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5 Must-Have Pieces for Your Back-to-Work Capsule Wardrobe

Here's a mini shopping list to get you started!
5 Must-Have Pieces for Your Back-to-Work Capsule Wardrobe
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Here's a mini shopping list to get you started!

It's 2020 and it's about time you take action in simplifying your life. If you don't know where to start, you can first take a good look at your officewear. If you can build a solid work capsule wardrobe, you can already cut your prep time by a good chunk! This means more "me time" for you and less hurried mornings—and who would say no to that?!

Now, how can you build a capsule wardrobe for work that's both professional and stylish? The key is to stock up on polished basics. Below we round up five basic pieces you should have in your work closet this new year.

1. A well-tailored suit blazer with matching pants

Office gals will know how important it is to have a nice blazer. More importantly, a suit-and-blazer set. Filling up your closet with tailored coordinates will make dressing up such a breeze. No more thinking about what to match everything with!


What to try: Invest in a printed set. This injects a fun vibe to your look. If you're not into patterned pieces though, you can opt for a suit set that comes in luxe fabrics like satin or velvet.


Check Structured blazer, P3995; Check suit pants, P2295, both MANGO, Robinsons Magnolia

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2 A nice shirt with fashion-forward details

A dressy top is always a good idea for the office because it'll instantly make you look put together. But don't settle for the basic poplin shirts. Instead, go for blouses with unique details. Zoom in on the tiny deets like buttons, collars, and sleeves, or even the fabric to ensure that yours will stand out.

What to try: Look out for button-downs with unique buttons or boxy silhouettes for a more laidback take. You can also try tops with ruffles or bow deets for more volume.


Ruffled shirt with gem buttons, P2495, ZARA, Greenbelt 5

3. Modern everyday jewelry

Don't underestimate the power of accessories! Stock up on gilded baubles to make you look like a million bucks with minimal effort.

What to try: Chunky chain gold necklace and bracelets are all the rage right now. Add one or two in your bijoux collection that you can easily layer. You can even get into minimalist rings, too!


Link Chain Bracelet, P695; Plain Signet Ring, P845, all from MAZEE,

4. A pair of sensible heels

Of course, every working woman should have a nice pair of footwear in her closet. But when you're choosing your go-to heels for this year, make sure it can polish your entire look—whatever your OOTD may be. To do that, opt for a pair that's comfy enough to wear the entire day, has a distinct detail, and comes in a neutral hue that's sure to match all your 'fits.

What to try: If block heels are not your cup of tea, the next sensible pair of heels you can wear day in and day out would be slingbacks. This type of footwear cradles your feet in place, offering enough support. And as mentioned, reach for shoes with unique details!

PHOTO BY Charles & Keith

Leather Metallic Accent Pumps, P3199, CHARLES & KEITH, Power Plant

5. A dependable tote

To finish off your everyday office look, you'll need a tote that can carry all your daily essentials. So be sure to invest in one that has a timeless look and is made with quality materials.

What to try: It's time you invest in a designer tote, don't you think? Naturally, you're going to lean towards neutral-toned ones so we suggest you switch to a dependable black carryall where you can easily stow away your things. Mind you, designer bags need not to break the bank! (We've got curated lists here and here to prove it!)


Holly bag, €500 (approximately P28,360), GIAQUINTO, Distinqt, Shangri-la at the Fort, Taguig City

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