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Most of us think of a white shirt with a black blazer when it comes to suits. But why not get creative and explore interesting pieces and combinations that give a nice spin to the conventional blazer look? Dressing up for work will never be the same again… We show you how.

Cut-out blazer dress

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Who can resist an all-in-one piece that has already done all the work for you? This fuss-free blazer dress is pretty much all you need to look spiffy, and it’s sure to garner compliments from your colleagues. If you’re hesitant about the cut-out shoulder detail, simply layer a turtleneck beneath to look even more polished. Go with strappy heels and you’re all set to impress.


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The waistcoat is quite the unconventional option, but try making it your go-to piece if piling on a blazer is too much of a hassle. Team it with a crisp blue shirt rather than the usual white, and together with belted wool trousers, you’ll feel like a total #girlboss.

Cotton-blend jacket

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We’re loving the super classy feel of this white structured jacket – a perfect example that you don’t always have to stick to dark colours. Experiment with some colour-blocking by choosing a bold black turtleneck for an interesting contrast, and seal the deal with flowy white trousers to look impeccably smart.

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Lace asymmetric top

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Spice things up by switching the shirt with a lace asymmetric top – it’s an adventurous choice that’s sexy yet appropriate for the office when you throw on a jacket. The chic combination of textures (blond fabric top and linen jacket) also ensures you stay on top of your work #OOTD game.

Military jacket

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Rock some military vibes with a sleek navy blue getup. Go for a sweet flowy floral top to balance out the masculine feel, and top it all off with a pair of comfortable mule heels.

Wrap blouse

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We’re not sure about you, but we’d wear a wrap blouse with a blazer all day, every day. It’s an oft-neglected piece when it comes to suiting up, but instantly makes you look oh-so-trendy yet not overly formal. And a blazer in a unique shade definitely helps – we can always do with a pop of colour.


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