article_corporate-vs-creative.jpgWhen it comes to office dress codes, most women fall into two categories: corporate or creative. Corporate, of course, tends to be the more rigid of the two, put in place in law firms and banks. Creative allows you to be more experiemental, as those who worker in the advertising, fashion, and music industries have less clothing restrictions to follow.

Of course, any office requires its workforce to look neat, presentable, and polished. Whether you're making a report or overseeing a shoot, you would want to look your absolute best. Click "next" for outfit suggestions featuring five basic pieces styled for corporate and creative environments!


1_corporate-vs-creative.jpgKEY PIECE: White button down, P1,580, Basic House

Corporate: A black suit screams business, as do sharp stiletto pumps and architectural earrings.
Blazer, P1,814.40, W; trousers, P1,980, Basic House; pyramid earrings, P445, Unarosa; woven stiletto, P1,799, Vittorio Ventura at CMG

Creative: A cute Aztec skirt brightens up a slow day at the office, while flat boots keep you on your toes.
Printed mini skirt, P2,295, Promod; metal strip necklace, P795, Unarosa; ankle boot, P1,990, Forever 21

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Basic House is available at The Shops at Greenhills Shopping Center, Robinsons Metro East, SM Megamall, and Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro.
- CMG is available at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway, Glorietta, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and Trinoma, among other locations.
- 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.
- Promod is available at Bonifacio High Street Central, Gateway, Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Southmall, Abreeza Mall Davao, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Cebu.
- Unarosa is available at Shangri-La Plaza, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Shoppesville Greenhills, and Marquee Mall.
- W is available at 50th Avenue in Robinsons Galleria.


2_corporate-vs-creative.jpgKEY PIECE: Silk khaki pants, P1,995, Promod

Corporate: Add a pop of color to your outfit with a pretty blouse in a striking yet far for from loud shade.
Lace blouse, P1,299.75, Apple & Eve; oval ring, P379, Yhansy; color block pump, P1,305, Forever 21

Creative: Spring for a quirky cute ensemble by layering a collared shirt over a printed sweater.
Polka dot sweater, P915, Forever 21; metal tip collared shirt, P799, Penshoppe; flower earrings, P349.75, Yhansy; pump, P1,305, Forever 21

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Apple & Eve is available at Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, SM City Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Trinoma Mall, and Robinsons Metro East.
- 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.
- Penshoppe is available at leading malls nationwide.
- Promod is available at Bonifacio High Street Central, Gateway, Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Southmall, Abreeza Mall Davao, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Cebu.
- Yhansy is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and SM Valenzuela; and The Ramp Crossings Glorietta 4, Quezon Avenue, Trinoma, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.


3_corporate-vs-creative.jpgKEY PIECE: Black pencil skirt, P795, Dorothy Perkins

Corporate: An alternative cover-up to the usual blazer? A soft cardigan to throw over a pretty scalloped top.
Knit cardigan, P895, Bayo; laser cut shell top, P2,595, Warehouse; studded belt, P795, Unarosa; bunting bracelet, P399.75, Yhansy; slingback, P2,799, CMG

Creative: Bold prints are a must-do for artsy types. Think of them as fuel for your creative mind.
Neon shirt, P499, Yhansy; enamel dangling earrings, P375, Yhansy; platform sandal, P1,299, So! Fab

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Bayo is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Eastwood Mall, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Greenhills, Gateway, Podium, Glorietta 3, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Robinsons Ermita, Sta. Lucia East, SM Fairview, Robinsons Metro East, SM Manila, SM Southmall, SM Sucat, SM Bicutan, SM Marikina, and SM Cebu, among other locations.
- CMG is available at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway, Glorietta, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and Trinoma, among other locations.
- Dorothy Perkins is available at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, Trinoma, The Podium, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila.
- So! Fab is available at Glorietta 1, Market! Market!, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alimall Cubao, Greenhills Shoppesville, SM Clark, SM Manila, SM North Edsa The Block, SM Southmall, Ayala Cebu, and SM Cebu, among other locations.
- Unarosa is available at Shangri-La Plaza, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Shoppesville Greenhills, and Marquee Mall.
- Warehouse is available at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, Trinoma, The Podium, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila.
- Yhansy is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and SM Valenzuela; and The Ramp Crossings Glorietta 4, Quezon Avenue, Trinoma, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.


4_corporate-vs-creative.jpgKEY PIECE: Maroon laser cut dress, P1,899.75, Apple & Eve

Corporate: Allow a structured dress to shine with a necklace that enhances an elegant neckline and low pumps with just a bit of flash.
Chunky necklace, P785, Yhansy; captoe low pump, P3,499, Staccato at CMG

Creative: Ward off the chills with an edgy moto jacket. For a splash of femininity, anchor your look with delicate pink wedges.
Biker jacket, P2,205, Forever 21; triangle earrings, P345, Unarosa; ankle-strap wedge, P1,599, CMG

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- Apple & Eve is available at Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, SM City Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Trinoma Mall, and Robinsons Metro East.
- CMG is available at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway, Glorietta, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and Trinoma, among other locations.
- 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.
- Unarosa is available at Shangri-La Plaza, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Shoppesville Greenhills, and Marquee Mall.
- Yhansy is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and SM Valenzuela; and The Ramp Crossings Glorietta 4, Quezon Avenue, Trinoma, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

5_corporate-vs-creative.jpgKEY PIECE: Black blazer, P1,814.40, W

Corporate: Accentuate your curves by belting a blazer over a sleek dress—an easy yet highly flattering trick.
Sleeveless dress, P1,745, Dorothy Perkins; belt, P535, Unarosa; cluster ring, P389, Yhansy; patent pump, P1,590, Forever 21

Creative: Who says you can't wear a suit to work? Deconstruct the blazer-and-trouser pairing by rolling up your sleeves and pulling on statement bottoms.
Tank, P375, W; floral pants, P3,195, Topshop; teardrop dangling earrings, P389.75, Yhansy; textured pump, P1,599, CMG

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:
- CMG is available at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Midtown, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway, Glorietta, Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and Trinoma, among other locations.
- Dorothy Perkins is available at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, Trinoma, The Podium, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, 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.
- Topshop is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Greenbelt 3, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, Trinoma, and Ayala Center Cebu.
- Unarosa is available at Shangri-La Plaza, SM North EDSA The Block, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, Shoppesville Greenhills, and Marquee Mall.
- W is available at 50th Avenue in Robinsons Galleria.
- Yhansy is available at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and SM Valenzuela; and The Ramp Crossings Glorietta 4, Quezon Avenue, Trinoma, and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

(Photos by Dakila Angeles. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Assisted by Marianne Salazar. Layout by Mike Dee.)

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