Not Another Office Lady: How To Reinvent Your Workwear & Add Your Personality

When it comes to dressing for work, some of us have a separate “work” wardrobe from “normal clothes”. But with the modern age and on-the-go lifestyles, we’re seeing culottes and cropped hems entering the workplace and our work blazers welcoming the weekend!

How do you dress better to incorporate your lifestyle (quick change out for yoga/pilates!), transitional dressing (for dinner dates after work and even wedding dinners), and the details that make your look uniquely you?

Scroll to see four office dress codes that you can reinvent for your workplace for good.

Quick Jump: Business Formal | Business Professional | Business Casual | Casual

Whether you’re on duty or off, here’s to having a stylish and commanding presence around the clock.

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Business Formal

Boardroom etiquette calls for customary black, navy blue or charcoal suits. Rent structure blazers and tailored pants from the Infinite Wardrobe to go with your nude pumps or black block heels.

Reinvent Your Workwear: Go for interesting shirt cuffs or belted pant styles. It’s all in the details! Plus, transform that blazer to your weekend style when you pair it with a simple sundress and slides.

Monday to Friday

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Satin Back Box Blazer by EQ:IQ
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Belted Shift Dress Black by RAY & LUNA
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Shale Trousers by WILD PONY

The Weekend

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Maya Navy by HUTCH
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Contrast Panel Sundress by FEW MODA
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Ryan Dress by HUTCH



Business Professional

If you find yourself in knee-length hemlines, pantsuits, and shift dresses four of five days in the week, then you’re probably in the industry of meeting clients and business meetings around the clock. Why go for stuffy two-pieces when you can actually look professional and have fun with a smart mix?

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Shay Wrap Vest by JOVONNA

Reinvent Your Workwear: Go for subtle prints and sleeves that elevate your after-work dinners and drinks outfit with a simple switch of pumps to strappy heels. Maximise your Style Theory pieces when you boost these quiet fun separates into two new statement outfits by simply adding your favourite midi skirts.

Monday to Friday

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Unity Top by BLESS’ED
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Ari Shirt Dress by LEOTA
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Esme Printed Dress by L.K.BENNETT

The Weekend

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Sophia Skirt by FLYNN SKYE
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Jupe Ptts Plis Crepe Marocain by CACHAREL
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Green Asymmetric Skirt by OH MIRA

Read: Love Denim? Learn the smart ways to wear denim at the workplace

Business Casual

Maybe you’re a #Girlboss or perhaps you’re someone who makes time to hit the gym during the day, business casual styles are perfect for that transitional office-to-gym-and-back-to-the-office outfit. The key is in layering without bulking or changing your body shape to look larger than you really are.

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Geometric Print Top with Fine Pleats by MASSIMO DUTTI

Reinvent Your Workwear Embrace the high tops and bomber jackets to look sports luxe and business-appropriate at the same time. We’ll keep the high tops for the weekends too as they are great for those experimenting with high-low styles.

Monday to Friday

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Classic Wrap Over Dress by OUTLINE
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Irreplaceable L/S Top by KEEPSAKE
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Valeria Top Blue by PETITE STUDIO

The Weekend

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Button Rap Skirt by KINDERSALMON
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Jacie Skirt by ELIE TAHARI
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Asymmetric Flare Midi Skirt by J.O.A.


If you’re a digital nomad or part of a start-up, you’ll find yourself with more leeway to personalising your style. While you could still go for the jacket-and-pants ensemble, you play it up with colours and statement makers!

Reinvent Your Workwear: Say yes to bold styles or edgy hemlines. Why limit yourself to the traditional “casual” when you can redefine what works for your colourful lifestyle? Express yourself with new prints and colours every day of the week!

Monday to Friday

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Wide Leg Cropped Pants by HOUSE OF V
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Tapered Trousers by D.D COLLECTIVE
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Cut Out Shoulder Kimono Jacket by LAVISH ALICE

The Weekend

From the Infinite Wardrobe: Marjorie Colorblock Shift Dress by AIJEK
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Rooftop Polka Dot Playsuit by THE FIFTH LABEL
From the Infinite Wardrobe: Asymmetric Hem Split Maxi Skirt by LAVISH ALICE

Your Monday to Sunday outfits, settled with Style Theory!

Office workwear fashion should not set limits and confines us when it should, instead, help us express ourselves and be the person we aspire to be. Office dressing should be instrumental to how others see us and not prescribe us to be!

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So have fun with fashion the best way you know how. Try our recommended styles for a month and let us know how you fared!

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