How to look stylish on a budget


The hard truth is that the majority of your week is spent at the office. And unless you’re lucky enough to work in a laid-back, cool tech environment or a creative space where casual is the new norm, your wardrobe is likely to be separated into two camps: work and weekend.

The new style rules suggest a different approach. Blurring the style divide between workwear and weekend wear means your wardrobe works (and plays) twice as hard. It’s above all a purse-friendly strategy that lets you indulge in your love for fashion and still turn up at the office ready to own the boardroom. Here, Spree shows us how it's done.

THE WHITE SHIRT At the office Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.09.25 An Edit Black & White Pencil skirt R220 paired with a Classic White Shirt R299 is a workwear classic.

After hours

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.13.08 That classic white shirt has a party to go to. Wear it with a tulle mini skirt. 


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The classic white shirt goes weekend in the company of another classic – the denim mini skirt.

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At the office

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You’re really dressed for success in a navy linen dress R420.

After hours

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Your navy dress needs only a pair of killer heels to be dinner ready. These will do the trick.


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Add a pair of awesome sneakers and your linen dress has weekend vibes.

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At the office

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This Drape blouse with cold shoulder R249 is a trendsetter, but perfectly office-appropriate with a Classic bootleg pant R320.

After hours

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Keep the pants but swap the drape blouse for an off-the-shoulder top.


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Take your cold-shoulder top out to play by pairing it with a pair of beach shorts.

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