Apart from delivering good work in the office, you also have to look presentable. After all, you're representing your company. So if you feel a bit lost on how to balance looking stylish and wearing office-appropriate outfits, fret not because we got you covered! We've streamlined below the essentials that you can use to build a chic work-appropriate wardrobe.
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A-line - The most flattering cut you can own, A-line skirts add a touch of elegance to your ensemble.
Circle - Full or circle skirts can easily be an accent item when paired with basics.
Pencil - It's a classic cut you can pair with almost any blouse you have.
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Wrap - According to Diane Von Furstenberg, it's a must in every wardrobe. Who are we to argue?
Fit and flare - Accentuate your wasit a little more by wearing a dress fitted at the top and loose and comfy at the bottom.
Sheath - It's a convenient silhouette that lets you feel comfortable while still highlighting your curves.
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Mango Buckled linen-blend cardigan, P4995, SM Mall of Asia; Denou Box embroidered coat, P3000, Miz and Moxie; Mango Flared sleeve blazer, P4995, SM Mall of Asia
Cardigan - A cardigan in a luxe fabric can bring a sophisticated feel to even the most mundane outfit.
Boucle - There's a reason Karl Lagerfeld is obsessed with this cut. It instantly makes you look smart and elegant.
Blazer - The most basic office-worthy third piece that you need to own! Get a tailored one to look polished and not sloppy.
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Bench Culottes, P799, Glorietta 5; H&M Pants with tie belt, P1190, SM North EDSA; Zara Palazzo trousers, P2295, SM Aura
Culottes - An easy skirt alternative, culottes are a comfortable and chic compromise when you just don't feel like wearing pants.
Tailored - Ditch the unflattering straight-cut pants and invest in a tailored pair. Trust us, you'll look more professional.
Wide-leg - Any woman should own a pair of wide-leg trousers. It will instantly make you look taller!
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Charles & Keith Bow detail flats, P2199, Greenbelt 5; So Fab Hammond patent heels, P1299, Miz and Moxie; Charles & Keith Square-toe block heel pumps, P2199, Trinoma
Flats - You don't always have to wear heels to the office. Invest in quality flats that will let you walk comfortably wherever your day takes you!
Stilettos - Heels are a girl's secret weapon in correcting her posture and commanding the room. But you don't have to suffer from blisters! Find a comfy and sturdy court shoe heel you can wear all day.
Block Heels - If you're someone who really needs some help in adding inches to your height, then block heels are your best friend! They're sensible shoes that won't numb your toes at the end of the day!