What to wear to the tennis

The Australian Open starts this Monday and is the Melbourne sporting event that I get into. One of the things that I love most about the Australian Open is the wide variety of dresscodes from … [Read more...]

My style: summer casual in pinstripe shorts

Oh boy have we had some wild weather in Melbourne this week! Take Thursday for example when 32 degree sunny weather was broken with lashings of a fierce and heavy rainstorm that battered throughout … [Read more...]

Smart Casual in Chambray

Greetings BusiChic, It's coming up to a year since I left corporate to pursue life as a personal stylist, photographer and blogger and life is going pretty well. My personal style has changed a … [Read more...]

So you want to wear gingham check to work?

Did you know that gingham was originally a striped fabric? Its name is believed to have come from the Malay adjective “genggang” which means “striped”. The chequered pattern that gingham is now … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Stripes

New York Fashion Week 2014 just wrapped up last week which meant that I got to enjoy checking out the latest looks on the runway via the excellent Style.com app. One of the reasons why I enjoy … [Read more...]

So you want to wear your sports gear to work?

So you want to wear your sports gear to work? Do you try to fit exercise into your workday? Whether it’s before, during or after the 9-to-5, have you ever wished that you could wear your sports gear … [Read more...]

What I Wore: MSFW Day 2

Hey there BusiChics, What's news with you? Last week during MSFW I took an hour out to get a hair cut so here is a look at my new 'do! My new hair 'do- graduated bob (shorter at the back and … [Read more...]

Trend to work: Boxy tops

Fashion trend alert: Boxy tops! Boxy tops. I don't know about you but I am forever on the look-out for BusiChic tops to wear to work. While we can wear bottoms more than once in a work-week, tops … [Read more...]

Shoesday: To slide or not to slide?

Dearest BusiChic, In Episode 41 of the Melbourne in Fashion podcast, Meagan and I talked about our concerns on what stores are claiming will be, "the sandal of the season." You see the Birkenstock … [Read more...]

Save & Spend: End of Financial Year Savings

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Australia Post Car Insurance.   The end of financial year (mark June 30 in your calendar!) is coming up which in shopping-land translates to sale time as … [Read more...]

The Design Files Open House 2013

The Design Files is one of the most loved design blogs around so it is no suprise that The Design Files Open House (TDF OH) is also one of Melbourne's most popular annual pop-up events. This is the … [Read more...]

After work at Melbourne Museum’s Smart Bar

Greetings BusiChic! I hope that you had a safe and lovely weekend. I'm kicking off a series today, starting with the outfit that I wore to a night at Melbourne Museum's Smart Bar! I did not to … [Read more...]

Week 29: LBD and the all-sorts hat

This week I've been looking at the hats one might wish to top their LBD with for a cosier commute to work. Each day I've shared inspiration as worked by some of my favourite hatted-ladies. Today I … [Read more...]

Week 29: Inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s walk with Vogue magazine

In Week 29 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I explore the wintry options of covering up my LBD for the commute to work. Check in each day this week to see how I top things off with a different … [Read more...]

Week 29: Coco Chanel wore a hat to work

In Week 29 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I explore the wintry options of covering up my LBD for the commute to work. Check in each day this week to see how I top things off with a different … [Read more...]

Week 29: LBD goes 90s with the Blossom beret

In Week 29 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I explore the wintry options of covering up my LBD for the commute to work. Check in each day this week to see how I top things off with a different … [Read more...]

Lady in the ruby shoes

Today's BusiChic demonstrates how much fun self-employed folks can have with what they wear to work. While some may opt to dress down; fearless and Creative Iolanthe goes to town with a quirky and … [Read more...]

Week 7: LBD and a light-weight trench

In Week 7 of the Business Chic Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I add a light-weight trench to keep summer rains off my LBD. So what do you do when you're ducking out for a coffee as it starts to … [Read more...]

Week 5: The Sweater Guard

It's Week 5 of the BusinessChic Little Black Dress (LBD) Project (#BusiChic #LBDproject for those of you following on Twitter) and I'm turning my attention to old school sweater guards. Dearest … [Read more...]

Week 3: LBD & the Art of Furoshiki

It's week 3 of the BusiChic Black Dress Project and I accessorise my Bento Ruby Little Black Dress (LBD) with a colourful and multi-functional lightweight scarf and handbag. It's the height of … [Read more...]

How I go from office to drinks

From a business fashion perspective, I find afterwork drinks pretty interesting - seeing how the blokes spiffy up their suits (or lose the tie/blazer for venues with "no-suit" rules) and ladies make … [Read more...]

Getting the Groceries

Today's workwear inspiration was photographed in the aisles of my local supermarket. Marcus' shoes were from Aquila, pants are from Satch, the Mont Blanc belt was a gift and the sweater from … [Read more...]

Lady Mille

The festive season is upon us and today's BusiChic provides some inspiration for business chic mamas-to-be with her modern take on maternity wear for the workplace! Dagmara wears a dress from … [Read more...]

Heads up for Casuals

Another early post as I'm starting to think that I should be posting in advance to give you ideas on what you can wear to work tomorrow or even later in the week. For example on Monday nights, a post … [Read more...]

Jacketless suit

  The workplace dresscode for gents, "Contemporary Business Wear", usually means a suit without the jacket and shirt without the tie. While we have heard of workplaces with "no jackets on the … [Read more...]

First day at work

Mondays. For many it's the dreaded day that means "back to work" but for some it is their first day; a new beginning. Bright and shiny; it's a day of butterflies, nods and smiles, new systems and … [Read more...]

Effortless chic

Sometimes, we just want to throw on some workwear that is no-fuss but chic. Today's Contemporary Business Wear featuree is a Summer's study in just that; effortless and chic. c'est tout! top … [Read more...]

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