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6 Work-Appropriate Accessories That Our Female Colleagues Chose As Their Go-To

Shopping for work accessories and outfits that are versatile and also trendy can seem like an impossible task.

What counts as a safe choice is usually considered boring, and accessories with bolder colours or prints can come off as inappropriate for work.

But is there always a need to compromise on either?

We’ve taken the liberty to do some scouring for you on CHARLES & KEITH’s website, and found both fashionable and functional accessories that you’ll probably love as much as we do.

Loafers

CHARLES & KEITH Ruffled Detail Loafers

Get it here: CHARLES & KEITH Nude Ruffled Detail Loafers, $34.90 (U.P. $49.90)

Zafirah’s choice:

I prioritise comfort for work and love a dressy element at the same time, thus this smart casual look works best for me.

When choosing work-appropriate loafers, it’s best to opt for a faux leather material to give a more structured look.

Loafers are also the perfect work shoes for me because it’s something that can easily take me from day to night. It looks good paired with either jeans or a dress, so it’s pretty fuss-free!

Get the look:

Loafers are perfect for ladies who want to look formal but hate the pain that comes with high heels. When paired right, loafers can be worn for both professional and personal events.

Black leather loafers are the safest choice for any industry, but if that’s too boring for you, this pair of loafers comes with adorable ruffles for a touch of sophistication.

Backpacks

CHARLES & KEITH Front Flap Shoulder Bag

Get it here: CHARLES & KEITH Front Flap Shoulder Bag, $60.70 (U.P. $75.90)

Victoria’s choice:

I like to free my hands whenever I’m on the go, so backpacks come in handy for me.

I love basic pieces that can complement my looks easily, hence I tend to choose backpacks that are more functional, over loud designs or prints.

I would recommend getting a backpack with a simple or classy design that suits your style because you can use it for both work and play!

Get the look:

Just like sneakers, backpacks have evolved from their purely functional origins. Forget the dull-coloured and shapeless backpacks, CHARLES & KEITH offers structured backpacks that have a good balance of fashion and functionality.

Coming in a beautiful beige colour and thin straps, it is the perfect accessory to brighten up your day at work.

Boots

CHARLES & KEITH Textured Ankle Boots

Get it here: CHARLES & KEITH Textured Ankle Boots, $53.10 (U.P. $75.90)

Farhanah’s choice:

Boots offer great versatility – you can pair them with jeans, pants, skirts and even dresses. Long story short: they elevate any look that you are going for!

Ankle boots have long been my go-to favourite to add a statement to my outfit.

If you’re someone who prefers covered-up shoes, heeled boots are your best investment! This pair of textured boots are easy to slip on and gives a taller silhouette.

Get the look:

Over the years, the ankle boot has stayed as the most versatile staple in the fashion world. Spotted on A-listers like Gigi Hadid and Emma Stone, nothing beats a solid pair of ankle boots for a chic take on your everyday look.

So who says you can’t rock a pair of boots in sunny Singapore?

Heeled Sandals

CHARLES & KEITH Floral Lucite Heel Sandals

Get it here: CHARLES & KEITH Floral Lucite Heel Sandals, $55.90 (U.P. $69.90)

Alanna’s choice:

I love sandals because they’re great to just slip on and head out, practical and perfect for on-the-go. Sandals with heels is the best combination to look professional for work at the same time.

Personally, low-heeled sandals are my go-to because they are both comfortable without compromising on the fashion factor.

Get the look:

For the warm-weather days when you want to wear heels but not to compromise on style, the kitten heel sandals will be the best addition to your closet.

Casual enough for a shopping spree and dressy enough for formal events, just remember, open-toed shoes go best with a fresh pedicure!

If you’re looking for a unique option, this white number from CHARLES & KEITH features a beautiful transparent block heel with gold accents from the floral embellishments.

Heeled Pumps

CHARLES & KEITH D’orsay Stilettos

Get it here: CHARLES & KEITH D’orsay Stilettos, $39.90 (U.P. $49.90)

Marie’s choice:

The reason I chose these shoes is because I love how timeless it is. I can rely on them regardless of any occasion! Be it for work or an event, the shoes can go with anything and everything in my wardrobe.

I would recommend ladies to choose shoes that have a classic design or are in a neutral tone, so regardless of what occasion you are attending, you’ve got yourself covered!

Get the look:

Just like a black dress is the epitome of ‘classic chic’ for clothes, a pair of heeled pumps is a timeless choice for footwear.

Elegant and flattering for ladies of all heights, sizes and styles, the burgundy colour is sultry yet subtle – ideal for the individual who wants to look put together without falling back on the boring black heel.

Clutches

CHARLES & KEITH Leather Half Moon Clutch

Get it here: CHARLES & KEITH Leather Half Moon Clutch, $62.90 (U.P. $89.90)

Beiling’s choice:

A fashion crisis I always have when attending corporate events is finding a stylish purse spacious enough to fit in all my essentials. So a clutch is my favourite accessory, especially for corporate events.

This clutch comes with a short strap so you can hold a drink and socialise comfortably. Don’t like carrying a wristlet? You can switch it up with the long chain and carry it as a crossbody bag.

Get the look:

We especially love this number because it adds an instant edge to any outfit. If ‘rocker chic’ is your thing, this clutch is an obvious choice.

Find Your Go-To Accessory

Like what you saw? All our favourite items are now on sale!

If you are looking for more accessories to spruce up your current look without breaking the bank, you’ll be glad to know that our homegrown label CHARLES & KEITH is currently having a flash sale at their online store!

With over hundreds of styles available, get up to 50% off shoes, bags, and even accessories like wallets and earrings.

Orders over $40 also qualify for free shipping, so combine those orders and jio all those interested!

So, what’s your go-to accessory for work? Let us know!

This article was written in collaboration with CHARLES & KEITH.

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