it for fall by layering a turtleneck underneath. Step into a pair of modest pumps (read: no towering stilettos) and you won’t even feel the need to kick them off under your desk.

Get the look: Anne Klein ($59); Polo Ralph Lauren ($159); Franco Sarto ($74)

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Plaid Shirt + Tailored Corduroys

It just wouldn’t feel like fall if we didn’t work a plaid shirt into our weekday outfit rotation. The same goes for corduroy. Opt for high-waisted pants and French-tuck your shirt for a polished (not lumberjack-y) look.

Get the look: Madewell ($80); Everlane ($78)

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Puff-sleeve Sweater + A-line Skirt

The sweater silhouette of the season is hands-down the puff-sleeve. This one gets extra cool points for the bold, surprisingly flattering hue. Pair it with a sleek, black A-line skirt to balance the proportions and you’ll almost feel like you’re still in your PJs.

Get the look: Lauren Ralph Lauren ($67); Calvin Klein ($40)

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Crewneck Sweater + Culottes + Snakeskin Booties

A cozy crewneck sweater, flattering culottes and comfy booties: What’s not to love? We’re We’re upping the stylish factor for white-on-white, because we’re firm believers in breaking that “no white after Labor Day” rule. 

Get the look: Everlane ($40); Paige ($189); STEVEN by Steve Madden ($104)

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Midi Dress + White Booties

A midi is always work-appropriate, but a plaid pattern and on-trend white booties make it your go-to for fall. And it doesn’t even feel out of place for Friday happy hour.

Get the look: The Fifth Label ($118); Sam Edelman ($140) 

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