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How To Dress Like A Girl Boss Without Spending A Bomb!

Somya Suresh

Guest Contributor

When I think of formal wear, the first thing that strikes my imagination is a slit pencil skirt worn with a really chic silk blouse and a power blazer. That surely looks super sexy but is also perhaps the most cliched way to wear formals. Blame the movies and web series for stereotyping formals!


But there’s good news- formals have gotten a major upgrade in the past few fashion seasons and there's no reason why you shouldn't look your best at work. Be it a button down shirt, a pair of classic black culottes or even a simple pair of mules, here's something all of you ladies who love  to wear formals can stock up! A girl boss knows how to dress in formals like she knows her balance sheets. Here's how to dress like a girl boss with these POPxo approved outfits. And no, they don't cost a bomb! 




1. Ditch The Blacks


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It’s time you opt out of your black trouser choices and move into something brighter. A #girlboss isn’t afraid to wear colour in her formals and these violet coloured pants are just the ones you need to enter that meeting in style. A comfortable, sturdy and really good quality pair of heels are all you need to walk in with swag!


POPxo Recommends: You buy this Violet Coloured Pants (Rs 2,440)


2. Almost Sexy!


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Switch up your regular dresses for one with new and different surfaces… Like this one with lace and satin - both that work excellent as separate fabrics and are formal when combined in one! If you’re not sure of wearing this as is, pair a blazer and power dress it up.


POPxo Recommends: Getting this Cami Straps Contrast Lace Panelled Pencil Dress for just Rs 715 right now.




3. Cruising In Culottes


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Culottes have practically replaced the humble pair of trousers and we’re really on board with this trend. From street style stars to celebrities, everyone’s swapping these for the palazzos and these tan overlap culottes couldn’t have come at a better time. Pair it with a big bold belt and heels to look minimal and work ready!


POPxo Recommends: Gift yourself this Tan Crepe Overlap Culottes (Rs 2,140)


4. Switch Up Those Stripes


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Don’t wear your regular striped formal shirt and like a girl boss, switch them up for a striped shirt that has a little embroidery and an interesting sleeve! What a clever way to include trends in your formals, right?


POPxo Recommends: Buy this Lulu And Sky Striped Bell Sleeved Shirt for just Rs 1,350 right now.


5. Millennial Pink FTW




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Who says you have to wear a blazer and it’s gotta be black? Well, ask the style aficionado and she would definitely tell you a little about breaking the fashion rules. This millennial pink blazer is with the style waves but also much smarter than your boring black ones. The pastel colour ensures you can wear it through different seasons!


POPxo Recommends checking this Vero Moda Peach Open Front Blazer (Rs 1,199) right now


6. Lady Like Elegance


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A multi tasking woman might need her power suit to walk in and out of meetings but she also needs her tulle skirt combined with the beauty of a crisp white shirt to work the whole feminine meets business woman vibe. This tulle skirt is right to work that lady like elegance and charm!


POPxo Recommends: Buy this Grey Tulle Skirt (Rs 2,088)


7. Ruffle It Up




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A pussy bow blouse is an absolute must-have in every working woman’s formal closet. It’s just the right mix of grace and structural finesse combined in one piece of clothing. Ladies, it does not get better than this one. Style it with a basic pencil skirt and add some minimal jewellery to complete your look.


POPxo Recommends: Shop this Ruffle Black Bow Blouse (Rs 1, 125) before anyone else does.


8. Formal Dress With A Touch Of Sexy


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A bodycon dress is probably a formal dress you never thought of! But we’re here to tell you that you must try one and it’s quite easy to pull off at work too! Dress it down with a well fitted waistcoat along with a chic handbag!  


POPxo Recommends: Shop this Mock Neck Crushed Velvet Body-con Dress (Rs 845)




9. Jumpsuiting Into Meetings


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You can totally bring out all your sass with overalls instead of doing separates. Try this cobalt blue jumpsuit with an interesting shoulder straps. It’s minimal yet has something striking about it that will take everyone’s notice!


POPxo Recommends: Buying this fab Jumpsuit with Embellished Straps for just Rs 800.


10. Nothing Like A Little Co-ordination!


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We absolutely think every girl boss needs to have at least that one co-ord set that will set her apart from the crowd. It can be worn for formal events and even for a regular work day. This one’s quite the show stopper.


POPxo Recommends: A great buy right now is this Co-ord set in Olive (Rs 1,299)


We’re sure with all these added to your cart, all you need is a dose of confidence and a pep talk to attain girl boss status immediately!

Published on Sep 19, 2017
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