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How To 20 July 2022

Dressing Up For A Winter’s Night Out

Stay warm without sacrificing style.

Excess layers, when executed intentionally can look great, but have the potential for creating a bulky silhouette. Not to mention, when you go out dancing, extra layers can be a pain. Sidestep this problem and get smarter with your winter ensembles.

Words By Ruby Staley

Oversized Blazer

Make like Matilda Djerf and blazer it.

A must have in all wardrobe’s year round, a good blazer can keep you cosy without all the bulky layers come winter.

Easy to layer under an oversized coat when the weather calls for it, but also warm enough to wear on its own over either a knit, shirt or sleeveless top to instantly pull together an outfit.

Invest in a high-quality classic blazer style like Acne Studios’ Oversized Woven Blazer in a sharp black tone that pairs perfectly with just about any colour or texture.

Add some pastel tones into your blazer rotation with the Stella McCartney Twill Blazer in a baby blue, or the more affordable Isla Blazer from Calli in a lilac tone that’s sure to brighten up even the darkest of winter days.

A sturdy leather blazer is ideal for adding some edge into your daily office looks or pairing with a mini dress on a night out for some texture.

In a bold emerald, green tone with a stiff oversized fit, Rotate’s Catherine Logo-Embossed Blazer is made from a buttery leather fabrication perfect for keeping warm with minimal layering.

Branching out from the classic oversized styles, Saint Laurent’s Cropped Denim Jacket is a modernised take on the traditional style that still retains its warmth factor while injecting some shape into the garment.

Pair the cropped denim style with a pair of your favourite jeans for a warm, and elevated, take on the Canadian tuxedo this winter.

Stella McCartney Twill Blazer, $2065 – available at NET-A-PORTER


Cover up, down south.

A highly trending piece as of right now, tights of all kinds but especially patterned variations are well and truly making a comeback from their 1970s hey-days.

Perfect to pair under a woollen mini skirt, or to add an element of warmth to a work look, a pair of tights is a simple way to feel secure and cosy without any extra bulk.

As a result of the logomania trend of a few years ago, we’re still seeing the endurance of the subtle logo detail in hosiery.

Luxury brands like Marine Serre, Gucci and Dior have each put their own mark on the logo mesh style that are ideal elevated basics come wintertime.

Beyond subtle logo-ing, both high-end and affordable fashion houses continue to develop bright, bold and loud tight styles.

A good example of this trend is Dries Van Noten’s Yellow Ruffled Tights that lend themselves perfectly to a fun print clashing moment.

Another bold and bright pair courtesy of print master himself Richard Quinn are these Floral Velvet Tights that would easily elevate even the most basic of winter outfits.

For a pair that’s a little more versatile, but just as warm, Bras and Things Smooth Top Hold Up Stockings or Dion Lee’s Thick Hosiery Tights are a both easy to style, comfortable to wear and perfectly form fitting.

Gucci Lurex Tights, $475 – available at NET-A-PORTER


Elevated, in every way.

A great pair of boots are and have always been a winter staple, perfect for keeping warm without sacrificing on style.

Whether you prefer a chunky platform style, or a sleek heeled look, finding a pair of signature boots could be the difference between looking cosy and cool, or going cold this chilly season.

For a classic punk-style chunky look, Brunello Cucinelli’s Bead-Embellished Leather Chelsea Boots are worthy of investing in. Just as versatile, Dr Martens’ 2976 Bex Chelsea Boots offer a slightly more affordable alternative.

Keeping to the utility style but elevating it further, Prada’s Monolith Combat Boots are comfy and cool and include a unique small coin purse detail on the side.

Add some extra coverage to your winter look without all the bulk of layering pants or dresses with a modern pair of knee-high boots.

Designed with a comfortable platform that make them easy to wear all day and night, Bottega Veneta’s Leather Over-The-Knee Boots in this crisp white are a beautiful wintertime shoe option, providing both warmth and sophistication.

For a pop of colour with a dramatic heel, style Le Silla’s Eva Mid-Calf Pointed Boots to push the boundaries with any glamorous evening look.

Ganni Chelsea Ankle Boots, were $645 now $387 – available at Farfetch