Q. Dear Tamara, I’m trying to simplify my wardrobe leading into winter. What are three jackets you feel are essential this season?
A. Your winter wardrobe is not complete without a great coat. My essential picks for the season are The Shearling, The Ankle Grazer and The Statement coat. The Shearling is a nod to the seventies and this season’s version is sophisticated with a vintage retro vibe. The Ankle Grazer follows on from last winter. The longer the coat, the cooler the look, not only is it dramatic but it’s also practical in keeping you toasty warm. The Statement coat is all about expressing your personal style. Whether it’s through colour, texture, shape or bold patterns – anything goes!
As seen in South Australian Style Magazine Issue 29 Autumn edition.
This Autumn Winter it is all about textured fabrics, embroidered detail and rich colour tones.
Here are my top picks to add to your wardrobe to create a luxe feel to your current wardrobe items.
A statement jacket is the perfect edition to your winter wardrobe. Team it with a grey tee and jeans for effortless off duty style or layer over a luxe dress for a night on the town. A neutral colour such as black or navy are more versatile. It can be layered over a colour, other neutral colours and prints & patterns with ease.
Embroidery adds interest and texture to your outfit. If you like the ‘on trend’ rock bohemian look team with a biker jacket and ankle boots. There is a colour combination and style to suit every personality. If a dress isn’t your thing and you want to add embroidery to your wardrobe in a subtle way try an embroidered belt, bag or shoes.
Velvet is the must have fabric of the season. It is rich in texture giving your outfit a luxurious edge. Choose a cross body bag in navy velvet instead of black. It can be worn during the day across your shoulder or as a clutch in the evening.
This seasons 90’s revival has a heavy influence on footwear. The western buckle has been a must have nod to the nineties. A detailed heel is an accessory in itself. When wearing a simple outfit add a statement shoe for an instant update.
When it comes to earrings bigger is better. Choose a shoulder duster style to amp up your outfit. If you have rounded features look for a style with curved lines. If you have angular features look for a style with sharper lines. They will be the most complimentary to your face shape.