There’s something about the fall season—the weather changing, the back-to-school vibe—that always makes us wish for a whole new wardrobe. This year is no different, but before we let loose shopping at Saks OFF 5TH (aka our go-to for incredible designer pieces at an affordable price point), we decided to first consult an expert: style influencer and the queen of office-ready fashion, Olivia JeanetteOur challenge for Olivia? Upgrade our fall wardrobe with looks that will work when we’re on-the-job and off-the-clock. Read below for Olivia’s pro styling tips (and wardrobe-saving shopping picks), then browse all of her smart buys at Saks OFF 5TH here.

On the staple pieces we should be buying… 

“When it comes to staples for fall and into winter, a black turtleneck (bodysuits are the best), patterned blazers and perfectly fitting black trousers,” Olivia recommends.  

Shop our picks: These faux leather trousers, this luxe cashmere turtleneck, and this NYC-inspired wool-blend sweater. 

The trend she’s taking to the office this fall…

“This year, I’m so excited to embrace 90’s trends at the office,” she tells us. Her tips for how to have fun with the trend, while also keeping it work-appropriate? “Oversized blazers, layering and exaggerated sleeves. All three trends are easy to incorporate into your daily workwear.”

Shop our picks: This ruffle sleeve top and this meant-to-be-layered, cozy sweater.

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On Olivia: this plaid cardigan, this do-it-all black tote, and these workhorse suede pumps

On taking an outfit from workday to night…

“When it comes to desk to dinner, the best outfit formula to follow is a ‘pop of color.’ If you’re in a more corporate environment and find yourself wearing a lot of black, throw a pair of red heels in your bag and switch your shoes out before heading on your date,” the style expert suggests. 

Shop our picks: These date-ready red slingbacks and these adorable red pumps.

The perfect cold-weather shoe for the office…

“My favorites for winter are knee-high leather boots, platform loafers, and block-heeled booties.”

Shop our picks: These comfy-yet-weather-friendly faux shearling platform sneakers and these covetable over-the-knee boots 

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On Olivia: this cozy turtleneck and this closet-essential black knit skirt 

Olivia’s quick, easy outfit combos for…

  1. An office holiday party: Jumpsuits + statement earrings! 
  2. A business meeting or interview: A classic, black suit always works for me. 
  3. Brunch with friends: Chunky knits, your favorite denim and a statement coat. 

On her go-to for work style…

“I loved styling the pieces from Saks OFF 5TH because they can be worn whether you work in a more professional office or a more casual office environment,” Olivia says about the two looks she put together for us. “The statement cardigan coat was my favorite piece to style. It’s a great, warm-weather essential to layer with a turtleneck, or to wear with a knit dress.”

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