7 Smart and Sleek Trousers for Work and Play

by Sean Tham
LIFESTYLE  |  February 22, 2019
  • Work appropriate trousers that every girl should have.
    1 / 8 Work appropriate trousers that every girl should have.

    Skirts may scream sassy, but a pair of power pants will see you through the entire year. They’re timeless, versatile and classy — perfect when it comes to conquering the dreaded Monday blues.

    We’ve made selections for every girl; whether you are feminine, androgynous, minimalist or simply adventurous, there’s something here for everyone. All you’re left to do is to start shopping, stat.

    (Also read: 5 Simple Ways To Make Your Party Outfits Fit For Work)

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  • Topshop Checkered High-Waist Pants ($89.90)
    2 / 8 Topshop Checkered High-Waist Pants ($89.90)

    Go for something that shows off your fashionable side, like this checkered piece that’s preppy chic. Wow your colleagues by dressing this with a black long-sleeve t-shirt and a pair of nice sneakers.

    Where to buy: Topshop

    (Also read: 10 Sporty Jackets To Keep Warm In Your Chilly Office)

    Photo: Topshop

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  • Zara Wide Pants ($99.90)
    3 / 8 Zara Wide Pants ($99.90)

    Spice up your #OOTDs with this quirky pair of wide legged pants that incorporate a tad of athleisure. Dress it up sharply with a crisp blouse and a pair of court heels.

    Where to buy: Zara

    (Also read: Here’s How You Can Sneak a Workout in the Office)

    Photo: Zara

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  • Topshop Satin Stripe Pants ($106)
    4 / 8 Topshop Satin Stripe Pants ($106)

    Bright colours are proven to improve one’s mood. So give your day a much needed boost with a pair of pants that has a bold hue, like this sunshine yellow piece from Topshop. Complement it with a matching blazer and a pair of white sculptural heels if you’re feeling extra sassy, or wear it with a black shirt and a pair of leather brogues if you want to tone it down.

    Where to buy: Topshop

    (Also read: 6 Ways to Add Colour Into a Boring Wardrobe)

    Photo: Topshop

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  • Arket Tapered Corduroy Pants ($122)
    5 / 8 Arket Tapered Corduroy Pants ($122)

    Cut from a soft corduroy material that is made out of organic cotton, this pair of pants by Arket are made for those environmentally conscious individuals. Bonus? They are naturally resistant to creases, which means you will not have to spend extra time steaming them in the morning.

    Where to buy: Arket

    (Also read: How to Still Look CNY-Appropriate Without Wearing Red)

    Photo: Arket

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  • H&M Wide Trousers ($64.95)
    6 / 8 H&M Wide Trousers ($64.95)

    If you’re naturally petite, go for a pair of high-waisted wide legged trousers. Dress this with a black silk shirt and a pair of platform pumps underneath to achieve the illusion of a taller stature.

    Where to buy: H&M

    (Also read: 10 Gorgeous Asymmetrical Dresses That Are Office-Friendly)

    Photo: H&M

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  • Zara Chino Trousers ($69.90)
    7 / 8 Zara Chino Trousers ($69.90)

    A pair of camel coloured pants should be your next wardrobe essential. Flattering and smart, they’re versatile enough to be worn with everything else in your closet. Get ready for work on Fridays by wearing it with a navy blue blouse and a pair of black leather booties.

    Where to buy: Zara

    (Also read: 10 Weekend Dresses You Can Easily Turn Into Office-Friendly Outfits)

    Photo: Zara

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  • Cos Straight Cropped Pants (Price Available Upon Request)
    8 / 8 Cos Straight Cropped Pants (Price Available Upon Request)

    Office-appropriate ensembles do not have to be boring. Instead of basic grey pants, opt for something that sports quirky prints, like this pair from COS. Make sure that the prints are fashioned in the same hue to avoid looking too ostentatious.

    Where to buy: Various stores including Ion Orchard and Westgate

    (Also read: Up your office game with styles for every budget)

    Photo: Cos

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