Fashion, Outfits

3 Looks to Get You Excited About Work


Building a work wardrobe can be fun (yay shopping!) but it can also be super overwhelming. Not to mention finding pieces that are cute and chic yet still office appropriate can be tough. So I put together three outfits that will get you excited for work! Each of these looks can be re-worked to fit your office environment, and they all start with the basics. A good blazer and a good button down.


Look One : The Trousers

A good pair of trousers is an absolute must. I love this pair from Banana Republic because the fabric is easy and breathable, plus the grid pattern is a fun change of pace from your typical black or white. The fit of these is great too. They’re slim enough to be flattering, but loose enough to not be suffocating. My styling tip? Cuff the hem once or twice to give a peg-leg silhouette! I paired them with a white short-sleeve button-down, my Derek Lam heels (similar here) and my Tods bag for a casual yet chic work look.


Look Two: The Blazer

The blazer, the perfect emblem of preppy. This one from Frame Denim is a more casual take on the classic piece and I’m all about it. Nothing looks sleeker than throwing on a blazer. It adds an instant polish no matter what you’re wearing! Though I love a good oversized blazer, a structured one is always a smarter option for the office. I styled mine over classic white button-down from Current Elliot and some high-waisted paper bag shorts. Naturally, I grabbed my Givenchy ‘Life Bag’ and a cup of coffee and I was good to go!


Look Three : The Color

Okay, here me out: navy is the new black. Trust me, nothing can replace my go-to black pieces but there’s definitely something to be said for the color navy. It’s classic, it’s polished and it’s a must for a complete office wardrobe. This blazer (similar here) and these shorts (similar here) are a set by Armani, and they got me really excited about shorts for the office. If you live in a warm climate, and your office dress code is okay with it, give a pair of Bermuda or boyfriend shorts a shot!

I hope these looks have inspired you and be sure to check out below for more of my office approved picks!



  • Camille says:

    Cool, sleek and chic

  • Linoya says:

    So Stunning dress.

  • Oroma says:

    Look 3 is awesome, these are great ideas for workwear!

    / O.R.R. – Life & Style Journal

  • Adelynn Pang says:

    Totally agreed NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK! So in love with the navy blazer!

    TTYL by AP

  • Dee says:

    Loving all these tips and looks, that striped blazer is to die for! Love a good classic blazer to dress up my work look. And look 3 definitely something I would love to try, shorts for the office sounds amazing, but only if I could get away with that lol!


  • Anna says:

    Dear Chriselle, I recently discovered your Instagram by accident, and fell in love with your stories and style, spending hours browsing through your photos. Thank you for sharing great tips and amazing moments – I definitely look up to you, and there are so many questions I would love to ask of you. (Like how you find time to look so breathtaking, post here, and be a mommy.) I recently became a doctor and I’m barely surviving haha. After visiting Tokyo, I started thinking about my look much more; trying to dress better professionally and for leisure – love your recommendations! I looked back to your posts years ago, and it was fun to see how much you have grown. I’ll be following you faithfully! I hope that there will be a Meet & Greet one day in California. 🙂

  • Wowwwww~ amazing combos! So appropriate and inspiring! I have finally found the perfect style for work now. Thank you~

  • Wowww amazing combos and so inspiring! I think I found the appropriate ways to wear for work now! Thank you~

  • mainou says:

    Love your outfits here!

  • Catherine X says:

    Chriselle! You never cease to amaze me. Saw the sheer Armani set on your insta and had to come here to check out the post. Love all of the looks and the layout of this post. 🙂

  • Wow amazing looks cris!! always on point. Kisses

  • Shloka says:

    All these looks are so cool and such a breath of fresh air for the office – whenever I had internships I used to try and add a bit of flair to my outfit through cool trousers or a blazer as well! I totally agree with you about navy, it’s always been such an amazing colour and so easy to match!


  • Naznin says:

    Wow! I love all the looks! But Look 3 is my favorite!

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Shopping for work attire can make me feel a little bleh sometimes, but the prospect of building a wardrobe with timeless, classy, and empowering pieces always gets me excited 🙂 Loving all of these looks that you pulled together – they’re perfect for the office! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Sharon Wu says:

    Work attire has never looked so chic and sleek! Love these inspiring looks. xo, sharon

  • Leta says:

    Great post!

    Your daily inspiration and motivation on

  • Margaret says:

    How exciting the title is! Of course office workwear is tricky, but you kill it as always!

    xo Margaret |

  • Joua Yang says:

    Amazing! I think the third look is def a fun look in a creative field. Look one is suitable for all environments and look 2 is def for the chic lady in the office no matter where she works! What a coincidence too, that my latest my post is about 3 resume tips to always check off first from an HR advice! Joua to the Rescue

  • Look two is def a favorite. LOVE!


    Aïchatou Bella

  • Ashley says:

    Love that pink backdrop! Gorgeous outfits, as usual. Love that last set by Armani.

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Lauren says:

    I’m always opting for the very casual side of “business casual” but these are really elevated and so chic!


  • Hi Chriselle
    I really love your content and material. I just found you on bloglovin and I thought, I have to follow this girl. I also just read your “how to start a blog” post and I love it. I started my blog in January 2016 and although it’s not yet booming, I have the passion for what I am doing and I know by the Grace of God, one day it will blow up. Your post is very inspirational especially when you talked about networking. I think that’s key in the blogging world. Thanks for inspiring all of us up coming bloggers 🙂

  • Eve says:

    Love you Chriselle, you can pull off just anything! Even that see through blazer 😛

    Eve x

  • Daniela says:

    Amazing outfits as always! And I love the idea with a red wall! Beautiful work!


  • Thuy says:

    Love when you do “3 looks” or “3 ways” posts 🙂 I adore the Givenchy Life bag! And I SO agree about blazers and navy 🙂

  • sanssouci says:

    Love your Armani look! Gorgeous!

  • Eva says:

    I am in love with the first look. How cool is that pair of trousers <3

    xoxo Eva |

  • Natali says:

    Oh my Chriselle, that 2nd outfit is to die for, real edgy and chic GIRL BOSS one!

  • Dessous says:

    All looks are gorgeous. My favorite is look No. 2. The transparency is lovely!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Yasss, inspirational looks for a Monday’s start of the week work attire. Always an essential thing to have! Merci for the tips and advice as always! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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