Monday morning just got easier with these three new workwear outfit ideas. A new year is the perfect time to start thinking up some fresh new combinations that are sure to impress.

The rules on what to wear to work have undoubtedly changed and that’s due to a large portion of workplaces now adopting a more casual yet refined approach to dressing for the office. We may not be ready to slide up to our desks in loungewear just yet but the tides have turned and having to wear stiff clothing to work is a thing of the past.

Luckily this season fashion has provided us with a plethora of polished, interesting outfit options that any fashion girl would love.

Keep scrolling for your Monday-to-Friday guide on what to wear to work and step up your workwear game with office appropriate outfits with a twist:


Jumpsuits are a great alternative to a dress and instantly add a bit of style cred to your wardrobe. For the office, selecting an angular silhouette is a safe option, if you are wanting to wear the option outside of office hours a thin strap will tick both boxes with a layer. Stay in the dress code guide lines and slip on your spaghetti strap jumpsuit over a tailored shirt without feeling like you’ll reveal too much in the office. The shirt will do the ‘pulled together’ silhouette for you.

Feature Look: Fantasia jumpsuit $169.95, Sheike; Angel French cuff stretch shirt $149, Oxford; Susaham point $149.95, Nine West.


How can one not be a sucker for a shirt dress? The true closet keeper can be dressed up or down depending on the work occasion. My favourite adaptions for this timeless classic is to layer over a pair of pants, cigarette trousers for office hours or jeans for a coffee run, a long sleeve layer underneath the top will also add a transition factor. This season’s shirt dresses have been injected with interesting details that ensure wearing one repeatedly won’t become a bore. Monochrome dressing requires minimal effort and always looks polished.

Feature Look: Drapey check shirt dress $269, Veronika Maine; Susaham point $149.95, Nine West.


For times that demand action utility style pieces will add arsenal to your wardrobe, after all fashion is the ultimate uniform when it comes to our office hours so it stands to reason that these elements find their way in. A good stiff shirt, or a skirt with pockets goes a long way in this trend and for the working folk, a blazer is a go-to for creating a put-together appearance. Committing to wearing this power piece all day only really works if your office AC is on full blast and this is where we welcome the vest.

Feature Look: Cotton twill sleeveless jacket $369, Cotton twill button front skirt $255, Cue; Martine point $159.95, Nine West.

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.