Winter Essentials

The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who has recently moved down to Melbourne from northern New South. With winter already setting in down here she was asking me what she was going to need to survive a Melbourne winter. It got me thinking about all the essential clothing that is needed for a Melbourne winter. I’ve spent the better part of the last 5 years putting together a cohesive winter wardrobe. It’s now full of pieces that are light enough to carry when the suns out, but that are also warm enough to stop you freezing when icy winds from the bay come rolling through. My staples consist of layering pieces, lots of wool, light coats and plenty of scarves. I’ve pulled together 3 key pieces I’m lusting over to get me through this winter.


I am a huge fan of military jackets; I bought one from sportsgirl about 2 years ago and have absolutely thrashed it since. So my eye was immediately drawn to this gorgeous Style Stalker Rebellion Parka, it is an absolute must have! The shearling only extends down the front of the jacket, which is great as a full shearling lining would be far too much for an Aussie winter; it just does not get cold enough! I certainly want to invest in one of these bad boys this winter!


As I can’t afford to a splash a couple ‘G on all the McQueen dresses I adore, I have my sights firmly set of this stunning McQueen scarf. The colours are so versatile—it would go very nicely with the Style Stalker jacket—it’s the kind of thing you could just keep in your bag to throw on with anything. When it goes out of fashion I might even have it framed and hang it on my wall!


Don’t you just love them!? They are the perfect mix of classic design and unassuming good looks. I can see pairing them with dark denim skinny legs and Breton tees; or with floral dresses and a chunky cardi. These bushed leather Rag and Bone lovelies will keep your feet dry and toasty warm all day; the short stacked heel is also great for a bit of height—which is good for those of us who are vertically challenged.

So that’s my top 3 for this winter, what are your winter essentials?

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  1. You got it right – the best fashion reasons to face winter in Melbourne – you get to buy lots of boots, scarves and jackets! Great post

  2. Thanks 🙂
    It so true! Winter is when we Melburnians really shine!


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