I love October. It’s all about the magnificent colours, the last warm rays of sunshine, a bit of melancholy and the deep scent of the earth. Even the blooming pastel spring is not able to compete with the mature beauty of this season. With golden brown and bright red leaves, pumpkins everywhere, Nature itself is setting the scene for some brightness in these grey autumn days and suggesting the colour palette for the season.

Photo ©Oksana Kachkan

No surprise that looking into the fashion colour report for fall 2017 from Pantone Colour Institute, we can see most of these magnificent colours there. The colour palettes are a bit different for London and New York with a warmer palette for London and a brighter one for New York, but both are definitely inspired by the seasonal colours. By the way, if you are already preparing for spring, you can have a sneak peek into the fashion colour trend report for spring 2018 published by Pantone after London Fashion Week. In the meantime, check out our professional autumn outfit ideas bringing some of the trendy autumn colours to life.

1. Setting the Mood for Autumn – a professional outfit idea in shades of brown

This professional outfit in shades of brown follows the trend and brings autumn colours to your wardrobe.The blazer and the pants are more neutral making them suitable even for formal meetings.The outfit features Valentino’s pants which are coming with a huge discount on the Outnet (the links to products are available clicking on little images below the outfit picture), but they can be replaced by any straight or slim fit dark brown or black pants. And as it always happens with great outfits, it’s the accessories that make it stand out. Henri Bendel drop earrings, Aithne Behind the Mask Scarf and Coccinelle little handbag add some brighter accents to the outfit.
Aithne - Autumn Business Casual Outfit Idea - Behind the Mask

Katia G blazer jacketValentino twill pantsCoccinelle Leather Mini BagHenri Bendel drop earringsCavendish Chelsea BootsBehind the Mask Silk Scarf by Aithne

2. Blue and Cream – classic colour palette for a professional outfit

Love this colour palette. The trendy pleated pinky cream skirt makes this outfit to stand out straight away among the standard pencil skirt outfits in the office and brings memories of warm summer days. Wear it with a cream knitted top and just the scarf knotted into a bow tie for a more casual but elegant look. Or add the navy blazer for more formal occasions. And again we are adding a little splash of autumn colours with pumpkin colour boots. Click on the little icons of the product below for details of each item in the outfit.

Aithne - Autumn Professional Outfit Idea - Flames in Darkness

Patrizia Pepe blue blazerBoutique Moschino Cream skirtSole Society bootie bootsBurberry purseOscar de la Renta golden earringFlames in Darkness Square Silk Scarf by Aithne

3. Professional Autumn Outfit in Trendy Burgundy

Deep burgundy colour has always been a colour of the Royalty and the Higher Society. It is one of the colours that will probably never stop being classy. The burgundy pencil skirt combined with The knitted white top creates a timeless classic outfit. Adding the Warm Waves of Space Scarf by Aithne and the Michael Kors handbag for some brighter accents, you can be sure to stand out from the office crowd with this outfit. Put on the matching Ted Baker jacket to add some layers and keep you warm if required.Aithne - Autumn Professional Outfit Idea - Warm Waves of Space

Dsquared2 white sweaterTed Baker peplum jacketHobbs pencil skirtGianvito Rossi high heel shoesMichael Kors Leather HandbagWarm Waves of Space Square Silk Scarf by AIthne

4. Classic Professional Outfit with a splash of autumn colours

Exploiting my favourite palette again with a classic navy dress from Jaeger, high heel cream boots and stylish Alberta Anticoli cream blazer. Adding some fire to the outfit with Aithne Spiral to Infinity Silk Scarf. You can dress up your outfit by choosing a long scarf or larger square scarf. Just add a little splash of colour with a smaller square scarf if you are looking for z more formal look.

Jaeger dressAlberta Anticoli single breasted jacketPOLLINI Leather high heel bootshayes street isobel bagSquare Silk Scarf Spiral to Infinity by Aithne

5. Splash of Blue – Professional Outfit easily transformed for an evening out

Another timeless outfit that can be worn in the office and easily transformed for an evening out. Norma Kamali wrap dress is simple enough for an office as it is. You can wear it with a blue or black jacket for more formal occasions. Add the medium or the large size of the Dancing Stars scarf by Aithne and you are ready for an evening at the opera or in a fashionable restaurant. Love the colour of the boots in this outfit, they match with the scarf and the handbag and add a stylish feel to the outfit.

Aithne - Autumn Professional Outfit Idea - Dancing Stars
Norma Kamali wrap dressChristies à Porter blue jerseyRag & bone leather bootsTory Burch cross body handbagRoss-Simons gold drop earringsSquare Silk Scarf Dancing Stars by Aithne
Are you allowed to wear casual on Fridays? If yes, you can also check this casual and elegant autumn outfit idea.


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