The Best Back-to-Work Wardrobe Essentials from Local Designers

If you’re back to work and have had a little bit of trouble parting with your lockdown-appropriate activewear wardrobe, you’re definitely not alone. Fortunately, local designers have our back-to-work wardrobe sorted with these cosy, on-trend essentials that are sure to make returning to the office that little bit easier.

The timeless dress

Just because winter is well and truly on the way, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of floaty, feminine dresses that tend to be synonymous with the warmer seasons.

Look for trans-seasonal dresses that are easy to layer up and dress up and dress down as needed.

Pictured above: Mina ‘Maggie’ dress; Twenty-Seven Names ‘Seasons of Love’ dress; Maggie Marilyn ‘Open to Suggestions’ dress. 

The comfy pants

Lazying around in pyjama pants all day might be out of the question now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be just as comfortable – and a whole lot more stylish.

This season, forget about skin-tight jeans and leather pants and opt for always-in-fashion wide-leg pants.

The trusty oversized shirt

No wardrobe is ever really complete without a well-tailored shirt. A great shirt is easy to wear and the versatile staple can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Left to right: Taylor ‘Caption’ shirt, Moochi ‘Spiral’ shirt.

The cosy knit

While many of us are dreading impending chilly temperatures, snuggling up in cosy knitwear is one way to make the arrival of winter more bearable.

The Classic Coat

If in doubt, layering a great coat over your outfit is one of the quickest ways to elevate your look over the winter months. This season we’re spoilt for choice with classic trenches, oversized coats and autumnal colour palettes all on offer from local designers.


How to wear colour according to New York Fashion Week

Winter is on the way but that doesn’t mean you have to wave goodbye to your wardrobe’s brightest shades. Here’s how to wear colour according to the street style at New York Fashion Week.

A drop in the temperature – while as much as we like to try and forget about it, is inevitably on the horizon – tends to signal the arrival of a moodier colour palette. Upbeat summery colour palettes and bold prints are often put into hibernation for winter and replaced with inky shades of navy, grey and black.

But even though grey and gloomy weather might be just around the corner, it doesn’t mean that you have to start planning a wardrobe that’s going to mimic the impending winter weather. As all of our favourite street style stars in the northern hemisphere have reminded us at New York Fashion Week AW2021: dressing for cooler climes doesn’t have to be dull.

From electric pink to neon yellow and clashing out-there colours, there were plenty of bold hues spotted on the streets of New York this past week. With barely a hint of grey or black insight, the best street style fashion from the Big Apple has us rethinking our autumn wardrobes already.

Discover how to wear colour according to the best street style spotted at New York Fashion Week in the gallery below.