Game of Thrones kicks off again tonight for those lucky enough to have access to a Foxtel connection and winter is most definitely coming. Walking through Fitzroy before dinner with girlfriends last night, I was surrounded by beanies, scarves, knits, jeans and boots.
It’s officially time to shove the flowery floaty dresses to the back of the wardrobe and tearfully shelve your Haviannas. But that doesn’t mean jeans are your only option for the next six months. Coupled with tights or stockings and some killer boots, skirts can absolutely work in the cooler parts of the year.
I have to start with apologising that some of these items are a little pricier than I’d normally recommend (I love me a bargain). However I’ve picked quality pieces that are also pretty timeless so should last you through the next two seasons and well into the cooler months of 2016 too.
1. Dreams embellished skirt from Lola vs. Harper.
Here is my sale pick for the week: A gorgeous, fun embellished mini skirt. Why do I like it? It’s black at the back, meaning it’s more flattering across your bum than the horizontal patterned front. It’s in black and white, meaning you can wear it with any colour coat. And it would look great with black boots and thick tights.
2. Piper Ankle Boot from Witchery.
I bought these last week and have not taken them off since. I’m a huge ankle boot fan and this pair have a really comfortable height, thick heel. The colour is a lovely soft dove grey, which breaks it up from my standard foot uniform of black and tan.
3. Dessau Midi Pencil Skirt from The Iconic.
This is the sort of gorgeous item you can be forgiven for scrolling past because it’s been paired with a top that only works on women the size of this model. Yeah, my pregnancy boobs and underarm muffin top ain’t going to work with that at all.
But the skirt itself is an incredibly flattering length and would look even better with a black silk blouse and stiletto heeled ankle boots. The pattern is fun, without being immature or overly girly.
4. Maykover boots from Nine West.
I bought this exact pair almost two years ago from Nine West and I am still getting heaps of use out of them. They’re a really nice, warm alternative to heels (essential for days you have meetings and need to look In Charge Of Things). They cut in quite low on your calve, so you don’t look too stocky or cankle-like.
5. Night After Night Midi Full Skirt from David Jones.
It doesn’t get more feminine than an A-line, below-the-knee skirt that is covered in giant splashy flowers. I spied this on another woman at a friend’s wedding recently and couldn’t help but inquire where it was from.
If you’re already mourning the demise of sunshine and fresh flowers, then this skirt will help you activate your denial. Plus the print is the perfect colours for Autumn: No Instragam filter required.