Elevate Your Work Wardrobe: Chic Work-to-weekend Office OOTDs to Shop in KL
by: The Beat Asia
May 09, 2023
Malaysia has established its own fashion mecca, which is filled to the brim with fabrics for traditional Malay and Indian clothing. Apart from its cultural outfits, dressing professionally is also important in the country.
Whether you’re dressing up for an interview or just want to freshen up your corporate wardrobe, here’s where to go shopping for modern yet elegant office attire in Kuala Lumpur that’s perfect for giving off a positive and professional vibe.
Kashka has been in business for more than three decades and is the go-to shopping place for women who love modest fashion without breaking the bank. Originally from Dubai, Kashka derived its name from the Arabic word for “beautiful.”
Kashka’s collection includes Muslim clothing and office OOTDs, as well as everyday wear adorned with delicate detailing and weaving tradition. Its goal is to empower women to wear the latest fashion trends without compromising their faith.
Some of our favourite office wear picks are the pleated lurex skirt (RM249), plain palazzo pants (RM249), and pleated layered jacket with belt (RM259).
Location: Kashka, 35 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, Taman Tun Drive Ismail
If you want to look professional without going over the top, blazers are the way to go. From tweed suits to knitted coatigans, NEXT is your one-stop-shop for timeless blazer designs.
Some of its apparel that will take you from day to night are the soft crepe blazer in camel brown, the double-breasted tuxedo blazer in pink, the faux leather button blazer in black, and the sleeveless relaxed fit jacket in black, among others.
Location: NEXT, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Lg032a, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Maraley believes every woman is special in her own way. Hence, its collection of classic corporate wear is designed with sophisticated and minimalist feminine embroidery featuring statement dresses and office outfit staples.
If you’re fascinated with embroidered office wear, some items we spotted at Maraley are the regally right forest green dress, smart office pants in black with an embroidered waistband, and the formal dress in black with zigzag embroidery.
Location: Maraley, 283 Jalan Ampang, Msuites
Nichii is a local fashion brand in Malaysia that caters to ladies of all ages. It has a wide range of options for office-friendly dresses in all sizes and colours.
Some of its bestselling office dresses are the vest trend pleated dress (RM159.90; available in camel and blue), the side panel hidden pleat maxi dress (RM149.90), the midi floral tulip hem dress (RM99.90; available in peach and olive green), the dotted satin-finish midi shirt dress (RM149.90; available in dusty pink and black), and more.
Location: Nichii, 1st Floor, Ladies Fashion SOGO Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit
Since 1997, Ms. Read has been serving curvy ladies with trendy everyday wear made with high-quality and tailored fabric. Its goal is to empower all women to feel “confident, passionate, real, and uninhibited” about the clothes they wear.
Ms. Read’s all-time “favourites” collection is perfect for those who love incorporating printed dresses, drapey tops, or flare skirts into their office OOTDs.
Some of our top picks include the printed wide leg pants in navy (RM199), which can be worn with a pair of mid-high open-toe chunky heels. The printed stand collared dress in clay red (RM249) may look perfect with white sneakers, while the printed fit and flare skirt in pink (RM199) looks very chic with pointed toe pumps.
Location: Ms. Read, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang
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