Look forward to "casual Fridays" at the office with our style guide highlighting relaxed yet professional pieces for your 9-to-5. Pair J.Crew's classic cardigans with Gap's clean-cut jeans and oxford flats for a classic preppy ensemble. For a cozier look, wear Uniqlo's textural knit tops with colored pants and ankle boots for the ultimate Fall feel. Ready to work it? Check out all our picks featuring popular brands like Madewell, Zara, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Why is something this basic so tricky to style? The sweater dress is so slouchy and easy, we either overcomplicate how to wear it or we veer on the side of too easy. The trick is finding the balance and adding interest, because quite frankly, sweater dresses aren't totally interesting on their own. Instead, play with the proportion by adding knee-high boots, and add a more definitive silhouette with a structured jacket, coat, or blazer. And, if your sweater dress is oversize, go one step further and cinch the waist with a belt to define your curves. As for the rest, don't go crazy — just finish it off with your favorite Winter accessories, like a printed scarf, cozy beanie, and sophisticated tote. We've done the work — just shop the outfit to pull it together on your own.
Shop clockwise from top left: Topshop Hooded Toggle Duffle Coat ($178), Zara Sweater Dress ($80), Richmond Beanie ($32), Ray-Ban Shrunken Aviator Sunglasses ($150), Rebecca Minkoff Amourous Satchel ($325), Banana Republic Plaid Fringe Scarf ($60), Kate Spade Saturday Knee-High Heel Boots ($295)
It's no wonder the street style set, and even the celebrity crowd, flocks to Zara. With the brand's release of the new November lookbook, that's just where we plan to spend our weekend shopping — picking up slick leather, a modern take on the plaid coat, chunky sweaters, and minimalist separates. It's a wardrobe that was made for mixing and matching — and really, what's better than finding pieces you'll wear again and again?
Click through to get a preview of what to expect this month at Zara, then click over to the site to shop. But when you leave with an ecart full of stuff, just don't say we didn't warn you.
Audrey Hepburn once said, "One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress," and we couldn't agree more. Add this classic piece to your closet with our picks for the season featuring a range of styles (and price points). Travel the sleek route in fit-and-flare shapes from Halston and Zac Posen for a timeless look that can take you to any cocktail party with ease. Or experiment with backless details from Zara for a sexier approach to evening dressing.
Shop outfits left to right: Zara V-Neck Sweater ($139), J.Crew Patch-Pocket Pencil Skirt ($148), Diane von Furstenberg Genna Tall Heeled Boots ($498); Tibi Patterned Wool Turtleneck Sweater ($385), H&M Leather Skirt ($99), Laurence Dacade Virgil Knee High Boots ($275, originally $1,099); Vanessa Bruno Angora-Blend Sweater ($464), Topshop Moto Check Print Pencil Skirt ($64), Zara Track Sole Boot ($179)
The piece: Zara Long Faux Fur Vest
The price: $100
Why we want it: It's times like these when I all but give up on outerwear. I've got light layers to add on for those early-Fall nights and serious jackets to battle nose-twitching temperature drops, but I often come up empty handed for those days when the weather takes me on a rollercoaster ride: one hour, it's too cold to run errands with just a scarf, but then the next, I'm a little too balmy in my leather jacket. That's why I'm adding this furry Zara vest to my finicky Fall arsenal. It will come in handy over jeans and a t-shirt but would also look amazing styled atop jackets and blazers, a trick perfected by some of my favorite street style stars.
There's no denying the power of the statement necklace. Bold, stunning, and deceptively decadent, this key piece of jewelry can instantly take your look from plain to polished. Pair our favorite picks — all $50 or less — with a crisp, collared blouse and pencil skirt for a standout office ensemble. Or amp up your favorite little black dress for a gorgeous party look. Check out our unbelievable finds from Mango, Forever 21, and more.
The cooler temperature doesn't mean you have to store away your leg-baring bottoms. This Fall, we're crushing on fit-and-flare skirts for a flirty, fun look that can be worn day to night. Try wearing this flattering silhouette with a sweater and pumps for a polished ensemble, or amp up your party style with a sexy leather rendition and crop top. Finish with opaque tights, and you're set — check out our picks from popular brands like Zara, Banana Republic, and Tibi.
It's true — that comfy, casual, weekend-perfect parka totally works for the office! Putting a fancier spin on the rugged anorak is easier than you think with the magic of a smart flat and black trousers. We love it here with a luxe gray turtleneck sweater and a practical shoulder bag, plus, of course, some statement jewelry. Want to try on the look we pulled together? Shop it all below.