Add To Cart: The Viva Team's Lust-Worthy Winter Buys

Floor-length coats, cosy slippers and fun hair accessories are just a few of the items this stylish team has added to cart


Amelie mohair jumper $540.

"I hail from the deep South so naturally I have a knitwear addiction. Home-spun knitwear is having a moment and I am not complaining! I love the chunky yet relaxed nature of this Amelie stripy number - the perfect addition to jazz up casual denim or layer some of my more trans-seasonal dresses and skirts."

—Annabel Dickson, fashion assistant

Everyday Needs Woollen slippers $45.

"Determined not to face another winter of cold feet (my circulation is dreadful and hereditary) I started a hunt for some appealing slippers, eventually finding just that at Everyday Needs, with their Greek-made slippers landing in my inbox one week. Demonstrating a traditional “consumer pipeline” I promptly rang the store to hold a pair, and popped in that weekend — good thing I did as these run small, I sized down. They’re the best thing I bought all autumn; cosy and charming with a real mountain-nonna vibe, every time I look at them I feel comforted. For those wanting extra pizzazz, there is a variant with pompoms!"

— Emma Gleason, commercial editor

Paris Georgia coat $970.

"I set out for this winter knowing I wanted an improbably long coat, one that was elegant and practically floor-skimming, that could bundle me up and still look chic walking down the street while being affronted by the wind. When Paris Georgia released its new collection, I found it: the Augustine coat. As a somewhat average-heighted person, this coat is the perfect length, its hem brushing my ankles. Its cinched-in waist cuts a sharp silhouette, too."

— Julia Gessler, digital & production journalist

Zambesi wool and mohair jacket POA.

"There's nothing like a good blazer to make you feel pulled together without much effort. I have my eye on a black double-breasted blazer from Zambesi's new autumn/winter collection 'Emotional Rescue' and think this is the sort of wardrobe item I could wear forever with everything — I guess that's what they call investment dressing."

— Dan Ahwa, creative and fashion director

Juliette Hogan merino knit $649.

"I recently bought the Bjorn sweater in olive from Juliette Hogan and I haven't been able to take it off. It's 100 per cent merino wool and is so soft and cosy. Unlike a lot of high-neck wool sweaters, it's not itchy at all. I do love a cable knit and this one feels a little less chunky than some, which makes it a great layering piece. I got it in a size M and it's quite an oversize slouchy fit, which I like."

— Johanna Thornton, deputy editor

Wynn Hamlyn dress $435.

"Wynn Hamlyn's collection this season is full of super-desirable pieces from a snuggly chunky knit vest to tailored wide-leg trousers, but my money is on the Monica dress. It's flattering cut and cleverly positioned tucks, along with heavy knit fabrication, means it's body hugging without being clingy. I love this rich chocolate colour and see it as in investment piece that will work across the seasons. I plan to layer it with a skinny knit from Standard Issue and boots for winter, and then team it with flat strappy sandals in summer."

— Amanda Linnell, editor

Mi Piaci boots $540.

"I've been searching for a mock-croc, knee-high boot for a few winters now, but the few I stumbled upon were either too tight on my calf or uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. It's no secret I'm a Mi Piaci boot devotee (all of my leather boots are from there and have lasted multiple winters) so imagine my delight when the brand revealed its Myah Knee High Boot — a walnut, croc-textured boot with a square block heel and pointed toe.Stock is limited in my size, so I'll have to be quick to nab a pair to wear with ribbed knitted dresses or silk midi skirts this season."

— Ashleigh Cometti, beauty editor

Emma Jing silk scrunchie $50.

"I just bought an Emma Jing oversized hot pink scrunchie, I'm so excited to have a bit of extra colour to top off my wintery looks. Also will save my hair from being whipped around in Poneke's wild windy weather."

— Chloe Hill, contributing fashion editor

Our Legacy coat, $1298, from Workshop.

"'Lusting after' and 'practicality' usually don't go hand in hand. Which is why this mohair overcoat for a drizzly and wet Auckland winter would be PERFECT. For a few winter season's now, I find myself drawn to the silhouette of an oversized longline outerwear piece and this divine coat by Our Legacy is high on the lust-list."

— Tau Subritzky, contributing stylist

Gloria coat $780.

"I'd actually look forward to stepping into the windy Auckland streets wearing the Modern Times coat from Gloria. There's something so flattering about its fulsome silhouette, capable of hiding a multitude of sins, (athleisure-wear, hello) though I doubt you'd need to bother with several layers given it's pure wool and snug as a blanket. Gloria designer Kristine Crabb's 1920s-inspired design comes in yellow, black, navy and Sahara. Be insouciant by letting it drape or cinch with the tie at the waist for a more polished look."

— Rebecca Barry Hill, writer.

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