Life & Style Weekend - - CLOSET - WORDS: SALLY COATES

If you’re strug­gling for win­ter fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion, some­times you need to look out­side your usual en­sem­bles to spark that style fire. Model and stylist Jess Mar­shall knows a thing or two about be­ing ad­ven­tur­ous with your wardrobe and never be­ing afraid to lead the pack when it comes to trends.

She’s picked a few of her favourite win­ter looks from Uniqi Bou­tique, which can be mod­i­fied to suit in­di­vid­ual styles with sim­ple tweaks.

Look One: Blazer Dress

“This ver­sa­tile state­ment piece can be worn as a blazer or a dress and can be styled back with thigh-high boots,” Jess says. In­vest­ing in a blazer dress means you si­mul­ta­ne­ously nab a stylish cor­po­rate out­fit that can eas­ily roll into the night. If you’re not com­fort­able go­ing bot­tom­less, pair with any thin ma­te­rial pant or stock­ings or even a mini skirt.

Look Two: Dis­tressed and Lace

Mix­ing tex­tures is big this win­ter, es­pe­cially con­trast­ing tex­tures such as lace and dis­tressed denim. Go for the same colours to cre­ate a co­he­sive look, Jess says. “Pair­ing a soft, fem­i­nine piece with dis­tressed denim for con­trast cre­ates an all white out­fit.”

Look Three: Emer­ald Green

This stun­ning shade has cer­tainly made its way to the fash­ion fore­front, but if you’re wor­ried that it stands out too much to wear and wear again, Jess says you can use styling to cre­ate dif­fer­ent looks.

“Emer­ald green is an up and com­ing trend for the warmer months but why not jump on board early with a wrap dress made edgy with a leather jacket and black boots,” she says.

For more warmth you can add black tights or change up the colour of your ac­ces­sories for a fresh look.

For more in­spi­ra­tion see or fol­low her on In­sta­gram at @jeskaalee

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