Fabulous Winter Warmers | Written By Paula Joye


Winter dressing is fun.

I love it when the temperature drops just enough and I can start to layer my clothes.

There are lots of new, fun cover-ups this season – most work day to night – that will help update your favourite basics just by throwing them over the top.

Here’s my pick of the best shapes – permission to go nuts.

The Waterfall Vest.

This is for those days when it’s not too hot, not too cold and you’re looking for just right.

A longline vest is very versatile because you can wear it corporately (as I have here) or throw it over jeans on the weekend.

It will also work under a cropped blazer or long coat if you want to layer it up.

CLICK TO BUY: Black Pintuck Shirt, $39.95 from Katies; Fit & Slim Black Jeans, $19.95 from Katies; Grey Marle Waterfall Vest from Katies (currently sold out but will be back in stock from June 15); Patent Pumps from Saint Laurent.

The Blanket Wrap.

This is essentially like wearing your bed to the shops.

So snug and easy – this is the thing you throw on when you don’t know what to to throw on.
Plus I’m a sucker for tartan. Or anything British.

And it’s practically free.

CLICK TO BUY: Check Wrap, $49.95 from Katies; Alexa Chung from AG Cream Jeans, $326 from Matches Fashion; The Dingo (hat), $99.50 from Fallen Broken Street.

The Duffle.

Paddington Bear is a style icon.

Duffle coat, gum boots, school case… they’re all classics.

Traditionally a heavy duty coat, duffles are best reserved for casual.

On weekends, school run, travelling …these guys are your best friend.

I love the touch of faux fur on the hood.

Pretty and practical.

It also comes in a great soft grey…so maybe you need both?

CLICK TO BUY: Black Duffle Coat, $119.95 from Katies; Distressed Skinny Jeans, $59.95 from Katies.

The Maxi Cardi.

Soft, floaty, comfy – what other adjectives do you need?!

Sometimes long cardigans can be shapeless, but you can always fix this by adding a belt. Cinched high at the waist will change the silhouette from relaxed to more dressy.

Choose a skinny belt with this medium weave and wear it over a pencil skirt for a classic, chic look.
My favourite companions for a maxi cardigan are a simple white t-shirt, a pair of blue jeans and ballet flats – it’s a great fall-back outfit to have in your wardrobe.

CLICK TO BUY: Longline Chunky Cardi, $59.95 from Katies; White V-neck T-shirt from Bassike, Distressed Skinny Jeans, $59.95 from Katies; Nude Ballet Flats from SamBag; Ray-Ban Aviators, $207 from ASOS.

The Soft Coat.

Long coats are the reason to get out of bed in winter.

Flattering and forever chic, they pull any and all outfits together like ribbon on brown paper.

This season don’t just wear your coat for day because in the evening they really come into their own.

Ball gown, cocktail dress…just make sure that the coat hits the bottom of the thigh or longer to give a long, lean shape.

I love the colour and cut on this coat.

And also…wear pink.

CLICK TO BUY: Pastel Long Coat from Katies, $119.95; Vintage Cocktail Dress (my own), Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps in Nude, $896.95 from Saks Fifth Avenue.

The Poncho.

The poncho is to winter what the the kaftan is to summer.

Just switch your swimsuit to a pair of jeans.

I like to wear them loose but if you want a little more shape then you can belt it (fine leather this season, nothing chunky) just at the bottom of your rib cage to give you a nice A-line finish.

CLICK TO BUY: Poncho Knit, $49.95 from Katies; Distressed Skinny Jeans, $59.95 from Katies; Ray-Ban Aviators, $207 from ASOS.

1 comment:

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