We're thrilled with the crop of office fashionistas who gamely took on our first Style Paparazzi reader mission, Style Paparazzi: Career Edition! Scouring through all the snapshots that came in and selecting our picks was a big challenge for us, because each Cosmo chick who sent in her photo is proof positive that Pinays everywhere are taking charge of their appearance in bold and bongga ways--making them all winners in our book.
We picked our favorites from the entries and, as we always do with Style Pap sets, we picked up handy fashion pointers from them.
Prints are clearly a favorite among the style pros, with stylist Alana Alix and fashion blogger Megann Monday both the picture of modern-day romance in their pretty floral ensembles. Prints are a hit among cubicle fashionistas, too--check out operations associate Maria Valeree Anne San Juan and IT specialist Ariane Rodaje-del Fonso, who pair printed bottoms with plain tops to make the patterns really pop.
Brand executive Dane Albay and product manager Jenny Arcellana prove how crisp white can always make a career chick look clean, bright, and capable.
You can never go wrong with neutrals in your work wear, as college instructor Gail Iglesia, copywriter Ann Ville Purificacion, and admin head Lesley Ann Lirio show us in their spiffy, black-anchored outfits. Meanwhile, some gals use miles of flowy black to channel gothic elegance, such as banker Lourdes Arra Villanueva and associate consultant Ma. Jessica Cruz.
Lastly, bank examiner Frances Marie Mendoza is shining proof that the best accessory you can wear with your office outfit--or any outfit, for that matter--is a wide, winning smile that can knock both grumpy bosses and random bystanders off their feet.
Launch the gallery to see these stylish Cosmo career chicks, and find out what their office fashion mottos are! Keep checking Cosmo.ph for upcoming Style Paparazzi challenges!