When it comes to workwear, there are so many options. While I’ll turn to the high street to fill in any gaps in my wardrobe basics, I always look to invest when it comes to my workwear staples. As I see it, the staples are the major workhorses in your wardrobe, the pieces that pull together an outfit and boost self-esteem and confidence when worn. I’m talking blazers, suits and power dresses.
Cue Sarah Lloyd – an Australian designer carving out her niche in dressing the professional working woman. Sarah is Sydney-based and wholly committed to producing accessible designer pieces (both RTW and custom-made). Her key focus is producing classic pieces built to last – and they’re all designed and made in Australia. I’ve featured Sarah Lloyd on my Instagram feed a few times now, but I wanted to publish a dedicated blog post highlighting my picks from her collection given her approach to fashion aligns with my style goals.
As lockdown restrictions continue to ease here in Australia, many of us are preparing to return to the office and getting our workwear into order once again. If you’re preparing to make a comeback to the office and looking to add high quality workwear to your rotation of outfits, look no further than Sarah Lloyd for your classic staples.
Her jackets are particular standouts to me because of her signature cut and the silhouette she creates – the shoulders are more structured and waists are more tapered than what you would find on the high street. These tweaks make her jackets unbelievably flattering and in my opinion, definitely worth the investment.
And in exciting news, you can take advantage of my exclusive discount code – WVW150 – and take $150 off any jacket from her RTW collection. My exclusive discount code is only valid for a limited time until 20 June 2020 so now’s as good a time as any to bite the bullet if you’ve been on the hunt for key workwear pieces.
So let’s get right into it.
I thought I’d kick things off with a jacket that I own and love. It’s a jacket I’ve worn countless times to the office and has served me well in meetings and in court. And as an added bonus, if you travel a fair bit for work, this is ideal as I’ve personally found the fabric to be very easygoing – it doesn’t crease, packs easily and travels well.
It’s hard to go past a classic black jacket and the ‘On Parade’ jacket is cut in her signature tailored fit with structured shoulders and a tapered waist. I have the size 8 and I can vouch for the fact that it’s true to size. And as you all know, a good blazer isn’t just going to serve you for work, a blazer thrown over pretty much any look will finish things off perfectly.
One of the latest additions to Sarah’s collection of jackets is this wrap belted jacket in herringbone. Herringbone and power suiting are a match made in heaven while at the same time being completely classic and ladylike. The bold herringbone print on this jacket is timeless and perfect for both corporate and business-casual looks.
You can shop the jacket here.
For a muted version of the herringbone jacket above, this charcoal tweed version is a great option, while still making a statement with its structured shoulders and tapered waist. The go-with-anything grey makes it a perfect addition to your corporate wardrobe.
You can shop the jacket here.
It’s hard for me to go past navy for workwear and this double-breasted linen jacket is a great relaxed option. Personally, I think long-line double breasted blazers are such versatile pieces – they look great buttoned up, worn open and belted with a thin waist belt.
My exclusive discount code (WVW150) is only valid until 20 June 2020 so be quick! The code is valid across all of Sarah’s RTW jackets and excludes her custom-made styles.
As always, thanks for stopping by!