What does your go-to work outfit look like? If you’re looking to recreate your office wardrobe, I suggest picking up some cigarette pants. They are usually snug around the legs and the hem falls just above the ankles. Adding a pair to your outfit can make it look more refined because of the clean lines it creates. Brands play around with this cut and sell many different versions of it. They use different materials like cotton blend and denim. There are also different colors and prints you can get. Other small details are altered such as the closure and addition of pleats. If you’re not sure how to style them, here are some options you can try out.
Shop: Uniqlo Women High Rise Cigarette Jeans. Available at Glorietta 5. Zara Snakeskin Print Blazer. Available at SM Megamall.
Casual Fridays at work are the best. Skip the slacks and go for jeans with a cigarette cut. Opt for a dark pair like black so you still look office-appropriate. Wear a plain blouse or T-shirt and a statement blazer over it. Animal print is in so get yourself this snakeskin one.
Shop: Missguided Core Pleat Front Cigarette Trousers. Available on Zalora PH. Pedro Fabric Clock Heels. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Going for a clean and classic look? Settle on a pair of black pants in the morning. These are plain black but they have an added detail of pleats along the front. Tucking in your top will show these off more. Complement these with black pumps. The block heel makes these shoes more comfortable to walk in around the office. It also has a square toe and a decorative circular plaque.
Shop: Stradivarius Basic Cigarette Trousers. Available Shangri-La Plaza. Plains & Prints Top. Available at SM Mall of Asia.
Make a statement from your cubicle with bright red pants. These have a zipper closure along the side, giving the front a seamless look. Balance it off with a plain white top. This one has a loose fit and a ring detail on the shoulder. Accessorize with gold pieces to finish off your ensemble.
Nice and sleek
Shop: Peserico Cigarette Pants. Available on Farfetch. Hedgren Opal Business Bag. Available at Uptown Mall.
Aside from black, gray is another classic color you can wear. It has a hook and zipper closure, and a seamless pocket on the front. Have your office bag complement your pants by using a black one. This one can hold a 13-inch laptop and has enough space for folders and a planner.
Art by Marian Hukom
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