7 Wardrobe Staples Under $100 That Will Take You From The Office To Date Night Effortlessly

7 Wardrobe Staples Under $100 That Will Take You From The Office To Date Night Effortlessly

Shopping Fashion Apparel
By Sophie Hong on 03 Nov 2022
Senior Editor

By now, most of us have returned to the office in some capacity, and if you haven’t shopped for any new work outfits in a while, it’s high time you refresh your wardrobe. 

Not sure where to even begin rebuilding your rotation of workwear? We’ve curated a list of wardrobe staples from Taobao below, and as an added bonus, these pieces are also able to take you from the office to date night seamlessly with some clever styling. 

And with the Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival - the largest shopping event of the year - ongoing now, now’s your chance to score some really good deals and savings on your shopping! We highly recommend that you start adding to cart NOW. The sale is happening now and the second official sales window opens on 10 Nov, and this year, it starts at 8pm instead of 12am so you no longer have to stay up to scoop the best deals. 

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Check out with the promo code <TB30GSTYLE> to enjoy ¥30 off with a minimum spend of ¥499. Limited redemptions, valid from now till 3 Nov and on 11 Nov. Switch your Taobao app location to Singapore and checkout with a Singapore address to enjoy the promotion. T&Cs apply.

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There are a lot more ways to stretch your dollar during the Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, from free cross-border sea shipping to the ability to stack cross-shop discounts. With a debit or credit card from DBS, POSB, OCBC, Citibank, HSBC, UOB, or Maybank, you’ll get an additional up to another S$12 off, on top of other ongoing promotions.

By the way, all the items featured below can be delivered to Singapore via direct or consolidated air shipping - which means you won’t have to wait too long for your package to arrive or deal with troublesome forwarding services. You’re welcome! 

#1 Long-sleeved blouse with pleat detail, $48.60

Long-sleeved blouse with pleat detail, $48.60, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

Work blouses don’t necessarily have to be boring. We like this one, which comes with interesting pleat details, and is slightly cinched at the waist for a more stylish take on an OL staple. Pair it with work pants during office hours, and when it’s time for date night, simply switch to a shorter skirt and add more accessories to transform your look. 

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#2 Loose shift dress, $58.40

Loose shift dress, $58.40, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

There are so many ways you can style this versatile dress to suit the occasion. Giving a big presentation? Pair it with a structured blazer and your #girlboss pumps. Heading out for happy hour? Let your hair down - literally - and switch to a pair of flat shoes so you can bar hop comfortably! 

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#3 Tailored high-waisted pants, $14

Tailored high-waisted pants, $14, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

If you find that work pants are quite old-fashioned and unflattering on you, that’s because you haven’t found the right fit. Try to go for high-waisted and relaxed cuts as these tend to elongate your legs, and make sure to get a pair with tailoring details so that they can be worn with a shirt or blazer for a more work-appropriate look. 

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#4 A-line skirt, $15.50

 A-line skirt, $15.50, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

A-line skirts are versatile and universally flattering, which is why we firmly believe that every girl needs at least one of these in her wardrobe. Pro tip: make sure to get one that ends above your knee, but below your mid-thigh, so that it can be worn for both work and date nights. 

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#5 Bodycon dress, $15.50

Bodycon dress, $15.50, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

A bodycon dress definitely works for date night, but can it also be office-appropriate? We say yes - if you choose one that is in soft or neutral colours (so no black or va-va-voom reds) and cover your shoulders with a cropped cardigan or blazer. 

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#6 Bodycon dress, $69.50, with matching cardigan, $65.70

Bodycon dress, $69.50, with matching cardigan, $65.70, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

The convenience of matching sets is that you won’t have to fret over which outerwear matches your dress for the day. This one that we found on Taobao works great for most offices, and when it’s time for your date, simply ditch the cardigan, swipe on a bold red lip, and you’re good to go! 

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#7 Oversized blazer, $23

Oversized blazer, $23, Taobao.Photo from Taobao

A structured blazer can look (and feel!) a little too stuffy, so if you work in an office that’s slightly more casual, we suggest switching it up with an oversized blazer instead. It gives you a more interesting silhouette, plus there are so many ways to go about styling it. We’re particularly fond of wearing it over a t-shirt and pants combo, and throwing it over an LBD for a subtle-yet-sexy look for dates! 

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