Time poor? Overwhelmed by options? If you had to update your wardrobe with three key essentials this Winter, what would they be?


Did you know that the change of season means a necessary and urgent fashion update (or that’s what you should be telling your husband anyway!). But seriously, it’s time to pop the bikinis into storage and truly embrace winter for the short time that we can.


Pacific Fair Shopping Centre resident stylist Kirsty Ashe says there are three key winter essentials that will take any woman’s winter wardrobe from ‘How?’ to ‘Wow!’.


The Go-To Jean1. THE GO-TO JEAN

Kirsty says an “awesome” pair of jeans is a winter fashion staple. A must-have. She says you should seek out a high-waisted pair in a dark wash or even a pair of ripped denim jeans. “I LOVE, LOVE all ripped denim,” she enthuses. “I believe any age group can wear ripped denim when it’s done right.” To find your perfect pair of new winter jeans, Kirsty suggests Bohemian Traders, Country Road or J Brand at David Jones.

Pictured // Country Road Skinny Jean, $119


The Lightweight Knit2. THE LIGHTWEIGHT KNIT

Winter is so mild here in our neck of the woods that a stylish cardi is sometimes all you need to add. Kirsty suggests investing in a good quality piece and her preference would be for a long-line version in timeless grey. “If you’re short, don’t let people tell you that you can’t do a long-line cardigan,” Kirsty says. Herself not quite 160cm, Kirsty says it’s about keeping the silhouette underneath the cardi nice and simple with clean lines.

Pictured // Country Road Stretch Alpaca Cardigan, $299


Biker Babe3. BIKER BABE

As an investment piece this winter, Kirsty says go for a statement leather jacket. “Leather jackets can be worn with anything from a floaty maxi dress to jeans,” she says. They also provide loads of warmth. Kirsty’s jacket of choice is the black biker jacket. She suggests a trip to Decjuba at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre for a great range of leather jackets to suit all sizes.

Pictured // Decjuba Everly Leather Jacket, $329.95


Belinda Glindemann

Belinda Glindemann  

Belinda knew she was destined for a career in communications and publishing from the age of 11 when her Year 6 teacher introduced her to poster projects and glitter pens. She completed her journalism cadetship in the Whitsundays and went on to hold various newspaper and magazine editor roles across Brisbane in a media career spanning more than a decade. When Belinda's not writing for haven, she runs her own PR agency, kid-wrangles two young daughters and drinks way too much sweet tea.