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What your work wardrobe needs this year

19th January, 2021

While going back to work might look a little different this year, it still pays to ensure you’ve got the right office basics on hand whether you’re working from home or actually doing it face-to-face. I’ve always believed that great outfits in a work environment have the power to make us feel in the zone and ready to power through a to-do list.

And a brand new year is the right time to tackle your work wardrobe to ensure it’s the perfect tool to accompany you on your way to kicking major career goals in 2021.

Tailored pants

In white or black, having a pair of tailored pants in your closet means you’ve got a whole range of outfits at your disposal. It forms the basis for many a look, and you can take it in any direction you choose. Pair it with a white tee and slides and you’ve got a polished casual look, while a cami or button down shirt says you mean business. It so versatile, consider investing in both hues.

A white shirt

A crisp white shirt is a forever staple that you can never go wrong with. For a very on trend silhouette look for one that’s slightly oversized and with a drop shoulder. You can pair it with a skirt, shorts, or pants and it can go between your work and off duty wardrobe seamlessly.

Tailored pants are a versatile addition to any work wardrobe
A ribbed top

Ribbed tops are very much a thing right now. Go for a t-shirt style, a collared polo version with a 70s vibe or a sleek sleeveless or singlet style option. Opt for hues such as caramel, cream, white or mocha and it makes for an instant way to update existing pieces in your wardrobe and make them very much on trend.

A blazer

If you’ve yet to find a blazer that you absolutely adore in your closet, this is the year to plug this gap in your fashion repertoire. Start with a longline black jacket that you can pop on over a dress or pair back with jeans or pants. Once you’ve got this most important of basics nailed, look at expanding into patterned options such as a classic houndstooth or check.

A shirt dress

Whether you’re working from home or back in the office a classic shirt dress is your best friend. Wear it throughout summer with a pair of slides or a low sandal, and transition it to winter with flats or boots. Opt for a neutral hue to ensure maximum versatility and wear from it.

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What I wore to work this week

12th November, 2020

I’ve been doing these WFH posts since the beginning of the year and it’s been great to share snippets from my work wardrobe on a weekly basis. But given my WFH situation has definitely expanded beyond my home office given the loosening of restrictions, I’ve decided to tweak these posts to share what I wear to work in general. Whether it’s at home, out and about or hosting events, it’s a look at my working week, one outfit at a time, like right now…

Monochrome looks are always a winner because they’re easily put together and look chic without much effort at all. These jeans are elevated by belt detail, and this Bec and Bridge top has been such a great buy as I’ve been able to wear it with so many different outfits. I love adding sneakers to most looks, but this pair makes it just that little more special.

Credits: Top (similar here), Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Aje; Sneakers, Chanel

Pops of colour are always one way to pep up a work week. I tend to gravitate towards dresses when I’m working from home, but will be out and about for periods of time throughout the day as they’re comfortable but always look dressed up and polished.

Credits: Dress, Steele

Activewear at my desk… is there anything better? I’ve been a big fan of The Upside’s on trend take on exercise gear from the beginning, and love the colour combination of this pairing. The comfort levels of leggings and a tee are sky high so if I can get away with wearing it for the entire day I absolutely will. I also find if I’m wearing my workout gear first thing in the morning, there’s more chances for me to get a training session in, which is a definite upside (sorry, had to do it).

Credits: Leggings and Top, The Upside

Activewear one minute, Gucci change room the next! I was shooting something at the new Gucci store in Sydney so took the opportunity to play dress ups. This shirt dress is the kind of thing that I wouldn’t mind Santa popping under my tree on Christmas Day…

Credits: Dress and Shoes, Gucci

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What I wore working from home

5th November, 2020

With a busy schedule, the Melbourne Cup and sunny days one minute and rainy days the next in Sydney, my looks this week certainly covered the full spectrum of my wardrobe. The highlight was definitely my dress on Cup Day because, hello, dreamy statement sleeves! But I was also able to work a few of my go-to summer dresses in the mix and one of my fave, comfortable WFH outfits.

This biscuit coloured dress by Oroton is such an elegant take on linen. I’m a fan of floaty linen pieces but this sleek silhouette is such a great design that can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down with sandals to work from home. I kept things tonal with a white and brown Burberry bag for when I needed to head out, and finished it off with comfy Gucci sandals.

Credits: Dress, Oroton; Bag, Burberry; Necklace, Manning Cartell; Sandals, Gucci

I can assure everyone this is not a typical work from home look! Melbourne Cup day called for frocking up and this dress by Constantina Danis was a pink and statement sleeve dream. I went with neutral heels and an ombre oversized bow to finish off this ensemble.

Credits: Dress, Constantina Danis; Shoes, Pierre Hardy; Headpiece, Nerida Winter

I’d have to say this is one of my staple formulas for a comfy look. A top, worked back with denim and comfortable shoes such as sandals or sneakers and a backpack is my ultimate WFH outfit.

Credits: Jumper, Venroy; Jeans, Veronika Woods; Sandals, Ducie; Backpack, Chanel

Who else really loves Aje dresses? I’m a huge fan because the silhouettes and finishes are always so interesting and different. A dress worn back with flats is one of my favourite combinations, and is a great way to do a feminine and polished look.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Flats, Chanel

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What I wore working from home

29th October, 2020

It’s been a busy few days with racing events on the cards so my work from home wardrobe this week has been a little dressier. It’s been all about fittings and getting event prepped with desk time interspersed in between so I went for easy, polished pieces that still tick the comfort box. Here’s what I wore this week.

Steele is always a go-to brand for dresses because they always feature really beautiful silhouettes and fun prints and colours. I fell in love with this sage colour immediately, along with the flattering cinched in waist.

Credits: Dress, Steele; Sandals, Aquazzura; Bag, Dior

These Venroy linen pants come in a variety of different shades and they’re quickly becoming an integral part of my spring wardrobe. As it’s still in-between weather, I rugged up in this baby blue jumper, and finished it off with the comfiest summer sandals I’ve ever had.

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Pants, Venroy; Sandals, Ducie London; Sophia and Grace‘s dresses, Marlo Kids

I’m a fan of gingham prints so it’s always great to find the print done in a less common colour way like light blue. I love how this print pops. Also, I can attest to this being such a comfortable WFH look. Dresses are quickly becoming one of my favourite pieces to wear while working from home.

Credits: Dress, Steele;

The weather has been a little bit gloomy in Sydney so I wanted to embrace a vibrant pop of colour to brighten up my mood. What better way to do it than with a bold yellow? It was a day of being at home and out and about so I utilised my fave roomy Goyard tote, and ultra comfortable Ducie sandals.

Credits: Dress, S/W/F; Sandals, Ducie London; Bag, Goyard, Sunglasses, Ray Ban

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What I wore working from home

17th September, 2020

We had some gloriously warm days in Sydney this week so it was the perfect opportunity to break out some new summery pieces. It’s got me even more excited for the warm weather to set in because I can’t wait to start embracing easy, breezy dressing every day. So, here’s a look at what I wore working from home this week.

Some new arrivals this week! This white dress by Merlette is destined for many an outing over the coming months. Plus I’m all about a long sleeved dress for this transseasonal period. I ordered these sandals from Ducie in London and they’re ultra comfortable. Very on trend, but I can’t go past the fact that I could walk around in them all day quite happily.

Credits: Dress, Merlette; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Chanel

My sandals make another appearance because, did I tell you how comfortable they are? Also these Venroy linen pants are super soft and lightweight, and they come in other colours so I’ll be bookmarking a few more pairs this season. I love the basics from Cotton On as they’re very affordable but also hold up really well — all in all, loving this monochrome look for a day spent catching up on a few work tasks.

Credits: Tank (similar here), Cotton On; Pants, Venroy; Shoes, Ducie

I wore this to a launch and wanted to embrace a classic look on this day. So it was all about a crisp white shirt and denim combination. I wore this outfit paired back with Chanel flats and a Louis Vuitton bag to add a few luxe touches.

Credits: Shirt (similar here), Anna Quan; Jeans, Levis; Shoes, Chanel; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Necklace; Aje

A tank and jeans is such a winning combination, and an easy shortcut for when I just want a no-fuss look. I am slowly realising these shoes really do go with just about anything… I wanted to keep my accessories simple so I opted for this Loewe basket bag, which also added a textural element to this look.

Credits: Tank, Henne; Jeans, Levis; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Loewe

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What I wore working from home

10th September, 2020

I was filming a few things interspersed with desk time this week so I had an interesting week on the outfit front. I was in dresses and heels one minute and jeans and a jumper the next. I always love a bit of variety on the fashion front though so I’m not complaining! Here’s what I wore working from home this week.

I was filming something for VRC and Channel 7 so it was dress ups at home. This Barbie pink dress is such a beautiful feminine style and perfect for the races. I teamed this look with simple white heels and a pearl headband to add a touch of polish.

Credits: Dress. Elliatt; Heels (similar here); Headband, Roxy Jacenko Accessories

I always like experimenting with new looks while working from home and I’m loving this black strapless top for spring/summer. I went with distressed jeans and simple white heels to dress it up a little. An Aje necklace finished off my look.

Credits: Top, Esse; Jeans, Ksubi; Heels (similar here), Billini; Necklace (similar here), Aje

Ultimate comfort was the order of the day so there’s no better combination than jeans and a jumper. I teamed this look with sneakers for a polished casual vibe.

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi; Sneakers, D.O.F

I like reworking dressy pieces in a more casual way, like this look. Case in point: I wore my Rebecca Vallance suit pants and worked it back with a singlet and sneakers and voila a new WFH outfit is born.

Credits: Top, Henne; Pants, Rebeccca Vallance; Sneakers, D.O.F

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What I wore working from home

27th August, 2020

It’s the last few days of winter so I’m making the most of it by keeping my fave winter pieces on high rotation until we hit that transseasonal weather time where I’m not quite sure what to do with my wardrobe! That said, this week’s working from home looks have been mostly about comfort, apart from one day this week where I got to play with an amazing Rebecca Vallance suit for work. I’m relishing any excuse to get dressed up! Here’s what I wore working from home this week.

Let’s once again give a round of applause to whoever kickstarted the tracksuit trend. Because it’s one of the greatest things ever to be able to walk out the door with my fave set on, pop on a coat and I’ve ticked a trend box. This Camilla and Marc jumper and pants is unbelievably comfortable but also the grey makes it really versatile. Ticks all round!

Credits: Sweatshirt and tracksuit pants, Camilla and Marc; Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Sneakers, D.O.F

I love wearing suits and since there hasn’t been really an occasion to wear them the last few months, I welcomed the opportunity to wear this Rebecca Vallance set this week. It’s such a sleek silhouette and love the pearl buttons and fine fringing on the jacket. I wore this with a pair of white Bottega Veneta heels to finish the look off and lift it with a little extra colour.

Credits: Suit jacket and pants, Rebecca Vallance; Top, Heene; Shoes (similar here), Bottega Veneta;

Puffer jackets are easily one of my fave things to have on hand on crisp winter mornings and this new one from Unreal has been such a toasty addition to my wardrobe. This is a great go-to look as it’s so wearable, and comfortable with the leggings and sneakers.

Credits: Jacket, Unreal; Leggings, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers, D.O.F

I’ve bookmarked this outfit for my transseasonal wardrobe. These jeans are a great shade to work back with myriad tops. But I am all about the shape and style of this top. The structured shoulders give it a sense of boldness while the linen keeps it comfy. I’m going to be wearing this look A LOT.

Credits: Top and jeans, Viktoria and Woods

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What I wore working from home

20th August, 2020

I had one of those working weeks where I had filming to do, some meetings and desk time, so my wardrobe was equally as varied. It’s nice to mix it up as it allows me to play with various sections of my wardrobe, from activewear through to more polished pieces and my go-to casual staples. Here’s what I wore this week.

I can attest to how versatile these leggings by Camilla and Marc are. I’ve had them since the beginning of the year and they’re still on high rotation. Love the colour combination of this Aje jumper and it worked back well with my leggings. In amongst my collection of white sneakers are this black pair by Nike and I wear them often as they’re so comfortable.

Credits: Jumper, Aje; Leggings, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers (similar here), Nike

I always elevate denim with statement pieces and this Viktoria and Woods coat fit the bill. Love the pattern and it works well with the classic combination of jeans and a white top. I finished off this look with sneakers and my fave Chanel backpack for that high-low mix.

Credits: Top, Henne; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi; Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Sneakers, D.O.F; Bag, Chanel; Necklace, Aje;

I was filming something with American Express so I had the perfect opportunity to roadtest this look. I did a denim on denim combination and added a little hit of colour in the form of my Bottega Veneta white heels and Burberry bag and finished it off with an Aje necklace.

Credits: Shirt and jeans, Bec and Bridge; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Necklace, Aje; Bag, Burberry

Loved these jeans so much they deserved another outing. This time around I had a coffee date for work and ended up going for smart casual. White sneakers and a Bec and Bridge knit struck just the right balance.

Credits: Jumper and jeans, Bec and Bridge; Sneakers, D.O.F; Earrings (similar here), Aje

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What I wore working from home

13th August, 2020

Working from home was broken up with some filming commitments for Lexus so I was able to get dressed up! (I don’t think I ever fully appreciated how nice it was to be able to do that until now). It’s a nice way to break up the week and is something different so I always welcome these small changes to the day. Here’s what I wore working from home this week.

Spring/summer pieces are slowly but surely starting to creep back into my wardrobe. This dress is ultra comfortable but I loved the fact it still has a polished feel with the ruching and puffed sleeves. Also being able to wear sneakers with just about everything is so great isn’t it?

Credits: Dress, Steele; Sneakers, D.O.F

Kept it simple today with a cosy knit but added a pop of colour with the pink shade. Jeans and my go-to Chanel flats helped finish off the look. I could swap the slingbacks for sneakers and have myself an outfit that’s great for days spent running around after the girls.

Credits: Knit (similar here), Country Road; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc; Flats, Chanel; Chunky necklace (similar here), Aje; Medallion, custom

Embracing touches of monochrome with this particular ensemble for a day of filming with Lexus. I went with a pared back yet polished look and went for the failsafe combination of a blazer, classic top and jeans. Comfortable flats also helped to round out this ensemble.

Credits: Blazer, Aje; Jeans, Camilla and Marc; Top, Manning Cartell; Flats, Chanel

I changed up the previous look by making a simple swap from a blazer to a cardigan. I’m always a fan of an outfit that can be reworked by tweaking one piece. Also, this cardigan is as cosy and comfy as it looks. It’s been such a great investment and is something I know I’ll wear again season after season.

Credits: Cardigan, Skin and Threads; Jeans, Camilla and Marc; Top, Manning Cartell

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What I wore working from home

6th August, 2020

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.

Credits: Jumper, Gucci; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi

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.

Credits: Skivvy (similar here), Uniqlo; Skirt (similar here), Dion Lee; Sneakers, Chanel

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.

Credits: Jumper, Skin and Threads; Jeans, Aje

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.

Credits: Jumper and tracksuit pants, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers, D.O.F