For us Melburnians, winter is not just a change of season but the beginning of a battle with the elements.
We have it all. Sleet, hail, blustery winds and biting cold temperatures.
Where is the upside you ask? And we always look for the upside. Well, it’s the opportunity to break out the winter wardrobe investment pieces. In case you were running a little short this year on the essentials (aren’t we every year though?), Anastasia, buyer at Le Louvre has selected the Le Louvre must-have accents to your wardrobe – not only to protect you from the elements, but to THRIVE in them!
The Long Sleeve Dress
There is nothing sexier than the balance of a long sleeve and a short skirt. This style of dress would have to be one of my personal favourites. If it’s a little too cold for bare legs, team up your super sleek number with an opaque tight or take it to next level sensuality with a sheer black stocking.
The Day-to-Night Utility Jacket
If you already have your to-die-for tailored blazer this is the next investment piece for you! The Utility Jacket has come a long way from the cheap-and-cheerful number we picked up at Army Disposals back in the day. These days Saint Laurent is more my speed and I love these jackets. Classic khaki or chic black on black; you can belt it, add some bling, pair it with a tailored pant, leather pant, mini dress (see above!) or why not wear it as a robe-manteau and an ankle boot if you’re looking to really make an entrance.
The Marabou Chubby
If I can pull off super glamorous and super comfortable together, I’ll take it hands down! I’m quite certain you would too. The marabou chubby made it to the big time in the 1970s by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Sonia Rykiel. Amazingly warm and a traffic stopper in the literal sense, this is the luxury piece every fashionista MUST own.
Following on in the comfortable fashion stakes is the eternally class-ful Gucci slide. A backless version of the historically hip Gucci horse bit loafer, the Princetown slide is the best thing since sliced bread as far as I’m concerned. The almond shaped toe, the ease of wear and the delightful number of colours and motifs available mean you can make them your style statement. Alessandro we hail you! Just like candy, once you pop you can’t stop (I’m not even going to tell you how many I have!)
The Quirky Sweater
Despite our geographical location here in Melbourne, I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical black wardrobe. Sure, I have the customary classic black jean, leather pant, penny loafer amongst others – but the best complement to these classic pieces are fun, bright colours. Knitwear at the moment is flying high from Gucci to Valentino to Stella McCartney. Layer it up ladies and add some colour!