Fall 2012 Essentials for Both The Campus and Office

Posted August 24, 2012 by in Shopping/ Trends

Believe it or not, summer is almost over and many people will be hitting the books in only a few short weeks. Here are a few things that aren’t only going to be trending on campus but also in the work place. Make sure all five are on your fall shopping list!

1. Low-Heeled Ankle Boots

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These add a sense of style to any outfit. They also add a bit of height without being uncomfortable. Go trendy with a studded pair or go simple for an office approved pair. Transition them by wearing them during the day with your favorite pair of jeans and at night with your sexy LBD! Below are a few Broke & Chic approved pairs!

Western Ankle Boot: $59.61 at ASOS.com

Tasseled Bootie: $32.80 Forever 21

Studded Ankle Boot: $69.00 Urban Outfitters

2. Sequins

Yep, they’re no longer just for prom anymore. Whether you wear a sequined blazer on a hot night out or wear a sequined skirt to the office, you’re sure to sparkle. Feel free to add some glitter to your cheeks too!

Mint Bodycon Skirt: $24.99 Necessary Clothing

Metallic Sequined Bandage Skirt: $22.80 Forever 21

3. Structure Bags

The slouchy bag is on its way out, mainly because they have a way of looking a bit unprofessional — there’s a reason they’re called the hobo bag.

The structure bag, on the other hand, adds sophistication to any outfit due to its boxy, stiff shape. Go edgy with a studded structure bag in a fun color, or play it safe with a classic black one. These bags are also only big enough for necessities, which will help prevent you from walking around with pointless extras.

If you do like larger bags but still want to try out the structured look, search for a satchel that is larger than 11 inches. Take a look at the Cambridge Sachel Co for more.

Structured Faux Croc Shoulder Bag: $26.80 Forever 21

Structured Cross-body: $39.00 Urban Outfitters

Polka Dot Structure Bag: $59.99 ModCloth

4. Lowered Hemlines

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Put those short shorts and mini skirts on hold, this fall it’ll be all about the lowered hemline. Who says dresses and skirts below the knee aren’t sexy? Not us! This length will give your outfit a sophisticated British vibe. We’re still crazy about the maxi skirt, which will still be a do when fall officially hits, but get out of your comfort zone and try a pencil skirt that cuts off right below the knee!

Jersey Pencil Skirt: $25.55 ASOS

Tea Dress: $51.09 ASOS

5. Leather

It’s back again! This time, don’t just stop at the moto jacket. Be adventurous by wearing leather dresses and skirts! Melissa from Office Style wore a leather pencil skirt with a lowered hemline in her “Make a Statement” post back in the spring!

Faux Leather Pants: $68.00 Urban Outfitters

Faux Leather Pleat Skirt: $59.61 ASOS

What’s your favorite up-and-coming fall trend? Let us know in the comments below!

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