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Fall Trends: Staying Current

Updated classics: Banana Republic jacket and skirt, Vince Camuto top, Harrod's bag.

Updated classics: Banana Republic jacket and skirt, Vince Camuto top, Harrod’s bag.

One of my biggest fears is becoming dated in the workplace. From how to approach my job to how I present myself, it’s a delicate line between knowing your craft (or style) and being stuck in a time capsule.

I don’t have any data to support this, but I believe that maintaining your look helps you stay sharp in all areas. Mixing old standbys with new items helps you stay fresh, while being true to your own style. Here, I’m wearing a (very subtle) nod to the tartan trend in this top. Paired with a few of my favorite suit separates from past seasons, I feel fresh again for fall.

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Jenny of Stuff-I-Love has a few great strategies for staying current. One is to reflect trends more through clothing colors. Right now she is wearing a lot of burgundy and emerald green – as seen here. She says nails are also an easy way to stay fresh. Keeping nails short means you can wear cutting- edge colors, even to the office.

What are your favorite ways to stay fresh with your workwear?

Top up close - I promise it's tartan! : )

Top up close – I promise it’s tartan! : )