also available at:
Fashion

Suggestion: Neutral Tones For Nine-To-Five

Beige is the new black.

Neutral coloured garments are hot this season. If you cast an eye at the Spring/Summer 2019 runways — from Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry, Tibi and Tom Ford — you’ll see that the trench coats, high-waisted trousers and oversized blazers all have this in common: gorgeous shades of beige, camel and sand (a fleshed out version in our 2019 colour forecast).

So if you’re getting bored of dressing in variations of black outfits for the office all the time, opt for neutral hues for a change. They’re sleek, versatile and most of all, hardly lacking in style quotient. See what we mean, above.

Double-breasted sequined herringbone cotton-blend blazer by Brunello Cucinelli, £4,820 (S$8,345), via Net-a-Porter
We love the sandy tone of this double breasted blazer, which reflects Brunello Cucinelli’s inspiration for this collection — the countryside. The sequinned upper adds a touch of glamour. Tame it with white trousers. Belted wrap-effect wool-crepe midi dress by Akris, £1,695 (S$2,934), via Net-a-Porter
This piece is stylish and polished, but its asymmetrical hem adds a dose of playfulness.   Cream coloured cotton shirt by Toteme, €168 (S$261)
Crafted in soft cotton and cut in an oversized fit, this shirt will definitely keep you cool in the heat without diminishing your style. Pair it with a pleated midi skirt, or tuck it into a pair of tailored pants.   Printed silk blouse by Roksanda, S$1,083, via Farfetch
This printed silk blouse by Roksanda features elasticated cuffs that create a soft puffed detail on the sleeves. Let this statement piece pop by dressing it with a pair of straight camel trousers.   Flared midi skirt by Jil Sander, S$1,065, via Farfetch
We can never say no to a sleek, understated piece. Style this feminine flared number with a shortline blazer, and a pair of leather brogues.   Cotton blend trousers by SEA, US$448 (S$615), via Matchesfashion
Made of a mid-weight cotton blend, these pants are both comfortable and stylish. We love its resort vibe. Tuck a neatly fitted shirt underneath to display the unique accents on the waist region.   Cropped ribbed knit cardigan by Theory, S$445, via Farfetch
Keep yourself warm from the chilly air conditioning at work by wearing this ribbed knitted cardigan. It’s basic but versatile, and can be worn with almost any piece in your closet.   Striped blazer by Zara, S$119
Peak lapel, viscose material, funky stripes — this has everything we want in a blazer. Wear this with a pair of smart pants and red heels for work, and with denim shorts and sliders on the weekends.   Paperbag trousers by H&M, S$94.95
With its exaggerated, crunched-up waistline, paperbag trousers can be tricky to style. But we love the cinched tie which accentuates your waist and creates a long, lean shape. Since they are of a looser fit, wear these pants with a tight knitted top and tuck that in. During the weekends, don an off shoulder top with puff sleeves.   Utility boiler suit by Topshop, S$136
Try something unconventional at work today, by rocking a boiler suit.   Cotton tunic dress by Muji, S$59
This dress may look casual at first glance. But style it with a belt and throw on a blazer to make it more work appropriate. Striped blouse with tie collar detail by H&M, S$54.95
This striped blouse features a tie collar detail, which can be fashioned into a pussybow for a dose of girlishness.