Even though it’s the middle of our stifling hot Australian summer, I can’t help but be obsessed with winter clothing at this time of year. It’s the grass is greener syndrome – the heat has made me long for some cool weather, but no doubt come winter I’ll be wishing for leather sandals and leopard print shorts. Yet something about the idea of Christmas, and the fact that all of my favourite US retailers are stocked with their winter collections has made me start thinking about my wardrobe for next winter. As I’m moving back to cold Canberra in the new year, I think refreshing my winter wardrobe is justifiable. I tend to favour neutrals in winter – they are easy to piece together and always look fresh.
Most of these pieces are lightweight, so they’re still versatile for cooler summer nights by the sea or a lake. Lightweight knits and silky shirts are great transitional staples for when Autumn finally rolls round. Ankle boots can be worked back for summer with lightweight layers; classic black pumps dress up any outfit. The J.Crew riding boots not so much, but they’re so beautiful that I couldn’t resist. Straight to the wish list they go.
What’s on your wishlist at the moment?