Autumn Causal Wear for the Fashion Savvy: Women's Wear

This post has been brought to you by Tommy John. I was not financially compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It has been a while since I last had to wear professional attire for work. I used to work in higher education and had to wear suits and heels everyday. When I left my job and started my new career working as a professional mentor my style changed drastically. I don't have to dress to the nines anymore. No more suits, dresses, or high heels for me five days a week. In fact, if I come  into the office wearing a blazer and heels I am pretty sure my colleagues would ask me if I was doing a mission moment or meeting with a donor. My style may have changed over the past five years but I do love fashion and being taken seriously by my colleagues and other working professionals that I have contact with throughout the work week. I am in and out of schools every day and sometimes have to attend court hearings to support my youth and their families. In my line of work I want to look professional in a causal sense but still be comfortable when I am with my youth. I would say that my style is casual but still fashion savvy and affordable.

I was asked by Tommy John to create a post with a few casual outfits for the autumn season. I decided to do this post in two parts. All the styles I created are outfits that I would actually  wear for work. This post focuses specifically on women's wear.

Outfit #1 - Neutrals with Pops of Wine




I have always been a fan of layering since my college days. I am obsessed with oversized cardigans and sweaters. I am in love with this cardigan and it comes in two colors and is currently on sale for $23. It pairs nicely with a plain tee. Every woman should have a basic white and black tee in their closet. I consider olive pants to be a neutral and I like the overall look of the slim trousers with a black tee and grey cardi. Wine is one of my go to colors for autumn. The open toed booties and cross body purse add a nice pop of color to the neutrals. I keep my accessories simple most of the time and gold just compliments my complexion. This outfit is super easy to put together and perfect for that summer to fall transition. 

 Cardigan | Shirt similar here | Pants similar here | Booties | Necklace similar here | Earrings similar here| Bracelets similar here| Bag
Outfit #2 - Sweater Dress and Boots

Camel and olive have been two of my it colors for this fall. I used to shy away from camel cause I thought it blended in with my Carmel complexion. I was totally wrong. I love the simplicity of this sweater dress and it comes in four colors. It's perfect for work and weekend wear. I added a belt to define the waist and add some color. Pair it with knee-high boots or booties. When it gets cooler here in October I would added colored leggings or wool tights to keep my legs warm. I also added color with a floppy olive hat and handbag. My favorite matte lipstick in Chihuahua by Too Faced is flattering for all skin types. 

Dress | Belt sold old but a cute one here | Hat similar here | Bag | Boots | Lipstick | Earrings | Necklace similar here
Outfit # 3 - Classic B&W


If you don't have black trousers for your work wear, get them. They go good with everything and on days when you feel like you have nothing to wear they will come in handy. Pair it with a white blouse for a chic and clean look and a burgundy cardigan to complete the look. I consider animal print to be a neutral and leopard print flats dress up this look and allow the utmost comfort for busy work days when you are on the go. I finished off the look with simple jewelry in silver and black and an oversized handbag. 

Cardigan | Shirt | Pants similar here | Flats | Bag | Earrings sold out but cute ones here | Bangle

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