It's windy. It's cold. It's pouring rain. And I've never been more excited that the cooler months are finally rolling my way. Bear with me, lovely northern hemisphere folks! I know many of you are glad to see the tail end of winter, but I've been stockpiling winter fashion goodness all through the long, hot Sydney summer, and now I can finally throw on a scarf and revisit some of my favourite looks.
First of all...
[ COLOUR! ]
There's nothing better than seeing bright splashes of colour on grey, rainy days. I'm continuing my Mimosa obsession into winter if it's the last thing I do! And maybe a little mustard too. Ok, why stop there? Acid oranges, electric blues, teals and reds...
Not that there's anything wrong with toning things down of course! Mixing greys, blacks, and even browns (gasp!) together with softer blues, purples and greens - delicious! Throw in a bit of texture or pattern for good measure and you're good to go!
[ MONOCHROME! ]
If you're going to head down Monochromatic Road, it's easy to find yourself veering onto Blandy McBoring Lane. I know I'm a regular lane-dweller on Monday's in particular, mainly because I'm usually still mourning and recovering from the bygone weekend. These ladies however have definitely stayed on track. They could have taken a detour along Overbearingly Bright Accessories Drive...but they didn't. And they look amazing. And I want that hat.
And let's not forget that Winter time is indeed a wonderful fashion season for...
[ THE LADS! ]
I like a man in a scarf. I'd even go so far to say that I prefer a man in a scarf over a man in uniform. Outrageous, I know. My man-in-scarf obsession probably goes a long way towards explaining my near-combustible rapture that it's finally starting to cool down here. I really, really love scarves. I love vests too. And gloves. And maybe even a preppy blazer or two.
And BLUE SUEDE SHOES! Check out those guys boots! I happen to have a little pair of my own blue suede boots that I virtually live in during Winter, so if any Sydney-siders happen to see an overexcited blonde girl dancing around in puddles any time soon...don't worry, the boots are waterproofed!
[Images via The Sartorialist, Garance Dore, Face Hunter and Lookbook]