Im not sure whether this should be titled winter or fall work wear considering the snow on the ground and the fact that it is November (Im still trying to wrap my head around this one!), regardless I’ll just go with it! One of the best things about the fall/winter season is the ability to layer! Different patterns and textures allows for a variety of fashionable combinations that are suitable in a work environment. I am loving this pairing of a skirt and printed collared shirt underneath a sweater with leggings and boots. It is very office appropriate while still being comfortable and chic! Below I have shared my fall/winter work wear essentials:
Wool Trench Coat – With winter arriving sooner than expected a great wool trench coat is a must for our Alberta climate! I bought this Michael Kors Wool Trench at Nordstroms on clearance last fall and I have worn it consistently throught the fall and winter seasons. The neutral colouring allows me to pair it with any combination of outfit and the gold details add a beautiful touch for a classy jacket! I have linked its details as well as similar coats below!
Functional Jewelry: I nabbed this necklace for $25 a couple weeks ago and cannot take it off, the quality is pretty good considering the price however I am glad I did not pay the retail price of $68. If you are going to buy the necklace wait for a sale!
Its no secret that I am obsessed with Eliasz & Ella and I wear their amazing bracelets daily, however most don’t know that they also have a gorgeous line of rings and midi rings that I cannot take off! With Christmas coming up their whole jewelry line is perfect for any fashionista! PS They are having a huge Holiday Party this coming Saturday November 14th at Miss Boss here in Edmonton where they will have limited edition pieces as well as some great sales!! I have linked the event page here, see you there!!!
A Wool Skirt – As you may recognize, I am loving wool for this season! Its warm, functional and stylish with unlimited outfit options! This skirt was purchased at Jcrew also on clearance in the states. Details linked below, and remember most of my fall items I purchase in the spring when everything goes on sale!
Sweaters – This basic black sweater is from Joe Fresh, $20 and super cute. You do not need to fork out a lot of money for great sweaters, Joe Fresh and Old Navy have great options in tons of colour choices for a third of what you would pay at Jcrew or similar!
Work Bag: This Matt & Nat Raylan has been my go to bag from the second I got it. With the neutral colouring I have been able to transition from spring/summer graciously into winter without skipping a beat! This bag has everything, a laptop sleeve, 4 exterior pockets and a second pocket on the interior! Whether you need it for work or a diaper bag I highly recommend this bag. It comes in some beautiful colours, is made in Canada and doesn’t hurt any animals in the process!!
Fleece Leggings: I live in these puppies most of the fall and winter! Costco has an amazing deal on fleece leggings, 2 for $12.99!!! Ive bought my fair share as they are great quality and you cannot beat the price!
Collared Shirts – Plaid is a staple of mine and this little plaid number I got at Old Navy as well! They have so many plaid colour variations to choose from it allows you to have some fun with your outfits! JCrew is also an awesome place to get collared shirts, my instagram photo awhile back with the lined collared shirt was from Jcrew on clearance!
Self Tanner: Can you believe how white I look;)
Boots – Last but definitely not least and probably one of the most important for a great fall work outfit is the boots! I love the cognac colour, it gives your outfit a pop of colour without being over baring or lost as many black boots can be if you are wearing a black outfit and black leggings! These Tory Burch boots my hubby picked up at the Toronto outlet (doesn’t he have amazing taste;)!) and I am so in love with them! Key things to look for when purchasing boots, comfort and quality. Boots are something I don’t hesitate to invest more money on because if you take care of them and bring them to your local Shoe Repair store for new soles and a good polishing they can last you several seasons! That being said I have never paid full price for a pair of Tory Burch boots, the outlet malls in the states are the best place to find great styles at a huge discount, all of my boots have been bought in Vegas at the North Outlet Mall!
Hope you enjoy! xo
Wool Trench Coat: Michael Kors (here), similar here & here Buffalo Plaid Collared Shirt: Old Navy (here), similar here & here Black V Neck Sweater: Joe Fresh (here), similar here & here Wool Skirt: Jcrew (here), similar here & here Work Bag: Matt & Nat Raylan (here), similar here & here Fleece Leggings: Costco (in store), similar here & here Boots: Tory Burch (here), similar here & here Rings: Eliasz & Ella Big Ring (here), Eliasz & Ella Bow Midi Ring (here), Eliasz & Ella Bar Midi Ring (here) Necklace: BaubleBar Courtney Bib (here) Bracelets: Eliasz & Ella Bangin Bracelets (here & here)