Myer Melbourne Personal Shoppers, Katharine Giles and Rebecca Chua, gave us the low-down on 9-5 fashion for corporate or creative workplaces, plus the new workwear trends for the season.
Who is a corporate wardrobe styling session suitable for?
Anyone who needs a workwear wardrobe solution. Whether you're the CEO of an international corporation or a freelancer in a start-up company, we can help create a functional mix-and-match working wardrobe.
Top three investment pieces for a corporate office?
Both men and women should invest in a tailored jacket, a crisp white shirt and a great, tailored pair of black pants.
What about those who work in a more casual or creative office space – how can you achieve a balance between not being too formal, and still being work-appropriate?
Jeans are acceptable in a casual or creative office, but opt for dark indigo wash or black, avoid distressed looks and super skinny fits. Jeans and leather pants look great worked back with shirting and knit wear and layered with a relaxed textured suit jacket or leather jacket. Finish your look with a minimal metal bracelet or leather wrist tie.
Any hero workwear pieces for the autumn/winter season?
Shirts or blouses with ruffles and feminine detailing; utilitarian detailing - think big pockets, D-rings, tabs and feature hardware, such as buttons and zip detailing -; wide belts; full pleated skirts; and a trench for layering. Men can embrace the check suiting trend - mixing a jacket or pant back with workwear staples.
Whose style always looks polished and professional?
Victoria Beckham, for her always sleek and sophisticated style and Brad Homes, the fashion editor of GQ Australia.
Which brands are always a go-to for great workwear?
We're currently loving Veronika Maine, CUE, SABA, Perri Cutten and Tokito.
The Myer Personal Shopping Service is complimentary, with no minimum spend requirements. The service offers one-to-one personalised appointments and can also cater for pairs or small groups.
Myer Personal Shopping is available in various locations across VIC and NSW:
*Myer Melbourne (03 9661 1301) | MyerMelbourne.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au
*Myer Highpoint (0438 101 160) | MyerHighpoint.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au
*Myer Doncaster (03 8848 3100) | MyerDoncaster.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au
*Myer Sydney City (02 9238 9320) | MyerSydney.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au
*Myer Chatswood (047 555 5778) | MyerChatswood.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au
*Myer Macquarie (047 555 5390) | MyerMacquarie.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au
*Myer Warringah (047 775 6614) | MyerWarringah.PersonalShopper@myer.com.au