For the new tribe of urban working women in India, choosing the right workwear is no cakewalk. You cannot go forboardroom meetings in shiny, funky clothes; nor is it a great idea to show up at work every day in an ethnic kurta. Whether you are sitting in a cabin for the whole day or meeting clients, your outfit should be stylish and also suit your Indian body type. At the same time, it must be comfortable, breathable, and a little forgiving with the stretch since you will bespending a good eight to twelve hours in it. That’s where the contemporary workwear can help you. Here are a few ideas on how to spruce up your office look without trying too hard. Choose Tops to Give You That Top-Notch Look Shirts:In the world of contemporary workwear, shirts are always a hit. You can opt for a classic collared shirt or one with mandarin or high collar. And you most certainly should own a classic crisp white shirt, which is always in vogue. Choose cotton or linen shirts for day wear and opt for silk shirts for office parties. Neutral colors will work best for an office space, but deep shades and pastels are also trending this season. Tops and Tunics:Want something more stylish?Tunicsand blouse-style topsare your best bet.You can opt for rich fabrics like silk and choose from a variety of neck patterns like a boat neck, cowl neck, simple V-necks or mandarin collars. Deep and vibrant colors like green, blue, and dusty red will add a regal charm to your office outfit without going overboard. Lightweight fabrics like linen will be your perfect companion, especially during the hot Indian summer. Pair Your Tops with the Perfect Bottom Wear Essential Trousers:Every working woman should have at least one pair of ultra-comfortable, classic trousers in her collection. You can also opt for knife pleat trousers in various styles and colors while crop trousers look will make you look edgier. There are many options in wide-legged trousers too, if that is more flattering to your body type. Shades of grey, black, navy, tan and camel are all safe choices for classy bottom-wear. If you want to experiment a little, without going overboard, you can even opt for plaid designs in black or grey. Culottes:Culottes are another great pick to look a little more relaxed and casual. Wide-legged culottes paired with a silk top will make a perfect evening look for an after office party. Side zipper culottes and front pleat culottes are also spot-on on days when you want to bring out your stylish self. Skirts:Pencil skirts and A-line or box pleated skirts are excellent options, especially when you are attending boardroom meetings. While pencil skirts are flattering to lean body types, if you are on the heavier side, it will be better to opt for an A-line skirt to get a perfect silhouette. You can even try an asymmetric hemline for a more chic look. Rock the Boardroom with a Fine Dress or Suit There’s something about dresses and suits that make them a wardrobe essential for professional women. They radiate elegance, make you look stylish, and will give you that edge you are looking for. Full or short-sleeve midi dresses work perfectly for business events. You can also sport sleeveless styles, but make sure that you team it up with a blazer or jacket. Or, if you want to go the classic way, nothing can be better than a suit made of fine fabric in neutral colors. Give Your Outfit a Final Touch with the Right Outer Wear You must also have a brilliant outer layer to pull your look together. You can pick from the stylish ranges of long jackets, trench coats, silk jackets, blazers, and shrugs. The color palette should be neutral and sharp to complete your look. A smartly tailored coat that fits you perfectly can make all the difference. You can pair your classic blazer with a formal dress to create a boardroom chic look. Alternatively, if you want to go for an ethnic look, it will be best to opt for light summer jackets in cotton, linen or other sustainable fabrics and ethnic geometric prints like ikat. Whatever you wear, make sure to prioritize functionality. Our advice? Choose your office wear from designers who work hard to avoid visible panty lines and add functional deep pockets. They are the ones who really hear you!