Ladies, we understand that as much as you love fashion, dressing up for office seems like a daily challenge! After all, you need something that looks professional and makes you look good. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! So, here’s a list of 8 different styles that are totally appropriate for your office and will make you look like a million bucks.
Mid-length skirts are a great way to look chic and polished. While they look perfectly professional in neutral shades like grey, white, blue and black; you shouldn’t be afraid to try different patterns and colours. Pencil skirts are most commonly recommended, we’d suggest trying fresher designs like scuba, wrap and A-line.
POPxo Recommends: Dorothy Perkins Black Floral Print Midi Pencil Skirt (Rs 2,490)
We’ve been drooling over fitted and structured dresses for the workplace ever since we watched The Good Wife. The right length and colour can create a really flattering style for you. Choose from wrap, A-line, and mid-length dresses. Colours and prints that are subtle and feminine make the difference between what you’d wear on the weekends when you go out with friends and what you wear in the conference room. You can also add a blazer or a formal jacket to dial up the professional look.
POPxo Recommends: Dusty Pink Solid Sheath Dress (Rs 2,990)
For all you ladies who work in the creative world (media, advertising, publishing, etc), there’s nothing classier than a crisp white shirt. You can pair it with high-waisted pants or a skirt for a classy look! For a more hip vibe, choose a white shirt that buttons at the back instead of up front.
POPxo Recommends: Women White Self-Design Casual Shirt (Rs 2,099)
Tapered trousers or straight leg pants aren’t the only things you can wear to work. Wide-legged pants can be a great stylish option. The key to making them work is your choice of footwear and top. Whether you’re wearing flats or heels, make sure your pants are tailored well and their hem just skims your ankles, allowing the toe of your shoes to be visible.
POPxo Recommends: Contemporary Wide-Leg Pants (Rs 1,899)
Adding a third piece to your outfit is a great way to set the style standards at work. In the summer, light cotton jackets with reverse cuffs over formal shorts or ankle-length skinny pants shows you have a bit of creative flair with your clothes. Fitted blazers, dark or white jackets have been the classic way to turn jeans into formal work wear since Melanie Griffith first sported them in the 80s.
POPxo Recommends: Slub Knit Longline Jacket (Rs 1,299)
Replace your tees and tops with blouses that flatter your shoulders and waist. Add ruffles, prints, pastel colours with pretty sleeve patterns. Trust us, you’ll be showered with compliments from your team mates!
POPxo Recommends: Women Navy Printed Top (Rs 1,590)
Yes, you really can, if you wear the right top and shoes. For a chic vibe, go crazy with a bold pattern but wear a conservative shirt in neutral shades like nude or white. Statement pumps or stilettoes make culottes elegant and appropriate during the day to transition to an evening look seamlessly.
POPxo Recommends: Women Dusty Pink Solid Culottes (Rs 1,119)
Co-ordinated sets are a great way to look well-dressed at work without going OTT. It also makes ‘What do I wear today’ dilemma at 7am easy to answer.
POPxo Recommends: Striped Ransom Co-ords (Rs 1,399)