Top buys to beat the back-to-work blues

As the working year kicks back into gear, here’s some online shopping inspiration so you can work (and look) smart in 2020.

The computer

To work on the go, the Soniq 14-inch Intel notebook comes with Windows 10 pre-installed and a slim line design you’ll be ready to take your tasks anywhere.

Keep your computer in good shape when you’re out and about with a stylish, protective cover. This Denim Oxford 13-inch laptop case is compatible with Mac laptops and similar size tablets. It has a large zipped compartment and two small external compartments to store all your bits and bobs.

The tablet

Another essential device to keep you connected throughout the working week is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. At just 0.45kg, it has 32 GB, an 8mp rear camera and an 8” widescreen display.

The printer

Given the number of portable devices that now seem mandatory for modern life, a wireless printer is essential—being tethered with cords is so 2010. Canon’s MG3660 multifunction version does everything you could want: print, scan and copy. Best of all, it’s just $89.

The storage solution

To easily save important documents or transfer data between different devices, it’s always a good idea to have a USB drive handy. For maximum convenience, look for a high capacity drive that will provide room to hold multiple sizable files before it gets close to running out of space. The Kingston 128GB Micro SDHC has plenty of storage on offer.

Keep productive and tick off those professional New Year’s resolutions with a 2020/21 planner. Sure, some people may prefer their schedule to be organised in a digital calendar but there’s nothing quite like being able to scrawl notes and to-do lists without having to open a device. And these artist-designed diaries are certainly more stylish than an app.

The work wardrobe

Unless your job requires you to wear a uniform, work demands a different outfit each day. The New Year is a good time to reassess your work wardrobe to see whether you may need to replace or refresh any garments.

Every workplace is different, so dress standards vary, of course, but for most men, stocking up on smart pants and chinos as well as button up shirts should see them through the week. For more casual workplaces, try a polo shirt, they’re one step up from a t-shirt but not as formal as a business shirt.

Women looking to add a bit of interest to their work wardrobe should look for prints and feminine detailing (dressing for the job doesn’t need to be dull, remember). Think pleated skirts or delicate ruffles for a bit of professional flair.

If your work footwear needs an update, every taste and price point is catered for at Style Tread—delivery is free on orders over $65 and purchases are covered by a 30-day return policy.

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