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#THELIST: The Spring Workwear Edit

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The Mentors

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Image: Getty

Olivia Palermo, Amal Clooney and Solange Knowles are the pinups for channelling #GirlBoss with a dash of personality. An unexpected layer or pop of colour can be appropriate and standout at the same time. Talk about multitasking…

Colourful Resume

 

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Don’t fear colour, it’s spring after all. When it comes to the nine-to-five, opt for separates and accessories that can add just a hint of hue.

Missoni top, $860, approx. RM3,471, shopBAZAAR.comDolce & Gabbana skirt, $2,295, approx. RM9,266.90, shopBAZAAR.com; Jil Sander sandal, $680, approx. RM2,745.70, shopBAZAAR.com; Loewe bag, $2,450, approx. RM9,895, shopBAZAAR.com.

On the Case

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Nothing says “I mean business” quite like a suit. Take your cue from the X-Files chicest investigator, Dana Scully.

Power Couple

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A matching blazer and pant—in a neutral black or white—is the pairing you’ll wear together (and separately) over and over.

Altuzarra blazer, $1,695, approx. RM6,845.70, shopBAZAAR.com; Helmut Lang pant, $450, approx. RM1,817.50, shopBAZAAR.comAltuzarra blazer, $1,695, approx. RM6,846, shopBAZAAR.com; Ellery pant, $730, approx. RM2,948.40, shopBAZAAR.com.

Buttoned Up

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Image: Calvin Klein/Imaxtree/ShopBAZAAR

Look polished no matter what’s on your agenda with a crisp white shirt dress.

Calvin Klein Collection dress, $924 (sale), approx. RM3,732.30, shopBAZAAR.com; DKNY dress, $470, approx. RM1,898.40, shopBAZAAR.com; Max Mara dress, $850, approx. RM3,433.40, shopBAZAAR.com.

In the Trenches

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Image: Michael Kors/Imaxtree/ShopBAZAAR

Lightweight and luxurious, the tailored trench coat is made for commuting.

Helmut Lang trench, $1025, approx. RM4,140.20, shopBAZAAR.com; A.P.C. trench, $665, approx. RM2,682.20, shopBAZAAR.com.

Wear the Skirt

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Image: Altuzarra/Imaxtree/ShopBAZAAR

Whether your pair with a shirt or a tee, a high-waist midi-skirt is the must-have feminine power piece.

Edun skirt, $868, approx. RM3,506.20, shopBAZAAR.com; Altuzarra skirt, $995, approx. RM4,019.30, shopBAZAAR.com.

Under the Table

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Image: Derek Lam/Imaxtree/ShopBAZAAR

The time has come to trade in black winter booties for a white-hot—and boardroom-appropriate—heel.

Derek Lam boots, $850, approx. RM3,433.60, shopBAZAAR.com; Gianvito Rossi shoes, $660, approx. RM2,666.10, shopBAZAAR.comRachel Zoe shoes, $375, approx. RM1,514.40, shopBAZAAR.com.

Do Your Vest

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Spring weather can be erratic, so invest in pieces that are perfect for layering no matter what the forecast.

Dolce & Gabbana vest, $1,095, approx. RM4,421.90, shopBAZAAR.com; Altuzarra vest, $3795, approx. RM15,330.50, shopBAZAAR.com.

In the Bag

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From your laptop to your lipstick, there’s no need to pack light when toting one of these haute handbags.

Fendi bag, $4,900, approx. RM19,794.30, shopBAZAAR.com; Marc Jacobs bag, $545, approx. RM2,201.60, shopBAZAAR.com; Maiyet bag, $995, approx. RM4,019.50, shopBAZAAR.com.

Be Cuff

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Image: Céline/Imaxtree/ShopBAZAAR

Keep your jewellery personal and non-distracting to your day-to-day look. A cuff that can be worn on a bare wrist or over a shirt is the look du jour.

Jennifer Fisher cuff, $1,050, approx. RM4,239.80, shopBAZAAR.com; Jennifer Fisher cuff, $1515, approx. RM6,117.50, shopBAZAAR.com.

By the Water Cooler

Photography: David Sims

Photography: David Sims

Win friends and influence people in the office kitchen. We’re taking notes from the one and only Kate Moss in a 1997 shoot by David Sims for Harper’s BAZAAR.

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