1. Dress, $44, from Pomelo
Work a bi-coloured slip dress into your work wardrobe by teaming it with a sharp blazer and sensible pumps.
2. Vest, $59, from Pomelo
If a blazer feels too hot and stuffy, try a more relaxed option with a sleeveless blazer. It’s no less tailored and gives you an equally professional look.
3. Shoes, $49.90, from Charles & Keith
Black pumps are a no-brainer when it comes to finding the perfect work shoe. This one comes with a lower heel height for added comfort.
4. Shirt, $149, from Topshop
The mixture of different fabrics, stripes and an asymmetric button placket on the front gives this shirt a cool twist. Plus, the looser fit of the shirt is a boon for comfort as well.
5. Skirt, $219, from Topshop
The midi length is a universally-flattering style because it instantly communicates professionalism whilst letting you have a little bit of fun by exploring various colours and fabrics. Case-in-point, this mixed print midi skirt that you can wear with a jacket, shirt or a fancy blouse.
6. Earrings, $42, from Kenneth Jay Lane at THE OUTNET
Classic pearls never go out of style, and these pearl-and-crystal combo instantly dresses up the dullest work suit. Plus, they’re easy on the wallet too, so you can spend your money on more important things such as baby diapers and a post-partum spa day.
7. Jacket, $74.95, from H&M
Channel power vibes with a pinstriped double-breasted jacket, that you can then layer over a white shift dress or even a pair of jeans for Casual Fridays.
8. Dress, $249, from H&M
An LBD has plenty of staying power, and can be worn for several different occasions. This jacquard design can be thrown together with an office jacket for a meeting, or just worn plain for a party.
9. Bag, $1,997,from Chloé
Being a new mum, you’ll need a bag that can carry your stuff. But rather than get bogged down with a giant tote bag, try a chic shoulder bag that still lets you keep your essentials with you. This shoulder bag comes in a classic green colour, which can be worn with just about everything.
10. Top, $55.90, from Zara
Never underestimate the power of black and white. Sure, it might be safe and predictable, but you can style it to make it interesting. Given that it’s a neutral colour scheme, use it as a base for colourful accessories or an interesting jacket.
11. Pants, $69.90, from Zara
Cigarette pants have the ability to make your legs look longer, and they are cut looser so it gives you a bit more room to move without swarming you in fabric. Find one that’s cut higher up on the waist, and pair it with a simple blouse for the office.