Work Wear Essentials For A Chic 9-to-5

by Drishti Mistry

It’s all about first impressions when it comes to dressing up for work – the sharper the silhouettes the better. Whether it’s the boardroom or a formal brunch with your clients, you can never go wrong with some key pieces in your work wear wardrobe. Channel the boss lady in you with these clean and formal silhouettes – you’ll never have to think what to wear to work anymore!

Pencil Skirt

A pencil skirt is must-have in your work wear wardrobe – classic-yet-versatile, a pencil skirt spells feminine and business all at once. Style this skirt with a pussy-bow top and pointed stilettoes to create a smart work-ready look.

Straight-fit Dress

The most effortless piece in a work wardrobe? A simple straight-cut dress in neutral hues! Easy to take from desk to dinner, a basic slip dress makes for a professional yet breezy option. Style it with sparkling stud earrings and a minimal handbag.

Crisp Shirt

When at work, let a solid crisp shirt do all the multi-tasking – wear it in multiple ways and multiple times – over your trousers or skirts and under a blazer for a busy day or roll over the sleeves and wear it over your denims for working weekends.

Contemporary Kurta

In the mood for some ethnic work wear but not quite? Call the shots at work in a modern kurta that doubles as a blouse when you want it to! Style it with a stack of dainty bracelets and rings – don’t forget to add some finishing touches with a swipe of your favourite lipstick!

Timeless Trousers

While you’re on your way to world domination, carry these trousers with you – a straight-cut pair of trousers go a long way! Easy to style with almost anything – team these trousers with tie-up blouses or turtle-neck tees and a belt to define the waistline for a fail-proof work look.

Tailored Blazer

This key piece might feel a bit heavier on the pocket but it’s an investment worth making – never underestimate the dose of aplomb that a well-tailored blazer can inject to your work wear. Style it over a pair of matching straight fit pants to make it a powerful pantsuit or throw it over your denims for casual work days.

Dainty Accessories

The only rule to accessorizing for workwear is ‘less is more’ – never pick more than two accessories and nothing oversized will do- go for tiny trinkets like minimal rings, understated earrings and dainty necklaces.

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