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 looking at the runway for inspiration is to get styling inspiration – I love it when I see a look and realise I can create it using pieces I already have in my own wardrobe.

Take for example this look at Altuzarra (who is doing a  Target USA collaboration that just launched on Monday) comprised of classic monochrome stripes and an angled skirt:

altuzarra styledotcom spring rtw 2015

Femininely tailored: stripes and angled hem at Altuzarra Spring Ready to Wear 2015. Source: Style.com

I realised I had similar pieces: a SheInside striped shirt which I could pair with a new season Country Road pencil skirt that has been jazzed up with an exaggerated angled hem:

Business Chic stripes and midi angle skirt

I’ve accessorised using more casual accessories. Where Altuzarra used a skinny belt and polished shoes, I’ve opted for a chunky belt (J.Crew) and Bared Footwear Raven ankle boots.

corporate chic stripe blouse belt white skirt

Chunky belt with brass buckle detail is from J.Crew

Arianna Huffington Thrive

I’m currently reading Arianna Huffington’s newest book Thrive where the creator of Huffington Post calls on for a third metric of success to be recognised. So far I realise I’m doing pretty well on this third metric but could do with pursuing the first two a little harder: money and power!

writers centre at Business Chicks

Here’s me in this outfit when I attended the Business Chicks lunch featuring Seth Godin. I’m pictured here with my boss Valerie Khoo (I teach Blogging for Beginners at the Australian Writers’ Centre to get people started on their own blogs) and amazing colleague Liz.

So what have you been wearing to work lately?


  1. I love this look! White stripes, and the black shoes, perfection!
    x Kirsty

  2. Fantastic outfit! It really works with that belt too, I would not have thought to pair the belt with those colours or styles.
    Pinstripe suit for me today. Not very exciting, though am wearing a brightly coloured silk top and snakeskin shoes!

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