Ok ladies, so Autumn didn’t exactly happen here on the Gold Coast (apart from a few chilly mornings and crisp evenings) however we’re experiencing a real shift in temperature this week as we lead into Winter, so it may just be time to bring out the Winter-Woolies and assess what you have and what new additions you need this season.


Living somewhere such as the Gold Coast means our Winters are fairly mild, so we don’t get much opportunity for the luscious coats that our Melbournian friends may be donning this time of year. However, we can still layer up with some tropical-friendly pieces that can be added to on the colder days and stripped off as the lunchtime sun blesses us with some higher temps.


We’ve scoured some local Gold Coast stores as well as several online options to bring you a stylishly easy yet Queensland-friendly list of Winter Layers that won’t break the bank.


The easiest way to layer up a look while adding some interest and ‘punctuation’ is to wear a scarf. Have a few neutral ones in your wardrobe that will suit almost any outfit, and a few coloured/patterned ones to jazz up your basic ‘everyday’ look. Be sure to check out the June issue of haven magazine with our guide to this season’s scarves!

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Tweed Scarf by Gregory Ladner on THE ICONIC // $49.95 BUY HERE


Geo Print Scarf at Katies // $24.95 BUY HERE


Having a collection of casual lightweight jackets is a great way to layer up without feeling too overdressed or frumpy. Here are our current faves:


Khaki Anorak Jacket by Lily Loves at Target // $49 BUY HERE

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Femme Quilted Bomber Jacket from Cotton On // $59.95 BUY HERE


Brianna Biker Jacket (faux leather) from Supre // $70 BUY HERE


A must-have piece to every woman’s wardrobe is a well-fitting denim jacket. Denim Jackets outlast every passing trend and season and go with almost every outfit!


Tyler Denim Jacket from Atmos & Here on THE ICONIC // $79.95 BUY HERE


Or if it’s work that you need to snug up for, check out these more tailored jackets:


Shawl Collar Jacket from Katies (on sale) // $39.95 BUY HERE


Ottoman Zip Jacket in White at Target // $49 BUY HERE


Baxter Vest from Shabby Sisters // $47.50 (on sale) BUY HERE


The best thing about a good-quality structured black blazer is that it can take you from the workplace to the weekend – style it with your corporate gear or your jeans and white tee:

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Sophie Collarless Blazer from Forcast on THE ICONIC // $89.95 BUY HERE


And, what would a winter be without some fabulously cozy and comfortable knitwear?

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Ella Cozy Roll Neck Knit from Supre // Current sale 2 for $40 BUY HERE


Knitted Cardigan from H&M Pacific Fair // $39.95 BUY HERE


Long Sleeved Maxi Cardigan with Hood from KMART // $35 BUY HERE


There you go Ladies, thirteen affordable options that will give your Winter Wardrobe an instant lift. A collection of pieces that offer style and warmth by giving you the option to layer as little, or as much as you need.


Until next time… stay warm.


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