20+ workwear items to top up your office wardrobe

8 February 2024
By Amberley Colby

Struggling to know what to wear in the morning? Work it like a boss in these office-appropriate finds that mean business.

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As we face the inevitable end of the summer holidays and slip reluctantly back into our nine to five routines, it can be hard to know what to reach for in our wardrobes after a few weeks of wearing nothing but linen and swimwear.  There’s no one answer to the daily question of what to wear to the office — especially with the rise of hybrid and remote work — but we typically favour an ensemble that is equal parts comfortable and chic. 

For FQ editor in chief Sarah Murray, the perfect work outfit is one that makes her feel put together, even on those days when she’s got nothing on but meetings over Zoom. “I find if I put time in to curate a look for the day, I’m much happier, and likely more productive,” she explains. “Dressing well makes me feel good, so even if I’m working from home I’ll select my outfit as if I’m going out and seeing people for meetings or events for the day.”

Whether you prefer the simplicity of a crisp white tee and a pair of jeans or you’re more partial to a power suit, we’ve curated an edit of timeless pieces to add to your work wardrobe that will help take the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning. 

Shop the workwear edit below:

Wynn Hamlyn ‘Rina’ bodice, $395
Maggie Marilyn ‘Freddie’ jean, $450
Juliette Hogan ‘Peak’ tuxe jacket, $889
Juliette Hogan ‘Boyfriend’ pant, $629
Saben ‘Roma’ carry all, $629
Rebe ballet flat, $475
Kowtow ‘Agnes’ dress, $359
Camilla & Marc ‘Alto’ top, $420
Cartier ‘Santos de Cartier’ watch, $14,500, from Partridge Jewellers
Veronica Beard ‘Robinne’ pant, $750, from Muse
Maggie Marilyn 01 leggings, $195
Aje ‘Aradia’ denim midi dress, $605
Rebe mini skirt, $295
Twenty-seven Names ‘Lovecraft’ shirt, $460
Loewe ‘Toy’ pump, $1,850, from Faradays
Harris Tapper ‘Peggy’ wrap top, $599
Harris Tapper Long ‘Jas’ skirt, $659
Meadowlark ‘Lava’ earrings, $615
Camilla & Marc ‘Asteria’ coat, $1,560
Mi Piaci ‘Irie’ loader, $300
Moochi ‘Bounce’ skirt, $299
Olivia Cashmore ‘Rufus’ shirt, $489
Caitlin Crisp essential tank, $115
Harris Tapper “Lydia” blazer, $659
Deadly Ponies ‘Mr Midimese’ bag, $699
Caitlin Crisp ‘Joey’ dress, $295
Moochi ‘Adapt’ lace shirt, $329

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