30 APR - 2021
When I was in primary school I distinctly remember the dream I had of walking up Queen Street to my high-rise office dressed in a pencil skirt and sexy heels. Hell, was I influenced by TV as a child or what?!
Rather than wanting to be drawn into the fast-paced corporate world, I think my yearning was more for a stunning work wardrobe than anything else. I’ve since come to learn you can achieve this with a little less pencil skirt and a lot less office drama.
Funnily enough I don’t work in an office. I now work from spots around my house, following the sun. In this permanent WFH life, I’ve totally given up on the idea of getting fully dressed every morning (unless it’s a zoom meeting, but we all know that means just the top half!) In spite of this, I’ve continued to fawn over screenshots of clothes that sit in my google drive, so I’m bringing them out for you!
My number one rule for workwear shopping is that if I wouldn’t wear it in my normal day-to-day, I don’t buy it. Your work wardrobe needs to still feel professional, without it being a whole different you.
Be the best dressed everyday of the working week.
Esse Puff Sleeve Top, $350
Never Fully Dressed Vegan Leather Wrap Skirt, $245
Staud Shirt Dress, $325
Anine Bing Blazer, from $600
Henne Petra Tank, $139
Deadly Ponies Crush Tote, $899
There’s something powerful about having a stylish work tote. Leave the ugly laptop bags at home. Even though I WFH, I still have this tote for meetings. The dividers are the perfect size, and your 13” Macbook will slot in perfectly.
Tony Bianco Ruiz Loafer, $199
Country Road Button Through Knit Dress, $259
One of the best knit maxi dresses I’ve come across as it doesn’t cling to the body too much, having a slight flare at the bottom. My top tip: wait until Country Road have a spend and save on!
Frankie Shop Bea Pants, $400
The Bea pants are the perfect high waisted silhouette and go with everything! They come in a range of colours from the classic white, black and navy to melon, browns and forest. The Frankie Shop also have a matching Bea Blazer.
Dylan Kain The Heidi Belt, $219
You can’t go wrong with a classic leather belt. It can help dress up and outfit for work, without going too over the top for your next corporate meeting. The belt is also one of those items you can easily wear all the time, whether it’s for work or not!