SUM­MER’S GONE AND WIN­TER’S ON ITS WAY, LEAV­ING US TORN BE­TWEEN THOSE DENIM SHORTS AND BOYFRIEND JEANS. WHEN IT FEELS LIKE 30 C ONE DAY AND 13 C THE NEXT, IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO WEAR – LET ALONE WHAT TO HOLD ONTO FOR NEXT SEA­SON. WHILE THE WEATHER FOREC

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When it comes to dress­ing for the sea­sons, Aus­tralian weather cer­tainly doesn’t make it easy. Should we keep that jacket that served us so well last win­ter? that trench coat when it’s still sunny and 23 C? Fash­ion stylist Kirsty Ashe says “Yes, yes, yes!”. There’s no need to com­pletely dis­miss your sum­mer wardrobe - her se­cret to trans-sea­sonal dress­ing is smart lay­er­ing and prac­ti­cal pur­chases “But­ton-up maxis and shirt dresses are a great ex­am­ple,” Kirsty says. “You can wear them as a ki­mono-style cover-up over pants, skirts and dresses.” The key is thin lay­ers that you can add to or take away, like a light­weight scarf stowed in your hand­bag or a mil­i­tary jacket that can be tied around your waist. When it comes to colour, the usual mono­chrome, grey and navy may dom­i­nate our win­ter wardrobes but ex­pect some blush tones, neu­trals and pops of red to lace are be­ing re­pur­posed for win­ter, too. be afraid to pur­chase them now as you’ll get a lot of wear out of them,” Kirsty says. “Sim­ply go for heav­ier fab­rics, like denim, or be cre­ative with lay­er­ing.” When it comes to ac­ces­sories, Kirsty says state­ment ear­rings will be even big­ger this sea­son than hats and bean­ies. State­ment shoes will also make a big ap­pear­ance – metal­lic boots can be swapped out for metal­lic slides or slip­pers on warmer days. “We won’t be let­ting go of sneak­ers or the ‘ath­leisure’ trend any time soon,” she says. “Sim­ply add a bomber or denim jacket or even heels, to your work­out So what should we be in­vest­ing in this win­ter, and for win­ters to come? “Every­one should have a denim jacket,” Kirsty says. “You can wear it with a sum­mer maxi or your drop-crotch pants or jeans, year in and year out. The bomber jacket has also gone from a trend to a ma­jor sta­ple, and a long line coat in a neu­tral colour is time­less. In­vest­ing in these pieces now will serve you well beyond this sea­son.”

Words: Anastasia White

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