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10/092019

Here’s what to wear to work this autumn



Model in beige suit for work

Looking
for some work outfit ideas to help you revive your office wardrobe this autumn? Look no further! We’ve searched through all the autumn trends hitting the shops and found the new season fashion picks from your favourite stores in Highcross. Nine-‘til-five style: nailed.

Autumn trend: classic 70s 

Ladylike looks rule this season and this signature Seventies outfit is a no-brainer way to nail it: the sharp blazer, the chic blouse and the swishy midi skirt. H&M is really rocking the 70s trend, with floaty knee-length skirts featuring heavily in their new season roundup. 

It’s grown-up and classic, so perfect for the office, but don’t think that you still can’t have fun with it. Play with colour combinations, such as of-the-moment tan, blush pink and autumnal red-brown. Look to Seventies detailing and fabrics such as pussy-bows, statement oversized sleeves, bold prints and corduroy. 
What to wear to work this autumn at Highcross
Our picks: blazer with flap pockets, £79.99, Zara; hush Lottie spot blouse, £69, John Lewis & Partners; pleated skirt in rust brown, £29.99, H&M – order online, pick up in store


Autumn trend: dark florals

Who doesn’t love a floral dress? If you’ve lived in a bright and breezy one all summer, then this is how you can continue your dress love affair into fall. The way to make it work for colder days is look for midi length styles with longer sleeves in a darker base, like black. Choose bold, graphic floral patterns or stick to ditzy prints, whatever you prefer. 

Toughen up the look with a pair of Western-style ankle boots – they’ll still work in the office, while giving your outfit a cool, laidback vibe. Opt for a bare leg now, then throw on the opaques as it gets chilly.  
What to wear to work this autumn at Highcross
Our picks: Studio by Preen black blossom pixel print dress, £59, Debenhams; Katy crocodile boots, £248, All Saints


Autumn trend: suits

Suiting: doesn’t sound particularly groundbreaking for officewear, but stick with us. This season, tailoring takes on a new twist. And it’s all thanks to the humble belt. 

For quite a while now, the oversized blazer has reigned supreme. And it’ll still play an important part in your autumn wardrobe, but make way for the new cinched-in silhouette too. Keep the blazer single breasted, and look for matching trousers that finish just above the ankle. If you feel like making a fashion statement then opt for a suit in tan or beige. Zara have some great tailoring in store at the moment – from tan blazers to gingham trousers. 

We’re really loving the check prints around at the moment, such as classic Prince of Wales or gingham. Now grab a black belt (skinny or wide, we’re not fussed) and cinch in your waist. Ready for the boardroom or the bar…
What to wear to work this autumn at Highcross
Our picks: Romy wool blend checked blazer, £235, ; Romy wool blend checked trousers, £120, Reiss; Pipi crocodile leather belt, £50, All Saints


Autumn trend: the wool coat

Office outfits sorted. Now let’s talk commuter coats. A longline wool coat is a great investment and will last you season after season (plus it’s great for keeping you warm while waiting for the delayed 07.34). Look for tailored, belted or super structured styles in navy, khaki or cream (maybe save this for dry days though!). Don’t forget about the classic trench either. And for a new take on the leather jacket, choose on-trend tan in a belted style. 
What to wear to work this autumn at Highcross
Our picks: AND/OR Tahlia coat, £180, John Lewis & Partners; Oasis Tabitha nude mac, £78, Debenhams and John Lewis & Partners


PERSONAL SHOPPING AT JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

We asked personal shopper Alex what new-season trends she’s excited for autumn: ‘Utility is going to be one of the most predominate trends of the season. It’s reflected in suiting by the cinched-in waist, whether this is by an extreme tailored cut or a belt. It's flattering to wear and ideal if you want to be fashion-forward in your working environment.’ To book your personal shopping appointment, or for more information, call 01162 427 185, come in store or visit the website.
 

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