Winter Fashion Guide
Sage ways to rug up in our chill-challenged city
We can’t help it…we have to comment. Seeing you in those peep-toe heels or outside a city bar in nothing more than a shirt (sometimes even a singlet, c’mon) is making us shiver.
Fight back people – let’s fight frigidity with fashion. Try these hot tips for being cool… but not:
Coats: One leather, timeless, lined with a warm, cosy fabric, and which bodyguards the wind from your fair-weathered skin. Toss it over jeans, boots, even a long skirt and still look ragingly cool.
Make the other a long, classic trench. Audrey Hepburn wore one in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and they’ve been hot ever since. Ladies have a wider selection, in all colours. Look for strong buttons, clean lines and squared shoulders, or even epaulet straps. Gentlemen, do not fear; you look good in trench coats too. Choose something knee-length and black, either wool or canvas, and you might just turn more heads than your girlfriend.
Burberry, including its new CBD flagship (343 George St, Sydney), will get you the iconic knee-length trench. A homegrown option is Vicky Mar, with an elegant, edgy style, and outlets at Myer Sydney, Burwood, Fairfield and Marrickville.
Scarves: Isadora Duncan wore long, flowing, elegant scarves at all times of the year. They got her in a bit of a pickle, but, regardless, a shorter, woolier version completes any winter outfit. Baubridge & Kay (80 Clarence St, Sydney) make wooly wonders for reasonable prices. Boutique Australian label, L’avion, will get you limited-release and custom-printed silk scarves – elegant and dapper.
Umbrellas: Designer, bright patterns, clear, some even have ears on them – yes, an umbrella can be a fashion statement. Match yours to another accessory: red shoes, blue hat, one of those weird muppet-ear things. Boys, invest in a quality, large golf-style brolly, so when it rains you can be chivalrous without wetting yourself. Check out www.brollydollys.com.au or stellabrella.com.au.
So stop whinging about the cold. Turn chill-out style to your favour – all the better for attracting an accomplice to help you stay warm.
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