Dressing for the workplace in the fall can be difficult since you just never know what the weather is going to be — and you're probably sure that, whatever the temperature is outside, it's going to be at least a few degrees cooler inside your office that refuses to turn off the airconditioning until winter.
And because you're too busy with, well, work, we've rounded up 31 layered office outfits that you can rock every day of the fall month. You won't have to worry about being too hot or cold in any of these, as you can take layers off or add layers on and still look office chic.
For a casual office, pair a plaid suit with some sneakers. You can always take the jacket off.
You can never go wrong with a pair of slacks and a blouse paired with some simple pumps. You can always throw a sweater on top of this look if you get chilly.
A pleated skirt paired with a simple blouse and jacket, with some booties, is quite the look. Take the jacket on or off, and even add some stockings beneath the skirt if it's too cold.
Leather is a fall staple. This leather pencil skirt, paired with a blouse and pumps, is the perfect fall office look.
Go with a matching pencil skirt and top. Two-pieces are very much in style, and you can always add a scarf or sweater to this look to add some different layers.
If the weather is a bit warmer, go with an appropriate-length mini dress with sleeves. You can put boots on with an office like this, as well as the pumps pictured here.
An alternative to the mini dress is the midi dress. This sleeved midi looks great with these simple heels, but you can also pair it with close-toed booties if the weather is fickle.
For a more traditional office, pair some slacks with a sweater and simple black pumps. You can always throw a jacket on over this look if you're too cold, or go for a lighter sweater.
Fall is basically synonymous with oversized cardigans. This look is perfect for a casual Friday at work.
Again, if your office is casual and you can get away with jeans and flats, this tailored look is great. You can keep this sleek jacket on or take it off, depending on the temperature indoors.
A simple blouse-and-slacks combo works for any office environment. Throw a sweater on over it like this outfit.
Mix and match patterns with a blouse and some slacks to have some fun with your work wardrobe.
If it's a really chilly fall day, consider some fun fur. You can wear a vest over a long-sleeved turtle neck, like this one, with a pair of jeans and matching boots.
If you're feeling extra trendy, go for an over-sized pantsuit. Pair it with some fun sneakers and a simple T-shirt.
Again, leather is a fall staple. And you don't need to wear it in jacket form. No, you can wear leather pants, so long as you rock them with an appropriate top piece, like this super-long button-up blouse.
Who said you have to leave jumpers behind in the fall? This one-piece is perfect for the cooler weather.
Have some fun with patterns this fall. This pleated skirt paired with a matching top and a matching jacket catches eyes.
Simple is always easy. A pair of black pants and sweater with a cardigan is a staple fall outfit.
You don't need to ditch white in the fall. This white skirt, paired with a black leather jacket is a solid office look.
Fall means sweater weather. Rock any sweater with a pair of jeans and a light jacket that you can take on or off.
All black everything. Black jeans, black blouse, black leather jacket = a fall favorite.
Fall means it's time to break out the scarves. You can wear one with a peacoat and make it casual with some sneakers if your office isn't too fancy.
Peacoats are everywhere in the fall. Peacoats and booties.
Again, a simple sweater-and-jeans combination with a pair of classic, comfortable booties is an easy outfit for any day of the week.
Maybe it's too cold to wear this skirt on its own. Fall is the perfect time to whip out those smoothing tights.
You can even do the all-black-everything outfit with tights, too.
Tights make even your warmer-weather outfits fine to wear in the fall. Rock a mini skirt and blazer with some stockings and booties.
Throw on an animal-skin jacket for a pop of texture and color over an all-black outfit.
Or throw on a plaid jacket for a pop of texture and color over an all-neutral outfit.
Fall means that it's time to whip out the corduroys, too.
And, again, you can never get sick of oversized, French-tucked sweaters.
AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.