Work Wardrobe Essentials That are Casual and Serious at the Same Time

The pandemic has fast-tracked the move towards smart/casual dressing once reserved for dress-down Fridays. That’s because companies have realized that you don’t have to dress strictly corporate to look professional and do your jobs properly. Now, it’s more acceptable to bring some personality and self-expression to work. This means having a wardrobe full of key pieces that will get you to enjoy dressing in a more creative and interesting way.

While it’s clear dress codes have relaxed, it’s still important to look professional at work. It is really part of your tool kit for success as well as showing you mean business and that you take your job seriously.

Working girls can inject a hint of something fresh into their look – online or offline – with short suits. You can get a more relaxed take on tailoring from SM Woman.

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The basic white top remains a mainstay along with relaxed pants for casual codes. And these would go well with slip-on sandals and flat mules from Parisian Woman or flat pumps from Solemate.

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Get trendy and functional shoulder and sling bags from Parisian and Secosana to put your whole look together!

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For guys, there are Jusi barongs for more formal occasions.

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If you commute on the daily, there are button-down tops, smart casual pants, and bomber jackets.

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These can be worn with classic leather loafers from Milano’s and Salvatore Mann.

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Depending on your style, finish things up with Herschel’s Little America backpacks and Salvatore Mann Armon sling bags.

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It’s time to reboot your work wardrobe to match your current work needs!

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