Priscilla shares, “In terms of pricing and accessibility, we are maintaining our commitment to quality construction and precise tailoring, but scaling up our quantities in order to keep price points accessible enough for work wear.”
With prices ranging from $149 to $399, picking up new pieces to breathe a breath of fresh air into your work wardrobe doesn’t have to put a strain on your wallet. OM is merchandised to be sensitive and considerate towards women who want to be more conscious of their spending.
Our top pick? The J25 top, that’s the epitome of business in the front and party in the back. This vest features a wrap around lapel front that says business but racer back detailing that brings you perfectly from work to any TGIF party. If you’re afraid of baring too much midriff at the office, simply pair this with high-waisted pants to cover more skin.
If you’re more of a skirt girl, consider the L4 skirts ($199 each) that spot beautiful origami folds and a V-shaped waist to define the waist with a tucked blouse, or throw on a loose top for a relaxed look for bloated days.
3. And quality is its middle name
Albeit the fact that OM is a process of distillation, one commendable aspect that hasn’t been distilled is good quality. You can expect the same top-notch treatment of quality and precision when it comes to the craftsmanship of OM pieces, as OM is still unapologetically Ong Shunmugam, but with a different aesthetic pitch.
See: L7C Jacket ($349) paired atop D7 Dress ($249). This sophisticated spin on colour blocking doesn’t scream “look at me, I’m trying too hard” but commands the right kind of boardroom gravitas with a tasteful amount of sartorial experimentation that’s appropriate for the workplace.
5. It's got you covered (literally) from your work wear woes
Priscilla strongly believes that Asian women and Southeast Asian women, in particular, deserve the right to express their thoughts, feelings, aspirations, and achievements through their choice of clothing. What OM does is bring this daily challenge that women face into the bright spotlight, and it goes straight to the heart of the battle: the workplace.
To her, fashion doesn’t have to be a mere footnote, it can be as much an exclamation point as it can a wordless introduction. And pieces from OM empower the working woman to put her best self forward.