STAYING WARM AND STILL LOOKING STYLISHFor some this season is the opportunity for a much-needed wardrobe update, while for others it’s a time for despair as the summer glow slowly fades away. You might be content sporting your latest Peter Alexander onesie while curled up in front of the heater, but what will you wear when you leave the house? Here are my tips for the tricky task of staying warm and still looking stylish this winter. There’s no need for compromise; all you need is a few quality essentials.
Velvet Dress – Simplify nighttime dressing by switching your trackies for a cute dress or romper matched with an over-the-knee boot (then no one can see your hairy legs). The fabric of the season is velvet, best worn as a wrap style dress.
Layers – Why is it that when the temperature drops outside the places you frequent overcompensate by blasting the heater? The solution is to layer up, keeping each layer light to avoid looking two dress sizes larger. Start with an organic cotton/merino wool camisole as a base layer, followed by a long sleeve top or light knit, and finish with a statement coat.
Denim – Jeans are the real essential of any winter wardrobe. They can be paired with just about anything to be appropriately dressed up or down for all occasions. Current trends include the enduring looser fitting, distressed boyfriend jeans and the high-waisted, flared, cropped jeans.
Wool Fedora – Keep your head warm this winter without sacrificing style – a wool fedora is the perfect accessory to finish off almost any outfit (and a great way to cover up hair that’s due for a wash).
Knits – A beautiful knit is an absolute essential for every winter wardrobe. Add a splash of colour with a floral embroidered knit or keep it simple with a refined knit in a neutral hue, and focus on your accessories.
On the streets I found…
SIM FROM DOVER HEIGHTS
Occupation Owner of Casanovas Italian Shoes, Double Bay
Street Style Sim wears jeans from Glassons, top from Zara, and jewellery from Girls with Gems. Her Givenchy bag, Lola Cruz trainers and Diesel sunglasses are all from Casanovas Double Bay.
Fave Item for the Season Velvet ankle boots from Casanovas.
ALEX FROM BONDI
Occupation General Manager of Pelicano Double Bay
Street Style Alex wears a Brent Wilson shirt and Nudie jeans. His Tom Ford sunnies and Marc Jacobs trainers are from Casanovas.
Fave Item for the Season Linen bomber jacket from Venroy.