Admit it, you’ve coveted Joan Holloway’s wardrobe on Mad Men more than once. Apparently, you’re not alone. Designers from Derek Lam to Anna Sui to Diane von Furstenberg filled the Fall 2012 runways with curvy silhouettes meant for the workplace.
Start with the basic silhouette by getting a pencil skirt or a sheath dress (we love the slim styles from Rachel Roy and Ava & Aiden). Then layer on a sweet and saucy cropped cardigan or a peplum jacket from Z Spoke.
And let’s not forget about the accessories! That’s what will take this look from everyday office attire to a fashionable ’50s flair. Tie a printed silk scarf around your neck, or slip on a multi-strand pearl necklace. Pointy kitten heels or cap-toe flats let you stride in style and comfort. Your work tote gets an upgrade in classic, structured shapes in neutral tones. If it’s cooler outside, short leather gloves in a bright color from Portolano are the perfect finishing touch.
Are you ready to conquer the workplace this fall in style? We are! Shop Fall Trend Alert: Retro Office Chic on September 4, starting at noon ET.