Top Layering Like a Pro

There are some things in life that will never change - even in the face of a terrifying global pandemic. Like, the weather. World events come and (hopefully) go, but the need for season-appropriate attire - such as a good coat to see you through the winter -- remains a non-negotiable.

In fact, adapting your wardrobe to cater to the cooler months is an enterprise that veers more towards "function" than "fun". But who says you have to choose? The abundance of new-season coats (and knits, and jeans, and fabulous accessories) will make stepping into winter a thrill - as will a handful of clever styling tricks, borrowed from some of our favourite fashionable women. 

Winter blues? Not on our watch. 



Cult Classic 

Third Form Trench cheap Elliatt

Theres nothing more timeless than a tailored black trench. 

Sometimes it pays to keep it simple -- and nothing captures the spirit of aspirational minimalism quite like a classic black coat. 

Aussie brands such as Third Form and AJE offer great iterations -- best paired with equally timeless staples like vintage-wash Levi's and a crisp white shirt and made-for stomping combat boots. 

Tone it Up

Cocoon Coats in soothing shares if caramel make winter layering a cinch

A little more laid back than its black counterpart, an oversized camel coat is perfect for any occasion. Third Form's flattering versions in particular are the thing of fashion legend -- and for good reason. Thrown over relaxed suiting or sweats, they add an instant dose of sophistication. 

Third Form Caramal Coat My forever coat 

                                      Third Form My Always Coat ($450)  

Balancing Act

The Key to a Polished Winter Ensemble? Nailing your Proportions

Third Form

Ever put on an outfit and felt it's not quite right - like there's a problem you can't quite put your finger on but it is immediately obvious? It's probably been a question of proportions -- a finicky skill that can stump even seasoned fashion editors.

This winter, we're in a bourgeois-inspired state of mind, which means we're coveting long skirts, high boots and mannish blazers. Avoid looking overwhelmed by mixing heavy and light fabrics, cinching at the waist and showing tactful flashes of skin. 


A floaty mid-length skirt has a polished decidedly vintage vibe. Keep it grounded with the shoe of the season: statement knee-high boots. 






Elevate an A-line mini or tailored shorts with a boxy blazer or long-sleeve cardigan. Alexa Chung, eat your heart out. 

Staple the Label Veronica PU Mini Skirt ($89.95)

Apero Label

Apero Label Jayda Linen Skirt ($85)

FRAME, Paperbag Leather Skirt ($370.84)



ELLIATT, Highland Blazer ($274.95)

Acne Studios, Cropped Cardigan ($378)

Seven Wonders Blazer

Seven Wonders, Ada Blazer ($109)

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Pleasure State, Constance Long Line Bra ($59.97)

The Art of Layering 

The world's most stylish women know it isn't about having more, but about doing more with what you have. Translation? Layering. Is. Everything. And never more so than in winter. Instead of frantically trying to buy a brand new wardrobe, invest in a few key pieces that will transform your worn-to-death staples for the new season. 


Pair a neutral knit with great denim (and even better accessories) 

Bra Cardigan Shorts


Zara, Knit Bralette top ($29.95)

SNDYS, Prima Knit Top ($69) 

Christian Dior Belt

Christian Dior, Montaigne Belt ($1,200)

Apero Label

RE/DONE, Stove Pipe cropped jeans ($380)


 TEDS, Slingbacks in Leather ($935) 


Staple the Label Jumper

Extend the lifespan of a preppy polo or button-up with a bold jumper. 


Staple the Label, Sofia Blouson Jumper ($109) 

Acler Pink Shirt

Acler, Royal Shirt ($360) 




Christopher Esber, Double Belted Trouser ($690) 




Versace, Black Lenses ($299.95)



Christopher Esber, Sarafina Heel ($790)



Modernise '70s shapes with leather accessories and -- if you're feeling brave -- a knitted bra. 


Make it Pop 

 1. Happy Feet 

New-season sandals in vibrant shades of lime, yellow or cherry red are a guaranteed mood booster.


2. Scarf Ace 


All hail the under-appreciated scarf. Bring some playfulness to its practicality by wearing it oversized. 

AclerAcne Studios, Multi check scarf ($390)

3. Knit Pick 

Hygge-inducing chunky knits are a one-is-never-enough kind of purchase. Go big or go home. 

Staple the Label, Tempo Chunky Jumper ($109) 


4. In the Bag

Jewel-toned purses elevate even the simplest winter ensembles. Play it safe? Never. 

Red bag
Valentino, VSLING Crossbody Bag ($1,464)


5. Tie-breaker 

Thin waist bests will add mileage to your trusty blazers  -- especially in zesty shades of citrus. 

Blazer waist belt


Token Belt

TOKEN Dressy Croc Belt ($20)

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