Most of us may be working for home these days. But there will come a time when we will go back to our normal lives – it’s a matter of when. Whether you like this new norm or not, there’s no harm in rewarding yourself after a long day of work (some of you some even more time at the computer when you #WFH, we totally get it) with some retail therapy.
Check out these online stores for stylish and sophisticated workwear, and thank us later. The best thing yet? You don’t have to move from your seat to do the shopping. You can also score great finds from any of these sites for just under $200! Score!
Love, Bonito, along with its sub-labels Covet, Petite and Lylas, ensure you have the perfect outfits not just for work, but for any occasion.
From swimwear to bridesmaid dresses, the stylish and versatile pieces will have you filling up your shopping cart in no time. Love, Bonito, also focuses on inspiring and empowering women through fashion.
Find sleek and beautifully-tailored separates that can take you from 9 to 5 at Capsule by Edith.
Runway Bandits is no new face to regular online shoppers in Singapore.
The label is known for its minimal aesthetics, excellent workmanship and unique, modern twist on everyday staples.
For a one-stop shopping experience, Zalora is the site to visit.
The multi-label e-tailer prides itself on its select curation of high street brands, giving you a wide selection of choice trend pieces and timeless separates that you can add to cart without worrying about breaking your budget. Plus, shoppers who want a little more luxe can visit their premium section, where you can find contemporary labels such as Calvin Klein Jeans stocked there.
GINLEE Studio’s knack in marrying minimalist designs with quality fabrics and workmanship has earned her a steady base of fans. Check out her versatile dresses, flattering bottoms and clean shirts.
Want some colour and fun in your clothes? Ying The Label might have something that will appeal to you. The Singaporean designer is known for creating all her prints by hand, which she then transposes onto her collection of breezy dresses and easy-to-style separates.
Pomelo Fashion takes local and global fashion trends and puts them into an affordable range of apparel, accessories and shoes every week.
Whether it’s basic or high street pieces you’re looking for, Pomelo Fashion has them all.
Still relatively under the radar, rye clothing is a brand to watch. While each seasonal collection may not be as big as other brands, what they lack for in quantity, they make up in quality. It’s got plenty of cotton shirts, sturdy skirts and A-line dresses that we know will work well in an office setting.
Easy, effortless, elegant. That’s how we would describe the designs that In Good Company produces. Not only are they timeless in design, they are made to hold up no matter how many times you put an item through the wash. And with prices ranging from $49 and up, their pieces really are a steal.
If you have an eye for print, texture and detail, check out Klarra, a local female fashion label which boasts classic made of quality fabrics.
The label’s sophisticated and utilitarian aesthetics have drawn attention from the online shopper crowd, and it’s not hard to see why.
Few designers have a keen understanding of what the Singaporean woman wants to wear quite like Sabrina Goh, the founder and designer behind local brand Elohim. Pay a visit to her shop and expect to find a good selection of pieces from jackets and coats to shirts and skirts that boast interesting details.
For something more chic, fun and versatile, check out Souers.Co. Pronounced “ser”, the label was founded by two fashion-loving sisters and features fashion-forward clothing and accessories tailored to confident, well-dressed working women.
Yacht 21’s known for creating breezy, tropical clothing, but they’ve got a huge range of clean separates that can work for the office too. From cream coloured tops to neutral-tone skirts, the brand does well in providing shoppers with a good selection of options to suit their style.
Easily one of our favourite brands, Beyond The Vines takes a parred-down approach to their design, choosing instead to focus on perfecting a certain cut or finding materials that can work for our Singaporean weather. And with all this attention poured into their work, it’s remarkable to know that the brand still keeps their prices affordably low.
Think of Reckless Ericka and you’ll think of fun, fresh prints in easy and effortless designs. Their distinctive pieces are all designed in-house and produced in ethically-sourced factories.
While we love the experience of shopping at the department store, Tangs’ online store does more than its share to help bring that retail experience to its online store. From freebies with every purchase to a flexible delivery system that can work around your schedule, the online store stocks all the best fashion and beauty brands that we’ve grown to love.
Designer brands take a massive price cut at The Outnet, so you can now tell your colleagues “yes, this is the same Roksanda top that Michelle Obama wore” without having to pay premium prices. Expect to find plenty of high-end brands stocked at up to 80 per cent off, with a wide selection of office-ready separates that you can wear everyday of the week.
The Closet Lover is a local label and style savvy shopping site which features a wide assortment of new arrivals weekly.
Besides the fact that all of their items are specially designed and manufactured by themselves, the label also focuses on evolving fashion trends, inspiring each buyer to bring out her best through fashion.
Love and Bravery offers no only sleek and classy outfits but fun and quirky ones too.
The local label, which believes in making understated pieces for every day wear has been around for everyday wear, has been around for more than a decade.
Two words: Wearable art. The brainchild of two art-loving mumpreneurs, Ans-ein’s designs will appeal to the modern working woman who wants to look presentable at work without forgoing her personality.
Collate The Label is a local female fashion label that caters to modern and sophisticated women.
Launched in 2015, the label is known for its luxurious yet affordable pieces and classic wardrobe essentials. As its name suggests, the label also inspires women to have individuality and take charge of their own style.
Fans of MDS’s affordable and cool pieces can now find their entire fashionable range online. Choose from brightly-coloured pieces to affordable classics that you will want to wear over and over again.
Find your romantic fix at Andwelldressed, where lacy pieces and pastel colours come together to create beautifully feminine designs perfectly suited for the office.
Having been around for a while, Dressabelle has garnered a steady stream of fans who count on the label to provide them with wearable, affordable office outfits that masterfully mix texture and interesting cuts with a grown-up classic look.
Look to Her Velvet Vase for a wardrobe of simple, timeless and chic pieces that you can wear to work or to a party.
A high-street fashion juggernaut, Mango is known for offering their affordable take on trendy designs, so you can always look cutting-edge without busting your budget.
Find stylish separates to layer and work into your current work-robe (that’s “work wardrobe”) at Ellysage.
Known for their super-trendy designs, you can find a statement piece here and there at Modparade that will make your colleagues jealous.
Check out Rever‘s fabulous range of well-made leather goods, and you might just find a nice little surprise for yourself.
Local label Gnome & Bow prides themselves on making quality leather bags that can withstand anything you might throw at it or into it.
Fix yourself up with one of Our Second Nature’s signature printed shift dresses for a fuss-free work look.
Find fun, figure-flattering and timeless pieces at local label David’s Daughter’s web store.
Looking for jewellery with a modern-meets-traditional twist? Eden + Elie might have your answer.
Another local jewellery label worth checking is Liz B., which has a wide range of easy and versatile designs you can rock at the office.
Head over to Lace & Ebony for workwear that’s feminine and easy to match! (Note: They’re currently on maternity break and will be back in March 2020.)
Find statement pieces without having to break out a second mortgage at Malaysian label Bythian.
Easy, simple, and made from quality fabrics, Esse The Label has all your workwear bases covered.
Check out Studio Emoi’s line of quirky jewellery, and pick one that serves as a daily reminder for you to “love” or “believe”.
Making timepieces for both men and women, find a new and chic timepiece at Plain Supplies. They also offer free shipping!
Short for “All Year Round”, fashion industry insiders rave over Ayr’s denim range, because it’s cut to fit perfectly, feels comfortable and can last through plenty of washes. They’ve got fantastic options that you can easily style for work.
On the surface, Matches Fashion seems like an unlikely place for affordable workwear. But dive deeper into their repertoire of niche, contemporary labels and you’ll find plenty of stylish buys at attractive prices.
Started by sisters Lucinda and Jolene Zhou, Ohvola offers shoppers a great selection of trendy separates that you can interject into your workwear.
Be the envy of the office in when you’ve got a vibrant, effortless piece on from All Would Envy.
American sportswear giant J.Crew is a go-to for the working woman who wants stylish threads for the office. Shop from their wide range of body-loving jeans to pieces that are trendier and daring.
This homegrown footwear label is already a household name, and Charles & Keith is known for its huge array of options that you’ll find suitable for the office. They also carry online exclusives that you can’t find in their shops!
With good price points, a huge variety of cuts and sizes and different designs to match everyone’s style, there’s no denying that H&M is a great place to get workwear.
A favourite brand of Angelina Jolie, Everlane makes the best basics in the market. Find minimalist shift dresses and button-down shirts that you can easily style for the office.
When it comes to The Thread Theory, think pretty and feminine designs that you can always restyle for the workplace.
Feminine, fun and girlish, Neon Mello has affordable pieces that will appeal to the younger working crowd.
Helmed by mega influencer Yoyo Cao, you can expect to find super trendy separates hanging on Exhibit’s rack.
This article was first published in the Singapore Women’s Weekly.