Imagine looking perfectly-pulled-together 5 days a week. Now picture your wardrobe with just 12 pieces in it. Sound unachievable?

It isn’t! A thoughtfully curated capsule wardrobe that can mix-and-match together with ease, makes weekday mornings a fashion cinch, just as long as you follow the rules:
  1. Minimalism is key here and the ideal way to add polish and chic to your corporate style.
  2. Stick to just 3 colours to allow easy styling.
  3. Buy the best quality your budget will allow.
  4. Use accessories to style your work looks in different ways.
  5. Choose pieces that can be layered with ease.
  6. Invest in items that have a timeless, classic appeal but reflect your personal style.
Selected with the above guidelines in place, you can pull together a mix-and-match wardrobe that makes getting ready for work stress-free, and imparts that promised polished and professional edge.
Here are my 12 favourite new season staples – choose yours depending on your style, budget and work environment. Ensure your silhouette is clean and lean and your jewellery simple and minimal. What you wear to work should enhance your professional image, not distract from it.

A new look using the same items every single day for a week? It’s a cinch!

1. Asilio Dante Military Twill Ruffle Jacket, $399.95;  2. Mossman The Signature Blazer, $229.95; 3. Country Road White Blouse, $159; 4. Alex Perry Gunner Dress, $750;  5. Country Road Full-Length Tech Pant, $159; 6. Cue Angular Skirt, $175; 7. Piper Red Suede Loafers, $99.95; 8. Diana Ferrari Nude Patent heels, $149.95; 9. Miu Miu Noir Family Sunglasses, $450; 10. Sass & Bide The Good Guardian Earrings, $180; 11.
Wayne Cooper Arya Tote Bag, $189.95; 12. MAC Liptensity, $46. All available from Myer Forrest Chase.


1. Asilio Dante Military Twill Ruffle Jacket, $399.95;  2. Mossman The Signature Blazer, $229.95; 3. Country Road White Blouse, $159; 4. Alex Perry Gunner Dress, $750;  5. Country Road Full-Length Tech Pant, $159; 6. Cue Angular Skirt, $175; 7. Piper Red Suede Loafers, $99.95; 8. Diana Ferrari Nude Patent heels, $149.95; 9. Miu Miu Noir Family Sunglasses, $450; 10. Sass & Bide The Good Guardian Earrings, $180; 11. Wayne Cooper Arya Tote Bag, $189.95; 12. MAC Liptensity, $46. All available from Myer Forrest Chase.

1. Asilio Dante Military Twill Ruffle Jacket, $399.95;  2. Mossman The Signature Blazer, $229.95; 3. Country Road White Blouse, $159; 4. Alex Perry Gunner Dress, $750;  5. Country Road Full-Length Tech Pant, $159; 6. Cue Angular Skirt, $175; 7. Piper Red Suede Loafers, $99.95; 8. Diana Ferrari Nude Patent heels, $149.95; 9. Miu Miu Noir Family Sunglasses, $450; 10. Sass & Bide The Good Guardian Earrings, $180; 11. Wayne Cooper Arya Tote Bag, $189.95; 12. MAC Liptensity, $46. All available from Myer Forrest Chase.

1. Asilio Dante Military Twill Ruffle Jacket, $399.95;  2. Mossman The Signature Blazer, $229.95; 3. Country Road White Blouse, $159; 4. Alex Perry Gunner Dress, $750;  5. Country Road Full-Length Tech Pant, $159; 6. Cue Angular Skirt, $175; 7. Piper Red Suede Loafers, $99.95; 8. Diana Ferrari Nude Patent heels, $149.95; 9. Miu Miu Noir Family Sunglasses, $450; 10. Sass & Bide The Good Guardian Earrings, $180; 11. Wayne Cooper Arya Tote Bag, $189.95; 12. MAC Liptensity, $46. All available from Myer Forrest Chase.

1. Asilio Dante Military Twill Ruffle Jacket, $399.95;  2. Mossman The Signature Blazer, $229.95; 3. Country Road White Blouse, $159; 4. Alex Perry Gunner Dress, $750;  5. Country Road Full-Length Tech Pant, $159; 6. Cue Angular Skirt, $175; 7. Piper Red Suede Loafers, $99.95; 8. Diana Ferrari Nude Patent heels, $149.95; 9. Miu Miu Noir Family Sunglasses, $450; 10. Sass & Bide The Good Guardian Earrings, $180; 11. Wayne Cooper Arya Tote Bag, $189.95; 12. MAC Liptensity, $46. All available from Myer Forrest Chase.