WIW : Winter Style

Hi Ladies,

I feel funny posting winter outfits when so many of you are in summer:)

We are experiencing our cold period here. It doesn't last too long but I find myself wearing a uniform of skinny ponte leggings or skinny pants, top, jacket and then coat over that.

I haven't posted much of late as we seem to have so much going on that spare time is still at a premium:(

Here are some outfits I have worn over the past few weeks ...the pink is for Angie x

I love those looks out on the blogosphere where we wear sandals with winter outfits but seriously it's just not an option here. Full leg and foot coverage is absolutely essential. Its during this cold snap that I tend to feel the most frustrated with my outfits as practicality means what I can wear can be a little limited, hence the uniform.

I have also over dosed a little on light grey sweaters. I can't wear a turtle neck but the soft slouchy necks work beautifully and are so warm.

Also I have noticed a pattern. Each year as we come to the latter stages of winter I tend to purchase a couple of new items to freshen up my winter wardrobe. They are usually items that layer well and will see me into Spring. (see #5 and #6 - I may have just popped into Metalicus on the weekend.

xxx Deborah

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  • Bijou replied 7 years ago

    Well as a fellow Australian, I love seeing your WIWs and find them very inspiring. It has been cold here too, but as I love wearing coats from a fashion perspective, it is my favourite season. I love the pink jacket, such a lovely shade of pink. However, you really look stunning in your black layers. Number 3 and 4 are beautiful winter looks. All black can be tricky to pull off, but you do it with ease.

  • Brooklyn replied 7 years ago

    Great to "see" you Deborah. You look beautiful. I can't choose between no 1, 3, 7 and 8 for a fave. No 8 seems like a bit of a change for you. More structured and masculine influenced? But I like it! Look forward to seeing the Metalicus purchases.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Thanks so much Bijou:). Layering black seems to part of my dna lol... It the easiest option for me. I'm not as intuitive with colour.

    Brooklyn the 'suit' was worn to a meeting of site. I really enjoyed it and love that kind of look from time to time.

  • Sal replied 7 years ago

    Yes I also like seeing the winter looks, it is inspiring to me.  It has been mostly wet here rather than cold, but now it is very cold.  I am also a little bored/frustrated with my style but I want to hold off on any major purchases (although I am going to pop in to a sale tomorrow!)

    I like all the looks but in this run I like 3,4 and 8 - the all black ones.  I am not sure why that it, I think it is the shape of the garments.

  • Staysfit replied 7 years ago

    Deborah, my favorites are the 1st, 2nd and 4th. I love the addition of the necklace and color in the first two. I love the flowing shape in the fourth. Every single one of them is fabulous so it was hard to say these three are better!

  • Lucy replied 7 years ago

    Wow, you look great! I especially love the blues in #2, and that classic Deborah black in #9. Great necklace, it really sets off the black. 

    And loving the Metalicus! I'd been looking online at the jacket #6. How warm is it? I can't seem to do wool here in Brisbane, even when it is cool at night it is still usually fairly warm in the day, bar a week or so. The real winter is so short! 
    Enough of me, anyway - great looks, you look super :) 

  • Lucy replied 7 years ago

    Also, in Brisbane, there are only a couple of weeks that sandals or booties are no-go - even with my cold feet, lol. 

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Sally, Staysfit and Lucy, thanks so much.  You are very kind:)

    Lucy, the jacket (Evan Cocoon Jacket) is 100% polyester (but the nice poly).  It has a bit of weight to it yet it's actually a reasonably light jacket.  Does that make sense? I don't think I would classify it as a warm jacket but I would layer under it to create the level of warmth required.  It's kind of an in between jacket.  I envisage wearing it over some of my warm weather dresses.   I actually bought it with going out in mind.  It has a nice sheen to the fabric (quite subtle) but enough to make me think I could wear it over jeans and nice top to create a slightly dressy look for an evening out.

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    I particularly like your hair style at the moment Deborah!
    All your Winter looks are Fab- #4 especially is dramatic with the maxi length.
    Yay for Metalicus sales, I am sure you will still have ample opportunities to wear your new pieces.

  • Lucy replied 7 years ago

    Yep, that sounds exactly what I need! Sort of in-betweeny. Thanks for the feedback Deborah :) 

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Whoa do I love that pink!

    Also: I have to say I understand the feeling about posting wintery outfits when so many are doing summery...because gosh darn it, it's so true: SF Bay Area summer is essentially winter. I'm wearing a thick wool beanie right now.

  • Helen11 replied 7 years ago

    I don't think I've seen you in pink before! I like it!
    Also new to me to see you in more structured blazers, I like your "suit", too.  Really, you always look terrific.
    Thanks for posting winter pics. I'm further north than Lucy, so we don't really have cold weather at all. Undoubtedly warmer than Rachy's summer!   However the milliner/ dressmaker/ alterations lady promised me a cold snap for the weekend : ) 

  • Jane replied 7 years ago

    So stylish, in such a seemingly effortless way. Your hair always sets off the outfits so well. I love the pink jacket.

  • skylurker replied 7 years ago

    You look so polished.
    Of the colours, I have a preference for cobalt on you.
    Of the black outfits, I like the #4 proportions best.
    Also like the black suit, looks chic with a white blouse and pearls.

  • Jaime replied 7 years ago

    The first outfit goes well with today's post. That one and the suit (#8) are my favorites but you look terrific throughout.

  • Aquamarine replied 7 years ago

    I can't pick a favorite. They are all dynamite. Drape and texture makes every outfit so interesting.

    Our winters are usually terribly long and I absolutely need a few items at the end to carry me through (plus our springs can be chilly, too).

  • Ooh is that silk replied 7 years ago

    I love no.2! The way the colour graduates down the outfit into black via the print is really smart. Love the outlines of no.9, too.

  • Colette replied 7 years ago

    Your pink blazer is awesome! You have such a great style and I am always inspired by your outfits. Regarding wearing sandals in winter, I agree with you, who does that IRL? It's ridiculous.

  • anne replied 7 years ago

    I can't pick a favourite either!  Glad to hear the details about the
    Evan Cocoon Jacket 

    - I'll be checking that out too!

  • Momo replied 7 years ago

    Lovely outfits.
    I personally love seeing winter outfits as I much prefer them to summery clothing!

  • scarfring.com replied 7 years ago

    It's great seeing winter outfits and am looking forward to the new silhouettes for winter.
    I personally prefer wearing structured 'body framers' that help tailor and structure the body vs cardigans - just a personal thing. I have a small frame so jackets, blazers, and my new favourite - waistcoats, are high on my list this winter.  Thanks for sharing. 
    PS this is a scarf with a waistcoat and winter coat.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    I LOVE you in your pink jacket, Debs. Killer. (THANK YOU)

    *happy dance*

  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    What a treat, this is a great collection, Deborah. Wow.

    1,4,7 8 and 9 all look so fab to me that I can't choose a favorite (Actually you look amazing in all of them, those are just personal faves.) And the 2 new pieces look like perfect additions.

  • RobinF replied 7 years ago

    You really do black perfectly. Love it. The pink jacket is perfect for today's post by Angie.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    So fab! I hear you on feeling stifled by weather practicalities in winter and also tiring of uniforms as a season carries on; I think most of us can relate to those feelings. Your looks still have some great variety! Also this is the most non-black I've seen you in all at once, pretty sure ;) Especially loving #1 with the pink jacket, and #3 which is so quintessentially Deborah.

  • replied 7 years ago

    That pink jacket (heaven) and as usual all are marvelous.

  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    What a feast for the eyes! The pink jacket is a departure in some ways, yet, totally works with your clever pairings. Beautiful. 

    I also like number 2- the shape of the top echoed by the shape of the topper and lovely colors is compelling.

    And all the wonderful layered looks, well, I have been a fan of your finesse forever. Well played. I'll bookmark for our winter. 

    You are on your cold weather game, Deborah>

  • Elizabeth P replied 7 years ago

    I've missed you!
    I think that it's great that this is a "uniform" yet they don't look the same at all, because of the different silhouettes of the jacket, or the substitution of the butt vest for ponte skinnies.  So no room for boredom to sneak in. 

  • Elle replied 7 years ago

    I love all your outfits but #1 and #2 are extra special. You really carry off the pink so well.  It's inspiring.

    Sandals paired with winter outfits will never work for my climate either.  But the looks are everywhere....sigh.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago

    You never disappoint, love them all! I think seasonally confused footwear is silly and see it too often in my area. I saw thigh boots at the beach Saturday night when it was 88 degrees!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Looking so great as per usual Deb. I love the blue black combo in #2 and the unusual drape top/skirt combo in #9. Nice new Metallicus pieces too. PS hope your mum and MIL doing ok...

  • Ledonna N. replied 7 years ago

    I truly love winter so I don't mind seeing the pictures.  I building my winter refresher wardrobe now. My favorites are 2,3,4 9 in no specific order.  I am loving the cobalt blue jacket and the texture of 4 the skirt and the top well done.  You make black fresh. 

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    This is quite the treat Deb.  All lovely looks and more colour than what I usually see from you.  You do the layering look so well and always have such interesting accessories.  I like the all black and black and cobalt the best.  But they are all great.

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Great looks Deb. I'm looking forward to wearing my fall wardrobe. I have about 6 weeks of summer weather left.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Pink is the new blush! :) 

    You look great in that cooler toned pink as well as in the blue, grey, and black! 

    And never feel badly about posting wintery outfits -- we learn and plan ahead by watching you! 

    I hope that life regains equilibrium for you soon -- it has been a long stretch of family health woes. 

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    ETA, your comment about footwear is so apropos for me -- this is why I struggle for a good 5 months a year. I find it limiting never to show skin except the merest sliver of face! 

  • chewyspaghetti replied 7 years ago

    It's really nice to see your winter looks in the middle of our summer heat. Love the all black!

  • Peri replied 7 years ago

    So nice to see you again! I always love your look, but serious intense love for #2 and #5. Wowza! 

  • Summer replied 7 years ago

    No problem, Deb.  Many of us are starting to think of winter wardrobes ourselves on this side of the globe.
    These are all beautiful outfits.  It's nice to see you wearing pink.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for your very kind comments. I know the appearance of structured jackets and colour is a little different but the jackets are great for certain work days and I'm slowly embracing the few colours that I like and feel comfortable in. The pink us actually knit whereas the black is woven. Neither get a lot of wear but it's nice to have them :)

  • harmonica replied 7 years ago

    YLF! #1 is my favorite, also because you tried a new-for-you combo and hit the nail perfectly.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous pink and blue colors on you here.  And I am happy you are in winter, because I'll be heading into fall soon and your winter outfits will help me plan for winter myself.  Thanks for sharing!

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