So last year, I started my current job as a “Program Assistant” aka Assistant Director, for an after school program and I was overjoyed at the fact that I finally had a job that I could “dress up” for. Then that “I have to dress up for work” feeling began to fade, and I began to wear what ever the hell I wanted! (Including jeans, and the occasional sweats, which my kids hated for some reason. LOL)
But now that summer is over, and I’m starting work a week earlier than I expected, I’m back into “dress up” mode! (Pray for me this year! LOL) Dressing up always improves my mood (and makes me feel way more important than I really am, lol) so I think I want to give it another shot. But just because I’m going to work, doesn’t mean I don’t wanna be cute! (I don’t know about y’all but I don’t dream of wearing pants suits all day long people. LOL)
A few days ago, I decided to do a little window shopping online, just to see if there was anything I’d be interested in buying for the Fall, and thanks to Avenue’s wonderful FFFWeek brunch event (which you can read more about here) I had a change of heart and decided to check out their site! (Long story short, I used to think Avenue was for old people. LOL But now they have some stuff that I’m just dying to have!)
After I checked out Avenue’s site, I realized that their Fall clothes would be PERFECT for my job! Not TOO business-y, yet not too casual! I could wear tights and leggings, because they had long shirts that would cover my butt! So since I was inspired by Avenue’s Fall line, I thought I’d inspire you too.
Here’s 5 killer outfits to add to YOUR back to work wardrobe this Fall.
(STOP! All photos are from Avenue.com, please don’t sit here and act like you can’t tell! LOL I’m not about to lie and say I took these! Go look at their website, you’ll see! So yeah, I don’t take credit for any of the photos below (or above) in this post. Oh and, although they didn’t pay me to write this post, they did send me that cute colorblock cardigan below, so I thought I’d show them some love! Oh, and there’s also a coupon at the end of this post! Carry on. *Beyoncé voice* LOL)
(P.s – Click the photos below to find out if they still have your size, because you know you want it!)
How cute is this top!? The cutout shoulder is enough for me to feel cute, in a top that would otherwise be a plain ol’ regular work top, and these tapered pants look like the work version of skinny jeans, don’t ya think? LOL Just add some silver earrings, a few silver stackable bracelets, a pair of black pumps (or flats/wedges, what ever you prefer) and a cute black purse and you’re good to go! No need to get all fancy, I just need to be cute! LOL
So here’s that cute leggings and long shirt combo I was talking about above! Notice how even though I’ll be wearing leggings, this shirt is totally long enough to cover my arse? Literally! LOL And I love how the sharkbite effect adds a HUGE cute factor to this (otherwise very ordinary and business-y like) shirt. The merlot leggings don’t just add a pop of color, but it’s also trending this Fall! (I mean, if you’re into that kind of thing. LOL)
3rd Outfit – An All Black Asymmetrical Panel Dress
So let’s mix it up a bit now and throw in a dress! Great thing about THIS dress is not only is it flowy, so it’s comfortable, but it’s also long enough to wear in a school (or to what ever job you have to go too) without looking like you’re looking for attention. (If you know what I mean! LOL) And since this dress is black, you can accessorize however the hell you want too! (Just don’t go TOO crazy, remember it’s still work!)
I’m in love with this cardigan, I’m not gonna lie! There’s just something about it that screams BUY ME! LOL However, I’m more in love with the idea of tummy control pants! I actually hate wearing pants because it doesn’t do my body justice, you know, like a pair of jeans would, but if these REALLY do what they’re supposed to, I’m in! And notice how the colors are still perfect for the Fall season!
5th Outfit – A Merlot Colorblock Cardigan + A Pair of Black Slim Leg Pants
Here we go again with the Merlot baby! (Shesh, I’d probably be drunk by now if we were actually drinking this stuff huh? LOL) But I actually love this sweater and how well those colors work together! Once again, these pants have a similar “skinny” effect, which I love! (I hate those wide legged pants, that look like they were made to fit a cow and a half underneath. LOL Who the hell still wears their boots on the inside of their pants? Grrr!) But what ever!
So what do you think? Like em? Love em? Hate em? LOL Leave a comment below and let me know! (And if you have a favorite pair of shoes you’d like to share that would go perfect with these outfits, leave the links/photos below in a comment as well! Or tweet me them or something. LOL Cause I’m really fixing to buy these outfits for work as soon as I get paid, and I’m gonna need some new shoes too. LOL)
But before I go, here’s that coupon I promised!
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