Style Spotlight: 9 to 5 Style

This month, we’re showcasing #9to5Style – that’s right whether you’re back to school or back to work (not that most of us had an actual break this summer) it’s time to refresh your daytime wardrobe!

I’m a strong believer that office wear doesn’t have to be boring or style-less. Is your office a suit kind-of-place? Stray from basic black and choose one in a rich wine colour or bold plaid. More of a business casual place? Pair your black pencil skirt with a fitted turtleneck and blue velvet shoes, swap your pumps for fitted ankle boots or opt for a more modern cropped trouser.

See how our fall ‘Girl in Focus’ Tara Teng styles some of this season’s hottest trends from plaid to wrapped up robe coats to mid-calf length skirts.

Perfect For: Speaking Engagements

"I love that this look is feminine, professional and classy. The statement bag keeps it fun and fresh while the plaid pattern is something that never goes out of style! " - Tara Teng

Bell Sleeve Dress available at Reitmans $69.99*; Top Handle Bag available at H&M $39.99*; Striped Scarf available at RW&CO. $25.00*; Navel Grazing Necklace available at Reitmans $16.99*; Wrap-Around Bracelet available at Reitmans $14.99*; Nine West Ankle Boots available at Hudson's Bay $195*.

Perfect For: An Early Morning Business Meeting

"The perfect robe coat for chilly mornings or cool Autumn/Winter nights. It is so soft and comfortable - I could easily live in it for the next few months! " - Tara Teng

BB Dakota Robe Coat available at Plenty $185*; Skinny Dress Pants available at Le Chateau $79.95*; Off-The-Shoulder Blouse available at H&M $34.99*; Multi-Chain Necklace available at H&M $12.99*; Matt & Nat Flap Bag available at Plenty $145*; Ring Set available at Le Chateau $15*; Round Toe Pumps available at Le Chateau $110*.

Perfect For: A Media Interview

"The midi skirt is so easy to dress and can be styled so many different ways! I paired it here with a classic, tailored blazer to give it a professional look that is both smart and stylish." - Tara Teng

Mid-Length Skirt available at H&M $49.99*; Long Blazer available at H&M $59.99*; Pleated Tank available at Reitmans $39.99*; Steve Madden Stretchy Sock Boots available at Hudson's Bay $150*; Statement Necklace available at RW&CO. $39*; Karl Lagerfeld Quilted Shoulder Bag Available at Hudson's Bay $298*.

What trend are you most excited to try out this fall?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.