Office Smart: The best of tailored jackets

When you need to add an extra layer to your outfit, cardigans or jumpers can sometimes make work ready look a bit too casual. Fortunately, there’s a way to maintain your office-ready style without being cold – and that’s with tailoring.

Smart jackets or blazers are a go-to item during the cooler months. They’re great for getting you to and from the office, and they look oh-so smart at the same time. But how do you choose the right one for your outfit?

Best for dresses
If you’re opting for the classic silhouette dress, your choice of jacket is pretty much endless. The only thing to bear in mind is that you don’t want your coat to be much longer than your dress. A cropped style works perfectly, while those that prefer something with more coverage can’t go wrong with a classic trench cut.

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Race Day Attire: Choosing your outfit


Fascinators, fun, and a whole load of fashion – the races are a great excuse to get really dressed up, but where do you begin? Sometimes with all the outfit possibilities it can be difficult to remember that while looking great is part of the day, it’s important to make sure you’re comfortable. After all, a trip to the races is a day-long affair.

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How do you start your own business?

David Lawrence is a proud supporter of The Australian Women’s Weekly/CPA Australia 2016 Women In Business Awards. These awards honour the most enterprising businesswomen in Australia today. They help bring attention to the greatest new business initiatives – and help give a boost to established ones ready to take their operation to the next level.

We sat down with the finalists and asked: “What is one piece of advice you would give someone who wants to start their own business?”

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