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Article: 5 Ways to Master Effortless Winter Dressing

5 Ways to Master Effortless Winter Dressing

5 Ways to Master Effortless Winter Dressing

It's a fine line between rugging up against the cold and looking like you’re trying to smuggle your entire wardrobe on an aeroplane  - if you know, you know. 

Lucky for us - at least here in Brisbane - it’s rare that the thermostat warrants digging out the thermals, but we’ll seize any opportunity to sport our winter jackets, leather pants and statement scarves to pull together a chic look.

The most recent cold snap gave us a taste of what autumn feels like in the northern hemisphere and was the perfect excuse to layer our cold-weather favourites. Whether you’re jetting to Tasmania for a weekend, off to Aspen or New York at the end of the year or simply battling the cooler months in southern Queensland, we’re breaking down the art that is dressing for the cold (without resembling the Michelin man)!

1. Invest in statement outerwear  

Whether you’re braving negative temperatures or simply enjoying a day below twenty degrees in Brisbane, eye-catching outerwear is a must. A high-quality coat is essential if you are travelling to colder climates, but in South-East Queensland, you can easily get away with chic, tailored pieces to add an extra layer of warmth.

Slip on a timeless coat or trench by Harris Wharf to combat the chilly mornings, or choose a versatile, carefully crafted blazer from our latest Blazé Milano arrivals you’ll wear all year! 

Make the most of our mild climate, knowing you can get away with throwing on just one more layer before heading out the door - no need to bundle up here! We know the cool girls overseas shivering to show off their sartorial selves would turn green with envy!

2. Chunky knits are a must

Knitwear is far cry from the frumpy, itchy relics of your childhood. The best pieces are functional basics in muted tones and luxurious materials, that you can wear and pair on repeat.

When in doubt, invest in classic staples that you can rely on in any season. Opt for timeless cuts that you can wear on high rotation, layered over a top or t-shirt for ultimate comfort. Shopping for winter separates is an art - these three polished pieces should be a part of your winter capsule wardrobe:

  • A relaxed jumper, ideally a neutral colour, in a lightweight material such as merino wool or cashmere that will take you from the airport (think luxe travel sets with matching pants and shawl) to a casual dinner. Throw it over your shoulders when the sun comes out, or wrap yourself in its warm embrace during school drop offs and late night sports practice.
  • A humble knit, in a statement style, especially when the temperatures drop a little further. This year we’re seeing cardigans (fitted and oversized), boyfriend turtlenecks, trendy cardigans and polo neck knits everywhere!

3. Ultimate Cosiness in Co-Ord Sets 

There is no easier way to look effortlessly put together than a fantastic co-ord set. The velour tracksuits with printed statements across our derrieres (just quietly, we also loved this look twenty odd years ago) have given way to soft knits and relaxed-fit pants to deliver luxurious loungewear, appropriate for most occasions. 

Paired with an elevated sneaker, this is a chic travel or school pick-up uniform that can easily be dressed up with a statement coat and a trucker cap or wool hat to add a touch of glam to any airport layover.

We believe in choosing quality over quantity, focusing on exclusive materials by brands such as Soft Goat and Avant Toi, that will delight your inner cozy girl so you can enjoy ultimate comfort as you jet across the world or simply relax in the comfort of your own lounge.

4. Boot Appropriate Denim Cuts

 We are living in our knee-high boots this winter, and of course, the perfect denim cut to wear them with is a must. Choose a skinny or straight jean you can effortlessly tuck inside your statement boots, without creating any bulk. 

We lived in wide-leg jeans all summer - now is the time to celebrate figure skimming denim that flatters your physique. Not sure which fit to choose? Our stylists have got you covered - stop by in store to explore our expansive denim collection, or book a virtual appointment to select your latest choice with an expert by your side! 

5. Fight the cold with chic accessories

 No winter look is complete without the unexpected hero of cold weather attire: the scarf. Take your winter dressing to new heights with this exceptionally versatile accessory. From understated tones to bold prints and patterns, no outfit is complete without this closet staple! We love effortlessly draping an oversized option over our shoulders to fight the chill and instantly lift any look! 

The windswept, frosty days are fleeting here in Brisbane, so embracing every day with a chill in the air with a fabulous look is a must! Investing in cosy pieces that will carry you into the warmer months is key - after all, air-conditioning can sometimes feel harsher than a mid-winter morning!


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