You are not the only one Googling ‘office outfit ideas’ often. I find myself stumped and staring at my wardrobe early in the a.m. If you work in a creative company/industry (like me), then you would agree that it is harder to abide by an unspoken dress code than a well-defined one.

"How casual is too casual? Is this way too formal? But I have a meeting today?"… are some of my morning thoughts! If making a mark on colleagues and dressing up appropriately for work is on your daily radar, then this girlfriend’s guide to dress-up is for you.

Always safe with a daytime dress

A daytime dress will always have your back. From work to a post work dinner date, this versatile piece of clothing is perfect for all. It can be paired with sneakers, heels, jacket, blazer or cardigan and build around it with the right accessories.

Frill blouses

Never underestimate the power of a classic white or black blouse paired with a crisp high waist trouser, especially when ruffled sleeves are trending in the fashion world. Team it up with a chic bag and you are ready to dazzle.

Get creative with denim

Denims can be your forever saviours. You do not have to wait for a ‘Casual Friday’ to rock a semi-formal look with the denim. Pair it with a white shirt, blouse or opt for a gorgeous denim dress. A graphic top with blazer does the trick too.

Pencil and midi skirts

How can we not talk about a pencil skirt at work space! There is nothing more flattering than a pencil skirt, especially for our Indian body type. Invest in a woollen pencil skirt or a very fashion trendy suede midi skirt. It is a perfect winter piece which works well with woollen scarves and jackets.

Stock up staples

Go crazy with pinks, floral embroidery and colour blocking. Get a few cheeky slogans tees and synchronise with the rebel spirit. Opt for comfortable shoes to deflect the rain.