The full midi skirt is definitely the silhouette of the season and I just love the femininity of it- so pretttttttttty! Toni Maticevski has recently nailed this look in his latest collection. For those who don’t have a Maticevski budget, I have tracked down the four styles above starting from $38!
Top L-R, Bottom L-R.
Me in the Weekender Cardi here
Portmans AW 14 collection has a huge focus on knits which are modelled beautifully by the ever so chic, Jess Hart, in the ‘Sugar Coated’ collection (campaign images below). From cropped knits and coatigans, to yummy fluffy yarns and heavier knitted jackets, Portmans has winter covered.
Pair your cropped knit with a white shirt underneath and a slick leather pencil skirt or shorts for a preppy look. Use sugar coated, pastel knits to add a feminine touch to your winter wardrobe, or for a harder edge, go for a knit with leather like trims and zips (speaking of leathers- look out for their gorgeous and affordable leathers too. The navy Biker jacket here is a killer! Wear it with the Moto mid rise skinny jeans in grey here).
I was lucky enough to interview Aussie Supermodel and face of Portmans, Jess Hart, and ask her all about winter dressing, beauty essentials and what she loves to do in her hometown of Melbourne!
What are your tips on dressing for Winter: I always love layering using different colours for layering. Given the New York winter, I always make sure I can take a layer off ie. wear a nice, light, long sleeve top underneath and a big overcoat and scarf.
Wardrobe staples for Winter: Knits are great. I’m really loving a chunky turtle neck in a pastel shade. A good flat boot and a leather pant.
Fav fashion moment: When I was flown to Paris to be fitted by Azzedine Alaia for the MET ball last year! That was amazing.
Fashion style icon: I don’t really have a favourite style icon as such… I admire anyone that thinks outside the box and takes risk with their outfits/fashion sense!
Routine for travelling from one season to the next: I always wear SPF no matter what time of the year or the weather I’m in! A heavier moisturiser for the plane is essential and I also pack a heavier and lighter moisturiser depending on the weather at the other end. I think also for packing it helps to keep to a similar colour way, Ie. all neutral tones and then an occasional pop of colour is good.
Fave thing to do in Melbourne: Explore! I love discovering the city I used to live in, it’s changed so much. Also visiting places from my childhood, I went to Luna Park last week and loved it.
Define your own style: It’s quite contrasting; feminine v masculine and I like to add something a bit unexpected. Generally I go for comfort above all else.
Shop the ‘Sugar Coated’ collection at Portmans here