9-to-5 Style

Wondering what to wear to work? Simply follow our shopping guide, packed with stylish options and fabulous looks guaranteed to make you shine at the office (and beyond).

Invest in a jacket

A tailored jacket is a must-have piece for work. This fall, the most popular styles are inspired by the menswear, borrowing materials from the boys (think tweed, flannel, and gabardine) as well as prints (plaids, Prince of Wales check and stripes). The pantsuit, with its coordinated jacket and pants, is another option that’s especially on trend. Get additional mileage from your jacket by pairing it with pants in contrasting colours and prints. The palette of choice for tailored pieces this fall is grey, in various shades that are easy to match and always versatile. Team the shade with other neutrals, such as white, cream or black, or with pink or burgundy for a dash of colour.


1. Jacket, shirt and pants, Hudson’s Bay, $189, $89 and $79.99 / 2. Watch, H&M, $24.99 / 3. Shoes, Le Château, $110 / 4. Bag, H&M, $29.99 / 5. Jacket, Dynamite, $44.95 / 6. Jacket, shirt and pants, Tristan, $250, $95 and $125 / 7. Pants, Reitmans, $49.90 / 8. Jacket, top, pants and shoes, Le Château, $179.95, $59.95, $99.95 and $89.95 / 9. Jacket, top and pants, H&M, $59.99, $34.99 and $39.99 / 10. Top, Le Château. $49.95 / 11. Jacket, Le Château, $169.95 / 12. Pants, Le Château, $89.95 / 13. Top, Reitmans, $39.90 / 14. Shoes, Browns, $168

The go-everywhere dress

A dress is a working woman’s best friend and the perfect option to go from your desk to drinks. Top it with a jacket or cardigan for daytime, and simply swap your shoes and bag at the end of the day for an instant style update. No matter your silhouette, you’re sure to find the perfect dress this fall, with plenty of shift, tunic, cinched-at-the-waist styles  on offer in flattering shades of reds and pink. (Solid and prints, especially florals, are both on point this season.) Another new twist for Fall 2017? Take the monochromatic route and pair your dress with accessories in matching hues.


1. Shoes, Boutique Spring, $49.99 / 2. Dress and shoes, Le Château, $129.95 and $79.95 / 3. Dress and shoes, Hudson’s Bay, $169 and $150 / 4. Dress, Reitmans, $84.90 / 5. Shoes, Le Château, $39.95 / 6. Bag, Le Château, $69.95 / 7. Dress, Dynamite, $44.95 / 8. Dress, Dynamite, $49.95 / 9. Bracelet, Boutique Spring, $11.99 / 10. Bag, Le Château, $55

Cozy knits

Nothing beats the comfort of knits, especially on those less-then-sunny fall days when you’d rather stay at home. Fortunately, a beautiful knit happens to be the perfect choice for cooler days and chilly offices. Stay comfortable yet stylish by sporting a sweater that incorporates the season’s biggest trends: Look for pieces with texture, slightly boxy cuts or oversized silhouettes, as well as maxi cardigans and sweater dresses. Grey is definitely fashion’s go-to shade this fall, and knits are no exception. Prefer colour? Powder pink is a strategic pick that flatters a variety of skin tones.


1. Bag, Browns, $98 / 2. Sweater and pants, H&M, $129 and $59.99 / 3. Cardigan, Le Château, $110 / 4. Dress, Dynamite, $59.95 / 5. Bracelet, H&M, $29,99 / 6. Boots, H&M, $39.99 / 7. Earrings, H&M, $19.99 / 8. Bracelet, Boutique Spring, $11.99 / 9. Sweater, Le Château, $59.95 / 10. Vest, Reitmans, $49.90 / 11. Sweater, H&M, $29.99 / 12. Skirt, Dynamite, $32.95 / 13. Shoes, Boutique Spring, $49.99 / 14. Pants, Reitmans, $49.90