Modern Updates For Classic Winter Fashion

From tartan checks and bold stripes, pleated skirts and magnificent coats, model Holly Rose Emery shows how to give winter’s faithful classics a modern and carefree attitude


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A PLUSH JUMPER

Cosy knitwear is what makes winter dressing a delight, but why settle for sombre hues when so many designers have a multitude of colours to choose from. Elle & Riley’s burnet orange roll neck option is just the ticket for a mood enhancing knit. Sure it’ll no doubt work thrown over a pair of jeans; but go to town with a wool hat and scarf that gives a new sense of power to winter layering.

Elle & Riley cashmere jumper $798. Kate Sylvester skirt $479. Weekend by Max Mara silk scarf, $255, and Morgan & Taylor wool scarf, $55, both from Smith & Caughey’s. Anahera felt hat $289.

THE CLASH

A faux fur leopard-print coat is the ultimate winter favourite, bringing instant glamour to a winter dress or a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Or, take it to the next level, and mix with contrasting prints and artful jewels for sense of Uptown bohemian.

Jane Daniels blouse $699. Sills skirt $349. Ruby coat $399. Zelda Murray hammered earrings, $290, from Penny Sage. Alan Preston painted seeds necklace, $875, from Fingers.

THE HIGH LOW MIX

Combining vintage finds with luxurious statement pieces is what makes updated classics a joy to wear. Here we team a vintage tartan kilt with a classic shirt and tan overcoat. An unexpected brooch and and texturall scarf take an otherwise prim look to another level.

Mahsa coat $990. Riccochet shirt $259. Vintage skirt, $45, from Hunting Ground Store. Gucci brooch $2950. Lynn Kelly earrings, $280, from Fingers. Louis Vuitton fox fur and silk scarf $1290.

A PUSSY-BOW BLOUSE

Mahsa Willis has been making beautiful blouses for several seasons but with every update there’s a surprising twist; whether it’s a raw hem on a bow or a delicately pleated sleeve, they are the perfect wardrobe staple to create a completely pulled together look. We’ve opted for a classic white version, layered under a beautiful coat and with a pair of wool trousers for an easy way to incorporate traditional pieces into an elegant workwear outfit.

Mahsa blouse $470. Penny Sage coat $995. Kate Sylvester trousers $429. Gucci brooch, $2950, and slides $905. Amber Sceats earrings, $159, from Smith & Caughey’s.

THE BOTANICAL PRINT

A pick-me-up dress, on an otherwise bleak winter day, this Gucci botanical print number adds the perfect slice of optimism. With a wool hat and a pair of tights, it’s an easy winter wardrobe formula worth considering.

Gucci dress, $4200, and beret $525. Lynn Kelly earring, $280 a pair, from Fingers.

THE WATERPROOF COAT

Transform your wet-weather gear with a jacket that is as stylish as it is practical. A standout option? This Dries Van Noten coat made from a tech-organza fabric. It’s the perfect throw on piece for the commute, a smart weekend look or dressed up for a night out.

Dries Van Noten coat, $2500, from Scotties. Lonely wrap jumper $450. Kowtow skirt $319. Karen Walker beret $60. Isaac & Lulu scarf $49. Little Lifner bag, $790, from Scarpa. Franco earrings, $280, from Fingers.

THE CAMEL COAT

Nothing says refined elegance like a classic camel coat. Team this signature colour with unexpected jolts of pastels and this season’s most provocative print — snakeskin.

Sills coat, $649, from Sills & Co. Kate Sylvester jumper $279. Moochi dress $390. ATP Atelier slippers, $769, from Gregory. Amber Sceats earrings, $169, from Smith & Caughey’s.

TARTAN

One of the season's most ubiquitous prints is of course the tartan, hailing from the highlands of Scotland, the print has worked its way into fashion over the years as a reliable preppy staple. We love how local label Penny Sage has given it a 90s twist with this languid slip dress, perfectly layered over a light-weight knit.

Standard Issue top $219. Penny Sage slip $340.


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