Your Winter Uniform: Lounging vs Evenings Out

With the onset of winter quickly approaching, we’re already rummaging through our closets to find our favourite trench and anything fleecy. And with last year’s loungewear trend still very much influencing our fashion choices, but with an elevated twist, we’re calling it now – these carefully curated pieces will become your winter uniform. So, if you’re looking to elevate your loungewear from cuddled up under the doona to drinks, this is your guide.
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New-season loungewear


Nothing makes an outfit look more put together than layering the right cuts and fabrics. Whether you’re relaxing at home, meeting friends for coffee or running errands, achieving an elegant-yet-effortless look lies in the textural contrast between a chic, statement jumper, light wash mum jeans, and a classic pair of white sneakers. Elevate the look by throwing on a faux sheepskin coat and instantly turn any outfit from lounge to luxe.
If you find yourself feeling stuck on what exact essentials you should be looking for, remember this: invest in clothing pieces with a muted palette, such as neutrals and pastels. This means you’ll have plenty of options that you can wear solo, but still layer with other statement pieces when the temperature continues to drop. And when it comes to accessorising your lounging ‘fit, opt for an on-trend bucket hat and crossbody bag to cinch everything together effortlessly. 

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Aje Echo Classic Jumper $245
H&M Short Faux Sheepskin Coat $99.99 
H&M Straight Patched High Jeans $39.99 
JD Sports Nike Futura Corduroy Bucket Hat $60  
Michael Hill Hoop Earring in 10ct Rose Gold $99  
Mimco Miss Mim Bangle $79.95 
OPSM Ray-Ban RB3857 Frank Legend Sunglasses $205
Platypus Lacoste Women’s Straightset Trainer $169.99
Tommy Hilfiger Core Flap Crossbody Bag $169

Elevate your eveningwear


Brown really is the new black this season. As the unofficial shade of winter 2021, level-up your evenings out with a dark brown trench coat and quilted mini-skirt combination. Add a touch of elegance to this textured duo with some chunky, gold accessories – but in a twist on last season’s trend – choose pieces with coloured gems as well.
An evening outfit just isn’t complete without the perfect bag and heel. With pouch bags making a huge comeback, find one with a unique chain or colour pattern that will really make you stand out from the crowd. The same goes for your footwear! When it comes to your style, winter is the best time to step out of your comfort zone, and what better way to do this than with an edgy snakeskin heeled boot.

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David Jones Sandro Paris Merry Coat $1,095
Dissh Penelope Pouch Bag $79.99  
Forever New Arizona Quilted Vegan Leather Mini Skirt $79.99
Forever New Lennox Halo-Neck Knit Jumper $67.49
Mecca Maxima NARS Lipstick $40
Mimco Animalia Statement Earring $169
Myer Daniel Wellington Iconic Emerald 32 RG Watch $329
Novo Kaesha Boot $89.95

Whether you’re a homebody who loves to lounge in comfort, or you’ve got the next dinner and drinks dates with your girlfriends in the calendar as we speak, these chic winter wardrobe additions will mean you always step out looking and feeling your most elegant self.

Need to get your head around Eveningwear vs Loungewear? Our stylists Liz Golding, Cate Massi, and Stacey McGregor, are always willing to lend a stylish helping hand. Book your free styling session here.