The Best Winter Fashion Investments You’ll Ever Make

The coldest, yet cosiest season of the year is upon us! That’s right, when we think of winter, we picture cocooning ourselves into plush blankets while (repeatedly) watching The Holiday, with a hot tea in-hand. It’s also the season that’s synonymous with style! And while we’re big advocates for oversized sweats, there are some fabulous pieces to invest in to ensure a long-lasting winter wardrobe that you can wear year-after-year.  
Whether you’re looking for a piece that offers ample versatility, items that can endure those chilly nights out, or a chic staple to streamline your morning and keep you warm, these are the best winter fashion investments you’ll ever make.  

Out and about: daytime

Everyone’s favourite daily winter uniform: jeans and a woollen sweater. A good quality sweater can work for so many occasions, but nothing beats coupling it with a classic pair of light washed skinny or mum jeans. To elevate your sweater game, look for options that aren’t just comfortable, but versatile and unique. We’re loving pieces with modern details, such as a preppy collar and a zipper. These additions make any staple sweater stand out from the others.
And don’t forget your accessories! Thankfully, winter here in Brisbane still means sunny days and with tortoiseshell having its moment in the spotlight, a pair of tortoiseshell cat-eye shades will give any winter daytime outfit a stylish edge. Accessorise with a watch that has a minimalist face but has a coloured or patterned band to add some playfulness to your look.
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David Jones Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow 36MM S Dial Watch $249
Decjuba Wyatt Half Zip Jumper $109.95
Dissh Veja Esplar Leather Sneaker $160
H&M Mom High Ankle Jeans $34.99
Myer Miu Miu 0MU 01VS 1526556002 Sunglasses $327

Your 9-5: work

Whether you’re logging on from home or venturing into the office, finding the right outfit for less than desirable conditions is vital. Nothing says winter workwear staple better than a blazer. Show up to the boardroom in style in a tartan or checked blazer, paired with some timeless, tailored black slacks.
When it comes to a button-up shirt or blouse, look outside of the ordinary – you’ve been there, done that! Try out some new styles that have a bit of flair to them, but with all the versatility you need in an investment piece. A white shirt with ruffle detailing is a chic take on the classic button-up. As for your footwear in the office, shake up your usual flats with a pair of white loafers with gold detailing on them.
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H&M Flounced Cotton Shirt $29.99
H&M Wide Pant $59.99
Myer Tokito Aria Flat Shoe $79.95
Trenery Single Breasted Relaxed Fit Jacket $179

City lights: nights out

Looking stylish after-hours when the mercury dips? We know, it’s not always easy. Which is why everyone needs a tailored trench coat in their wardrobe. Not only does it keep you cosy, protecting you from the elements, it makes any outfit look elevated. Instead of reaching for the usual beige and camel coat, try out another winter staple shade. We’re loving rich emerald green. And instead of wearing it in the traditional sense, try popping it over your shoulders for an uber chic look.
It’s no surprise that layering is your best friend in winter. A ribbed midi-dress pairs effortlessly with anything, especially coats. They can be dressed down or up for any occasion and not to mention, they are super comfortable and great for keeping you warm. And of course, no winter outfit is complete without a heeled boot. Complement them with a black leather crossbody bag – but opt for one with a gold chain for a touch of elegance.
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Forever New Lara Maxi Wrap Coat $179.99
Forever New Yazmin Rib Tee Midi Knit Dress $129.99
Mimco Unite Small Cross Body Bag $299
Nine West Griffin Boot $149.95
Winter is the season of style and if building an investment wardrobe is something you’ve been meaning to do, Indooroopilly Shopping centre has it all.