This season is usually about getting into those chunky knits, jackets and coats, ready to hibernate, but having had an unpredicted pause in our social calendar and with restrictions quickly lifting it seems we all need a bit of inspiration injected into our wardrobes. As we get back to business as usual, I show you 5 different ways to style cosy knits up or down for easy wear in the day and glam in the evening.
Outfit 1 Daytime
For ultimate chic cosiness wear the Skims Tank top from Kim K's "cozy collection", they do ship to Australia but if you don't fancy waiting try this similar option from The Iconic. Pair with the matching pant or a similar textured pant, but go for something with a straight or flare leg to define it from something more pyjama like so you can wear whilst out and about. Pair with a contrasting texture like this sporty puffer jacket, if you are more of a pear shape go for a slightly longer line jacket to skim over the hips. In keeping with the sporty feel of the jacket chuck on a pair of sneakers and add a sporty textured bag or something with a subtle gloss.
Outfit 1 Night time
Glam up your singlet for evening attire - pair with a high gloss or shiny pair of leather pants. Again opt for a straight or wide leg, to create a point of difference and shape between the tight fit top and the relaxed pants. Turn a silk or satin shirt into a jacket layer, style either loose or for apple shapes try a tie under the bust and for straight rectangle shapes tie at the hip. Style with a heeled boot and a statement earring like these chunky silver tube hoops.
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Outfit 2 Daytime
Investing in versatile pieces you'll wear several ways, like this crewe neck jumper, is a great way to boost the value of your wardrobe and make it work more for you. For an easy daytime look try a fine knit jumper and a pair of high waisted pants, as pictured below, style with the front slightly tucked to emphasise your smallest point - your waist. Add a simple sandal or slide and a woven bag in a neutral colour palette to finish the look.
Outfit 2 Night time
Dress up by layering under a silky or satin slip dress, pastels are having a moment so why not try complimentary colour pastels like purple and yellow (**get a free colour chart here and get to know the colours you should be wearing**). Hair accessories are a great way to tie together any outfit, be that with the colour or texture, whilst also being able to resurrect a bad hair day. Add a simple gold chain and some mules and you are good to go.
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Outfit 3 Daytime
Try a dress option like this jersey midi dress, it's fit to the form but not super tight or see through which can take away from the flattering shape. Wear with a casual denim jacket in a white or cream to make your arm candy like this beautiful black Bottega Veneta bag pop. I love the functionality of a cross body giving you freedom with both hand plus it cuts across the rest of the outfit giving it an extra focal point, alternatively wear as a simple shoulder bag. Try not to go for a slimmer sneaker like a canvas chuck and instead team with some chunky sneakers, as this detail really lifts the look from plain to sharp.
Outfit 3 Night time
Turn this midi into an LBD by doubling up on belts - add a chain belt and belt bag. Slip into some heels like these mid height sling backs and add a colourful earring for a subtle colour pop. This evening look will suit any shape.
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Outfit 4 Daytime
Jazz up your jeans with a knit crop top like this halter neck style. Halter necks are great for petite women, hourglass and straight rectangle shapes - they tend not to suit women with broader shoulders but it can depend on the overall garment. Crops are a great way to show some skin and highlight the waistline, generally avoid wearing with a low rise pant, instead pair with a mom jean or high waisted piece. Finish with a shoulder bag and some strappy sandals.
Outfit 4 Night time
Experiment with textures and try pairing a knit with silk pants and a fleecy jacket or coat, keep to the same colour palette to streamline the look. Add a pearl or statement earring and stand out bag like this metallic option to subtly break up the blush colours. Pair with a killer heel to accentuate the flared pant or a heeled boot for when it gets colder, again try and keep the heel in the same palette as the rest of the outfit.
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Outfit 5 Daytime
Structured cardigans are definitely having a moment right now, try a ballet inspired wrap style like this one from Australian Designer Alice McCall for a feminine cosy idea. For your day time engagements pair with an optic white pant or jean like this boyfriend fit Orslow pair from Maplestore, apple shapes may prefer a higher waisted fit to highlight the waist. A skinnier fit pant would also work in the optic white if it's a smarter casual day time plan you have made. Add a necklace and a structured bag to create simple smart details and dress down with some suede espadrilles like these Loewe platforms.
Outfit 5 Night time
Go all out glam with an embellished skirt like this mini, the cinched detail at the front side helps elongate the legs and the optic white suits all skin tones. Pair with matching bling accessories like this London Based Designer bag from Black & Brown (available in Australia from Farfetch and Net a Porter) and a stand out pair of Saint Laurent lace up strappy heels. Add a simple silver chain to finish off the look.
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