MINI SKIRTS AND TIGHTS
The mini skirt for winter? Why not, say several designers, who have added wool and faux fur trim mini skirts into the mix for extra warmth. Lay over your favourite coloured or sheer tights, and have fun with tonal dressing here. Add a similarly coloured top and shoes for full effect.
Left to right: Lily wears Courtney Andrews skirt $350. Nom*D top $495 and cardigan $410. Dolci Calze tights, $37.50, from Farmers. Karen Walker boots $490. Vintage pearl necklace, $79, from Homage Online. Izzi wears Harman Grubisa skirt $599. Ambra tights, $15, from Farmers. Harris Tapper shirt $330. Vintage pearl necklace, $79, from Homage Online. Vintage Prada heels, $120, from Tango. Diansa wears Twenty-Seven Names skirt $260. Ambra tights, $15, from Farmers. Sills cardigan $239. Kate Sylvester shoes $379. Vintage pearl necklace, $69, from Homage Online.
The gospel of exposed arms takes a back seat as temperatures drop, so take inspiration from the Sunday Best school of dressing and invest in a covered-up dress that will work around the clock from Monday to Sunday. Carefully selected accessories such as vintage brooches and a jaunty hat add divine inspiration into the mix.
Left to right: Izzi wears Kowtow dress $199. Ambra tights, $15, from Farmers. Vintage Prada heels, $120, from Tango. Karen Walker hat $175. Lily wears Penny Sage dress $390. Mi Piaci boots $480. Prada clutch $3100. Tango brooch $20. Karen Walker hat $175. Diansa wears Sabatini dress $405. Gestuz heels $570. Vintage pearl necklace, $69, from Homage Online. Ripani handbag, $590, from Scarpa. Karen Walker hat $175.
Take a crisp approach to wearing denim, as designers play with tailored options including reworked denim jackets, nipped and tucked into clean-cut bolero styles; and elegant denim-inspired skirts that team well with an equally sharp chambray shirt.
Left to right: Diansa wears Penny Sage jacket $450 and jeans $375. Kate Sylvester skivvy $259. Gestuz ankle boots $680. Vintage silver ring bracelet, $120, from Tango. Lily wears Rika shirt, $498, from Workshop. Diane Von Furstenberg skirt, $895, from Muse. Rebe hat $245. Mi Piaci boots $480. Izzi wears Levi’s shirt $90. Karen Walker jeans $213. Kathryn Wilson boots $429. Carven vest, $359, from Fabric.
POSH LEOPARD PRINT
The feline-inspired print makes a return to retail shelves for winter, this time around on elegantly cut separates like floaty dresses and languid pants. The standout leopard print piece of the season? This collarless faux fur jacket from Shrimps, complete with pretty pearl embellishment. Meow.
Left to right: Lily wears Shrimps jacket, $989, from Workshop. Kowtow jeans $269. Diansa wears Moochi dress $300. Levante tights, $30, from Smith & Caughey’s. Amanda Crampton snakeskin print gloves $349. Izzi wears Diane von Furstenberg pants, $695, from Muse. Kowtow jumper $399. Vintage fur hat, $220, from Tango. Akoya pearl necklace, $2120, from Walker & Hall. Audix F50 microphone, $89 and Hercules microphone stands, $70, from The Rock Shop.
Textiles popularised in menswear have long crossed over into womenswear, however this time around the options are endless. An oversized coat, cinched at the waist or a mid century-inspired hound’s-tooth print skirt suit in wool is a striking play on traditional fabrics for the modern woman on the move.
Left to right: Lily wears Kate Sylvester coat $899. Vintage clip-on earrings, $89, from Homage Online. Diansa wears Ingrid Starnes jacket $499 and matching wrap skirt $299. Levante tights, $30, from Smith & Caughey’s. Marle skivvy $360. Akoya pearl necklace, $2120, from Walker & Hall. Izzi wears Elle & Riley skivvy $449. Vintage Elizabeth Marshall suit, $250, and brooch, $20, from Tango. Vintage pearl necklace, $69, from Homage Online.
COSY SWEATERS AND SPECIAL SKIRTS
The most dynamic duo this season? A lovely mid-to-full-length skirt teamed with a cosy knit sweater in a complementary hue. The contrast between textures and colours is an instantly put-together look for an intimate dinner or a night out with friends.
Left to right: Lily wears Penny Sage sweater $495. Vintage Patrick Steele beaded skirt, $120, and vintage Marc Jacobs mules, $180, from Tango. Witchery earrings $90. Diansa wears Elle & Riley sweater $429. Kate Sylvester skirt $399. Sol Sana sandals $239. Ripani handbag, $590, from Scarpa. Izzi wears Studio Nicholson sweater, $479, from Fabric. Charmaine Reveley skirt $299. Vintage Versace sandals, $120, from Tango. Vintage clip-on earrings, $22, from Homage Online.