Layer up for winning winter style


Dress, Kate Sylvester; Belt, Prada;
Earrings, F+H; Ring, Kristin Ash; Shoes, Bally

C alling all sun seekers: before you curse the need for a coat and book that European escape, consider the myriad new outfit options that come courtesy of the cooler weather.

Let’s talk about layering for one. An exercise in marrying form and function, playfully piled-on fashion is the answer to creating interesting looks that can stand up to the winter chill. Experiment with cropped pieces worn over longer silhouettes, or invest in a bodysuit that can be used to frame a ruffled gown in a cool new light. And whether you’re drawn to Emporio Armani’s tailored vest or Prada’s one-shoulder knit, a sleeveless top layer is ideal for letting what lies beneath shine.

This is also your opportunity to wear eye-catching print from your fingertips to your toes for maximum impact. Case in point: Kate Sylvester’s moody Victorian-style dress. When was the last time you saw a summer slip deliver that kind of sartorial drama?

Dress, Kate Sylvester; Belt, Prada;
Earrings, F+H; Ring, Kristin Ash; Shoes, Bally

Cropped top & singlet, Christopher Esber;
Skirt, Balenciaga from Parlour X; Earrings, Dinosaur Designs

Dress, Aje; Bodysuit, stylist’s own; Heels, Beau Coops

Dress, Bag & Shoes, Prada

Vest & Pants, Emporio Armani;
Top, Karen Walker; Earrings, F+H

Jacket & Pants, Romance Was Born;
Heels, Stuart Weitzman; Jacket, Bally; Earring, F+H

Dress, Rebecca Taylor from Christensen Copenhagen;
Jacket, Sandro (02) 9327 3377


Photography Ana Suntay-Tañedo
Styling  Cheryl Tan
Hair Cara Clyne
Makeup Allison Boyle
Model Lulu @ Chic
Words Natalie Mell