Work days call for working girls to look presentable at the office. But working fashion girls simply won't stop at looking plain in a sea of pinstripe suits and sensible pumps. That being said, putting extra effort in looking stylish at work entails careful outfit planning which can be a tedious job, especially if your workload is heavy everyday. So we've curated five outfits that can replace your usual suits but won't diminish the value of a power outfit. From Monday to Friday, we've got outfit combinations especially made for the #girlboss that you are!
MONDAY: Crop top + Pajama pants
We know you're not quite ready yet to let go of the weekend. So why not dress effortlessly, as if you just rolled out of bed? Go for a pair of pajama pants that are comfortable and easy to wear. Avoid looking like you literally went to work in your PJs by wearing a cropped top. If possible, wear boxy silhouettes to add structure to your look to balance the satin fabric of your pajama pants. Slip on a pair of slides to finish off the look.
IMAGE Miz and Moxie, Zalora, Pull & Bear, SM Parisian
TUESDAY: Monochrome outfit
Stick to a single hue to easily look put together, but don't be limited to wearing solid colors. Play with prints like stripes and have that double as a unifying outfit element, while elongating your frame at the same time. Add different fabrics, like suede, via your shoes if you plan to wear a pair in the same color.
IMAGE Bershka, Stradivarius, Charles & Keith
Bershka Asymmetric frilled poplin top, P895, Glorietta 2; Stradivarius Ruffled poplin skirt, P2290, SM Megamall; Charles & Keith Cross strap heels, P2499, Greenbelt 5
WEDNESDAY: Whites + Statement jewelry
Halfway through the week, don't stress with color combinations. Stick to a neutral color like white and elevate it with fun statement pieces like oversized earrings. Go for embellished shoes to add a playful touch to your look.
IMAGE H&M, Moda Operandi
THURSDAY: Moto jacket + pleated skirt
Start playing up your outfit two days from the weekend. Toughen up a pleated skirt with a moto jacket but retain the relaxed look by pairing it with a basic tee and embellished sneakers.
IMAGE Zalora, Mango, Zara
River Island Leather biker jacket, p10,699, Zalora; Mango Printed cotton t-shirt, P795, Power Plant Mall;Lost Ink Pleated tiered frill skirt, P2799, Zalora; Zara Neoprene sneakers with gems and elastic detail, P2590, Glorietta 3
FRIDAY: Denim + blazer
For casual Fridays, don't be afraid to wear denim! But stray from looking basic by choosing a frayed pair. Don a blazer to keep it business-ready but make sure it has an interesting element to keep you from looking stiff. Play with accessories if you don't own a statement blazer. Keep your heels low so you won't have to sacrifice comfort come your after-work drinks with colleagues!
IMAGE Zara, Zalora, Charles & Keith
Zara Fringed blazer, P3995, SM Aura; Stylenanda Korean Style Tassel Denim Wide Jeans, P2949, Zalora; Charles & Keith Studded pointed slingbacks, P2399, Power Plant Mall