Ward off the cold with layers of lightweight fabrics, and menswear-inspired pieces with feminine elements
WE’RE COUNTERING THE COLD BY LAYERING LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS AND CONTRASTING MENSWEAR-INSPIRED PIECES WITH FEMININE ELEMENTS.
SATIN UTILITY JACKET
A classic utility jacket gets a feminine makeover in satin. Layer it over a slip dress in a similar fabric or juxtapose it with a more structured outfit.
Gatria satin utility jacket (R3 180) Ted Baker; satin slip dress (R429) H&M; handcrafted 18 ct yellow-gold organic spun oval stone drop earrings (R2 390) Kirsten Goss; Sybil textile sneakers in the colour graphite (R999) Trenery, Woolworths
We’re throwing the rulebook out of the window with this white piece – who says a coat has to be black, grey or navy? And while you’re at it, why not go for head-to-toe white? Pair the coat with white jeans and a neutral bodysuit for a polished look.
Coat (R699) Queenspark; hemp-andorganic-cotton Love Your Body-suit (R620) Asha Eleven; Yanet relaxed pants (R799) Poetry; ivory platform shoes (R1 099) Country Road, Woolworths
(opposite) STATEMENT WHITE SHIRT
A white shirt is a closet staple – but this one, with a dramatic pleated ruffle neckline, is anything but stock standard. To make the oversized fit more flattering, push up the sleeves and do a French tuck (just at the front) à la Tan France.
White ruffle shirt (R529) H&M; Jade corduroy pants (R1 299) Sitting Pretty; handcrafted 18 ct yellow-gold organic spun oval stone drop earrings (R2 390) Kirsten Goss
Opposites attract, which is why this breezy tiered dress works so well with chunky boots… and a pair of frilly socks to offset them.
The Tracy cotton wrap dress with cotton slip in matching black (R1 850) Çoise; Kaia combat-style boots with elastic gusset (R599) and frill-ribbed quarter crew socks (R79) Cotton On
MEN’S-STYLE SUIT PANTS
Menswear-inspired trousers can be tricky to pull off. The key is to soften the look with feminine touches.
Ivory satin blouse with drawstrings (R619) Zara; sweater top with puff sleeves and insets (R1 399) Sitting Pretty; men’s style suit pants (R629) H&M; Fiesta handcrafted three-tiered stud earrings (from R3 590) Kirsten Goss; silver leather brogues (R499) Country Road, Woolworths
The puffed-sleeve trend is going strong into winter, and we’re thrilled: it makes any outfit look dressier. Wear this style with smart trousers or dress it down with a pair of jeans.
Green linen shirt with puffed sleeves (R799) Zara; ivory straight-legged pants (R629) H&M; Hertzton large open geometric stud earrings (from R1 390) Kirsten Goss
This is the perfect piece for those in-between days, or when it looks like it just might rain! The grey goes with everything and it’s lightweight enough that you won’t feel too bulky, even with a few layers.
Lightweight parka with concealed hoodie (R1 499) and all-over abstract-print T-shirt (R399) Poetry; white sleeveless longer-length shirt (R329) H&M; Jade corduroy pants (R1 299) Sitting Pretty; Sybil textile sneakers in the colour graphite (R999) Trenery, Woolworths
OVERSIZED SUIT JACKET
Warily eyeing that oversized suit jacket? Again, it’s all in the styling. Pair it with something tailored on the bottom and wear a patterned silk scarf, with your makeup subtle and your hair gently tousled, to balance out the hard edges.
Oversized suit jacket (R629) H&M; white shirt (R2 499) Scotch & Soda; pineapple-print scarf (R240) Zara
SLOUCHY KNITTED VEST
This soft, lightweight knit is perfect for layering. Since it’s quite unstructured, combine it with form-fitting pants.
Stone-coloured knitted vest (R329) H&M; Kinsley poplin shirt with dropped shoulders (R599) Poetry; checked skinny pants in stretch fabric (R539) Zara; Kaia combat-style boots with elastic gusset (R599) Cotton On
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