Since we’re already in the midst of classic June weather, it’s time to pack away those halter tops in favour of jumpers, cardigans and coats. But who can forget about those winter essentials, which not only look good, but also keep us warm and cosy? We’ve hand-picked 5 essential accessories that will get you through the drop in temperature this year.
The higher, the better! A warm pair of wooly socks is the perfect way to wear all of your favourite boots without getting cold toes. If you’re wearing knee-high boots, you could also fold them over the top or simply tuck them in.
Stay warm this winter with a warm beanie if you’re heading out during the day or night. They are so quick and easy to style with almost any piece of clothing and can be stashed away in your handbag when no longer needed.
Want to keep your hands warm without compromising your texting? A pair of hand warmers are the best way to look stylish and comfortable at the same time. Simply tuck them under your sleeve, or leave them out for more of a statement.
Not quite a scarf, not quite a hoodie, but this accessory is a must-have for the colder weather. It’s shaped like the letter O and is really easy to apply over the neck to keep warm. You can always wear it over your head or drape it over your shoulders – it’s so versatile!
A faux fur vest is an effortless way to add an extra layer of warmth to your outfits. Keep it casual by pairing with jeans, a jumper and boots for the perfect daytime look that isn’t OTT.
What are some of your winter essentials?
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While the weather gets cooler, it’s time to pack away those shorts and skirts in favour of trousers and pants.
Cropped trousers are one of the easiest ways to keep warm without compromising your personal style this winter. If you’re looking for a few ways to style cropped trousers over the cooler months, keep reading!
The best part about cropped trousers is that they can take you from the office to the bar in about 2 minutes. Swap your ballet flats for strappy heels and a clutch bag for the perfect going-out look which will also keep you warm.
Who knew that the humble belt could go such a long way? Style your hip-hugging cropped trousers with a statement belt for an easy day or night look.
French Voguettes such as Emmanuelle Alt and Geraldine Saglio provide endless inspiration for this look – you won’t be disappointed!
For more of a casual daytime look, a pair of classic Converse sneakers is the best way to stay stylish without going OTT. A comfy coat and slouchy leather bag is the best way to finish off this effortless look.
Work it this winter with an oversized sweater and your favourite handbag for dinner or drinks. Not only is this the perfect combination of high and low, but it will also keep you super warm!
For a special occasion such as a friends birthday gathering, you could get away with a crop top – just like Vanessa Hudgens. Keep a streamlined silhouette which is tailored to your body shape for best results.
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Australian fashion label Bless’ed Are The Meek have finally dropped their new autumn/winter collection which has us all more than excited for the chilly weather ahead.
You can find a number of chic silhouettes which are very much inspired by the 1970’s, as well as a number of cosy knitwear pieces which will of course be on high rotation between the months of June to August.
We’ve singled out just a few of our favourite looks for the winter season, albeit with a touch of sophistication from one of our favourite Australian brands.
Who could resist a beautiful knit dress for the colder season? Our favourite piece combines a form-fitting dress with trendy stripes which will never go out of style.
A smart-casual bustier makes for a stunning piece which all women need in their winter wardrobe. Wear them with a fitted blazer and tailored trousers for that ultimate French Voguettes-look coveted by women around the world.
A cropped sweater is a must-have when the weather drops since they are so quick and easy to style. One of our favourite ways to wear this look is with a pair of fitted leather pants, and finish off with a stylish tote bag.
One of the most stylish pieces to come out of 2014 had to be the asymmetric skirt. Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying that this trend isn’t leaving just yet. We’ve picked this navy blue shade since it’s fun and girly as opposed to your standard black.
Lastly a shearling jacket is one of the main pieces you need this winter. Why? Not only is it warm and cosy (seriously, you don’t even need to layer it up), but it’s so versatile!
What are some of your favourite pieces from the new collection?
If you want to fill your wardrobe up with versatile staples, look no further than a midi dress. Whether you choose to wear it while you’re walking the dog, heading out to the beach, or even dressing it up with a pair of sky-high stiletto heels, a midi dress is bound to be a wardrobe staple for every woman. Get inspired with just a few of our suggestions on how to style this accessible piece of clothing
Why not take advantage of the warmer wear and pair your midi-skirt with a crop top? This look is effortless and since there are so many crop tops available, it’ll be easy to find one which suits your taste.
A great outfit comes down to finding pieces which flatter your body shape, but also about keeping good proportions so remember to keep these valuable lessons in mind.
A body-con midi dress is totally on trend at the moment, especially since the look is so effortless and sports-luxe. A higher neck-line balances out the proportions of the outfit, so you can pair it with cute summer flats, or even some block-wedges for more stability for an evening out.
Don’t worry about the colder weather making you switch your midi dress for a pair of pants! Wear a cropped jacket to keep you warm and make your outfit look extra chic.
A pair of court heels and statement clutch will keep the theme of the outfit fluid.
Invest in a sturdy leather bag if you plan to wear your midi dress during the day. Not only does a larger bag make the outfit more casual, but you don’t have to worry about carrying just the main essentials in your purse!
Make your midi dress look appropriate for the day time by choosing a style which is made of jersey or cotton. These materials are more breathable, and are suitable for keeping cool during the heat.
Finish off your look with espadrilles – they are trendy at the moment and won’t terrorise your feet like 10-inch heels!
Match your midi skirt with a similar shirt for a timeless look. Now is the best time to wear this trend since coordinates look amazing on every body shape, and you can also mix and match the pieces with other parts of your wardrobe.
How would you style a midi dress/skirt?
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Fashion trends come and go but your wardrobe is not complete until it features these five staple pieces every girl needs.
Classic white tee
Dress her up, dress her down or match her with a classic black blazer. Change the way you view the classic white tee. The ease, wear-ability and natural look a plain tee conveys makes this piece a must-have. And, whether you’re a scoop neck or a v-neck kind of girl, the humble white tee is the go-to item you can always rely on.
A perfect cut of denim
Perfect denim for you might be ripped jeans, stovepipes, bootlegs or even the ultimate pair of cut-offs. Whatever shape and cut your denim takes, you must ensure that your butt loves your denim and your denim loves your butt. Putting on your favourite pair of jeans should feel like a warm hug – it’s a bond that will last a lifetime.
Now that we’ve found ourselves in the thick of the cooler weather, there’s no better reason to start looking for that seamless trench. It’s practical yet stylish and it will see you through from day to night as you traverse through city alleyways.
The acronym that has women nation-wide in a quiver – the little black dress. She’s your saviour on a Saturday night when you have a date with Him, however tracking down the LBD can be a difficult task (because it’s a critical task).
The power of the LBD can never be underestimated. She’s classic, typically sleeveless, demure (cleavage has to be contained) and undeniably versatile. That’s why every girl needs one!
If you’re looking to put your hard earned cash into a wardrobe staple this year, leather’s your go to investment piece. Perhaps a leather jacket, a skirt, or you may even be brave enough to don a pair of leather pants? These feature items are bound to come in handy on those days when you change clothes five times and create a closet disaster on your floor, before leaving for an important event.
It’s the stylish alternative to throwing on a sweater and it will take your look from just-rolled-out-of-bed to effortlessly chic in no time.
From knee-high boots to cowboy boots, who doesn’t love boots? A great pair of boots is one of the best winter accessories, so here’s three ways to wear your favourite pair of boots with a variety of outfits.
Tuck them into skinny jeans
A well-fitting pair of skinny jeans can slip neatly into just about any pair of boots, from ankle booties to over-the-knee styles. Just be sure there are no baggy areas marring your sleek look. For rocker chick edge, tuck faded, distressed jeans into knee-high black boots with stiletto heels, add a sexy top and toss on a black leather motorcycle jacket!
Wear them with a dress
One of our favourite winter outfits is a wrap dress with knee-high boots, which takes you from office to dinner. We also love a sweater dress with ankle boots (looks for comfortable shoe brands like Ziera and Naturalizer). This is a great outfit to pair with another one of our favourite winter accessories, patterned tights.
Pair them with a short skirt
This look needs a bit of restraint, since if the skirt’s too short or the boots too high, you may get mistaken for Madame Natasha the local dominatrix! A more subtle and classier look is a slightly above-the-knee skirt with knee-high boots and opaque tights. Low-heeled riding boots lend a touch of well-bred style to a classic skirt and jumper combo, while stiletto heeled boots are the cheekiest choice for a club-going mini dress. For boho chic, pull on a pair of vintage cowboy boots, add a gauzy blouse and some ethnic jewellery for the perfect haute hippie ensemble. Choose a combo that shows off a bit of your sexy stems but doesn’t reveal too much!
What’s your favourite way to wear boots?
A lesson well learnt is the white shirt. No wardrobe should be without one or two or?anyway, the upshot is ? buy a crisp white shirt for winter. It will immediately give you a slick and tailored look. So, if you haven?t already done so, it?s time to hotfoot it to Witchery or Sportsgirl. The essential to end all essentials for your winter wardrobe and even better you can wear one with anything -jeans, pencil-thin trousers and cords.
Baby?s got Blue Jeans
It seems that denim is an endless experiment for fashionistas. Last winter you had to have a pair of indigo jeans, or you were stuffed. This summer you got bleached or else. Now it?s cowboy mid-blue. (Check out Sam Shephard?s Fool For Love if you really want to get the look!). Diesel are doing a great pair of
It?s back and they?re big! The Big Bag full crammed with everything (and well, anything) is back. It is the ultimate accessory for the busy girl. No longer do you have to fit your lipstick, purse, water bottle, diary, mobile and change of clothes for that after-work soir?e into a cute little sequined number. Oversized bags are the ?go? and it?s come as a relief to most bag ladies. We still loving Witchery?s saddlebag at www.witchery.com.au of course. Hurry though because their sale is on now!
The Black Boot
It was definitely the pointy boot last winter but this winter you should go for something more biker-style, a rounder toe and a bit flatter?and decidedly more flattering on those of us with long feet. Anything goes: up to the knee, over the knee, (think Ms Moss), or little ankle biters. Zomp have all the styles. For inquiries telephone (02) 9699 9566.
Frumpy is funky
Anything tweed is the look of the moment. The frumpier the better so dag up to be cool and get into it. If it?s good enough for our grandmother?s then?The top SheSaid tip? The classic trouser is the way to go. Team it with a snug, fitted polo-neck jumper to make it a little sassier. The look is strong, sassy and oh so very Hepburn – Katherine that is, not Audrey.
Tied up in Knits
We?ve all read the papers, we?ve seen back stage pics of the supermodels. The latest, coolest thing to do is get a hobby and knitting is the word. Knitting groups are hotter than trivia nights in pubs now (well it?s about time trivia got boring). Simple scarves are best to start with and the more eccentric the wool, the better. If you don?t have a granny that loves to knit, you better learn fast. Get some kindly Auntie to cast on then get going. Go to Spotlight for some of the best knitting patterns and wool. Telephone the Australian Country Spinners on 03 9853 9444 for more info.
The Chunky chunky belt
When is it going to end this never ending belt saga? The large, chunky, studded, weathered, leathered belt still looks great with a pair of jeans or a flouncy, layered skirt. The chunkier, the better. Just be sure to team it with the right boot.
The flouncy skirt
Portman?s or Witchery?s layered skirts look hot. Wear a white one with a black top and long boots. My crystal ball tells me that Gypsy chic is in your future…