Fall Work Wear – Update your Wardrobe with This Easy Trick

September 4, 2018

legallee blonde studded backpack stylish fall work wearHappy September everyone! This is my last day of work before heading out to New York Fashion Week (leaving on the red eye tonight) so I wanted to talk stylish fall work wear, and share my new favorite outfit for a day in the office.

The best part about this outfit is that yes; you can buy all of these pieces if you love them (links are below!) but it with one easy trick that you can do with your existing clothes you can create a stylish fall work wear look and make your work day style more trendy.

button cardigan worn backwards with studded back packwide leg checkered pants // cardigan // shoes // necklace // similar backpack

The trick? Try wearing a basic cardigan backwards! From the front it looks like a typical crew neck sweater, but the buttons down the back add some fun detail that is professional, but trendy.

I went recently got this burgundy / wine colored button down cardigan and I love it. As usual, burgundy and other dark jewel tones will be popular this fall, so I wanted to add a cardigan in this shade to my wardrobe. I love how well it brings out the burgundy stitching in these wide leg pants. I am so in love with these pants! I rarely wear flats or low heels (as you’ve probably noticed haha) but the wide leg flood cut of these pants looks so good with flats that I had to make an exception.

studded backpack and jeffery campbell heels

So okay; fine. These still aren’t flats with their small block heel, but these are probably the closest thing I own to flats sooooo yep. haha.

Between the open sides, the tassel detail and the rhinestone studded block heel, these “flats” are definitely fashion forward. What I love about them though is you can pair them with a classic outfit and they can be completely work appropriate.

Last thing I want to talk about – backpacks! I have been hesitant to get on board with this trend but now that we are seeing more and more mini backpacks in faux leather materials, I am definitely finding myself more drawn to them. This studded backpack is one I picked up at Primark in Amsterdam last month and I know i will be styling it all this fall. Such an easy addition for stylish fall work wear.

And with that- I’m off to prep for New York Fashion Week!! Peace out Vancouver! To follow along with my NYFW experience follow me on instagram as I’ll be doing stories throughout.

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24 comments so far.

24 responses to “Fall Work Wear – Update your Wardrobe with This Easy Trick”

  1. Rach DiMare says:

    Those shoes are gorgeous!! And this is such a stylish workwear!


  2. Mollie says:

    Obsessed with these shoes!! I’m heading out to NYC tomorrow, maybe I’ll see you around!

    xx Mollie

    • Lee says:

      Ahh i hope so girl! I’ll be at the Lulu’s party friday night if you’re going! If not, hopefully Ill see you at some shows 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    I can’t believe it’s already September!! Love those pants and how you styled them. So fun for fall!


    • Lee says:

      I know, the summer just flew by! And my September is so busy, it’s going to be October in like point 2 seconds. eek. lol

  4. Megan says:

    I love this look from head to toe! It’d be perfect for NYFW. Especially the backpack!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  5. Brittany S says:

    Love this look!!! Those shoes are darling! I can’t wait to follow along for FW!!


  6. kileen says:

    This is such a great transitional outfit! I love those pants for fall.

    cute & little

  7. Dying over your accessories! That backpack and those shoes. So good!!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  8. Mei says:

    I have never, ever done this!!! NEED to try it ASAP 🙂

  9. Jasmine says:

    I don’t have a corporate job but this outfit looks classy and perfect for those who do.

  10. Emma Peach says:

    I love your check trousers, and those shoes are amazing! Hope you have a great time at NYFW!

    Emma xxx

  11. I love your pants! They are perfect for fall 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  12. Jessica says:

    Those shoes are so fun! I love the sparkly accents! Perfect for fall and for the office.

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