Photo: Unsplash, Outfits: Pomelo
Work wear plays an integral part of our wardrobe because we spend so much time at the office. It’s important to look good while you’re on the clock! When you look good, you feel good and that will make you more productive, right?
Most of us OLs (office ladies) buy our work outfits from the usual fast fashion retailers. From their trend driven pieces to their quality classics, they almost never disappoint. However, there’s just one problem. You sometimes find yourself in the same dress as someone else while having lunch at the canteen.
It’s time to switch things up a little! Here are 5 great online sites that you should consider adding to your rotation. They offer an affordable selection of work-ready staples to year-round elevated basics giving those fast-fashion powerhouses a run for their money.
The fashion line of social media darling Velda Tan, debuted with much fan-fare last year during Singapore Fashion Week. The label seems to be going from strength to strength, offering classic wardrobe staples with a refreshing twist. They are known for their signature flattering pencil dresses and jumpsuits that are versatile and affordable.
ELLYSAGE is a Singapore based online-fashion store with in-house designers. Known for being both functional and contemporary, the womenswear label emphasizes on fabric quality and versatility in their designs. One glance and you'll realize the aesthetic involves lots of colour-blocking and relaxed silhouettes.
If you are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces to introduce to your closet, Exhibit is your best bet. This Singapore based label offers androgynous and minimalistic apparel that will set you apart from the rest. Think monochrome chic, comfortable staples with fun details like pom poms, layers of sporty netting and tulle on dresses and separates.
4. Our Second Nature
Founded by Lauren Tan and The Collate Label's founder, Velda Tan, the clothing line focuses on luxe yet minimal aesthetics. Since its inception in 2017, the brand has already established a loyal following for its neutral colour palette and modest silhouettes. The brand is also known for pieces that are good for layering as they are well-cut and suitable for both work and play.
This Bangkok based fashion e-tailer took Singapore by storm when it first launched its website featuring their two signature lines, Studio & Soho. These lines represent the duality of the modern woman: the confident career woman and the free-spirited off-duty lady. The pieces are all designed in Korea, and the selection is updated twice each week.