Work days call for career women to look presentable at the office. Putting extra effort in looking stylish at work entails careful outfit planning which can be a tedious job, especially if your workload is heavy everyday. So we've curated five outfits that can replace your usual suits but won't diminish the value of a power outfit. From Monday to Friday, we've got outfit combinations especially made for the boss that you are!

MONDAY: Crop top + Pajama pants

We know you're not quite ready yet to let go of the weekend. So why not dress effortlessly, as if you just rolled out of bed? Go for a pair of pajama pants that are comfortable and easy to wear. Avoid looking like you literally went to work in your PJs by wearing a cropped top. If possible, wear boxy silhouettes to add structure to your look to balance the satin fabric of your pajama pants. Slip on a pair of slides to finish off the look.

IMAGE Miz and Moxie, Zalora, Pull & Bear, SM Parisian

TRY: NLPZ Kimoto jacket, P2,000, Miz and Moxie; Stylenanda Soft slip top, P1,389, Zalora; Pull & Bear Pajama trousers, P1,195, SM Aura; SM Parisian Flat mules in Beige, P1,199, SM Makati

TUESDAY: Monochrome outfit

Stick to a single hue to easily look put together, but don't be limited to wearing solid colors. Play with prints like stripes and have that double as a unifying outfit element, while elongating your frame at the same time. Add different fabrics, like suede, via your shoes if you plan to wear a pair in the same color.

IMAGE Bershka, Stradivarius, Charles & Keith

TRY: Bershka Asymmetric frilled poplin top, P895, Glorietta 2; Stradivarius Ruffled poplin skirt, P2,290, SM Megamall; Charles & Keith Cross strap heels, P2,499, Greenbelt 5


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WEDNESDAY: Whites + Statement jewelry

Halfway through the week, don't stress with color combinations. Stick to a neutral color like white and elevate it with fun statement pieces like oversized earrings. Go for embellished shoes to add a playful touch to your look.

IMAGE H&M, Moda Operandi

TRY: H&M Cotton wrap dress, P2,290, SM Makati; Rebecca De Ravenel Six drop skinny earrings, $345 (P17,319), Moda Operandi; Rosie Assoulin Swarovski slides, $1195 (P59,987), Moda Operandi

THURSDAY: Moto jacket + pleated skirt

Start playing up your outfit two days from the weekend. Toughen up a pleated skirt with a moto jacket but retain the relaxed look by pairing it with a basic tee and embellished sneakers. 

IMAGE Zalora, Mango, Zara

TRY: River Island Leather biker jacket, p10,699, Zalora; Mango Printed cotton t-shirt, P795, Power Plant Mall;Lost Ink Pleated tiered frill skirt, P2,799, Zalora; Zara Neoprene sneakers with gems and elastic detail, P2,590, Glorietta 3

FRIDAY: Denim + blazer

For casual Fridays, don't be afraid to wear denim! But stray from looking basic by choosing a frayed pair. Don a blazer to keep it business-ready but make sure it has an interesting element to keep you from looking stiff. Play with accessories if you don't own a statement blazer. Keep your heels low so you won't have to sacrifice comfort come your after-work drinks with colleagues!

IMAGE Zara, Zalora, Charles & Keith

TRY: Zara Fringed blazer, P3,995, SM Aura; Stylenanda Korean Style Tassel Denim Wide Jeans, P2,949, Zalora; Charles & Keith Studded pointed slingbacks, P2,399, Power Plant Mall

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