Street Style: Auckland

Hey there BusiChic!

What are some of the first things that you do when you first reach a country?

I find that there is nothing quite like landing in a new city and wondering how long I should wait until I start going up to strangers to ask to take their photo to share on the internet! Although it may seem a bit obvious, the answer often is – “not very long” as you see, the overthinking is replaced with a compulsion to run after some stylish worker making their way to work!

Many thanks to these Aucklanders for being the first I photographed in my new home 🙂

business chic casual in blue

Chris works in the Finance industry. His charming Business Casual outfit is made up of the following: Spectacles – DITA | Shirt – from ASOS | Blazer – BARKERS | Trousers – Ben Sherman | Belt – H&M | Shoes – Florsheim

business chic casual tan woven belt works well with blue

I’d never heard of Barkers prior to photographing Chris but soon found one of its stores in High street, Auckland. A rather nicely visually-merchandised store for the sartorially-minded gent catering to his needs for work and play.

tan leather shoes

Tan leather shoes complete Chris’ look.

little black dress with brogues and braid

Lauren’s hair was the first thing I spied as she sipped miso soup in her lunch break. Lauren’s hair is by Lashawn Graham. EDT dress, Karen Walker jewellery, Marc Jacobs “Percy” bag and ASOS brogues.

little black dress with braid detail

How good is this front braid of three plaits!?

little black dress with braid back view

Fancy ‘hive and curls complete Lauren’s ‘do.

Lauren was also photographed on the same day by Auckland street style photographer and RNZ host, Wallace Chapman.

creative smart casual with kawaii details

Anya brings colour and style to her job in tech. Anya wears silk head scarf and black skirt – both vintage | Yellow cardigan, vintage and hand knitted by my partner’s grandmother | Blue and white t-shirt by Kenzo | Shoes – Number 1 shoes | Rilakkuma bag (bear faced bag) from Japan | Herschel Backpack | Cape – Obi |Necklace – Gift

creative yellow cardigan with necklace and red lipstick

Anya’s cardigan was knitted by her partner’s grandma and works perfectly to add warmth and charm to her work ensemble.

kawaii bag to carry all

Kawaii! Anya carried in a bunch of things for work in this cute carry-all her friend brought back for her from Japan.

This week I’ll be running around Sydney and Melbourne seeking out work style inspiration. What city are you in? Where should I visit next to see out the BusiChic!?


  1. Look at you go!
    Love Chris’ style!

    x Luci

  2. Looks like you’re hitting the ground running in Auckland! Let me know if you make it down to Welly — I have lots of tips.

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