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Updating Your Fall Work Wear Wardrobe

September 27, 2022


Erin Schrader

Disclosure: Thank you to Nordstrom Rack & Shopstyle for sponsoring today’s post. All products were selected, purchased, and loved by yours truly.

It’s Monday morning – your alarm goes off, the coffee pot is brewing up your morning cup, Niko Moon is playing on Alexa while you’re in the shower, and then that dreaded time where you stand in front of your closet for 10 minutes too long [sorry, no Dunkin’ today] and stare at your closet thinking “what in the world do I wear today?!” rolls around. Been there, done that. The good news is: there is help, friends.

Insert Nordstrom Rack. I took the challenge upon myself to find 5 workwear looks that you could rock from Monday – Friday, all fall-approved and budget-friendly. We’re workin’ to make those dollars, we don’t need to spend every hour of our salary on outfits only our cubicle mates will see [there are much more fun things in life to spend money on, ie: martinis with girlfriends, trips to the Bahamas, and string cheese.] If you’re new to shopping Nordstrom Rack, you should know they offer up to 70% off designer brands you know and love, free shipping over $89, or FREE ship to store! It’s your one-stop shop for all the things you need for the office and play.

Now, let’s talk a walk through your workday wardrobe….

Monday: Board Meeting

Plaid Double-Breasted Blazer • Lucy Paris [true to size, wearing in small] // Lace Cami • Melrose and Market [true to size, wearing in small] // NORDSTROM RACK Essential Ponte Pants [true to size, wearing in small] // Paryn d’Orsay Pump • Jessica Simpson [true to size]

This plaid blazer is everything. She’s radiating fall colors and has class written all over her. Pair it with the comfiest work pants [I was so impressed with this under $30 pair!] and you’re ready for whatever your day throws your way!

Tuesday: In The Zone

Long Sleeve Printed Ruffle Blouse • Pleione [true to size, wearing in small] // High Waist Bootcut Leg Jeans • Joe’s Jeans [true to size, wearing in 27] // Paryn d’Orsay Pump • Jessica Simpson [true to size]

Work doesn’t have to be all serious. These coated bootcut jeans add the perfect flare [pun intended] to your work look. Top her off with this floral top and you’ll be awarded “best dressed” on your department floor in no time.

Wednesday: For After Work Happy Hour

Ottoman Ribbed Sweater • 1 STATE [true to size, wearing in small] // Renee C Ditsy Leopard Print Midi Skirt [true to size, wearing in small] // Paryn d’Orsay Pump • Jessica Simpson [true to size]

The best part of the work day? Those after dinner drinks. Three cheers for this little number that is sophistacted in the work place and then flirty enough for the bar.

Thursday Meetings

ELIE ELIE TAHARI Long Sleeve Collarless Open Front Jacket [true to size, wearing in small] // NORDSTROM RACK Essential Long Sleeve Layering T-Shirt [true to size, wearing in small] // The High Waist Clean Hem Bootcut Jeans • Joe’s Jeans [true to size, wearing in 27] // Paryn d’Orsay Pump • Jessica Simpson [true to size]

The real MVP of this blog post? You’re lookin’ at her. This open front jacket is a cross between a blazer and your favorite cardigan. If pay raises were being given for performance, she’d be getting at least 20%.

Casual Friday

Puff Sleeve Tie Neck Top • 1 STATE [true to size, wearing in small] // Ab Technology Crop Ankle Skinny Jeans • Democracy [true to size, wearing in 4] // Pointy Toe Chain Mule • Steve Madden [true to size] // Blindy Large Tote Bag • Steve Madden

As if Friday needed any more reasons why it’s the best, work places went and decided that jeans could be a thing. Bless you higher ups. Give me any excuse to wear jeans and I’m there. ps. Congratulations. You just earned another paycheck — time to go shopping 😉

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