Elevated Basics For Workwear: Shop The Trend In Brisbane City

It's basic instinct


By Bethan Warrior | 5th July 2021

There are some classic staples most of us have in our wardrobe that we love to give a good workout – the crew-neck tee, comfy sneaker, and simple gold hoop earring are some of our most worn pieces for their versatility and ease of wear. As Annabel puts it, “There is nothing I love more than a good ‘basic’ – the outfit options are endless when you have a wardrobe full of elevated, but classic fashion.” When it comes to making sure you’re getting bang for your buck, it’s important to invest in good quality basics that will take you from slouchy Sundays, to boardroom business meetings.

So, let’s start from the top – shirting. Annabel says that oversized is the name of the game this season, so when it comes to comfy tees, opt for a baggier cut that will tuck and billow out of tailored pants or skirts nicely. Materials are key for getting a good lifespan out of your basics, which is why we love the organic cotton tees from Ceres Life, a new brand now available at David Jones. They feel super soft on the skin, are very breathable and will last well! These tees look super chic under an oversized blazer which is also a key staple Annabel recommends everyone invest in! Again, go for something with a bit of a boxy shape that’s on-trend and can translate from corporate to casual with ease. Plus, you can always use Annabel’s tip of a patent leather belt over the blazer to cinch in your waist if you choose!

When it comes to your shoes and accessories, there’s no reason your weekend faves can’t get you to work in style and comfort too! A chunky sneaker can look just as fabulous under wide-legged pants as it does your baggy jeans. Keep your look elevated with a tailored button-up shirt and structured coat for that perfect combination of work and play.

For more inspiration, shop the trend at these Brisbane City retailers!