After heat waves and sunburn, it goes without saying; we’re pumped to wrap-up for winter! With Australia heading into its coldest winter on record (supposedly), it’s time to dust off those knits and scarves and get ready for a cooler fashion season. Autumn and winter fashion is a great opportunity to experiment with layers, and outerwear is a key staple. We’ve found the winter wardrobe must-haves for the season and how to rock them with our foolproof style tips and tricks.

Trench Coat

The Trench: A classic coat that pops up every winter season. This kind of outerwear is the definition of a versatile, durable and fashionable option. We love the pastel tones and prints that are hitting the stores this season. However, the classic tan is also a stylish staple to get you through multiple seasons. Pair this coat with skinny jeans and flats for a chic daywear option or a little black dress and stilettoes for a sultry date night option.

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Bomber Jacket

Looking to add to your sports-chic winter wardrobe? Let us introduce you to the modern take on the trusty bomber jacket. This little number is the ideal outerwear option for the lady who loves to rock ripped jeans and comfy sneakers. The bomber jacket can come in a range of colours and styles but we love the throwback to American varsity jackets with stripes and flag colours for this cold season. Roll up the sleeves, pop on a pair of aviator shades and you’ve got yourself a sporty-chic winter outfit.

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Double-Breasted Jacket

If there’s one thing we love, it’s borrowing masculine styles from menswear. Double-breasted jackets were once reserved a staple item for a dapper gentleman, but now the ladies seem to rock them just as well (if not better). We love the sartorial vibe of this jacket that adds sophistication to every outfit. The biggest trend for this jacket is the vintage-inspired checked pattern, which we adore but also can’t help but love the bold, solid colours that can be spotted as well. This jacket can take you from the office to the bar with effortless style. Needless to say, if you’re going to invest in one winter jacket this year, let it be a timeless double-breasted blazer.

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Leather

Let’s be honest, who else has got their black leather biker jacket tucked away ready for winter? Don’t worry, so do we. And we love it! The leather jacket is the winter staple to get you through every chilly season with the perfect mix of grunge and class. But we believe it’s time to shake-up this classic jacket and we’re excited to see the reincarnation of this essential piece. Colour is a great way to mix up your outerwear and for this winter, delicious burgundy and nudes are our colour pick for the season. However, if you’re keen to stick to the traditional black, why not play around with different shapes. An oversized shearling jacket or a tailored blazer could be the perfect refresher for your jacket. If you’re looking to update your classic leather jacket, stand out from the crowd with something that makes a statement.

Extra Long Cardigan

Nothing says winter like making a hot cup of tea, putting on a movie and wrapping up in your favourite knit. So, of course, a knitted cardigan has to be a part of our list. This winter, we love the shabby-chic aesthetic of the extra long or oversized cardigan. A good chunky cardigan is a great solution when you just need to throw something on. This look suits a casual and calm style, pair with some comfy loafers for a relaxed Sunday brunch look or chuck on a pair of ankle boots for a hint of city-slicker.

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