Winter is here. It’s that magical time where you reach into the back of your closet for your cold weather clothing and realise you have NOTHING TO WEAR.
I hear you, but it no longer matters. Thanks to a clever fashion trick passed down to me from my wise, wise mum.
You can get by this winter wearing your normal every day kit by purchasing just two things (if they’re not hanging in your wardrobe already). Allow me to explain.
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1. A pair of black tights
2. A turtleneck.
I’ve had this French Connection dress for years and I love it. It’s got an interesting print, an eye-catching colour and most importantly, it’s excellent at hiding a food baby. However its length and lack of sleeves don’t exactly lend themselves to Melbourne’s temperamental winter weather.
Add a black turtleneck and some tights underneath and BAM. I saved myself buying a new dress.
Left: Summer and Right: Winter. Add a belt and you're done. Image: Supplied
This was one of my favourite summer wear-with-everything skirts, so I wasn't going to let it languish in my wardrobe for several months. I applied my two item rule - turtleneck and tights - and voila.
Left: Worn in summer and Right: on a much cooler day. Image: Supplied.
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