How to Nail Dressing for Work Again (Even If You Just Need a New WFH Wardrobe)

Fall is here, and with it comes sweater weather, better hair days and our work commute. But the last time we were in the office, velvet was everywhere, standing 12 hours in high-heeled boots was a walk in the park and IG Reels (and all the Gen Z fashion #inspo) didn’t exist yet. A lot has changed since, which is why we want to help you look your best this fall—so you can focus on being the boss (even if it’s still over Zoom). Here, six pieces from French luxury house Longchamp to help you stylishly ease back into the office. Hint: When in fashion doubt, look to Paris.

1. A Stylish-yet-sturdy Bag

Lugging a laptop back and forth doesn’t have to be drag when you have the iconic Roseau top-handle bag to do it. The removable shoulder strap means you can transition from your morning commute to five o’clock happy hour with ease, and the velvety soft cowhide expands to fit all your essentials.

2. A Bold Blazer

We haven’t turned heads in awhile (to be fair, it’s a bit tougher in our sweatpants and T-shirts). But this bright red blazer will do the trick nicely. Whether you’re in virtual meetings or going back into the office, a menswear-style tailored jacket made of blended virgin wool in firecracker red is just the kind of bold move we should be making to kick off the new season.

3. ...and Matching Trousers

Pair the blazer with these coordinating single-pleat trousers to nail the power-suit trend that’s still going strong, or with a tucked-in chunky turtleneck for a statement-making pop of color.

4. A Colorful Pair Of Shades For The Commute

We haven’t gotten up early enough for a full commute in 18 months, so the practical (albeit, still luxury) use of these sunglasses is obviously to disguise our under-eye bags. But they’re also the cherry on top of a complete ensemble. If you want to look put together for your first week back at work, our suggestion is add the shades.

5. Boardroom-worthy Sneakers

Let’s be honest: Our worst nightmare after only wearing fuzzy slippers for a year and a half is traipsing around the office in five-inch heels. Opt for a très chic set of kicks with a bold brand logo and oversized sole to perfectly toe the line between comfort and style.

6. A Silk Scarf To Tie It All Together

Ooh là là. Add a bit of French flair to any ol’ T-shirt or button-down with a silk neck scarf that works just as well over Zoom as it does keeping you a tad bit warmer in classic 60-below office temps. (*Le sigh* The things we don’t miss…)

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Roberta Fiorito

Senior Editor, Branded Content + Cohost, Royally Obsessed Podcast

In her 8 years at Gallery Media Group, Roberta has written about fashion, beauty, news, trends and the royal family. She is currently Senior Editor of Branded Content at...
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