What I love most about this dress is the flattering effect of the vertical stripes and thin, solid waistline.
So you made a vow to only buy one thing for fall? Make it a statement red bag like this J.Crew Edie tote in flame ($348, jcrew.com). It will perfectly match all of the basic black and brown that you already own while adding a great pop to your wardrobe.
Go for a leather pencil skirt like Reiss’ Bonita faux leather skirt in toffee ($180, reissonline.com) to add some excitement to your workday wardrobe. When buying leather for the office remember to stay away from black and go for caramel and chocolate browns, which scream professional power woman rather than biker babe.
Heels are nice to look at, but let’s face it, wearing them all day at the office is nothing short of painful. Instead of ballet flats this fall scoop up a pair of "slippers" like these from Topshop ($56, topshop.com)—wear them on the weekend, throw them in your work bag for a comfortable alternative to heels should you need them, or wear them to the office with skinny trousers and a blouse.
Cobalt blue is undoubtedly one of fall's hottest colors. A great way to embrace the trend is with a fun pair of pumps like these Kors By Michael Kors Elgin pointed-toe calf-hair pumps ($295, michaelkors.com). Head to Aldo for some pitch perfect less expensive options.
With fur all over the runways—on everything from sleeves, to glasses, to shoes—opt for a faux fur accent piece to get on trend. A faux fur vest like this one by Rachel Zoe for QVC ($76.32, qvc.com) is a great layering piece to wear as the weather starts to chill.