For The Basics
When searching for everyday pieces that are both affordable and fashion-forward, you can't go past Zara. From dresses perfect for the office (and outside the office) to button-down shirts and classic heels, the mega-retailer will have you looking your best for that next IRL or virtual meeting.
Jac + Jack
Every good work wardrobe needs the staples - from white t-shirt's to long-sleeved shirts - which is where Jac + Jack comes in. With a relaxed sensibility, each piece from this local label is versatile with elevated detailing made from the highest quality fabrics.
Founded by Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan in 2006, bassike has stuck to its vision of creating luxurious and wearable everyday pieces that meld effortlessly into the modern woman's wardrobe. Their now cult heritage scoop t-shirt's are a must when searching for pieces that transcend seasons that you'll be wearing to the office year round.
From neutral knits to striped button-down's, any work wardrobe isn't complete without some Uniqlo pieces. The best part, the designs are high-quality and won't break the bank.
For Statement Pieces
Having a series of go-to and casual workwear pieces is great, but it's always a good idea to add some statement pieces into the mix as well. Cos - renowned for its chic, wearable designs - have released their newest 'Cyan' range, featuring soft neutrals expertly blended with electric blue's, bold red's and burnt orange - perfect for adding a pop of colour.
While the Australian label might be known for its show-stopping dresses, it also stocks a range of essentials that are easy additions into a work wardrobe that needs to pack a punch. The Sartorial Blazer and the Signature Blazer are both chic, affordable additions that you won't regret.
Based in Melbourne, Saroka caters to all sizes and each garment is hand made to order in the slow and sustainable fashion movement as its focus, the brand's collection is made up of elegant staple pieces created from quality fabrics and designed to be worn for many years.
For elevated staples like statement-making smock dresses, look no further than Nice Martin. Founded on the premise of bringing authentic designs, quality and comfort, all with a proactive approach to slower fashion - the local label produces small runs of their collections, finished off with 100 percent environmentally-friendly packaging.