Summer has finally come to an end and it’s time to bring out fall investment pieces. I know summer officially ended in September but we were still enjoying the summer weather, which was always in the 70s and 80s. But this week NYC weather dropped to the 50s and some of us almost forgot how to deal with cold weather.
If you haven’t already it’s time to start thinking of investment pieces to wear when you are out in the cold. If you are a busy career lady you don’t always have time to shop every time cold weather hits. And if you are a bargain shopper you don’t really want to waste money on pieces that you can’t use over and over.
There are a few pieces you always need for work – a pencil skirt, a blouse, a nice tailored blazer, a midi dress, and a nice comfortable pump. You always have to wear these pieces if your work environment demands a business attire.
In addition to the regular workwear pieces, below are investment pieces you need to add to your fall work wardrobe that will not only keep you warm but also keep you looking stylish and professional.
Trench coat is a fall’s favorite and you can’t go wrong with this piece from Zara.
Invest in tights that won’t easily tear when your nails scratch them. I’ve had my share of torn tights but eventually realized that there are some I’ve owned for years that don’t have any tear on them. These are tights I took my time and money to invest in. Prints are great for fall so try this sheer leopard tights by Commando.
You can’t always afford to leave your legs and feet bare when you are outside in the cold. You can pair booties like this one by Jeffrey Campbell with your tights or with a midi dress.
Spice up your mundane fall work look with a printed scarf. The weather is cold but it’s not winter-cold so a light printed scarf like this one from Zara will do a good job keeping you warm.
The time of wearing light blouses and shirts to work is over unless you style them with a blazer. It’s time to bring out chunky sweaters like this one by Topshop and pair them with your pants or midi skirts.
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