Ok, so it’s now winter time in Australia. It is a little chillier than usual, and we do like to be comfortable, but it doesn’t take much effort to head out the door looking like you’ve got it together.
It’s all about substitution, a principle we all use so well when cooking:
1. Replace said trakky daks with a pair of tights. There’s so much choice in colours and textures. I’ve found some great digital print designs this season at Ally stores for just $15. Try www.allyfashion.com
2. Put on a comfortable dress or long top that cuts above the knees and a either a statement necklace or some long earrings. Easy! www.runwayculture.com.au
3. Buy a pair of boots. I love my knee high boots in tan leather with a heel. If your wardrobe budget can only afford one pair of boots, I’d opt for tan as I think they’re more versatile than black. Winter is such a short season in most parts of Australia so wear them often, wear them well. Don’t save them for a special occasion, you can wear them most days. Boots are an expensive purchase but the accountant in me calculates the cost per wear and suddenly they become an investment. For example, if you bought one pair of boots for $150 and wore them every second day over 3 months of winter for 3 seasons ($150/45 days/3 years) that means you’re only paying $1.11 per day for all of that fabulousness!
4. Top it off with a wrap or scarf around your shoulders and a nicely cut trench coat.
Put some lipstick on and, as my friend Rose would say, “Total wife material!”