The Women’s Guide to Dress Codes

Dress codes are an age-old tradition that we cling on to in our busy, event-ridden lives. But they are something that we should welcome as a friend, not see as an enemy to our wardrobe freedom! Yes, it can be annoying when a host requires everyone to go out and quickly find an appropriate ball gown for a black tie event, however without dress codes we’d be lost in a sea of outfit choices. It means we’re never under or overdressed, however you do need to make sure you know how to interpret said codes. Despite some newer, made-up themes […]

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The Men’s Guide to Dress Codes

You’ve received an invite and at the base it reads: “Semi-Formal with a Lounge Suit vibe”. What does it all mean? Are you going to rock up to this do massively overdressed only to spend the evening cowering in the corner with embarrassment? Does the addition of “Lounge Suit vibe” mean you can actually wear what you want, but the hosts will never speak to you again? Cracking a dress code has become increasingly confusing in the modern era. Gone are the Edwardian days when White Tie meant a top hat and tails and Formal meant a tux. Those were […]

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Casual Friday Office Politics: How Casual Can You Go?

Casual Fridays. A day that strikes both pleasure and fear into most employees’ well-suited hearts. There’s usually a no-nonsense dress code that is to be followed Monday-Thursday, but when it comes to Casual Friday, office dwellers are left to their own devices. Panic ensues. How casual is too casual? Can I wear gym gear? (The answer here is, of course, no – but we’ll get to that later). The word “casual” can be interpreted in many different ways. And let’s be honest, in some workplaces it is. But there are boundaries, people. No matter how much you were looking forward […]

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What to Wear to a Job Interview

First impressions count, especially when it comes to job interviews. According to LinkedIn’s career expert Nicole Williams, “On a job interview, your attire makes a statement about yourself before you even open your mouth.” Getting your outfit right can make all the difference when you’re after a new employment situation. Follow these tips to get your interview outfit right:  

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What to wear to a beach wedding

Wedding season is upon us and, as the weather warms up for summer, chances are you might have a beach wedding on the cards. Aussies love the beach and it’s a beautiful location for a couple to celebrate their marriage, but the words ‘beach wedding’ often leave people confused about what to wear. It’s the combination of the traditionally formal wedding ceremony with the traditionally casual fashion code of the beach. Find an outfit that’ll have you looking sharp, while still dressed appropriately for the beach setting. Follow the code The first port of call when working out how formal/informal […]

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