Fall Trend Report Offers Versatile Career Basics

Style White Blouse

Tailored, but not too stuffy, these versatile and polished career basics look great outside the office, too!

Prints: Fall floral, leopard, camo, plaid and more
Textures: Faux fur, leather
Colors: Emerald green and winter white

The perfect white blouse

Look great without really trying by investing in a crisp, white blouse. Embrace wash-and-wear with Brooks Brothers’ No-Iron Fitted White Shirt — complete with a feminine silhouette and shapely, slim fit with a touch of stretch material woven in. $98.50, brooksbrothers.com.

shoe.jpgSensible toe-capped flat

These color-blocked, leather ballet flats have a glamorous, updated feel with equestrian-inspired hardware. Sport them with a skirt and tights or trousers for a seamless transition from work to play. $98, cwonder.com.

Essential black pants

Give your jeans a break! Pair trousers made of “seasonless” fabric (smooth, synthetic material that is comfortable in winter and summer) with a fun top for a night out, a twin set for work or with a sweater for a jaunt to the mall. Look for a pant with a slightly lowered rise and a straight-to-slight boot cut leg that is not too tight in the thigh. Try the Editor Pant line in Barely Boot fit from Express. $69.99-79.99, express.com.


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