‘Tis the season to be stylish! Yup, it’s that time of the year when you’re obsessed with finding the perfect outfit to wear to all your holiday parties. Whether you’re off to a big family reunion, a high school barkada get-together, or simply planning a romantic date night with the beau—no girl ever wants to be underdressed (or unprepared).
Here, we’ll show you how can you can take these wardrobe essentials—a cool blazer, a pretty dress, a tight skirt, a button-down blouse, and a pair of office trousers—from corporate chic to party pretty in an instant!
THE BLAZER, P2,495, Dorothy Perkins
Office: Amp up the ante of your office wardrobe by injecting a few punk pieces, like a slimming leather skirt.
Crochet top , P995, Plains & Prints; leather skirt, P1,100, Forever 21; nude ankle-strap heel, P1,700, Forever 21
Party: Boardroom staples—like a crisp white shirt—become club-appropriate with leg-lengthening shorts and edgy heels.
Sleeveless button-down shirt, P1,195, Plains & Prints; oxford shorts, P850, Plains & Prints; pearl bracelet, P505, Forever 21; studded cap-toe pumps, P1,395, The Ramp Crossings
THE BUTTON-DOWN, P2,245, Topshop
Office: A little color in your office wardrobe won’t hurt—even if it comes in a shocking shade of pink.
Leather jeans, P2,445, Topshop; houndstooth pump, P1,595, The Ramp Crossings; drop earrings, P250, Plains & Prints
Party: Take color blocking to an entirely new level by pairing a neon top with an equally bright bottom.
Skater skirt, P895, Plains & Prints; strappy heel, P1,680, The Ramp Crossings; stacked bracelets, P450, Forever 21
THE BODYCON DRESS, P915, Forever 21
Office: A tight pencil skirt is both sexy and office-appropriate.
Black pencil skirt with printed belt, P2,295, Dorothy Perkins; gold cap-toe heel, P1,250, Payless; chain bracelet, P505, Forever 21
Party: Fake your way to longer, leaner legs with a pair of strappy stilettos.
Layered chain necklace, P1,250, Plains & Prints; ankle-strap heels with snakeskin detail, P1,695, The Ramp Crossings
THE SKATER SKIRT, P1,745, Dorothy Perkins
Office: We’re calling it! A chic white blazer is the newest closet staple.
Tuxedo jacket, P2,995, Mango; men's tank top, P795, Cotton On; black peep-toe pump, P1,850, The Ramp Crossings; silver cuff, P795, Plains & Prints
Party: Add a pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic ensemble with a funky accessory in bright, bold colors.
Lace top, P1,995, Topshop; rope necklace, P695, Plains & Prints; caged heel, P1,650, The Ramp Crossings
THE TROUSER, P1,275, Forever 21
Office: Who needs a necklace when your blouse has a bejeweled neckline?
Brocade top, P2,795, Warehouse; peach pump, P1,700, Forever 21; chain bracelet, P505, Forever 21
Party: Show off your toned tummy in a cropped top that reveals just the right amount of skin.
Embossed cropped top, P2,995, Miss Selfridge; gold cap-toe heel, P1,250, Payless; coral necklace, P385, Forever 21
Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Cotton On is available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street, SM North EDSA The Block, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Manila, Greenbelt 3, and SM Aura.
- Dorothy Perkins is available at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, TriNoma, The Podium, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, SM Aura, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila.
- Forever 21 is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM Makati, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.
- Mango is available at Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta 1, SM Megamall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Alabang Town Center, Newport Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Eastwood Mall, SM City North EDSA The Block, TriNoma, Gateway Mall, Harbor Point Subic, SM City Clark, Marquee Mall Pamapnga, Centro Cagayan de Oro, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, and Abreeza Mall Davao.
- Miss Selfridge is available at Greenbelt 5, SM Aura, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and Robinsons Magnolia.
- Payless is available at leading malls nationwide.
- Plains & Prints is available at Trinoma, SM North EDSA, Alabang Town Center, Ali Mall, Eastwood City Walk, Gateway, Market! Market!, SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Metro East, Glorietta 1, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Star Mills, Robinsons Sta. Rosa, SM Bacoor, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Lucena, SM Pampanga, SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Marilao, SM Masinag, SM Lipa, and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.
- The Ramp Crossings is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma, Glorietta, and Quezon Avenue.
- Topshop is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 3, SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, TriNoma, and Ayala Center Cebu.
- Warehouse is available at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, TriNoma, The Podium, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila.
(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Sandra Pineda. Assisted by Patricia Dayacap and Weng Sanchez. Layout by Mike Dee.)