Where to shop for semi-formal work wear

Fortunately for us ladies, it’s rarely a requirement to suit up when we head to the office. Modern day office wear is semi-formal with a dash of personality! Here are 5 of our go-to places for a wardrobe that will take us from meetings to after-work happy hour.

 

COS

COS          

 

While online shopping is still not yet an option for those of us located in Asia, COS opened their first store in ION Orchard three years ago and they now have THREE retail stores on this sunny island. We love their minimal, airy dresses and not forgetting those eye-catching accessories that combine elements like copper, concrete, marble, brass with geometrical shapes.

Go shopping at: Raffles City, ION Orchard and Westgate

Website: www.cosstores.com

 

Collate The Label

     

 

A label loved by local celebrities and office ladies of Singapore, the home grown Singapore label designed by social media celebrity and serial entrepreneur, Velda Tan, has been such a hit. We do appreciate that the designs come in variations of sleeved, sleeveless, light material (crepe) and heavier ones (structured knit). It may be scorching hot out there but we all know how freezing it can get in some offices.

Shop at: www.collatethelabel.com

Tangs Orchard, Level 2

 

Beyond The Vines

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It’s hard not to click on the [Add To Cart] button every time a new collection is launched. Work pants are usually not flattering for big-bottomed girls (no thanks to hours of sitting behind the computer) but these do accentuate only the right places. In addition to making great apparels, the brand sure takes customer experience seriously. Every order comes with a handwritten thank-you note and in a beautifully designed box, which you can reuse as a storage box to hide your mess of accessories or cosmetics. Feel good AND look good? Can’t put a price on that.

Shop at: www.beyondthevines.com

BTV Mandarin Gallery Installation (Temporary)

 

In Good Company

IGC Hannah Camisole Blue

A Singapore label started by four friends, In Good Company, caters to the fashion mavens of Asia who crave subtle yet unique designs. The HANNAH camisole above features IGC’s signature hand bound shoe string straps. Yes, signature straps. Talk about attention to detail. We also bet you couldn’t resist the touch and feel of that distinctive Cupro-polyester fabric. Their tops go well under a jacket if a meeting came up at the eleventh hour!

Shop at: www.ingoodcompany.asia

ION Orchard

Tangs Orchard, Level 2

 

Zalora

 

Got a few hours to spare? Shop to your heart’s content on Zalora. Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Mango, River Island, and heaps more. Reliable brands that we know and love but just don’t want to brave through the crowds and fitting room queues for are now available online. Don’t like the fit? Return the item FOR FREE at a POPstation! (applicable for Singapore) Shopping should be as easy as Zalora made it.

Shop at: http://www.zalora.sg/

 

We hope you’ve discovered one or two new brands for your work wardrobe… Now it’s your turn to share with us which brands you love, in the comments section. Pretty please?

 

Written By

Co-founder and Business Development Director of LadyBoss, Melissa is a multi-hyphenate. Her other role is at BiTS (a business intelligence tech startup in Singapore) as their chief marketer and consults for various other startups. She dreams of saving the world. When she's not working, you'll find her soaking up the sun at the beach or enjoying a strong cocktail at a fancy bar! Connect with her on LinkedIn:

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