I do love wearing jeans and long pants in winter and I’ll freely admit that this is easily my fallback outfit option.
But the frock girl in me is never too far away. Given that I work from home so don’t need to do an office-type frock all that often, it’s more a tunic style of frock that I reach for during the winter months.
This style works particularly well for me in Queensland as they are generally light so can be layered – and de-layered – to suit the changing temps throughout the day.
This is the label’s second season and it continues to please me in the way they offer a range of wearable, on-trend pieces that really do suit a casual lifestyle.
The label is stocked in boutiques throughout Australia – I’ve linked to where you can buy it online at Blue Bungalow – but do contact the label via its Facebook page if you want to find a store near you and try on first.
Solito Mod dress – Rani print $119
Blame it on my formative years, that treasured time known as the ’80s, but I love me a splash of neon in an outfit. This is one of my fave neons too – not quite a pink, not quite an orange. Just right.
I’m not a huge printed pattern lover (stripes and animal print excluded as I consider them neutrals) but when I do go a pattern, it tends to be a modern, geometric pattern and this one very much fits my style.
This shift style of tunic is also a fave of mine. I buy down a size so the fabric bulk is reduced. It’s a good style for me as it skims over the tummy/hip region and brings attention to my legs, legs I’m very happy to encase in leggings at this time of year.
Without leggings this dress would be borderline too short for me to wear. My legs aren’t bad for my age but they don’t need that much close-up scrutiny except if I’m at the beach.
Being able to throw on (or off) a long cardi like this one means that this outfit qualifies as a layering winner for a Queensland winter. If you are somewhere where it’s colder, I’d also wear a long-sleeve top underneath – something like this one at Metalicus – thicker ponte pants and long boots.
Let’s talk tunic dresses, neon and winter alternatives to jeans … go!