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Transition between work and home with these stylish office-friendly separates

Whether you’re working from your home office or the actual office, these summer separates will keep you feeling both stylish and motivated.

With another wave of CoViD-19 outbreaks spreading across Hong Kong, many of us have, once again, been forced to resume our WFH schedules while others adapt to flexible workweeks alternating between the home and the actual office.

While it may be tempting to get back in your sweatpants and pajamas as you spend the workday at home, others might feel it’s time to push past that sluggish mentality, and make that extra effort to dress up — to not only keep motivation and productivity levels up, but also maintain that sense of normalcy.

Feeling just the same? Scroll down to take a look at the office-friendly separates we’ve picked out for you — all of which are stylish, comfortable, and also very versatile.

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Whether it’s with trousers for work or jeans for the weekend, Roland Mouret’s wool-crepe ‘Wynn’ top is so versatile it’ll work with anything for any occasion. Tailored for a close fit and flaring out gently at the asymmetric hem, this top will offer instant sophistication to your ensemble.

HK$4,440 from Net-A-Porter

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Featuring a classic five-pocket design and pleat detailing, these cream-coloured trousers by Jil Sander are an essential staple in any office wardrobe. They are also high-waisted and offer a wide-leg silhouette with cropped hems that’ll not only make your legs appear longer, but also put an extra focus on your beautiful shoes.

HK$8,700 from Farfetch

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Made in Italy using 100 percent silk, this silk crepe de chine shirt by Burberry is cut to a relaxed silhouette, and highlighted by a monochrome print depicting a troop of monkeys inspired by an antique illustration.

HK$12,500 from Farfetch

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Who said formal can’t be fun? With a wide-leg, tailored design and a dusty turquoise hue, these Rivello trousers from Asceno will work for multiple occasions from the office to date night or a wedding. It’s also made from 100 percent organic linen, which will keep you both sweat-free and guilt-free.

HK$2,460 from Farfetch

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Made from French cotton-terry, this top from 3.1 Phillip Lim is as comfortable as it is stylish. It is highlighted by a relaxed-fit, split neckline, oversized armholes and ribbed hem, which will look extra chic paired with sharp tailoring and mules.

HK$1,745 from Net-A-Porter

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Highlighted by sizable patch pockets and adjustable D-ring belt, this skirt from Tibi gives the feminine A-line silhouette a hot-on-trend utilitarian spin. It’s also cut from a linen-blend material, which is excellent for the summer weather, and falls to an office-ready mid-calf length.

HK$3,750 from Net-A-Porter

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Channeling style from the 1990s, this finely rib-stitched cardigan by Calle Del Mar is handmade and comes in a charming ‘Lettuce Green’ hue that recalls balmy summer days. It’s made in a slim fit to accentuate your body, adorned with lustrous shell buttons that you can undo to reveal a necklace.

HK$2,815 from Net-A-Porter

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Want something a little bit more distinctive than a plain white shirt? You’ll love this version by Bottega Veneta. It’s loosely cut with a longline silhouette and sleeveless design, topped off with a quilted front panel, concealed button fastening, and spread collar — all details that add up to what we love to call ‘refined elegance’.

HK$6,230 from Farfetch

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Gucci’s A-line skirt is made in Italy using a black wool-blend. We love the contrasting blush waistband and jacquard woven with the brand’s logo, offering a feminine design with a touch of extra style and poise.

HK$6,500 from Net-A-Porter

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Looking for summer tailoring? Blazé Milano’s straight-leg pants, made from grain de poudre woven with silk and linen, is the classic choice. It sits high on the waist, and features the brand’s signature curved pocket at the back for a unique touch. What’s more, 20 percent of the profits from the sale of this product will go to the Association of the Italian Red Cross, in support of their work especially during the pandemic.

HK$5,130 from Net-A-Porter

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Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.