Last week in Queensland we had one of the hottest and most humid weeks of the summer.
Just getting dressed and going about my business was draining enough.
Let alone trying to think about – and try on – new-season clothes.
But the fashion industry marches on. And in other parts of Australia, the first toe-chilling hints of autumn did arrive … so I decided it was time to start trotting out some new-season Model and Me posts.
This is actually my favourite time to update my winter wardrobe as the pieces available now are ones that I’m more likely to wear in a Queensland winter.
This week, I’m featuring a knit that well and truly fits a Queensland winter brief.
It’s a piece from Elm Knitwear – a Victorian-based label – which retails throughout Australia and New Zealand. It doesn’t sell online as yet but is very happy to take inquiries via its Facebook page and point you in the direction of a stockist near you.
Elm specialises in knitwear, although it also does a great range of non-knitwear (remember this cape I featured last month).
Here’s an image of one from its new range on a model.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of stripes. I poo-poo the old-school fashion myth that horizontal stripes are a figure flattering no-no.
I also love the relaxed styling and feel of this soft cotton knit.
I’ll mostly team a relaxed top with streamlined pants or skirt. In the model image, she’s rocking leather or pleather pants and I’ll no doubt do the same when things cool down.
Given that I had to rush from the air-coned Lady Room to quickly get a photo without melting, I opted in this instance for a leather skirt (great contrast of texture with a knit) and loafers.
Leather – or faux leather/pleather – is still huge this season. Whether that’s in a jacket, pants, skirt or, as in this knit, a tan feature around the neckline.
I need to talk about the shoes. I just love Frankie4 Footwear (you could win some in my current giveaway) and these are my latest purchase. Loafers are here to stay this season and these ones tick comfort and support boxes as well. That’s a winning combo for me – especially now as I walk practically everywhere from my new home.
So, tell me … has it cooled down at all for you? What’s on your autumn-winter wardrobe hit-list?
* This piece was sent to me for editorial consideration.