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Classic Fall Fashion at Every Price Point

These past few weeks I've really been enjoying of working from home and being in sweats all day. Next week I have to back to the office for meetings and that's been inspiring me to shop for classic essentials that are suitable in a corporate environment. With Black Friday sales coming up I think it's the perfect time to take stock of what basics you're missing in your wardrobe in case they go on sale. My fashion picks this week features classic in-season pieces I can really incorporate into my every day 9 to 5 workday wardrobe at every price point.

*Keeping in mind I have both Canadian and US readers, the majority of retailers I link to can ship to both USA and Canada and have free shipping and return policies. Dollar figures listed are in USD.

splurge (> $500 USD)

BALENCIAGA Knife velvet sock boots ($1,290 USD)

The pointy toe bootie is not going out of style anytime soon. I'm currently obsessed with the Balenciaga knife boot and I think its unique shape really helps elongate your legs and elevate your outfit. This boot in a wine velvet color is the perfect fall pop of color in my otherwise monochromatic wardrobe.

GANNI Woodside crystal-embellished checked wool-blend coat ($655 USD)

Browsing on Net-a-Porter I came across this gem. This lightly checked wool-blend coat is a classic piece in any woman's wardrobe. I especially love small special details like the crystal embellished buttons and logo print lining. The white check is less noticeable on the light grey fabric, making this ideal for those who want to want to lightly dabble in checked prints.

JACQUEMUS Baya cutout cotton-blend maxi dress ($705 USD)

I've been looking for a warm maxi dress with a high thigh slit but have not found one that elevates my style. However, this knit dress is beautifully cut and can be work out in the fall/winter for going out with sandals or thigh high boots or to work when paired with tights and a long tan coat.

SPEND ($100-$500)

NANUSHKA Carmen croc-effect leather tote ($495 USD)

Croc-effect shoes and purses are becoming increasingly popular in the fall/winter 2018 season. Nanushka has a growing selection of beautifully designed croc-effect accessories. I was drawn to the unique shape of this well crafted tote, which is a perfect size for work, as I often have to lug around a laptop with me. This style also comes in black.

EQUIPMENT Jack pleated washed-silk shirt ($280 USD)

What is more quintessential in your work wardrobe than a white dress shirt? I prefer white silk dress shirts but I find with most, it is see through in the front so you have to make sure you layer a nude/white cami underneath. This Equipment dress shirt has this gorgeous pleating at the front that not only adds something special to your usual dress shirt but can cover the outline of your bra. Instead of the usual plastic buttons, the white round buttons on the blouse looks to blend seemlessly into the shirt.

CAMI NYC The Serena velvet maxi dress ($350 USD)

Who dressing up for holiday parties, I typically prefer a simple holiday dress which I can the dress up with accessories. I love the simple floor length cut and low back in this luxurious velvet fabric.

SAVE < $99

UO Marigold Velvet Flare Pant ($50 USD)

Most work pants I have are black or white and I've been looking for a warm fall color to bring some variety to my wardrobe. These mustard corduroy pants definitely give me fall vibes and pair well with a blazer or my fur coat.


Animal prints are definitely the craze this season for fall/winter 2018. I've been hunting for a way to incorporate it into my wardrobe in a way I would reach for it season over season. I love this black and white faux snake print jeans as it adds some pattern to my wardrobe and easy to pair with my wardrobe. You could also wear this to work on any day its appropriate to wear jeans and tone it down by keeping the rest of your outfit monochromatic.

Reformation Leia Top ($48 USD)

Basic knitwear for layering will always be essential. I love the thin texture of Reformation knit, which is perfect for layering under other tops like a v neck cardigan or under a midi slip dress.


Another animal print option is this simple v- neck tank with thin straps, perfect to layer under a cardigan or layered over a thin turtleneck top (like the previous pick).


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