Silk blouse, Rs 1,08,720, Saint Laurent
Polyurethane leather pumps, Rs 7,999, Aldo
Saffiano leather bag with top handle, Rs 1,27,622, Fendi
Animal print isn’t usually anyone’s go-to for workwear (unless you’re lucky enough to work at the ELLE office), but we’re here to tell you it ought to be. It can be challenging to sober it up for the office, yes, but it’s oh-so-trendy when worn right. Take your pick from the animal-printed racks at Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Rodarte, and then balance the print’s bold personality with subtle separates and muted colours – allowing it to pack just the right amount of chutzpah. Who said you can’t show your wild side at work? We show you how to navigate the corporate jungle.
Offset the busy print of your skirt with a boxy wrap shirt in a solid dark colour. Keep your look ladylike with feminine accessories and slip on a statement cuff. Click through to discover how.
Cotton wrap shirt, price on request, Bottega Veneta. Silk skirt, Rs 1,00,000, Roberto Cavalli. Satin and lace pumps, Rs 54,500, Christian Louboutin. ‘Lady Dior’ bag, Rs 4,30,000, ‘Diorigin’ bracelet, price on request; both Dior
Photographs: Raj Shetye; Styling: Akanksha Kamath; Make-up and hair: Vidhi Salecha; Model: Pooja Mor/Anima Creative Management; Assisted by: Shubham Jain (styling).
Gold-plated cuff, Rs 13,680, Isharya
Cotton shirt, Rs 1,990, Zara
Metal bangle, price on request, Moschino
Leather vest, Rs 83,204, Alessandra Marchi at Farfetch.com
Leather handbag, Rs 25,000, Furla
Patent leather mules, Rs 6,999, Charles & Keith
Wear a crisp, white, button-down shirt to show you mean business, but up the ante on your ensemble with a vest. Accessorise with a spacious, structured tote and classic white heels. Click through to discover how.
Cotton shirt, Rs 3,490, Mango. Leather tank top, Rs 1,45,000, Salvatore Ferragamo. Silk skirt, Rs 1,00,000, Roberto Cavalli. Leather and metal wedges, price on request, Dior. Leather tote, Rs 66,419, Michael Kors. Silver kada, price on request, silver bracelet, Rs 14,700, silver bangle, Rs 6,450, beaten silver coin bangle, Rs 3,150; all Amrapali