From The Straits Times    |

We’re always on the hunt for wardrobe inspiration for our nine-to-five (or later) from some of favourite stylish Singapore women and beyond. Here, we share some of our faves whose working attire will provide perfect inspo for both on- and off-duty appointments, as well as for those who work in a variety of office environments, from the creative to the corporate. 

Margaret Zhang


The multi-hyphenate law student-stylist-photographer-blogger Ms. Zhang is both a regular on the frow at Paris as well as a collaborator with some of the greats in the industry, from Joan Smalls to Vogue. We love her photographer-in-action outfits, including the one below which she cobbled together after running out of clean clothes on the road! 


Salina Chai

Local Singapore girl Salina shows us how to work an all-white ensemble and stay cool in the heat. Take her lead and pair a breezy camisole with a front or side slit skirt for an airy take on office dressing. With an edgy shoe or gorgeous pair of sandals, you’re good to go. If you’re shopping for shades as cool as hers, see here. 


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Meghan Markle

Feminist activist and girl boss-in-residence on hit US TV show ‘Suits’ Meghan Markle is a force to be reckoned with. Her amazing tux jacket by Theory paired with Helmut Lang trousers is a lesson in power dressing. The matte wine lipstick paired with perfectly blow dried hair is a masterclass in turning a corporate office outfit into an evening ensemble worthy of the classiest occasions. 


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Velda Tan


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Local Singapore designer and businesswoman Velda Tan shows us an off-duty London look from her recent trip which would work well in a casual office environment. Pair white sneakers with your favourite form-fitting LBD and a statement bag and you have yourself a 30-second outfit idea. 

Shay Mitchell

Filipino-American actress Shay shows us how to inject some colour and print into more formal wear. We love her palazzo pants (wide leg trousers are the next big trend) in a classic polka dot paired with a white tee. Fabulous shades optional. 


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See here for more amazing 30 second outfit ideas, perfect for Monday to Friday!