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On Rebecca: Polyester dress, $89, from Mango. Polyester pants, $109, from Zara. Metal necklace, $16, from Forever 21. Metal bangle, $43.90, and PU leather bag, $63.90, from Charles & Keith. Leather pumps, $169, from Aldo. Polyester dress, $89, from Mango. Polyester pants, $109, from Zara. Metal necklace, $16, from Forever 21. Metal bangle, $43.90, and PU leather bag, $63.90, from Charles & Keith. Leather pumps, $169, from Aldo.

FOR WORK
How to break the corporate dress code and still look smart? Layer tailored-looking pieces, like this A-line tunic top and wide-legged pants and you’ve got your new “suit”. Stick to muted colours like white and beige to keep your look clean. Chunky metal accessories and (subtly) studded bags and shoes make things even more modern.

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1. Viscose vest, $129 from Mango, and Greyhound polyester dress, $339, from Robinsons The Heeren.
2. Faux pearl earrings, $9.90, from H&M.
3. PU leather and suede d’Orsays, $85.90, from Charles & Keith.
4. PU leather cross body bag, $35, from Forever 21.
5. Cerruti 1881 steel watch, $395, from Clout 9.
6. Polyester pants, $119, from Exhibit.
 

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On Rebecca: Polyester dress, $99, and polyester pants, $79, from Mango. Metal necklace, $12, from Forever 21. PU leather belt (price unavailable) from Michael Kors. Metal cuff (price unavailable) from H&M. Leather bag, $825, and leather loafer pumps, $645, from Coach.

ON A LUNCH DATE
Patterns, brights and denim pieces are perfect. If in doubt, a matching set like the one on the right takes most of the guesswork out of putting a dress-and-pants look together. And the perfect accessories, according to Rebecca? Hats, thick belts and a satchel or bucket bag.

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1. Polyester dress, $129.90, from Exhibit.
2. Suede booties, $475, from Bimba Y Lola.
3. Metal bracelet (price unavailable) from Bimba Y Lola.
4. Felt hat, $59.90, from H&M.
5. PU leather belt, $12.90, from H&M.
6. Denim pants with leather details, $525, from Bimba Y Lola.

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On Rebecca: Polyester dress, $539, from BCBG Max Azria. Core Women polyester pants, $79, and Coast metal miniaudiere, $209, from Robinsons The Heeren. Brass choker, $39.90, and PU leather pumps, $49.90, from H&M. Metal bracelet, $19, from Mango.

AT A PARTY 
Stand out in a silk dressand- pants set or pair a flowy dress with cropped black skinny pants. Make the look (even more) glam and modern with an open-ended choker and a futuristic-looking minaudiere. 

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1. Viscose dress, $79.90, from H&M.
2. Silvia Rossi brass and plexiglass earrings, $149, from www.luisaviaroma.com
3. Jimmy Choo acrylic clutch, $939, from www.luisaviaroma.com.
4. PU leather sandals, $56.90, from Charles & Keith.
5. Metal cuff, $19, from Aldo.
6. Polyester-blend pants, $139, from H&M. 

Photography: Frenchescar Lim, assisted by Angela Guo, Styling: Evon Chng, assisted by: Gordon Ng, Hair: Ann Lin/Athens salon, Makeup: Lolent Lee, using Inglot

This story was first published in Her World Magazine August 2015.