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Dress For Success With Our Ultimate Workwear Update

It’s time to promote your work wardrobe.



The holidays may be long gone, but at least you can get excited about a fresh new work wardrobe! These 10 easy pieces will mix and match with your existing wardrobe to easily update your 9-to-5 looks.

1. Statement suit

Show you mean business in a seriously powerful suit – but give it a cool 2019 twist in an unexpected colour. Pair with simple accessories and a winning presentation.

Basic Blazer

aed 199 Zara Collection

Basic Cropped Trouser

aed 129 Zara Collection

2. Gingham pencil skirt

Cooler than a black pencil skirt and more pulled-together than a pleated midi, this gingham pencil skirt will see you through lunch meetings and boardroom talks with ease.

Gingham Pencil Skirt

aed 275 M&S Collection

3. City shorts

Yes, you can totally wear a slick pair of longer-length shorts to work. Keep the colour dark and pair with a blazer for a new spin on suiting.

Bermuda Shorts

aed 179 Gap

4. Wide-leg trousers

Keep cool, calm and collected in a breezy pair of wide-leg trousers, which works equally well with a tucked-in T and blazer or a soft blouse. Pair with mules or loafers.

Pure Linen Wide Leg Trousers

aed 175 M&S Collection

5. A cool yet practical laptop bag

Big enough to tote your laptop around, yet stylish enough not to look bureaucratic. Win-win.

Ruffle Details Laptop Bag – Black CK2-90670865 ON SALE

aed 199 Charles & Keith
aed299 33

6. Earrings

You can keep the rest of your outfit simple if you let your accessories do the talking – like a dramatic pair of gold earrings, which are not too small to be missed but not big enough to be a distraction.

Gold Tone Drop Coin Hoop Earrings

aed 301.19 Hermina Athens

7. Comfortable heels

It’s a heel, but without the pain… Enter the mid-level block heel, the answer to your semi-casual dress code woes. And why not get a bright red pair to brighten up long days?

Ankle-cuff heel shoes ON SALE

aed 119 Mango
aed199 40

8. Pussy bow shirt

More feminine than a button-down, the pussy bow shirt was made for easy office wear – and it will work just as beautifully at lunch with the girls.

Pussy-Bow Gingham Cotton-Poplin Shirt ON SALE

aed 446 Sara Battaglia
aed1785 75

9. Leather strap watch

Give your arm candy a practical spin by wearing a classic leather strap watch – with the added bonus that you’ll be less inclined to constantly pull out your phone.

Wishing Watch leather watch

aed 611.03 Olivia Burton

10. Shirt dress

This is the ultimate wardrobe work horse – a dress you can formal up with a belt and heels, or throw on over your bikini on weekends.

Belt Shirt Dress

aed 199 Mango

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