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Three Ways To Winterise Your Look.

Three Ways To Winterise Your Look.

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Australia is the land of Almost Winter which means there is wisdom in finding extra mileage in the summer side of your wardrobe.

Here are three easy ways to winterise your warm weather favourites.

1.Pants Under A Skirt

No this was not a typo.

This trend is here and before you laugh at it and me….try it.

More flattering than you imagine, the key is in playing around with your proportions. You’re not throwing on a pair of harem pants under a mini skirt – you want one piece to have volume and one piece to be lean.

Got it?

Slim mini skirt with palazzo pants, full skirt with skinny ankle jeans, maxi with leather tights.

Have some fun with this one. The whole look is meant to be a little unhinged but I promise a skirt has never been this comfortable.

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2. Turn It Into A Tunic.

If your favourite frock or is too short for winter temperatures consider turning it into a tunic top and wear over jeans, tights or leather pants.

Slip a blazer over the top or a scarf around your neck and you’ll instantly winterise the look.

Just be mindful of the hem length – mid-thigh is best – any longer and it will look shorter and wider.

3. Throw A Coat On It.

This one is obvious, easy and flattering.

Nothing looks chicer or sleeker than a long line coat over a summer outfit. It was Jackie Kennedy’s fall-back look and every bit as fabulous and relevant in 2015.

A trenchcoat is perfect but pale pink, crimson and camel are all good coat colour options for this season.

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Do’s And Don’ts With A Scarf.

Do’s And Don’ts With A Scarf.

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A scarf is the perfect transeasonal accessory. It’s actually just the best all-purpose, all weather fix-it.

If your neck is warm then somehow your whole body feels snug doesn’t it?

They’re also the fastest way to add colour, texture or layers to your in-between weather look. But there are some do’s and don’ts.

Take it to the coffee shop.

DO:

 

Black on black, navy on navy, grey on grey – try layering your outfit with a tonal scarf. Stick to neutral shades – pink on pink doesn’t have quite the same effect – and play with textures choosing a chunky knit or fine weave to contrast with your jacket or top accordingly.

DON’T:

 

Do you really need a hat? And a print on that scarf? No, you do not. Scarves are a big statement on their own. Let them work for, not against, you by keeping the rest of your accessories to a minimum. That goes for make-up too – co-ordinating your lipstick to the fabric wrapped around your neck is not a good idea.

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DO:

 

Skinny scarves are really just the poor cousins of bad ties. They belong on rock stars from 1980s hair bands. If you must, then opt for silks and satins that wrap just once, hang long and complement a very simple evening look.

DON’T:

 

Skinny scarves are really just the poor cousins of bad ties. They belong on rock stars from 1980s hair bands. If you must, then opt for silks and satins that wrap just once, hang long and complement a very simple evening look.

DO:

 

Add a pop of colour with a large shawl-shape scarf. Choose a colour that contrasts with your outfit (red on black above) and that flatters your skin tone. Warmer colours often look best closer to the face.

DON’T:

 

One of the biggest mistakes people make when wearing scarves is choosing styles with too much fabric – this will inevitably overwhelm your face. You don’t want to look like you’re choking. Be realistic about your own proportions and practice in the mirror until you get just the right amount of wrap from your frame.

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