Put your best foot forward with the new commandments of workwear dressing
This season, let singer, songwriter Rachel Varghese show you how to inject some personality into your basic work wardrobe.
Monday Blues: Swap your clinical whites and neutrals with eye-popping hues. Oversized earrings are an extra bonus.
Viscose shirt, INR 11,500, Dhruv Kapoor. Cotton skirt, INR 3,000, The Summer House. White gold pendant INR 31,000, rose gold chain, INR 11,000; both OM Jewellers. Sterling silver earrings, INR 16,200, Misho. Metal rings, Varghese’s own.
Prim not proper: On Fridays pants are optional, pick a modest coat dress instead.
Viscose voile shirt, price on request, Sahil Kochhar. Cotton jacquard dress, INR 17,900, Rara Avis. Leather boots, price on request, Coach. Diamond earrings, price on request, Orra Jewellery. 18K white gold and diamond brooch, price on request, Jaipur Jewels
Shine On: Add a little spunk to school girl checks with some dazzlin baubles.
Viscose top, INR 999, H&M. Linen cotton-blend jacket, INR 11,999, TommyXZendaya by Tommy Hilfiger. Platinum necklace, INR 72,025, earrings, INR 30,425; both Orra Jewellery.White gold pendant (worn as brooch), INR 1,05,000, pendant (worn as brooch), INR 1,09,000; both OM Jewellers
Swap it: An A-line denim dress is the perfect replacement to your favourite blue jeans.
Denim dress, price on request, Rashmi Varma. Leather heels, INR 2,999, Truffle Collection. Resin and metal-plated earrings, price on request, Dior. Rose gold ring, INR 15,000, ring, INR 40,000, rings, INR 20,000; all OM Jewellers. ’Carlie Mini Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch’, INR 7,995, Fossil
White collar job: Meet version 2.0 of the modern pantsuit and pair it with an oversized shirt.
Cotton shirt, INR 18,500, Bodice. Silk satin crepe pant suit, INR 49,900 (set), Kshitij Jalori. 18K white gold, diamond and topaz earrings, price on request, Jaipur Jewels
New Uniform: Achieve head to toe utility chic with a versatile boiler suit and your go-to white sneakers.
Cotton jumpsuit, INR 10,500, Notebook. Leather shoes, price on request, Gucci. Brass earrings, INR 3,500, Studio Metallurgy. Denim bag, price on request, Fendi
Photographs: Neha Chandrakant; Styling: Rahul Vijay; Hair and makeup: Maniasha/Faze Managment; Model: Rachel Varghese; Assisted by Pujarini Ghosh, Saaniya Sharma (Styling), Suhani Lotlikar, Manvi Bhatnagar (Intern); Location Courtesy: The Stands, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.