Saying goodbye to Summer is never easy, but soon enough warm weather will be a distant memory and we’ll be reaching for winter boots over open-toe slides.
The cool change Autumn brings is the perfect reminder to up your style game. Now is the time to migrate to a
Winter look with a few savvy wardrobe investments.
Just a quick note: This post is sponsored, but we only write about things we reckon you’ll love. Thanks for the tips on how to wear the latest winter trends, Oki & Oro.
1. The Fashionable Flat
If the sneaker trend is anything to go by, comfort is key when it comes to footwear. So if you’re searching for something to elevate your look with a li’l more sass than a sneaker but a little less attention than a heel, you can’t go wrong with a fashionable flat. From lace-up ballet slippers to sling-back slides to fur-lined loafers, flats will carry you through any occasion in a cold snap.
2. Specs That Speak Style
The concept of personalised fashion and accessories has never been more in demand and your eyewear should be no exception. When choosing your everyday frames, it’s important to remember that they should be a true reflection of your personality. This season, leading Brisbane eyewear boutique, Oki & Oro, will be one of the first to stock the latest Maison Valentino collection. Paying homage to the brand’s timeless elegance, the collection offers cutting-edge designs in vintage shapes and wildly coloured acetates that are guaranteed to make your everyday appearance look effortless.
3. The Puffer
Although puffer jackets have made their way from the schoolyard to the street on the back of the activewear craze, the humble puffer only really picked up pace when Kanye paraded it in his Yeezy Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. Play it safe by rocking a puffer vest over your activewear or take your look to the next level with an oversized number in a colour that demands attention.
4. The Everyday Time Piece
When it comes to accessorising, time is always in style. However, finding the perfect watch isn’t always so simple. Your watch should be an effortless display of your personality, so choosing the right style is essential. Are you looking for a bold take on a classic style or an on-trend design that still offers versatility? Brisbane’s Oki & Oro boutique understands a watch is more than a necessity. Whether your days are spent in office wear or activewear, checking a watch that celebrates both form and function is a good way to pass the time, and forward-thinking brands like Aark Collective and Bruno Sohnle can’t be beaten.
5. The Art of Layering
Whether it’s a hoodie under a blazer, a bustier over a button-up or your favourite dress over jeans, layering is a Winter luxury. International fashion bloggers have taken the art of layering to the next level by bringing Summer staples into the darker months. It allows your trusty slip dress to get its second wind over a knit and under a parka. For full head-to-toe layering, play it safe by mixing no more than three shades. Or take a cue from the industry’s most stylish and make a statement in one colour.
6. Viva La Velvet.
Nothing says Winter quite like velvet. At the start of the year, we watched as our fave fashionistas embraced velvet in the US and Europe. And although we did our best to introduce the thick pile fabric into our summer robes, the humidity saw us venture only as far as the occasional choker or heel. But with cool weather now on our side, it’s our time to shine. Interpret this trend any way you please, whether it’s by adding a velvet blazer or a pair of booties. The only rule is: wear with confidence.
7. Faux Real
We all know faux is the way to go, and this season it’s all about fur. Whether it lines your loafers or sits on your shoulders, faux fur makes a statement like nothing else. Ease your way into it by belting a faux fur shawl over your outfit – nailing the layering trend while you’re at it – or go all-out with a bold faux fur coat to make your outfit pop. Although Brisbane doesn’t experience cripplingly low temps, if you intend on travelling south for Winter, keep an eye out for oversized shearling-lined jackets and parkas as they’re a blogger favourite in the snowy states this season.
8. Berets and Newsboy Caps
It’s time to say goodbye to those dreaded bad-hair days! There’s no question festival fashion has crept into our daily wardrobes. But questionable glitter halters and hot shorts aside, the one trend we welcome is the newsboy cap (aka fisherman’s cap, train driver’s hat or festival cap). Not only does the newsboy cap give an outfit an edgy look, it’s the perfect cover-up for bed hair on day three of your blow-dry. If you’ve already found yourself dipping into this trend, get ready to up the ante with a little Parisian influence. If you’re looking to emulate the ever-popular French-girl style rather than an I’m-with-the-band vibe, try the biggest accessory of the season: the beret.