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#SavvyShopper: Style Your Way to a Whole New Work Wardrobe for Only Rs 25k!

Cracked your first big corporate gig and want to dress like you mean business? You’d better! So if you’re looking to channel your inner Rachel Zane, we’ve got you. And don’t worry if you haven’t snagged your first pay cheque or signing bonus yet. Our wallet-friendly (yet no less stylish) picks will allow you to overhaul your closet for less than Rs 25,000. With these key essentials in your work wardrobe - and our tips on how to put together many, many looks using just them - you are guaranteed to climb the corporate ladder in style!

1. Bombay High Women White Slim Fit Formal Shirt on Myntra


western formals for work - white shirtIs an office wardrobe complete without the classic white shirt? Not quite! The most basic must-have, this one will see you through the days when you’re running really late and don’t know what else to wear. Especially as it’s so easy to dress up or down.

Price: Rs 999

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2. New Look Belted High-Waisted Peg Trouser on ASOS


western formals for work - black trousersA pair of well-fitted black trousers is an absolute must for the office-going girl! To stay stylish, opt for a pair that is tapered and ends at the ankle. Heels or flats, you can wear these with both – and with pretty much every kind of top!

Price: Rs 1,945

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3. Tribal Triangle Shirt from Chemistry


western formals for work - printed shirtOnce in a while, swap those crisp white shirts for some other shirts. Stay with discreet print in neutral colours like this one so that you can mix and match it with multiple bottoms. Wear it with well-tailored trousers and ballet flats for maximum impact.

Price: Rs 1,189

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4. I Know Solid Blue Trousers on Jabong


western formals for work - pants 2Formal wear gets a chic update with these trousers. Team this pair with a white shirt and a blazer for your first presentation, or wear it with a mandarin collar blouse for a working lunch. Rest assured, you’ll quickly turn into the office fashionista!

Price: Rs 1,899

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5. Vero Moda Dipped Hem Pleated Back Top on KOOVS


western formals for work - topDon’t worry, we are not ALL about the shirts. Invest in a solid-coloured shirt with some interesting detailing to wear once in a while. Team it with beige trousers to for a regular day in the office; wear it under a black jacket and with black trousers for a big conference.

Price: Rs 2,195

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6. KOOVS Soft Belted Plain Trousers


western formals for work - beige trousersMake sure you get yourself a good-looking pair of pants in a neutral shade like beige. Sober yet stylish, this belted number with box pleats is perfect for adding a shot of comfortable elegance to your work look. Whether you want to team it with your basic white shirt or a slightly adventurous floral, you’ll always stay office-appropriate!

Price: Rs 1,495

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7. Black Single-Breasted Blazer by Van Heusen


western formals for work - black blazerDon’t hold back your purse strings when buying a blazer. It’s a good idea to invest in a well-fitted, quality one that will last you long. This minimal yet smart option from Van Heusen can be worn with trousers, dresses and even skirts.

Price: Rs 3,795

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8. Simple Elegant Dress by Stalk Buy Love


western formals for work - dressBored of the same ol’ trousers? Change things up in a formal dress! However, we suggest opting for a soft-coloured one, like this number. The important thing to keep in mind when wearing dresses to the workplace is to look for a modest hemline, a discreet neckline and non-distracting colours. This one fits the bill, doesn’t it?

Price: Rs 1,099

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9. ASOS Belted Pencil Skirt


western formals for work - skirtJump onto the midi pencil skirt bandwagon with this grey stunner. Team this fashionable pick with a printed shirt, heels and a string of pearls to really show them who’s the boss – or at least who’s soon going to be!

Price: Rs 1,962

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10. ASOS Lapel Detail Blazer


western formals for work - burgundy blazerNow, you don’t want to be wearing black and neutrals all the time, right? And while we wouldn’t advise you to go overboard in the boardroom with a magenta bodycon dress, you can add a dash of colour to your outfit with this burgundy blazer. You can wear it over a white shirt and beige pants, or layer it on top of all-black separates – you’ll be making a statement either way – and stand out amidst a sea of black pantsuits at a big conference!

Price: Rs 4,100

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11. Butterflies Trendy Hand-held Bag on Flipkart


western formals for work - bagA roomy tote that is equal parts functional and fashionable is the order of the day. Throw in feminine to the checklist too, if you are a girly-girl. And all your searches ought to end with this trendy arm candy, if you ask us.

Price: Rs 999

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12. London Rebel Bow Knot Ballerinas on Koovs


western formals for work - flatsBallerinas are an office wear staple and black is a safe pick. These simple ones will not only complement a host of your outfits but will also keep you comfortable, particularly on days you’re running around.

Price: Rs 1,800

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13. Waltz Beige Sandals on Jabong


western formals for work - heelsCan’t think in flats? Then smart sandals, preferably in nude owing to its versatility, are your best bet. Our pick is a winning option; more so, because it promises to take you from AM to PM in a flash!

Price: Rs 1,399

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Published on Nov 13, 2014
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