We’re only a minute into winter and I’m already tapped out.
Not tapped out as is sleep deprived or in the midst of a flu fog, but style wise. I’ve already defaulted back to my winter uniform of slouchy jumpers, ripped jeans and sneakers. Which is fine if you are a 14-year-old boy and heading to the local skate park, but my job has days that call for something dressier.
Besides, there’s only so many times you can take your boss (hi Mia!) calling your outfits ‘normcore’ without getting the least bit self-conscious about it.
Since I figure I’m not the only one suffering from wardrobe fatigue, here are 6 ways to update your winter look (using what you already have).
1. If you already have a maxi skirt, add a cropped jumper.
Christine Centenera (pictured above) is one of Australia’s most stylish women. I love the way she’s layered her cropped jumper over a crisp blue shirt here. Even if you didn’t want the bulk of a work shirt under your jumper layer, this is a great way to wear your maxi skirts in the cooler weather. If you’re looking for cropped jumpers to buy, I love this French Connection Scandi Cropped jumper and this Mango monochrome version.
2. If you already have a blazer, add brogues.
Whether it’s a blazer or a cropped or tailored jacket, I’m guessing you’ve got at least one style hiding in the back of your wardrobes. Update it now by adding a pair of flat brogues or oxfords. You can buy them in a veritable rainbow of colours, but I’m particularly enamoured by glossy black (these ones are $68) and silver Beau Coops oxfords seen at the Karen Walker x Benah show.