Back to Work: Fall for These Office-Approved Looks

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Now that you’ve finished shopping for back-to-school outfits for the kiddies in your life and they are off to the start of a new school year, it’s time to take a look at your professional wardrobe.

September is the month of renewal and the beginning of new journeys. It’s also the month that heralds a new season in fashion.

There is a reason kids and teens get excited about back-to-school outfits – it gives them a sense of freshness and confidence to look ahead at the academic year.

Take a page out of their books and do yourself a favour and freshen up your office wardrobe for the new season.

We find 10 fashion items that will add some dash and hopefully, some vitality to your days at the office.

A necktie blouse works just as well on its own or under a blazer.

Black and white chiffon blouse, $39, Joe Fresh.

Tortoiseshell print pumps add a touch of sleek sophistication to your corporate look.

Pumps, $98, Ann Taylor.

A wide brim hat gives a haute air of mystique.

Felt hat, $24, Joe Fresh.

Stand out in the sea of corporate grey in an icy blue jacket.

Jacket, $69, Zara

This soft feminine dress can take you from the office to dinner and the theatre.

Chiffon dress, $159, Ann Taylor.

Not just for spring time, florals add punch to fall’s somber palettes.

Floral skirt, $44, Joe Fresh.

The ombre colouring around the waist will give a slimming effect to the waistline.

Gerry Weber graphic print knit dress, $329, for retail stores see

Arm yourself for battle in the boardroom with a camo print tote.

Camo print bag with pony hair stripe, $185, Banana Republic.

Nothing says authoritative figure like a great suit. But you knew that already.

Jacket, $128, skirt, $69.90, Express

This rich autumn coloured sweater is perfect dressed up with a pair of navy slacks or dressed down with blue jeans on casual Fridays.

Sweater, $134, Banana Republic.