After almost three years of working in our pajamas, many of us are back to onsite reporting—which also means we’re back to facing the daily struggle of figuring out what to wear to work. On the flip side, we finally have the chance to break out our favorite office ’fits and have earned a legit excuse to shop for new threads. (Wink, wink!)
If you’re jonesing for a wardrobe refresh, you’re in luck: Here, we give you easy power-dressing tips inspired by some of our fave celebs—so you can rule like the true #ladyboss that you are. Even better: Take advantage of SM’s Wednesday Deals and score exclusive discounts and offers this Women’s Month!
Get to work in style and read on:
Look polished in a snap with a blazer.
It’s the ultimate lazy girl hack: Just throw on a smart jacket or blazer over any outfit and you’ll instantly look put-together. You can even wear it over a cropped top, like actress-vlogger Gabbi Garcia.
Shop the look: Cropped black blazer, ₱2,995, Pull & Bear; Houndstooth wool-blend blazer, ₱2,295 (from ₱3,995), Mango. (Image: instagram.com/gabbi)
What better way to command attention than by sashaying down the office in a striking, look-at-me color? Sunnies co-founder Georgina Wilson shows us how to do exactly that in this red hot number, which she paired with bold lips, no less.
Shop the look: Satin Collared Wrap Blouse, ₱2,950, Marks and Spencer; SM Woman Career Jocelyn Long Blazer Vest, ₱1,499, ShopSM. (Image: instagram.com/ilovegeorgina)
Go chic with sleek coords.
Tired of thinking which top to pair with that bottom and vice versa? Save mental space while earning style points with monochromatic coords. We love this all-white look on singer-actress Alexa Ilacad.
Shop the look: Valeria Terno Set, ₱2,860, Bonita at Frankie General Store; Vintage Flora Ichirro Top & Shorts, ₱1,598 and ₱1,398, Plains and Prints. (Image: instagram.com/alexailacad)
Keep it classy in an LBD.
Whether you’re attending a big meeting, a posh event, or just want to be effortlessly elegant, the little black dress always does the trick. Take your cue from all-around star and blk cosmetics Creative Director Anne Curtis.
Shop the look: Maisie Embellished Neck Mini Dress, ₱5,990, Ever New; Basic ribbed midi dress, ₱1,595, Stradivarius. (Image: instagram.com/annecurtissmith)
Dress up your jeans with heels.
Exude boss vibes without trying too hard in a jeans-and-heels combo, like this outfit on celeb fempreneur Julia Barretto, owner of accessory brand The Juju Club.
Shop the look: Ripped Vintage Slim Jeans, ₱1,099, Penshoppe; Women’s Greer Pumps, ₱1,599, Alberto. (Image: instagram.com/juliabarretto)
Try a vest.
A vest-style top is a dressier alternative for a plain shirt or blouse. Check out this laidback work #OOTD by Kathryn Bernardo, who runs her own nail biz KathNails by KCMB.
Shop the look: Jacklyn top, ₱5,650, K & Company; Ladies Era Sneakers, ₱3,498, Vans at ShopSM; Pleated wide pants, ₱1,990, Uniqlo. (Image: instagram.com/bernardokath)
Work the accessories.
An outfit made of basic pieces can be easily elevated with the right accessories—just like what actress and beauty biz owner Elisse Joson did here.
Shop the look: Pendant necklace, ₱299, H&M; Leather belt, ₱1,695, Zara; Women's Korina Crossbody, ₱799, Parisian at ShopSM. (Image: instagram.com/elissejosonn)
#WomenRule at SM Supermalls
Celebrate girl power at SM this Women’s Month: Shop til you drop at the Womenpreneur Market, pamper yourself at the Women’s Wellness Sale, snap the best selfies and TikToks at our fun and immersive Women Power Photo Spots and reward yourself with our fab offers and treats all month long!
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