International Women’s Day is an occasion to celebrate girl power and what better way to do so than in fashion style? From sleek power suits and smart watches to quirky T-shirts and wide-legged pants, there’s no one-size-fits-all for dressing like a girl boss.
Check out our different looks for some fashion inspiration and dress like the lady boss you best associate with this International Women’s Day (and every other day!)
International Women’s Day edition: Which girl boss are you most like?
1. For the girl boss who’s also a Mum
The ultimate inspiration when it comes to juggling like a pro. This woman manages to run her household and workplace, all while looking chic. Her style: no-frills, because she just can’t afford for her lace dress to snag on her little one’s mischievous fingers.
Nothing speaks comfort-chic like a lovely pair of culottes. They’re forgiving, fashionable and will flatter your new curves well! Printed culottes (available on OOTD SG) can be paired with any tighter fitting top of your choice — like a chiffon tank top (available on XiaoZhaiNv Women’s clothing). Breastfeeding and suffering from sore boobs? Embrace your body’s changes in a cinched top. This batwing blouse (available on OOTD SG) accentuates your slim waist yet is still loose-fitting — perfect for all you moms out there!
Once you’ve become a mother, you might find yourself needing to carry more things on a daily basis. Or you might not have time to switch between your weekend bag and daily work one. Either way, invest in a bag that allows for enough room for your work files and even baby bottles. This Anello Classic Backpack (available on Anello Official Singapore) is functional yet stylish!
Pregnant? Check out our range of maternity wear and show off your bump in style!
2. For the fashionista boss
This is one woman who is busy in the day and has just as many social engagements in the evening. Her style: an outfit that can take her from day to night.
Jumpsuits are one of the most underrated types of women’s apparel. Slipping into a one-piece is definitely easier to handle in the early morning. This chiffon jumpsuit (available on fashionme) is comfortable, airy and has a conservative cut that’s office-appropriate. Make sure you have a pretty lipstick to swipe on before heading out for the night.
Besides jumpsuits, a bodycon dress can is also a flattering fashionista choice. Adhere to some guidelines and they can make appropriate office wear too! Simply make sure that the length of your dress is knee-length and stick with safe colours and prints. We love this sweet burgundy flared bodycon dress (available on Blair Wears). It allows you to flaunt and celebrate your curves – perfect for International Women’s Day!
The fashionista boss is also the first one to spot new trends and styles. Sling on the latest Piccolina Tote Bag (available on NOTAG) and show off your arm candy at work! Want a bag that matches your OOTD? Check out this range of popular Korean bags for more inspiration!
3. For the quirky boss
This is one girl boss who is bold in her choice of colours and prints. Her style: never boring, but always means business.
We envision a quirky girl boss to be daring, brave and all things fun. You can spot her in graphic tees with woke proclamations like the above Slogan Graphic Tee (available on Something Borrowed & LUBNA). Paired with wide-legged pants, she will be the one to push fashion boundaries at the workplace — encouraging all to express their individuality along with her!
Quirky girl bosses won’t shy away from incorporating splashes of colour, textures and prints. Don’t be surprised to see her in printed creations like this flowy Cherry Printed Wrap Dress (available on Happishop). Accessories? She’ll quite likely reach for a pair of tassel earrings among other types of handmade jewellery. Their style may seem effervescent but don’t let it fool you — these girls are both dreamers and doers, a true inspiration for us this International Women’s Day!
4. For the sharp shooter girl boss
Dilly dallying simply won’t cut it with these bosses that take no nonsense. They prefer to avoid the fluff and cut straight to the chase. Her style: functional, with a sleek silhouette.
Though a crisp white shirt and smart pants will usually suffice, there’s just something about a pantsuit combination that will up the power ante in those large boardroom meetings. This 2 piece office lady suit set (available on leejo.sg) is the perfect outfit. It’s peplum designed top gives it a feminine touch. Together with a pair of sunglasses, clutch and heels, this is one powerhouse look to pull off this International Women’s Day.
If you’re not keen on pant-suits, then mix it up with a pencil midi skirt and a white blouse. These High Waist Midi Pencil Skirts (available on Felicelife) paired with a tucked in white shirt will give you a smart and sophisticated look!
5. For the minimalist boss
Less is more for these bosses. Her style: essential high-quality pieces that are versatile enough to be paired with everything else in her wardrobe.
A minimalist fashion style is probably one of the hardest styles to pull off. The challenge lies in mixing and matching the apparel in various combinations while keeping the overall look clean and classic. This V neck chiffon blouse (available on Beautyone) paired with a High waist pencil skirt (available on ikon(bra lingerie panties skirt)) is the epitome of minimalist fashion.
Minimalist fashion also involves wearing classic dresses with a twist. This flare dress (available on Stylehouse) with a front ribbon and v-neck design is a good example of such style. This may look like a simple dress but the ribbon in front accentuates your curves and makes you look slimmer.
Layering textures is also another way to master that minimalist style. One of our favourite ways is to layer pleated skirts with silk tops. Want to try one of these minimalist styles this International Women’s Day? Don’t forget to accessorise your outfits with necklaces and bangles!
6. For the startup boss
This boss is a self-starter. She is a hustler and wears all the hats of the company from operations manager to leading meetings. Her style: comfortable (casual even) while still being fashionable.
Pair it with a tank top like this Chiffon Camisole Tank Top (available on XiaoZhaiNv Women’s clothing ) and a Long Sleeve Office Blazer (available on Something Borrowed & LUBNA). With this easy breezy style, the startup boss will be easily able to manoeuvre between meetings and other manual labour duties.
Every startup boss can be found hustling from place to place, thus comfortable footwear is important. We swear by sneakers — our favourite is the Superga Classic Sneakers in Navy (available on Superga Singapore Official Store). Lace this on and hustle this International Women’s Day!
7. For the #fitspo boss
This boss takes work and working out to the next level!. Her style: sports luxe pieces that are chic enough for work but can take her straight to the gym.
If you’re keen to get started on a lunchtime workout routine, why not dress in an athleisure fashion or activewear to work — but make sure you’re not breaking any office attire rules! This Women’s Sports Fitness Tank Top (available on Moving Peach) can be worn two ways – tied or untied. You can untie it in the office. However, when you’re hitting those reps in the gym, feel free to tie it up so it doesn’t get in the way! These black yoga pants (available on Moving Peach) can, in fact, be worn into work!
Celebrate individuality this International Women’s Day! Fashion aside, make sure your skin is also getting all that TLC! Check out our guide on the ultimate skin care routine to get that dewy and flawless complexion. Don’t forget to take care of your body too! Need some gym recommendations? Book your next class at one of these ladies only gyms in Singapore!
This article was updated on 03-02-2020. Additional research done by Sandrine Ong.