It’s been a week all about comfort dressing. I wanted to power through a few things on the work front so I was all about fun pieces that are still ideal for putting in some quality time with my laptop. So jeans and jumpers were the order of the day, but with a few punchy accessories in the mix to liven things up. Here’s what I wore working from home this week.
I love this jumper because the print and colour is simply all kinds of fun. It’s a great mood lifter and works brilliantly with denim so really, I can’t ask for more. These ripped jeans by Ksubi are ideal for a desk day and add a touch of edge to any look.
A little black and white on an unseasonably warm day in Sydney. I’ve been wearing a lot of Uniqlo basics as they’re so great for mixing and matching with different looks. I paired them with Chanel sneakers to add a touch of luxe (but still very practical) and a Dion Lee skirt just to dress it up a bit.
These straight leg jeans by Aje are so comfortable and really great for providing the starting point for an outfit. I went for a classic black and red combination today with this vibrant jumper from one of my fave brands, Skin and Threads.
Whoever made tracksuits a bonafide style staple deserves a medal. I love this Camilla and Marc set because it’s high on comfort levels but and ticking a trend box all at the same time. I paired them with a neutral pair of sneakers by D.O.F to finish off the look.
It’s another work from home week and it has been torrential downpour and freezing one minute to sunny days and mild-ish temperatures the next in Sydney. So, it has made outfits very trans-seasonal. I’ve also had a few work meetings scheduled and took the opportunity to embrace some slightly dressier pieces because who doesn’t love any excuse to get a little more dressed up these days. Here’s what I wore this week.
All about a statement coat and couldn’t resist this leopard print faux fur number. It’s super cosy too, so it definitely ticks the practical box. I relied on my failsafe jeans and a white top combination on this day, because it provided the perfect base for a funky print.
I wore this in a recent What I Wore post and can attest to how much I love it based on its frequency of appearance in my outfit roster. I really can’t go past comfy separates, and paired with boots, it’s the ideal balance of comfort-dressiness that I always aim for.
Credits: Top and skirt, Camilla and Marc; Boots, Louis Vuitton
I saw this knit and fell in love immediately because I could imagine how warm and cosy it would be. I’m a fan of all things navy as I’ve found it to always look chic and classic, and I think the silhouette with the hybrid cowl/turtleneck makes for the ideal anchor point to this look. I added a black skirt with fold detail (you can always rely on Dion Lee for the most perfect finishing touches) and kept the rest pretty simple.
Credits: Knit, Camilla and Marc; Skirt (similar here), Dion Lee
How good are these camel pants by Manning Cartell? They’re a great fit and just the right winter shade. I wanted to go for a pared back vibe so I went for a simple white ribbed top. I enjoy having the opportunity to rock a few dressier pieces and these pants have become a firm fave.
Credits: Top (similar here), Uniqlo; Pants, Manning Cartell
Working from home outfits during the school holidays are always an interesting proposition— I can go from dressed up for a work call or meeting one minute to super casual and ready to head out to do an activity with the girls the next. It’s been the week for doing lots of denim (kids=comfort) but I did get the chance to pop on a nice dress which is always a great way to elevate the week. Here’s what happened on the work from home wardrobe front this week.
I wore this Ginger and Smart dress last week and decided it needed another outing immediately. I love the astronomy print and the billowy sleeves, but particularly love its versatility. It can be worn with or without the belt depending on how I’m feeling that day.
Comfort is key when the kids are at home so jeans it most definitely is. I love the thick denim that these jeans are made from as it holds its shape really well. Paired with a comfy beige knit, I’m ready for tackling another busy and active day.
Credits: Knit and jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc
I’ve just gotten into these tanks by Australian brand Henne and I’m already obsessed. They’re a great fit, cut and such a good quality. I’ve been layering them with different jackets and knits, but can see myself wearing them throughout summer with skirts and shorts.
Credits: Tank (similar here), Henne; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc
I’ve always maintained the importance of a good camel coat during winter. It’s so versatile, and this particular one by Karen Millen has seen many an outing. It’s such an effortless piece to throw on over jeans and a tank to dress it up, and most importantly, it helps keep me cosy when I’m out and about (or answering emails).
Credits: Coat, Karen Millen; Tank (similar here), Henne; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc
I went for smart separates one day to edgy and moody the next this week, with a few punchy colours and patterns in between. It’s been a mixture of different commitments for work, so I tried to go for looks that could easily go from one activity to the next with ease. I’m really getting into lots of textures for winter, with cosy knits front and centre and a statement woolen coat punctuating a dressy all black ensemble. Here’s what I wore to work this week.
This is one of my favourite colour combinations for winter as it looks so fresh. Wearing crisp white is one of my favourite things to do at this time of year as it helps to brighten up a cool weather ensemble. Paired with a soft beige jumper it makes for an easy casual look with polish.
Credits: Knit, Rebecca Vaance; Pants (similar here), Bec and Bridge
I can’t go past a statement coat moment during winter. I had to head out for work and couldn’t resist this Rebecca Vallance piece, with its striking print. Whenever I wear black from head to toe, I always like to add a pattern to help liven up a look. Black jeans and a black skivvy is an easy shortcut to effortless cool weather dressing.
I snapped up these jeans and a cropped denim jacket from Aje and have found them to be such a great addition to my wardrobe. High waisted jeans are my go-to as I love the streamlined silhouette it achieves, and it’s just the perfect partner to a cropped jacket. I’ve found the proportions just play so well together. I stocked up on skivvies at Uniqlo and they’ve been such a good staple to have on hand, and I’ve found myself turning to them constantly.
I’m really loving all things Aje at the moment based on how many great pieces I’ve added to my winter wardrobe. This berry shade is just the right thing to brighten up any outfit and when paired with a white skivvy and monochrome slingback flats, it’s a simple and understated look with a dash of pretty.
The MVPs of my winter wardrobe are slowly presenting themselves as I find myself gravitating towards certain pieces time after time. I’ve been trying to find that line between feeling and looking polished while working from home, and still being comfortable. I think it’s a work in progress, but I’m loving experimenting with different silhouettes and colours. But above all, I’m finding denim still very much rules in my wardrobe…
Jeans and a white tank— you can’t really every go wrong with a combination such as this. This forms the basis for many a look for me as I can easily throw on a jumper or a blazer and it can instantly change up the vibe of the outfit, but also add a touch of polish. I’m loving relaxed denim silhouettes right now, and this pair by Camilla and Marc is really comfy.
These Levis jeans are the best wash—they look vintage and are easily paired with different top styles, and also pair well with most hues. Loving this button down knit by Viktoria and Woods as it has the look of a shirt, but the comfort factor of a knit.
I am seriously loving Aje at the moment, particularly this top (which I’ve also got in black—see below!). Love the voluminous silhouette which works great with a more streamlined pant. I’ve found it works really well with a statement coat, and simple white pumps help finish off the look.
The hue of this Aje skirt is such a good shade for winter. It’s the perfect pop of colour to add a little more energy to a winter look, plus worked back with a black smock top, it looks polished. I also like the fact that I can take this look into spring, which definitely betters the cost per wear of this look.
The first week of winter called for experimenting with lots of my favourite new winter looks, including some great new statements pieces I can see livening up many an outfit. I’m slowly easing back into my regular routine with school drop offs happening again, and work commitments too, so my current work from home wardrobe, also has to include a few visits to the outside world, and some polish for when I need to pop out for a meeting or just jump on a Zoom call. Here are a few of my current favourite pieces, and my looks working from home this week.
I wore this shirt in white the other week and fell in love with it so much I knew I needed it in another colour (one of the best things to do when you find a style you really, really like, is to get it in different colours). It’s a smock style so it’s super comfy and looks great tucked into jeans.
I’m starting to totally rethink loungewear as more than just an at home thing. I kept seeing pics of tracksuits paired with long coats and thought I’d try it with this Camilla and Marc set and this checked Viktoria and Woods coat to provide some contrast. I’m thinking it’s definitely going to become a fave!
So working from home has its advantages in that I don’t have to dress to battle the cold temperatures outside! Tucked away in my cosy office, I opted for this colourful look pairing this raspberry skirt and pink blazer by Aje, with a skivvy by Uniqlo.
I’m loving the slightly more relaxed look of jeans I’ve seen of late and these baggy jeans by Camilla and Marc are so unbelievably comfy. I paired it with a studded belt to give it some shape and add a little accent piece to give it a bit of a lift. This top by Bec and Bridge has been such a staple in my wardrobe. I’ve found so many different outfits to wear it with and is such a great little multi-purpose top.
Credits: Top, Bec and Bridge; Jeans and belt, Camilla and Marc
When it’s time to work from home during chilly temperatures, it’s the perfect opportunity to go for comfortable separates. I’ve managed to work a few polished pieces into my outfits this week, but when worn with more relaxed pairings, it was the best of both worlds. Here’s what I wore working from home this week.
We had a seriously chilly few days in Sydney and it was time to rug up. I wore this outfit when I went out for my morning run, but it was so comfortable I decided to stay in it for the rest of the day. This puffer jacket is one of the warmest things I own, and it’s so comfy too.
Credits: Jacket (similar here), Moncler; Leggings and shoes, Nike
One of my fave brands for basics is Uniqlo. Everything is so well made and reasonably priced so I stock up at the start of each season, particularly in winter. This skivvy is ultra comfortable and works back with so many different looks. These Manning Cartell pants have become such a great WFH staple, they’re ultra comfortable and look polished at the same time.
Work today involved actually heading out for a bit so I decided to take this Aje shirt out for a spin. Aje is quickly becoming one of my go-to brands because they do such beautiful pieces—everything is so considered from the silhouettes to the finishing details. This shirt is going to become a regular feature of my wardrobe because it’s unbelievably comfortable and stylish too.
My fave Levis jeans and a knit— can’t think of a better combination for working at home. This black button down knit by Viktoria & Woods works back with so many different outfits and I can see it quickly becoming a key feature of my winter wardrobe.
It’s been quite chilly in Sydney, so this week it was all about cosy separates in my home office. My general go-to uniform of late has been a jumper and jeans, which makes getting dressed for work ultra easy. I have dabbled in dressing up a little bit on days where I’ve got a work meeting or I’m shooting something at home, but otherwise it’s still denim and knits all the way. Here’s what I wore this week.
This ribbed matching set by Steele looks dressy but is actually ultra comfy. The co-ord vibe gives it a polished feel which is a great shortcut on days where I’m feeling lazy to style a look. The great thing about having separates is that I can pair both the top and skirt with other things in my closet, making it great value in terms of cost per wear.
I’ve been really into these Ksubi jeans whilst working from home and they’re frequently in rotation during the week. I paired it with this sporty top by Camilla and Marc. I love the cord fabrication of the top as it adds some interesting texture to my look. But best of all, it’s really comfortable and perfect for a day at my desk.
Credits: Top, Camilla and Marc; Jeans, Ksubi
I’ve been experimenting a lot with different alternatives to jeans during the week and can attest to these cuffed pants by Bec and Bridge being an absolute winner. They’re a versatile grey which makes them ultra easy to work back with different pieces while the pin tucking adds a on trend touch. They’re ridiculously comfortable too, so that’s also another plus. Pink is always such a good pairing with grey, so I opted for this Steele knit to finish off my look.
I told you I am all about these Ksubi jeans right now! I went for a cosy pink turtleneck jumper by one of my fave new brands, Joslin Studio. I’m particularly into the cute finishes such as the hand knitted pom poms and cable knit feature. It’s also made from a blend of cotton and cashmere which makes it really effective at keeping me warm without being overly hot like I’ve found other jumpers to be. And you can never go wrong with a touch of pink.
The one thing that isolation life really taught me is that there are just key things that I can’t live without when it comes to my wardrobe. I found myself gravitating towards these pieces over and over again and they really were the cornerstone of many looks.
I also discovered that it really is very important for me to change my outfit according to a specific activity as it helped get me in the right frame of mind. While it’s ultra comfortable, staying in tracksuits/workout gear all day it made it really hard to differentiate between relaxation time and work time so I was doing multiple changes throughout the day—much like I would on a regular day where I’d change from from my activewear after a run, to my work clothes then back home to softer pieces to wind down. And in this process, I was really able to pinpoint the things that I need for a functional wardrobe on a day to day basis. Having collaboration with Lexus on a few stay at home/work from home style videos here’s what I honed in on as things I can’t live without right now…
I found that a good activewear set is really important to me, and I’m loving the sets by Camilla and Marc. They colours are ultra chic and not too out there and flashy which fits into my style. They were also easy to dress up, I actually threw on a white shirt over them on the odd occasion and they looked less exercise and more fashion-y.
A good line-up of jeans and tailored pants
I have on high rotation right now jeans and tailored but relaxed fit pants. I tend to go back and forth between the two of them most days now. They’re comfortable but also polished which is important to me.
I’ve always been about great basics and currently I’m wearing white tees and singlets a lot. I tend to layer quite frequently in autumn and winter so it’s important to have those basics sorted, and for me, I’ve found Uniqlo and Cotton On do great, and affordable staples.
There’s no better time than now to invest in great knits! I am building up a collection in a variety of colours as I’ve found them to be the easiest, most comfortable and also effortlessly stylish option on most days. I’m loving knits I’ve recently got from Bec and Bridge and Joslin Studio, they’re a great style and also come in beautiful shades.
And last but not least, one of my forever staples—a great blazer. Having a blazer at the ready has honestly helped me get ready for a Zoom call in just a few seconds as it makes any look look that much more polished.
Credits: Wearing in video – pants, Manning Cartell; Top, Cotton On; Items off the rack – Activewear set, Camilla and Marc; Jeans, Levis 501; T-shirt, Uniqlo; Singlet, Cotton On; Blazers, Manning Cartell; Pink knit, Joslin Studio; Blue knit, Bec and Bridge; White jeans, Bec and Bridge
This post was produced in collaboration with Lexus
Things are resuming on the work front in some way as I prepped to do a few shoots this week, but I’m doing it all from home so the WFH wardrobe continues. I’ve been embracing lots of warm woolly knits this week as the temperatures dipped in Sydney, so my main concern was to rug up. I was happy to pull out a few of my fave woollen pieces for this very occasion, and you just can’t beat being ultra cosy while working. Here’s what I wore this week.
Prepping for a shoot (as you can see by the fact Grace is playing with my clothes rail in the background!) and I was all about this tracksuit set by Bec and Bridge. I love the fact that this jumper and pants are so comfy but the beautiful green shade and the chic silhouette made me feel like I was all dressed up.
Credits: Jumper and pants, Bec and Bridge
Working another co-ord set, this time loose pants and a matching jumper. The beauty in matching sets is that both things can be worn separately and also incorporated with other pieces in your wardrobe. This is another take on ‘tracksuit but not a tracksuit’ comfort dressing and it’s quickly becoming my fave WFH look.
Credits: Top and pants, Bec and Bridge
The one thing I love about activewear nowadays is that you can go straight from a run to the rest of your day without missing a beat. Case in point: this jacket and leggings by P.E Nation. I wore this around the house during a busy day looking after the girls and I still felt like I had on a fashion look.
When I’m looking for a no-brainer look I always team something white with denim. It could be a tee when it’s warm and a jumper in cooler weather but it always works. I’ve been wearing this distressed Ksubi pair a fair bit and this week, I paired it with this knit by Bec and Bridge. It’s a comfortable outfit combination that basically allows me to get dressed on auto-pilot.
Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Jeans (similar style here), Ksubi