So work outfits is what you lovelies were after, and work outfits is what you’ll get! I’m working with Hubby to try to capture these after work when we can. So I’m not going to always be perfectly pressed and presented. I’m sure you’ve come to expect such a high standard of glamour from me, I’d hate to see you disappointed. HA. Tongue firmly in cheek. I’m sure you’ll manage. Anyway. First Up I wanted to share my little trick when it comes to being in an office, being presentable and managing that constant battle that is temperature control.

One word.


In this photo I am wearing a stripe tank top, button up cardigan and a blazer over classic fit work pants. As you can see wearing all these layers at this later stage in the day, outside of air con, has taken its toll. It’s hot! But the beauty of this is you can strip off layers as you need to. Ditch the blazer or the cardigan, either way it works {though stripe on stripe may mess with your eyeballs a little}. Keep the layers themselves light, work with complimentary colours {more so than I have} and you’ll be set.

So there you go. It’s not rocket surgery*, is it?

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Blazer – Virtu {2012}
Cardigan – Mix Apparel
Basic long line Tank – Virtu {gifted}
Pants – Autograph
Shoes – Woman by Morrissey for BigW {2011}


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Your best layering tips, go!


* deliberate, totally. I know it’s rocket science or brain surgery, I just prefer this. Haha.

  • Luvursistermore

    Love that blazer – classic gone fun!

  • I love this outfit!

  • That outfit looks great and you look really good. (Not that you don’t always, but it jumped out at me on my Reader so I felt compelled to leave a comment! 😉 )


  • sydneyshopgirl

    Love me that blazer and cardi! The orange works so well with black and white.

    SSG xxx

    • Thank you. It’s still a little too hot here for such things, but I’m determined. Haha.

  • Gi Csome

    Love that blazer!! Stripes are totally my thing. I just got the layers thing last year, and I´m with you on this.

  • Ooooh, coral with black and white…. So purdy.

    Am all about layering in the office. I seem to work in a pocket where it is freeeezing at the moment and it can actually be warmer outside! Conversely, if I go to visit the lovely ladies in our HR department they’re still in sleeveless tops as dresses complaining about how hot it is there and it makes them sleepy! There is a lot to be said for open plan offices and inconsistent air-conditioning….

    • Thank you muchly.

      We have a similar thing in our office, cubicles. Gah, the worst!