How To Dress For Back-To-Work Blues

10 of our favourite street-style mavens show us

Margaret Zhang
04 Jan 2016

Margaret Zhang

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Now seriously, some drama (on the pants) never hurt no one.

Camille Charrière
04 Jan 2016

Camille Charrière

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Who says neutrals are boring? Break up a full neutral-hued look with interesting textures and proportions. 

Leandra Medine
04 Jan 2016

Leandra Medine

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Can’t get over how quickly the holidays flew by just. like. that? That’s okay, team your party sparkles with wardrobe staples like a long blazer and pinstripe pants, and you’re ready for the office! 

P/S: For after-work drinks (but of course), switch up the pants for a cute skirt, or simply remove the blazer.

Chriselle Lim
04 Jan 2016

Chriselle Lim

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Team your favourite athleisure top with a modest pleated skirt for a trendy yet office-appropriate outfit.

Bonus if your kid is as stylish as that.

Hedvig
04 Jan 2016

Hedvig

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You can always rely on a sleek pair of black flats and a well-structured blazer to elevate a casual ensemble.

Natalie Suarez
04 Jan 2016

Natalie Suarez

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Don’t be afraid to go for both prints and colours in one outfit. Just opt for a streamlined silhouette for a fun yet polished look.

Nicole Warne
04 Jan 2016

Nicole Warne

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Or...just concentrate on one printed piece.

Balance a loud skirt with the clean lines of a classic double-breasted blazer and heeled sandals for perfectly powerful yet ladylike style. 

Pernille Teisbæk
04 Jan 2016

Pernille Teisbæk

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Here’s an easy way to brighten up your outfit and day (and maybe that of others’ too) at the same time - wear some red!


Pandora Sykes
04 Jan 2016

Pandora Sykes

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Or go for a full red outfit if you will - a cute pantsuit with a striped tee is the way to go!

Aimee Song
04 Jan 2016

Aimee Song

Photo: @songofstyle via Instagram

Another fun idea: Pretend you’re heading to brunch with your girlfriends instead of the office by donning a cute and sophisticated midi dress.

It’s only the fifth day of the year, but instead of feeling all positive, many of us are feeling the blues - the Back-To-Work Blues, that is. And yes, it’s a thing!

But instead of letting the world get you down, why not take it on with a bevy of brilliant outfits? After all, there’s nothing well-dressed ladies (like you and me, yay!) can’t get through with a little help from our wardrobes.

Click through for some outfit inspiration, courtesy of our fave fash mavens.

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