Six must-have winter fashion items

May 18, 2016

I’m obsessed with the vest at the moment; it a perfect layering piece; off-the-shoulder jumpers and black ankle boots

Cowl neck knit dress $249, available online: www.avila.com.au Photo: Flaunter

With the nights getting darker earlier and the mornings getting cooler, it’s time to start looking at your winter wardrobe. I know it seems like winter is not coming, but best to be prepared. So, let’s begin:

Before you go shopping …

Before hitting the shops, look at what you currently own and work out what you want to keep and what you want to throw away.  I know this sounds way easier said than done … but this will achieve two things:

  1. Create cupboard space for the new items you are about to buy; and,
  2. You will notice the items that you don’t have.

My six key investment items for winter:

Hunter Fringe Crop Vest, Brave + True label. Photo credit: Flaunter
Hunter Fringe Crop Vest RRP$69.96 Brave + True label. Photo: Flaunter
  1. A vest

I’m obsessed with the vest at the moment; it a perfect layering piece.  Vests draw the eye down and provide the right amount of structure and flow.

Left: prepare for the bohemian resurgence coming your way with Brave + True’s Hunter Crop Vest RRP$69.95.

It features a super soft faux-suede with a cropped silhouette and front zip fringe detail. Wear it open or closed over long sleeved tees or cropped tops and crisp denim for an earthy ’70s-inspired vibe.

Available in Brisbane at The White Bungalow, Olive Home and Blake & Taylor. Click for more stockists.

 

 

2. Quality basics – skirts and pants

I would invest in some quality basics such as skirts and pants; overall the cost might be higher, but it will even out in the long run.

When buying skirts and pants, there are a number of things to look out for including:

  • The fit;
  • Quality of the material;
  • Items that you can launder yourself; and,
  • Most of all comfort.
Brave + True label cream jumper with tassels. Photo: Flaunter
Brave + True Rambler top RRP$79.95. Photo: Flaunter

3. Jumpers – off-shoulder this season

The off-the-shoulder summer trend continues to winter, with off-the-shoulder jumpers featuring stripes, luxurious creams and plain colours.

Right: from the Brave + True label –  the Rambler Top is a lightweight knit featuring a panel of tassel fringing across the front and wide, open arms. RRP$79.95 and available in Brisbane at The White Bungalow in Nundah, Olive Home in Newstead or Blake and Taylor in Paddington. Click for more stockists.

4. Jeans – a timeless article

My next essential would be a great fitting pair of jeans that you can mix and match with any shirt or jacket. And look out for a great blazer or jacket to pop over your jeans, dresses/shirts, and jumpers.

5. Shirts for the season

Grammar Flare Shirt and A-line layer dress. Photo: Flaunter
Grammar Flare Shirt RRP$240 and A-line layer dress. RRP$270. Photo: Flaunter

Any shirt from plain to stripes can be worn underneath and is a great look for both corporate and weekend.

When it comes to shirts and jumpers it always great to incorporate some on-trend pieces to update your wardrobe.

The stores are featuring a lot of 70s inspiration such as wide arm silhouettes, abstract patterns, burgundy and texture.

Pictured left: Grammar Flare Shirt RRP$240 and A-line layer dress RRP$270. Both items are currently available online at Grammar.

Bryony Camel boot by Windsor Smith. Photo: Flaunter.
Bryony Camel shoe RRP$179.95 by Windsor Smith. Photo: Flaunter.

6. Shoes – the finishing pieces

Once you have your outfit sorted, shoes are the finishing piece.

A black ankle boot will get a workout as they can be worn with stockings with skirts, dresses, pants and jeans.

If you’re after something different, partner some camel boots or shoes with a plain black shirt, or a jumper with gold accessories and jeans, and this is your go to weekend outfit sorted.

Right: Bryony Camel boot by Windsor Smith is available at Windsor Smith Queen street, Indooroopilly and Joondalup stores as well as online for $179.95.

Need more help?

Check out Bec’s personal styling pages at her link below. She can help you if you are struggling with your wardrobe.

Main photo: Cowl neck knit dress $249 available online at Avila. All photos courtesy of Flaunter.