While your office may have a strict dress protocol, this doesn't mean your wardrobe choices should only revolve around your go-to button-down tops, blazers, and slacks. Shake things up a bit with these sleeveless tops that still look professional even without a blazer on:
1. For a fresh start of the week: A crisp, white top
The cascading ruffles subtly cover up your bare arms and makes this office-appropriate piece (and your Monday) more interesting.
TRY: Plains and Prints Marbella Kharla Sleeveless Top, P1,398, available online
2. For a laid-back Tuesday: An asymmetric blouse
The asymmetric design and bow detail give this basic black piece a less serious feel. Tuck it in matching black skinny jeans for a streamlined look or white pants to highlight the uneveness of the top.
TRY: Berrybenka Eliete Blouse, P2,049, available at Zalora
3. For a client-meeting-filled Wednesday: A knotted top
You may have a crazy day ahead of you, but you can keep calm and composed in this blush-toned blouse with a pretty bow detail. Remember, grace under pressure!
TRY: Zara Knot Top, P1,695, available in-stores
4. For a hectic Thursday: A printed floral top
As pending tasks start to pile up before the week ends, wear something a little more fun to boost your mood like this floral blouse from Heart Evangelista's collection in collaboration with local brand Kamiseta. The classic cut of the blouse lets you bare some skin without looking inappropriate, especially at important meetings.
TRY: Kamiseta WB Fiari, P1,398, available online
5. For a feel-good Friday: An off-shoulder blouse
Yes, this isn't a sleeveless top but its asymmetrical style also lets you show off a bit of your shoulder to keep things playful and conservative.
TRY: Everyday Casuals Leila top, P600, available online
Good news: It comes in black!