5. A blazer.
Definitely a must-have, blazers can easily help you sharpen your look, whether you wear it over a dress or with a shirt and jeans. It’s practical too: blazers have pockets you can put your phones and business cards in, especially when you’re wearing a dress that has none.
6. Sleek denim jeans.
Casual Fridays are no excuse to look sloppy. Get yourself a pair of sleek denim jeans that fit well, and reserve the distressed pair for weekends. Any wash will do, but dark denim can be more flattering and evokes “smart casual” more than the light wash. It can also which would can take you from day night when you want to segue to drinks with your friends. Another useful feature? It doesn’t get stain easily – a useful feature for commute days when you need to go head-to-head with smog, rains, and other elements.
7. A button down shirt.
The button-down shirt is practically a uniform and comes in handy when you don’t want to overthink your outfit. It goes with black slacks, denim jeans, and pencil skirts. Get one in cotton or go for the silky one.
8. Office tote bag.
Leave the sporty backpack at home. Your office look should be complemented by a nice tote bag that looks sharp and refined. Go for one in a light material so it doesn’t add to the weight, yet also roomy enough to store your everyday essentials such as your touch-up kit, planner, and maybe an umbrella for rainy days. Choose one that has a zipper or a flap so it’s more secure especially if you’ll be taking the bus or the train to and from work.
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