Dress and Dash: Corporate Essentials You Can Always Wear In a Hurry
Life is too short to wear boring clothes at work.
Face it - at times you can be like the many Filipinos that wake up on a work day with less than 10 mins to spare. Your first instinct is to grab the garments on top of your drawer. Who has time these days to mix and match clothes on a daily basis?
But the act of grabbing the first thing in the closet may cause many moments of regret later on. Moments such as a mismatched blazer on a contrasting top or a shrunken skirt that's too short for HR. The solution is to stock your closet with what our stylists call The Office Wardrobe Essentials. You can definitely rely on these garments to power dress you even when you're in a hurry and would just grab the first items on top of the closet. So check your wardrobe now and make sure you have these:
White button down
We will always reiterate how versatile this simple piece of garment is. Pair it with almost anything and you are good to go. You can even wear it outside of the office!
Pants or Trousers
As long as you have well-fitted pants or trousers made out of the right material, then you are office-ready. They’re also comfortable most especially for those on-the-go. Trend tip: culottes and palazzos are a head-turner!
For extra formal or special events, you definitely need a blazer. Whatever it is you are wearing underneath, you’ll instantly look professional.
Running late or just lazy to mix and match? Then invest in a go-to office dress that’s well-shaped and modest.
If your style is more feminine, you might want to go for some skirts instead of pants. They don’t come in handy for commuters though, but if you take a ride-hailing app or have your own car, this is perfectly fine.
Go for a basic or a statement skirt; your choice!
Many companies require closed shoes as part of the dress code. That’s perfectly fine because they look proper and are comfortable. If you want your feet to look slender, go for pointy shoes.
You can add a few inches of heels to look taller which are perfect for meetings.
As a finishing touch, wear a watch as your accessory. Not only are they stylish, they will be very useful for you. Go for watches in silver, gold, or copper for an elegant look.
B. For Men
Long Sleeves Buttondown
Same principle with the ladies, the buttondown is a versatile piece. Especially the long sleeved ones, buttondowns make you look clean and professional.
We do agree that fit is the biggest factor when buying a pair of pants. As long as you have a well-tailored pair of pants, you already look clean enough.
Find the right type for you; will it be slim fit, straight cut or skinny? Now that’s up to you!
This is the essential outerwear you should have in your wardrobe. You probably even wore it during your job interview.
Store it properly and iron it well when you’re about to wear it to look extra tidy and professional.
Men’s shoes can have lots of styles, but the leather ones are those that are office-appropriate.
Whether it be brogues, boat shoes, oxfords, derbies or whatsoever, as long as it’s leather, you are work-ready.
Complete your look with an elegant watch. It doesn’t have to be really expensive. As long as it speaks your style, works well, and looks professional, then it’ll match your office look.
Need help picking out the essential corporate clothing? Let our free personal stylist complete your closet with quick grab and go items. Contact our stylists today and they’ll help you on your next Home Visit!