It is hard to look fashionable at the workplace all the time. How do you give effortless looks a polished twist and show off personal style while keeping it professional? As weather cools and shopping sprees are called for, let’s rethink everything we thought we knew about office attire. When mixed and matched appropriately, the “golden” rule of skipping trendy looks for classics and neutrals doesn’t always apply.
1. Little White Dress with Eyelet Detail from ERANZI
A pretty alternative to your little black dress that screams sweetness! This flirty white frock of appropriate length is all you need for office parties and events that require a polished, professional look.
2. Floral Halter Jumpsuit from Romantica
An all-over floral jumpsuit is not only loud and iconic, but also sophisticated. The halter neck and nipped-in waist give the style an office-approved remix. Add nude court heels and keep accessories minimal.
3. Cropped Dress Pants with Slit Hems from DABAGIRL
Curve-flattering cuts don’t necessarily mean skinny cuts, which can make you feel uncomfortable especially in the office. These fitted dress pants feature slit hems for added edge. Pair with something feminine, and top off with a structured blazer for important meetings.
4. Rib-Knit Striped Top from Styleberry
A high-neck rib-knit top is the go-to for easy sophistication. Topped with a chic funnel neckline and fashioned in a duo palette, this relaxed piece pairs easily with crisp dress pants.
5. Red Coat Dress from DABAGIRL
My statement outerwear for the season might have been a moto jacket if it weren’t for Amal Clooney wearing a red dress earlier this month. That led me to choosing this vibrant coat dress, which will look so chic with black separates.
6. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt from LIPHOP
A leather-style skirt is always in style, though it may not be appropriate for the office. The modest length and demure pencil shape of this brown edition is just about right for work, while proving that leather skirts don’t have to be black all the time.
7. Tie-Waist Longline Cardigan from INSTYLEFIT
This slightly loose, draped cardigan may be a little too casual for some offices, but it does have a great bloused look when cinched with a waist sash. I’d keep my other pieces as sleek as possible.
8. Geometric Print Cocktail Dress from Sentubila
If I had all the time and money in the world, I’d wear smashing frocks that would look equally spot-on at fancy weddings to the office every day. However for now, this cool blue patterned A-line dress is my best “balanced” loud look. It is as sweet as it is office-perfect.
9. Double-Breasted Blazer from DABAGIRL
This structured blazer maintains a traditional menswear-inspired silhouette, while the sleek tailoring injects sweet femininity. With the cooler months coming on their way, this is one sophisticated and versatile blazer you will be glad to own.
10. Over-The-Knee Boots from Kicko
Over-the-knee boots are here to stay and certainly work for the office with the right matches! I love this pair’s slimming look, which allows for layering with tailored pieces. Match with a white dress shirt, pea coat and ribbed jumper dress.