July 11, 2013 at
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Enjoy the beach while you can! Soon enough we’ll be heading back to school and the office. If you’re a busy woman who wears many hats (of course you are), you likely need a wardrobe that can effortlessly go from work to play and season to season. Who has time to change out a closet four times a year?! I’ve gathered some grown-up pieces that can also work at a soccer game, pot-luck dinner, or conference.
Here are the five wardrobe essentials every woman needs going into fall.
This trend isn’t going anywhere, and the feminine silhouette is a great addition to your closet. Your basic black pant or pencil skirt will seem fresh again with this fresh top. I like this one from J.Crew
We can thank Michelle Obama for this trend. The cardi is a terrific alternative to a blazer. Pair it with summery dresses and you’ll get a few more weeks out of your lightweight dresses as the weather gets cooler. Worn with jeans and a great necklace your cardi is also ready for a night out. A good bet is this Chevron Stripe from LOFT.
Fit and Flare Dress:
You can’t get much easier than a well-cut dress. This figure-flattering style works on every shape, and it’s an effortless way to look polished. Try this one from Land’s End (up to size 16)
This shapely design has been a hit (again) since Mad Men
came on the scene—and you don’t have to be a skinny minny to wear it! Pencil skirts look especially great on curvy girls. When you’re shopping for a skirt that will work in all four seasons, opt for a bold floral print like this one from Vince Camuto.
Slip them on with a slim pantsuit and you’re office-ready. Or pair them with a swingy skirt for brunch to look casual chic. Try this pair from HushPuppies.
Building a wardrobe is all about adding pieces that can multi-task and can have life in multiple seasons. These five additions will serve you well through the end of summer and beyond.