What To Wear To Work.

I have always believed in the power of clothes to transform.

When it comes to your work wardrobe it’s amazing how the right outfit can change your confidence.

That’s why I was so delighted to work with Melbourne label Cable on this Fitted For Work campaign.

Fitted for Work is an organisation which helps women experiencing disadvantage - single mothers, mature age women, survivors of domestic abuse, young women - find meaningful work and more importantly maintain it.

Their vision is economic independence and empowerment for all women who have experienced disadvantage and are seeking employment.

And that starts with clothes to wear to the job interview.

This month Cable will be donating 20% of sales to Fitted For Work from any of the product featured here on on Penny, Tessa, Marta and me.

They’re all classic pieces - wardrobe foundation buys from an emerging Australian label trying to help Australian women.

So please consider making one of these beautiful pieces your first winter purchase and pay the empowerment forward.

PJxxxx

Penny McCarthy / Fashion Editor / Stylist

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WHAT TYPE OF OUTFIT HELPS YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT AND ‘FITTED FOR WORK’?

A great pair of well cut trousers, designer sneakers and a shirt.

WHAT IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ VERSATILE OUTFIT ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CAN STYLE WITH ANYTHING?

Again, I’m a pants girl or a great fitting jean, shirt and a blazer.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BACK YOUR SISTERS THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?

I mean, women should be celebrated every day! It’s important to secure women’s rights. Moving towards an equal society is the ultimate goal.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TRICK FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE BEFORE A BIG MEETING/ AUDITION/ INTERVIEW?

Don’t wear something brand new as I think it shows and you may appear uncomfortable. Wear something tried and tested that you love and makes you feel confident.

Tessa James / Actor

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WHAT TYPE OF OUTFIT HELPS YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT AND ‘FITTED FOR WORK’?

I love a tailored pant with a t-shirt or shirt and a good blazer

WHAT IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ VERSATILE OUTFIT ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CAN STYLE WITH ANYTHING?

As a mum I live in tailored pants, shorts or jeans. I always throw a blazer or blouse over and a change of shoe to dress it up.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BACK YOUR SISTERS THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?

Empowering, encouraging and being kind to women is so important to allow us all to be our best selves and too achieve all that we want.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TRICK FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE BEFORE A BIG MEETING/ AUDITION/ INTERVIEW?

Knowing that I've done the hard work, allowing myself to be open minded, willing to learn and feeling confident within myself as a women with all I have achieved and am capable of achieving.

Paula Joye /Editor & Content

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WHAT TYPE OF OUTFIT HELPS YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT AND ‘FITTED FOR WORK’?

My mantra is: dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Clothes can transport and transform. They are armour when you need strength, gumption and joy. My fall back outfit is a tailored black suit with a white silk blouse, a good watch and very high heels. It pulls me together even when mentally, I may not be.

WHAT IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ VERSATILE OUTFIT ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CAN STYLE WITH ANYTHING?

Classic trench or car coat. A great coat can work over trousers and a blouse, extend the life span of a summer dress and dress up jeans on the weekend. Oh…and it will also revolutionise you gym outfit.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BACK YOUR SISTERS THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?

Women supporting women is as powerful as it gets. It also doesn’t happen enough. Stand together and for each other. Always. Not just one day each year.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TRICK FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE BEFORE A BIG MEETING/ AUDITION/ INTERVIEW?

Prepare. And then prepare again. Confidence comes from hard work. Know your subject, read the room, do your job. Leave yourself plenty of time. Lateness will bring you unstuck every time. Have a theme song and play it on your head as you walk down the corridor to your destiny. Like Beyoncé.

Marta Dusseldorp /Actor

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WHAT TYPE OF OUTFIT HELPS YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT AND ‘FITTED FOR WORK’?

Something effortless, made of good breathable materials - and a little bit of shape always helps!

WHAT IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ VERSATILE OUTFIT ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CAN STYLE WITH ANYTHING?

My favourite flats are an absolute must because they have style and comfort.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BACK YOUR SISTERS THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?

Without women and our sisterhood, we are doomed to walk the earth alone. If change is to happen, we have to do it together. Plus, my favourite people are women.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TRICK FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE BEFORE A BIG MEETING/ AUDITION/ INTERVIEW?

Remembering who you are, where you’ve come from, how hard you’ve worked and how much more you have to give. And don’t forget to smile.


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WHAT TYPE OF OUTFIT HELPS YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT AND ‘FITTED FOR WORK’?

Something effortless, made of good breathable materials - and a little bit of shape always helps!

WHAT IS YOUR ‘GO TO’ VERSATILE OUTFIT ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CAN STYLE WITH ANYTHING?

My favourite flats are an absolute must because they have style and comfort.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BACK YOUR SISTERS THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY?

Without women and our sisterhood, we are doomed to walk the earth alone. If change is to happen, we have to do it together. Plus, my favourite people are women.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TRICK FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE BEFORE A BIG MEETING/ AUDITION/ INTERVIEW?

Remembering who you are, where you’ve come from, how hard you’ve worked and how much more you have to give. And don’t forget to smile.