6 JUL - 2021
Each year, I find any reason to escape to the slopes just so I can pull out my ‘extra’ winter pieces.
Despite what we see in movies, winter is not glamorous. Aucklanders, you get me - one minute the sun is shining and the next, I’m regretting leaving the umbrella at home. But regardless of the weather changes, winter also happens to be the only season I really like dressing for. I’m a layers gal. It’s all about finding the balance between a functional outfit and a fashionable one.
So - keep it simple, stupid. The key to a healthy wardrobe is to pick items that will stand the test of time. One-hit-wonders don’t have a place around here. Do I sound like a broken record? Stuffed deep down in my vacuum bags are winter items I have acquired over many years that get worn every winter.
From coats to boots here are my favourite key pieces for winter and beyond.
The Trench Coat
The Lug Boot
The Leather Pant
Agolde Leather Pants
Okay, I have never loved a puffer jacket. But as Maggie Marilyn put it, “you never second-guess grabbing a puffer when you’re halfway out the door on a frosty morning.” Long gone are the days of wearing a Kathmandu puffer to high school (thank God.) MM’s The Beyond Puffer is made of recycled materials and is possibly the chicest I’ve seen.
The Beyond Puffer
The Bomber Jacket
The Slip Skirt
A slip skirt in winter? Call me crazy but, pop a chunky knit on and pair it with your favourite boots, and, well, you’ve just converted your most worn summer item into a winter one! This goes for slip dresses as well.
The Structured Coat
If you are only to purchase one coat forever, ignore the trench and purchase a structured coat. You’ll always have a reason to wear it - to work, on holiday - it goes with every outfit. If you’re budget is generous, I have always loved a Camilla and Marc coat - however, Friends with Frank are *chefs kisses*.