Real talk: Dressing up every morning for work can sometimes feel like work. Especially once you reach your 30s, where there seems to be a certain amount of pressure to always look sophisticated in order to be taken seriously. What if you’re too puyat to dress up? Or simply have other things to do? The key here is to have staples that will help you look polished with zero effort, and one very useful and stylish outerwear to have in your closet is an oversized blazer.

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Whatever you decide to wear (it could even be a pair of jeans and a T-shirt), you can throw it on and be ready to slay deadlines—without making anyone (like your bosses) notice that you’re feeling lazier than usual. Oversized blazers are loose and comfy yet they still evoke the same professional vibe you get from a classic, well-fitting blazer. It's a win-win. 

Below are different ways you can style it for your office OOTDs—plus, a list of oversized blazers you can start adding to your closet!

Team it up with a graphic T-shirt for something sophisticated yet fun.

A huge part of your overall mood stems from what you’re wearing. How about a pairing a tee with a pastel blazer to liven up those dreadful Mondays?

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TRY: Bershka double breasted blazer, P2,295, available online

Got a big presentation coming up? Throw on something colorful like a striking seafoam green-colored blazer.

It’ll let you show off a bit of your personality while still letting them know that you mean business.

TRY: Shop Copper strictly business longline blazer in seafoam green, P995, available online

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Try a matching blazer-and-lipstick combo to instantly look polished.

Pair this double breasted-blazer in a gorgeous salmon color with a peach lippie and you’re golden.

TRY: Pull & Bear long notched collar blazer, P2,295, available online 

When shopping for blazers (especially online), pay close attention to the fabric. 

This blazer crafted from breathable linen fabric is perfect for those work days when it’s too hot outside. 

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TRY: Undo clothing freira top, P2,195, available for pre-order

On casual Fridays, wear a blazer dress so you can jump from your desk to an after-work drinking session—without the hassle of having to change your clothes.

Invest in a longline blazer that works twice as hard as it can either be worn as a blazer or a dress. 

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TRY: Forme longline blazer, P1,998, available online

Invest in a blazer you can pair with anything you already own!

Olive green, after all, can pass off as a neutral.

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TRY: Shop copper upper manhattan oversized blazer in olive, P995, available online

For a stylishly put-together OOTD, wear it with matching neutral trousers like what Marie Lozano did here.

Monochrome is a great way to look cohesive.

TRY: Stradivarius knit blazer with printed lining on sleeves, P2,495, available online

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Oversized checkered blazers spell strictly-for-business but its relaxed, slouchy silhouette will let you loosen up like it's the weekend.

Invest in blazers that come in muted hues like grey so you can easily throw it on when necessary.

TRY: Zara check blazer, P4,295, available online

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TRY: H&M checked jacket, P2,290, available online

Show off some leg.

Styling bulky black blazers can be tricky as it can overwhelm your frame. To avoid looking balot na balot, balance out the coverage on your upper half by showing off your skin on your lower half. Reach for midi skirts or dresses like what Kim Jones did here. 

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TRY: Mango linen blazer suit, P2,995, available online

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