Many of us would have started heading back to the office, now that the Singapore government has eased workplace restrictions. Unfortunately, this means that we’ll have to ditch loungewear for more presentable and office-appropriate outfits. Buh-bye for now, cozy cami and co-ord sets.
No idea what stylish workwear looks like anymore? Check out these style inspirations from Korean celebs — including Son Ye-jin, members of Blackpink and Suzy Bae — for three weeks’ worth of office outfits.
A button-down shirt is definitely a wardrobe essential you would own. Besides wearing it with tailored trousers and a blazer, take a leaf from Blackpink’s Lisa and pair it with a knitted vest, shorts and a crossbody bag.
A skirt suit like the one Han So-hee is wearing is a no-brainer outfit to throw together on busy mornings. You can also take them apart and style them with other pieces in your wardrobe. Here, we’ve paired it with the same bag she’s sporting as well as a pair of heels that’s more Singapore weather- and office-friendly.
Blackpink’s Rosé’s outfit is the perfect I-woke-up-too-late-and-now-I’m-rushing look to throw together. It consists of a simple black top, high-waisted jeans, a shoulder bag and a pair of sleek black pointed heels – all items you would likely already own.
This ensemble by Taeyeon is an amalgamation of geek chic and Parisian flair thanks to the addition of a pair of oversized glasses, a beret and a striped top. The colour aspects of the outfit were then grounded by an earthy brown skirt.
From feminine to streetwear, Blackpink’s Jennie’s style is easy to emulate and office-friendly. This look features a bodysuit (no need to fuss with keeping shirts tucked in!), black cargo pants, boots and a brown jacket to keep you warm (and stylish) in the frigid office.
Whether she’s playing Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing On You (2019) or living her best life with Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin always serves up chic looks that are easy to style. You can easily recreate the look with a black top (which you’ll likely already own) and a white sequinned skirt. We chose understated diamond studs and a pendant necklace to complement the bling of the skirt.
A sharp co-ord suit never fails and Mamamoo’s Hwasa is aware of that. So take a leaf off the stylish singer’s page, pick up a tailored suit of your own and finish the look with a plush white handbag and black boots.
As we enter the warmer months, it is time to lean into spring and summer colours starting with yellow like Blackpink’s Jisoo. Opting for darker bottoms will ensure that you won’t look like a walking banana. Finish the look with a versatile brown tote.
Scroll through Her Private Life (2019) and When the Weather Is Fine (2020) actress Park Min-young‘s Instagram and you’ll find that her style is actually really accessible and easy to emulate. This one, for example, features a comfy cardigan top, a pair of trousers and a purse that can hold your work essentials. A dependable pair of flats will help you ease into the transition back to the office.
Follow her Instagram and you’ll find that Sooyoung always shares her style sensibilities that are a combination of classic silhouettes with street style elements. Replicate with a triple denim look featuring a denim jacket, white shirt, wide-leg jeans and denim boots.
Singer-actress Seohyun’s style can be described as polished and feminine. Take this monochromatic pink outfit here that plays with varying textures. If fuchsia is too attention-grabbing for you, we recommend going with blush pink instead of a jacket, striped dress, handbag and pumps. Your outfit for Wednesday is settled.
Joy from the girl group Red Velvet is astute at dressing comfortably and stylishly. Here, she lets her pastel-coloured bag and shoes be the star of the outfit while going neutral with an olive and khaki blouse and skirt combo.
Owing to her model background, actress Lee Sung-kyung always knows how to pull off stunning looks that don’t look overdone or difficult to execute. To recreate this look, pick up a pink dress and accessorise with drop earrings, an heirloom watch and black sandals.
For the adventurous, tap on Start-Up actress Bae Suzy and cop her take on clashing prints. The key is to select pieces that are of similar colour or tonal family. In this case, Suzy’s outfit centres around yellow and warm tones.
Known for her roles in The Heirs (2013) and Memories of the Alhambra (2018), the recently married Park Shin-hye shows how to pull together a quick outfit without losing any style points. Here, she sports a beige jumpsuit with a pink cardigan hung around her shoulders, a patterned crossbody bag and white heels.