Workwear is usually covered by rules, and these guidelines sometimes restrict us to experiment and be stylish. Whether you go by a strict corporate office setting or as free as creative agencies, we share below various outfit suggestions you can use to help you make an impact while you hustle.

For the Entrepreneur

The best thing about being an entrepreneur is the fact that you are your own boss—even when it comes to your clothes. But your outfit needs to be ready to shift from casual meetings with suppliers, to big pitches to clients or partners the next. Go with a super comfy and tummy-hiding oversized shirt dress simply accessorized with statement earrings. Or a classic little black dress that you can take from work to play. Either way, you look like a boss with minimal effort.

Four Cranes Val slip dress in midnight, P1,350, online at; Charles & Keith open-toe slip on, P2,199, at SM Aura, Greenbelt 5, Powerplant Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, SM Megamall

Uniqlo Oversized long shirt in white, P1490, at leading SM malls; Charles & Keith black mule slide, P2,199

Strict Corporate

Working for a company with strict uniform requirements is no excuse to look boring. Try a silk top instead of your usual white button down, and why not add a little slit via a wrap skirt instead of the usual pencil skirt for a change. It’s not only leg lengthening, it’s also a lot kinder to the puson area compared to a figure-hugging pencil skirt.

Zara silk button-down, P899, available in Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, SM Mall of Asia, SM Mega Fashion Hall, Trinoma, Powerplant Mall; Yao by Louie Wrap Skirt; Charles & Keith black pumps, P2,399

Stylish Corporate

When your corporate work is in fashion or beauty, it is part of the job description to look good. And since it’s more lenient, go ahead and play around with trendy pleated skirts, slimming turtle necks, and stylish lace-up flats that beats a pair of heels, any day.

Topshop ruffled turtle neck, P1,195, at Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, SM Aura, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Bonifacio High Street; H&M pleated skirt, P1,990, Charles & Keith lace-up flats in burgundy, P1,999



Being in the creative industry gives you absolute freedom. Ruffled sweaters are everywhere these days so try layering an oversized one with a turtle neck while it’s still breezy January. Mule slides will give it that stylish edge as compared to your go-to white sneakers.

H&M Ruffled Sweater dress, P3490, available at leading SM Malls, UP Town Center; Topshop ruffled turtle neck, P1,195; Charles & Keith black mule slide, P2,199

Casual Cool

Always remember that casual should be comfortable. Dress up your favorite jeans a little with a printed pajama top and pair of slides to look chic, effortlessly.

Topshop wrap pajama top, P2,995; Uniqlo ultra stretch jeans, P1,990; Charles & Keith Open –toe slip-on, P2,199

Photos by: Charles Rodulfo; Styled by: Bea Jocom; Hair and Makeup: Elaine Ganuelas; Model: Joni Galeste

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