After more than a year of the WFH life, we’re finally inching towards normalcy again. Can’t wait to return to the office for your pantry perks? Or are you an introvert who’s slightly dreading social interactions? Regardless of how you feel about the WFO arrangements, we all need to pull out our arsenal of office garb that fits the bill of “business casual” — or whatever dress code your office calls for. If you’re in need of some inspiration on how to dress to the nines (professionally), we’ve got you covered with these office outfits for ladies!
Office outfit inspiration for ladies
1. For the girl boss
Whether you’re running an entire company or leading a team, a power ensemble can make a huge difference to your vibe. Be your very own Sheryl Sandberg with the body-hugging Asymmetric Flap Jumpsuit (available on Zalora Singapore Official Store). It features a flattering V-neck line — a great office wear option in Singapore.
Throw on a contrasting neutral-toned plaid blazer (available on Xiaozhainv Women’s clothing) for more structure. Then, add some height with a pair of nude pumps (available on jinnykim in Singapore). These pumps will make you feel extra confident as you speak in that important meeting. Don’t forget to accessorise to make the whole look extra classy with the elegant Michael Trio Slim Dangle Mini-Diamond Earrings in 18K Rose Gold (available on Michael Trio Official Store). These will make the perfect girl boss office outfit for ladies!
2. For the investment banker
Those working in an investment banking firm will always need a formal blazer on standby for official meetings and investor calls. The Zanzea Full Sleeve Turn-Down-Collar Solid Color Button Down Suit Coat (available on ZANZEA Official Store) is a wallet-friendly office wear to get in Singapore, and is available in three office-appropriate colours such as wine red, black and grey.
For an everyday office outfit for ladies, this teal Utility Dress (available on Zalora Official Store) will make you look sharp and smart. Pair it with the trendy Marhen.J Roy Black bag that can store all your work documents and other barang. For shoes, we recommend the Maddison Heels in Caramel (available on Sunday Staples Outlet Store) that is comfortable enough to walk in throughout the day.
3. For the account manager
Being an account manager means client meetings on the daily. Now that we’re transiting back to in-person meetings, you’d want to look spiffy from head to toe. For a business casual office wear in Singapore that’s suitable for both lunch appointments and office meetings, go for the figure-hugging Waterfall Detail Peplum Dress (available on Zalora Official Store) that features a white top and grey bottom.
Don’t forget to bring along a knit cardigan (available on Kadaka Fashion Store) to keep yourself warm so you won’t be shivering through your pitches! To accessorise, wear the 925 Silver Snake Chain Necklace (available on A KIND OOF) that’s chic and minimalist. And to complete your office outfit for ladies, carry along the versatile Longchamp Le Pliage Tote (available on Mia Maia Luxury Fashion Shop) to store your daily essentials!
4. For those working in tech
Working in a tech company? You were probably overjoyed when you saw the words “no dress code” in your onboarding email. However, having no dress code also means you’d have no guidelines to follow. And you don’t want to look too shabby in the office, especially if it’s your first day.
For a casual, relaxed office outfit for ladies that looks put together, denim is the way to go. These Wide Leg Jeans (available on Zalora Official Store) are easy to pair with any top, whether it’s a blouse or a T-shirt. Pair them with the classic all-white Converse Women’s Chuck Taylor All Star Move Canvas Platform (available on Converse Official Store) and a mesh woven tote bag (available on TheBagPlaceCo) and you’re good to go!
5. For the marketing executive
If there was an award for the best dressed department in the office, the prize would probably go to marketing. They say that looking the part is half the job, so apart from having your makeup on fleek, you’d want to sport tasteful office outfits for ladies too!
For a no-brainer way to look fashionable, go for a pair of culottes or wide leg pants. The Heia Belted Pants (available on MGP Label Official Store) is a versatile piece to add to your office wear collection, and will easily make for a snazzy office outfit for ladies in Singapore! Coordinate it with a basic top that fits the colour scheme, and throw on a loose knitted cardigan (available on summersophia.sg) to keep yourself warm. For shoes, slip into an understated pair of mules (available on PINKELEPHANT_KOREA_sg) to complete your #ootd!
6. For the engineers
Often seen in polo tees and jeans, engineers are known for their no-frills way of dressing. If you want to look fly yet not overdressed, don the Basic Midi Dress With Slit (available on zalmore.sg). You can even buy this dress in 12 different colours such as black, lilac and sage green, so you can rotate them throughout the fortnight!
For construction engineers who need to do site visits, the Vans Old Skool Platform in Black (available on Sports-Zone SG Official Store) is easy to maintain. And to transport your laptop to and fro, get the Tigernu Anti-fouling Laptop Backpack (available on Tigernu Official Shop) that is large enough to fit a jacket too. This backpack even comes with lockable zippers for added security, and is made of anti-fouling fabric so it won’t be damaged by water or coffee spills!
7. For the creatives
Media companies, especially the younger ones, are where you get to go wild with your office outfits for ladies. After all, if you’re going to be covering the latest trends, you’ll want to wear them too. For an office outfit for ladies that’s à la mode, throw on a round neck crop top (available on XiaoZhaiNv Women’s clothing) and a pair of patterned high waist trousers (available on Spring Blossoms).
To complete the get-up, have on a fine pair of Black Dr. Martens 1460 (available on Dr. Martens Singapore Official Store) that’ll add to the grunge aesthetic. If you’re lugging equipment or a laptop to the office, the Galla Tote Bag (available on visvalofficialshop.sg) with side compartments is spacious enough, and comes with zippers to keep them safe!
Strut back to work in these office outfits for ladies
We live in a world where impressions count. While you don’t necessarily have to spend a bomb on your office outfit for ladies, dressing up well definitely makes a difference. Most importantly, make sure your office wear is crisp and well-pressed with the best steam irons in Singapore. For more workplace fashion tips, check out our girl boss lookbook!