Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Warm and Cosy Is Chic

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Warm and Cosy Is Chic

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Byline: Mariel Dawson

AS the cooler months kick in it may be time to update the wardrobe.

Brisbane-based style advisor Cass Sun said to make a statement this winter opt for safari and military styles, suede, big heavy knits and shearling or leather teamed with lace or delicate fabrics.

She said in trend this winter was the awarm and cosya look with alots of texture and natural tonesa.

aIt's all about being brave and mixing your textures.

aImagine a lace detailed dress with a leather jacket,a Ms Sun said.

When it came to colours, Ms Sun said natural tones like camel, khaki and mood colours in a range of different shades were the hottest trend.

She said teaming neutral colours with an accent colour was a great way to create a chic look.

Combining camel with navy, grey or dark denim were just some suggestions she gave.

Animal prints will also be a hit this winter.

For those who are brave enough to wear a full animal print piece of clothing, take small steps and wear something that features animal print detailing, like a scarf, Ms Sun advised.

When it came to men's fashion, Ms Sun said it was aall about layeringa.

A well-fitted shirt with a v-neck jumper and a jacket or casual blazer worked well.

Ms Sun said looking stylish didn't require spending acrazy amounts of moneya.

aGo and have a look at op shops and second-hand shops for coats and jackets,a she said

aUsually people have only worn them once or twice and coat styles don't date.a

Ms Sun said it was best to invest your money on signature pieces, like a really great dress, and spend less on other different bits and pieces.

She said this winter's must-have items included a great jacket or coat that suits your body shape, fitted cargo or jodhpur pants with detail, a pair of suede ankle boots and an animal print accessory, like a scarf, handbag, shoes or shirt. …

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