Christina Butcher at Voices of 2013

Greetings BusiChic, Happy Friday! I don't know about you but personally I'm ecstatic that we've made it! Now I'm often asked "what does Smart Casual look like?" So I'm pretty pleased that I'm … [Read more...]

Louisa Claire at Voices of 2013

Greetings BusiChic, In this mid-week post, I am continuing to share work conference style inspiration from the Voices of 2013 blog conference that I went to over the weekend. Being held on the … [Read more...]

Smart Casual sees spots

Happy Friday, BusiChic! For many this might mean it's Smart Casual day which is why I thought that I'd feature an appropriately-attired BusiChic for this rather tricky of dress codes. Jess works … [Read more...]

Week 48: LBD Project: Little Black Dress + Denim Jacket + Ballet flats

In Week 48 of the Little Black Dress project, I style my LBD for Smart Casual day using a denim jacket, ballet flats and a change of hair style! When I receive emails seeking advice on work attire, … [Read more...]

Coveting my neighbour’s chic Smart Casual look

Friday - we made it! For some of you, today is Smart Casual day. For others, the work dresscode is always pretty relaxed. Today's BusiChic is a great example of how to wear jeans to work with some … [Read more...]

Week 43: A Little Black Dress and the leather jacket

In Week 43 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project, it's the festive season and there are parties left, right and center! In this post, I style my LBD for a Smart Casual party using pieces from zara, … [Read more...]

Cycle to work in Smart Casual denim

It's Smart Casual at my work today which for many means jeans. Don't get me wrong, I love denim, but there's lots of things that people do wrong with denim. Namely wearing old pairs that are overworn … [Read more...]

Alasdair MacKinnon at Five Boroughs

Greetings BusiChic, Can you believe that it's only eight weeks now until Christmas? I've been photographing a number of stylish shop proprietors of late so think it's timely to share both their … [Read more...]

Who said Smart Casual had to be blue?

Greetings, BusiChic - BAM it's Friday!   Michael's full ensemble is cleverly sourced from various second-hand shops which goes to show that you don't need to spend a packet to … [Read more...]

A spot of print in the office ensemble

The chilly weather continues and I am in my ongoing search for stylish layered ensembles that are peppered with interesting detail. Yesterday I shared a young gent whose wooly fingerless gloves caught … [Read more...]

Father and Son

A strong start to the week with this father and son duo who I snapped one fine Melbourne evening. Father is in Smart Casual while son is in Corporate. I was cycling past when I had to pull over to … [Read more...]

The blazer

It's (finally) Friday! A day that is typically an opportunity to dress down in the office. Regular BusiChics will know that I like to advocate experimenting with Polished style rather than going super … [Read more...]


So did you have a good long weekend, BusiChic? I still can't believe that it has already been and gone. However by my workload, well I'm certainly feeling the loss of that one work day! As such, I'm … [Read more...]

Summer and Fringe Food at My Mexican Cousin

My boss assures me that the weather will start heating up towards the end of next week or at least the week after and I can vouch that he is a reliable alternate source for when I don't have time to … [Read more...]

Yes Miss

Gosh, ever since I started the BusiChic Black Dress project myself, I've come across a lot of chic little black dresses (LBDs) for work! Were any of your own teachers as chic as the BusiChic … [Read more...]

Clash of the vibrant prints

It's Friday and what better day then to share these images of a Creative sporting strong prints, a classic blazer and a pocket square?     Smart Casual folks may wish to … [Read more...]

Lady in a green skirt

Today's BusiChic had me stumped for categorisation. Is it Creative or relaxed Contemporary Business Wear or the dressier side of Smart Casual? I think it's a triangle of workplace dress codes that … [Read more...]

Awesome2: Cheryl Lin

Hey BusiChics, It's me on the blog again because I'm getting involved in another something else such that this week is going to be all about Awesome2. The Awesome Melbourne Foundation is a group of … [Read more...]

The case for boutique shopping

In the final installment of the BusiChic Retail Girl series, we take a look at a charming print that had me rushing to the shops and on to a lesson about good service. Hayley is not a shop … [Read more...]

Join the dots

As we wrap things up at work this week, some of us will have the opportunity to opt for more Smart Casual work attire. Here's some inspiration for ladies as the mercury rises... The … [Read more...]

Maybe blokes can wear shorts to work?

"Maybe" being the operative word and only in Creative environments. I love this look but can't see it at the photocopier in my own conservative workplace where Contemporary Business gents may wish to … [Read more...]

My Smart Casual & The BusiChic Readers’ Survey

Dearest BusiChic, I have a confession to make: I'm burnt out.         It's my own fault really - with working a full-time job, running a daily … [Read more...]

Pretty in print and pink

There's a point in the week where I just feel like I want to brighten my basic work wear, which is why I took some inspiration from today's Creative BusiChics!     What … [Read more...]

Show me the way…

The "Smart Casual" dresscode otherwise known as "Business Casual" can be a minefield. Some interpret that "Casual Fridays" means that it's ok to wear faded weekend wear and tshirts with loud slogans … [Read more...]

Why does it rain at hometime?

Is it just me or does it always tend to start raining just as you head out the door to work or on your way home after a long day on the job? Even worse, why does it always seem to rain on the Friday … [Read more...]

Dress it up

Smart Casual or Business Casual in American-speak, is a dresscode that is often executed as 'my comfy weekend wear.' Now I think it is important to be comfortable at work but with today's busichic, … [Read more...]

Networking at Female Fashion Bloggers Day

Today I feature the style of a fellow female fashion blogger, Bianca from Miss Bias, whom I met at the recent Female Fashion Bloggers Day (or #FFBday for those following on Twitter!) founded by the … [Read more...]

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