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Add WOW to Workwear: Practical pastel

"I love boring corporate attire" -- said no one ever. It’s time to give your blacks and drab grays the break they deserve, and freshen up your work wardrobe for the daily grind with these candy-colored power pieces. Best style tip? Have fun with it!

On Mondays, we wear pink. Add a sweet twist to your power suit with a soft pink and white combo, but make sure the pieces are tailor fit to show your colleagues you’re as sharp as ever.                     

Suit, Marks & Spencer; top (inner), Dorothy Perkins; bag and accessories, all Aldo; shoes, Pedro

Bring back the glam of an era past by rocking an updated version of the empowered sixties secretary look. Add a modern twist to this classic favorite by choosing assorted linear prints for your A-line dress and accessorize with a solid leather bag and ballet flats. 

Dress and top (inner white collared), both Dorothy Perkins; bag, Pedro; shoes, Geox

Wear something powder blue to keep you fresh during midweek errands and last minute deals. A white pair of palazzo pants injects the right mix of sharp to this otherwise saccharine office ensemble. Finish the look with your choice of statement accessories and killer heels.

Top, Marks & Spencer; trousers, Warehouse; bag, Aldo; shoes, Pedro

Gray is the perfect hue for your day to night outfit: not too moody for a brunch with your colleagues and not too bright for an evening function with your clients. Lock in your office attire with a tailored blazer and loafers, then hang the coat and slip on a pair of pumps for your night soiree.     

Coat and dress, both Warehouse; bag, Pedro; shoes, Geox

There are no casual Fridays in a fashion girl’s vocabulary. Dressing down is never an option, so opt to have fun instead. Play up the matching set co-ords trend and avoid looking outdated by layering pieces: put on a coat or a vest, and you’re good to go.

Clothes, all Marks & Spencer; bag, Pedro; accessories and shoes, all Aldo

This feature originally appeared in Metro Magazine August 2016 and was repurposed for Metro.Style
Photographs Dookie Ducay
Styling Sarah Madarang
Makeup Kris Bacani for Make Up For Ever
Hair Marife Obtinario for Triple Luck Brow & Nail Salon
Model Raphaela for Elite Manila
Stylist’s Assistant Monica Madarang
Shot on location at The Office Project