These times of social distancing and having to work from home probably got you itching to have fresh garbs to don when you make your glamorous re-entry into the office. I totally get it. When it comes to retail therapy, there’s no such thing as overkill. And it never hurts to spice up your office looks—we wouldn’t want to wear the same old pantsuit that Jenna has from accounting.
You want to exude the confidence that Samantha, your managing director, has. She’s always dressed to the nines and looks like she can take on any challenge that’s thrown at her. If you want to be like Samantha, I’m here to help. Here are 10 stellar looks from Taobao that will lend flair to your office wardrobe that you never knew you needed. If you’re still looking for inspiration, check out Taobao’s Shopping Guide here.
1. Easy Breezy Lemon Squeezy
Exude elegance and have some fun with this look. Here, we have a white and black polka-dotted chiffon top and a loose necktie detail. The necktie reminds me of a super toned-down and modern take on a Victorian-era shirt. These high-waisted pants are absolutely to die for and the straight cut and clean waistband is sure to compliment any figure.
2. The Androgynous Edition
This is for the girlfriends who love a good matching pantsuit but do not want to be confined to the feminine silhouette. Stay in charge yet casual with this beauty of an oversized suit. Take your pick from a number of colour choices, but we think this wine coloured set will definitely leave an impression.
3. Sultry Secretary
If you’re one for a more conventional look, I got you. This sleeveless light blue silk top is perfect for our humid weather. Exude poise with this outfit. The slight ruffle detail along the button closure of the top is a nice subtle detail that gives texture to the otherwise minimalist garment. Tuck this in a high waisted skirt of a similar material to tie the whole look together.
4. 1930s Chic
Dresses are an absolute no brainer. This Sacramento green dress with its structured shoulder, mini lapel collar and slightly scrunched up sleeves are an easy go-to for days when you don’t feel like dressing up but still want to look presentable. The white buttons provide a minimal contrast to the dress while the sewn-on waistband is sure to give you that hourglass shape. It’s very 1930s chic.
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5. The Elevated School Boy
This short-sleeved shirt comes with folded sleeves and is pleated on one side, levelling up your typical short-sleeved blouse one notch. Dress it up with these cream slacks for the office or dress it down for a fun weekend with some riding shorts. We simply adore a versatile piece of clothing. There’s also a contrast stitching on the belt of these slacks—the perfect way to add a little spice to a solid coloured garment.
6. The Asymmetrical Power Suit
A matching pantsuit screams ‘I’m in charge and I know what I want’. This is for days when you can’t be bothered to think about what to wear but still want to show that you mean business. Enough with the dull solid colours, this lined pattern is cool and chic. The asymmetrical shape of the top is sure to shine the spotlight on you as you present your proposal to the boardroom.
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7. Modern Oriental
A mandarin collar is always a plus in my books. This modern take on the cheongsam silhouette is truly ethereal. The see-through layer and dragonflies motif atop the white body of the dress is stunning. Show off an appropriate amount of skin with the three-quarter sleeves while staying modest in the office.
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8. Classic With A Twist
Black dresses are an absolute necessity. Amp up the glam with a pair of heels or tone it down with a pair of sneakers if you work in a more casual environment. What makes this different from any other black dress is the tie detail in the mid-drift of the dress, bunching the material just a touch to give you a more defined hourglass figure.
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9. Red, Bold and In Charge
Not for the faint-hearted, this red ensemble represents strength, passion and power. Taking inspiration from the iconic Coco Chanel suit, this set is sure to be the talk of the entire office.
With a traditional Chinese knot sitting delicately at the top of the armhole at the end of the sleeve, this gorgeous two-piece is a feast for the eyes for those who have a deep appreciation for details.
10. Elegance For The Uninitiated
At one glance, this may seem like a two-piece, but it is in fact, a cleverly designed dress. Adorned with six white buttons in the front and a pleated faux skirt at the bottom, this powder blue dress has the perfect mixture of textures. Unique enough to stand out but formal enough for the office, this dress has it all, with the convenience of it being a one piece.
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