It’s one thing to watch a Paris fall fashion show and quite another to know how to translate all that couture into anything remotely appropriate for a professional finance and accounting office.
But dressing for success doesn’t mean you cannot incorporate current trends into your work wardrobe. In fact, I’d argue that pulling a few of-the-moment looks into your usual line-up of suits and ties or blazers and skirts will make you look and feel more confident on the job.
1. Add some color. While what this distinguished gentleman is wearing is completely appropriate for a job in finance, once he’s seated around a boardroom table, he might completely disappear into a sea of blue and grey pinstripe.
To freshen up this look for fall, just add a pop of autumn color on the tie. Try orange, gold or rust instead of the typical power red and pair it with a patterned pocket handkerchief in the same color family.
Another option that works for men or women who wear suits to work is to try a shirt in an unexpected trendy color. Pink pairs beautifully with blue or a very pale yellow or orange would complement it as well. If you’re on the fashion challenged side, Pinterest is a great resource for getting fashion ideas. Check out our Robert Half Pinterest page or this men’s work fashion board . For women, hot colors this fall are silver, gray and electric blue. Get some inspiration from Ann Taylor.