September capsule wardrobe: what to wear back to work 5 office outfits.

September is just around the corner, and it’s time to go finally back to the office, so leave your track pants at home and here’s all you need for a stylish capsule wardrobe to wear to work now and throughout fall 2021. We picked the must-have clothing items to create a trendy capsule wardrobe based on what we saw on the runways of all Fashion Weeks A/W 2021. Certainly, these are easy-to-wear clothes that you can mix and match to have several up-to-date office looks.

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Colourful suits; the heroes of your capsule office wardrobe

Power suits and matching tailored separates come in various colours this fall, and you can mix and match them to create a colourful capsule wardrobe to wear to work. Find the best colour combinations in Valentino Fall 21: the ultimate guide on how to mix colours. Finally, remember that in fall 2021, blazers are oversized and slightly slouchy, and trousers come wide-legged, uniting comfort with style.

Must-have colourful suits for your September capsule wardrobe to go back to work.
Suits in different colours; camel brown, pale green, light blue, and pinstripe in navy and green.

Trenchcoat, sneakers and tailored trousers to go to work

Welcome September and going back to work at the office with these cool pieces you certainly already have in your wardrobe. The trenchcoat is again a must-have in Fall 21. And we love this one from Arket because of the short length, almost like a jacket. Paired it with a graphic T-shirt in bright colours and classic sneakers to add newness to the tailored trousers.

T-shirt, tailored pants, beige jacket and sneakers for a cool office look.
Paco Rabanne T-shirt, Arket short trenchcoat, tailored trousers, and New Balance Sneakers.

Midi dress and heeled shoes for a polished office look

Since bright colours are le mot du jour for next season, choose an office-appropriate midi dress in electric blue and pair it with heeled shoes, the hottest footwear trend for fall 2021, be it bourgeois loafers with on-trend platform soles or feminine kitten-heel pumps. Finally, complete your polished office look with a black trench coat, perfect for colder days in September.

Midi dress, heeled shoes and trenchcoat for a capsule office wardrobe to wear to work in September.
Midi dress, Gucci heel loafers, Ganni black pumps, and DKNY trench coat.

Corduroy skirt & ankle boots, and be the french girl in the office

No capsule wardrobe would be complete without a good pencil skirt. But in Fall 2021, the hot pencil skirt comes with a 70s appeal. Add striped knitwear with an artisanal feel. By the way, who says you can only wear stripes in summer? The Breton inspired pattern will be everywhere again. And after the pandemic, this season will be the Fall of joyful, bright colours. Go for a coat like this from Hilary MacMillan, a cruelty-free brand from Canada.

Pencil skirt, striped pullover, trench and heeled boots.
Denim pencil skirt, striped sweater, yellow trench, and Isabel Marant ankle boots.

Update your denims for a Fall 2021 perfect office look

A clever capsule wardrobe must contain the perfect denim shirt and jeans. The Peter Pan collar and ’80s puffy sleeves make this shirt feel contemporary. Next, wear it with jeans for an easy-to-wear double denim look, remembering that Fall 21 is all about wide legs and a comfy cut. Finally, get some extra fashion points with elevated flip flops, a summer hit that we’ll keep wearing throughout part of September.

All denim look with plaid belt and flip flops are part of the office capsule wardrobe to wear to work in September.
Peter Pan collar shirt, Carolina Herrera plaid belt, high-rise jeans, platform flip-flops.

Capsule work wardrobe 2021 summarized

Fall/Winter 21-22 will be a statement of a new beginning, optimism and joy. So to have a perfect capsule wardrobe to start the new season, add strong colours to go with your basic pieces. In this case, our suggestion is a bright coat, red shoes and a dress in a powerful colour. Think about getting two colourful suits to be able to mix and match trousers and jackets. With two suits, you make 4 looks. Put aside your skinny jeans and cowboy shirts and update your denim wardrobe with wide-leg jeans and a feminine shirt. Every capsule wardrobe needs a skirt, but this will be the year of the 70s skirts, and wear them with boots.

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