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Add WOW to Workwear: 5 ways

Dressing for the office doesn't have to be a drag. Get yourself out of that style rut with fresh ideas for the start of the work week till cocktail hour on a Friday night! We've got you covered from 9 to 5: Inject fearless prints, crisp cuts, and power accessories to get you promoted in the style department! 

MONDAY: Fresh Start
Overcome manic Mondays in a breeze with a candy-colored pencil skirt and a floral sheer top.


Top and skirt, both MAX&Co.; bag, Cortefiel; shoes, Pedro

TUESDAY: Connect the Dots
Give a new twist on power suits with this print on print ensemble. The key to pulling this off? Keep the pattern small and uniform.


Top, The Collection by Debenhams; coat, trousers, and bag, all Reiss; shoes, Pedro

WEDNESDAY: Show Your Stripes
This go-to print need not be worn in just one direction. Play with the proportion and mix different textures to achieve the right balance of your look.


Top, Principles by Debenhams; skirt, Marks & Spencer; eyewear, MAX&Co.; bag and shoes, both Pedro

THURSDAY: The Preppy Rule
Do a bit of fashion throwback in your workwear with the ‘60s inspired shift dress and bell-sleeved top combo.     


Top, Marks & Spencer; dress, Redherring by Debenhams; bag, Principles by Debenhams; shoes, Pedro

FRIDAY: Make a Statement
Up your casual game by experimenting with different prints while keeping it classy with a tailored coat. Just don’t forget to mix in a solid-colored piece to tie the look together.        


Top and culottes, both G2000; coat and bag, both Cortefiel; bag, Furla; shoes, Pedro
 

This feature originally appeared in Metro Magazine February 2017 and has been repurposed for Metro.Style
Photographs Seven Barretto
Text Anzenne Roble
Styling Aldrin Ramos
Makeup Al de Leon for M.A.C
Hair Francis Guintu for Cynos Inside Haircare
Model Katarina for LVX
Shot on location at Pottery Barn and Central Square Mall
Special thanks to Jeanie Mangonon