This week the shopping is all about winter weekend dressing. Bring on the sunny cold winter days…
The first thing you need to joosh up the weekend wardrobe is a cool hat. Perfect for the weekend to cover up bad hair days. Perfect to keep you warm and looking chic. Grey is softer than black. Throw it on and sneak out the door. The stalking paparazzi will never recognise you. Neither will your mother. Bless. $49.95
I love a peacoat. The great thing about this jacket is that you can throw it over jeans or chinos. It’s fabulous because the double breasted look means you can wear it undone and it will still cover the muffin top. A miracle! The colour is great too. Love it over a classic round neck knit ( get thee to David Jones own knit department ASAP for simple round neck Tee style wool knits in great colours). Anyway I love this “Wellington jacket” . I love how Jigsaw tell us that it’s “inspired by Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington and one of England’s greatest military leaders.” So there. You can be a military leader too. You probably are if you have children. Arsenal, bombing and cannons optional.$379.
The knit is the new jacket. Repetez. Bon. Now also know that the cable knit is hot. I love this grey knit. It has a double layer which is actually quite flattering. It’s like a crop top that then keeps going. Clever non? You can toss this with jeans (mais oui! ) or just with chinos or grey flannel harem esque pants. It’s chic enough for weekends in the city with a cool leather skirt or for weekends sailing with George on freezing lake Como. Yes, it’s that good. $179.
I like an A -line skirt for weekends. A little more casual than a pencil skirt. Plus it skims and swings. This is a good thing. You can rock this skirt with flat boots, with ankle boots or with stomp-a-licious heels during the week. A camel skirt is a must buy. It loves balck and brown as much as it loves navy. It loves a leather jacket. It loves a denim jacket. It loves a chunky cable knit sweater. It’s very affectionate this little skirt. But don’t worry it will never cheat on you. $169.
Warning! warning! warning!. The big oversized look is on the horizon. Say good bye to tight little dresses and everything short. ( thank god). It’s all about a very 80’s silhouette. Check out the Celine show and you will see what I mean. It’s a totally new style that will take a couple of years to trickle down to being accepted every day look. So if you want to get into the look right now then grab this divine Witchery camel jacket. Or it might be a coat. who cares it’s fabulous. The idea is to wear it over a narrow skirt or pants. It’s tres chic non? $399.
I have been raving on about red or orange jeans/pants for a year or so and I’m sure you were wary when I first mentioned them but now they are not so scary right? So I suggest you invest in a chic red ” mod girl’s pants ” for $89 or the chic burgundy “Bobbi” pants here at Sportsgirl for $79. Both are a great fit and work well for weekends. A nice change from jeans don’t you think? Love red pants back with everything on this page. Yes, I’m talking camel and grey and black. Plus you can rock these pants with converse or with short boots. Please ditch the idea of jeans tucked into long boots. Yawn. So over. Wrong. It’s about short boots , rolled up jeans or crop pants or stick to long boots with a skirt. Bless.
Marc By Marc Jacobs bag from Shopbop
The stand out tote is THE bag shape and I spied this cool little number at Shopbop. You can sling it over your shoulder or carry it in the crook of the arm. Toss all your crap into it and you will find it instantly because the lining is a mad graffiti logo print. Love! Perfect for a day of weekend lazing round lunching and coffeeing. $578.
So as I was saying it’s about the crop ankle boot with pants/skirts/ jeans. I like black. Surprise! But really when you are dagging around on the weekend in the country you know that black just works. I am scared, in fact petrified, of wearing flat boots. Oh god I look so short and fat it’s not worth going there. Ok Converse are good. I need an ankle boot with a slight heel like these dudes from Wittner. They are in tan as well I think. You can roll up your jeans or your skinny jeans can slide right inside. Love with a skirt or dress. They will hide the cankles! PS. These boots are called “rough”. Nice. $179.95
Love a scarf. Love a cable knit scarf. Love anything cream against the face it will take years off. Brilliant. $240
You have probably invested in a faux fur vest years ago. I have thashed mine from seasons of wear. That poor dead fake fur animal. If it wasn’t dead before it sure is now. The fur vest is perfect for Sydney ( and Perth) winter because you don’t really need a coat. Oh please don’t cry those living in Melbourne, Adelaide and Wellington. It’s perfcct to slide under a jacket too. Anyway for a bit of fun you can’t go past this shaggy Mongolain vest from Cotton on. It’s $49. Shut up. Ignore the photo and the styling. Why would anyone wear that taupe top under a grey vest like that is beyond me. Bless. Just toss it over a simple black, cream or grey knit. It’s a winner. Also check out the cool khaki anorak here as well for $69. It’s just the thing for weekends over a dress or jeans. Love! $69.