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As we shiver through the coldest day of the year so far, now is the perfect time to start planning your winter escape. It’s cold, windy and wet outside; black winter coats and stuffy red noses as far as the eye can see. Even though hot chocolate, homemade soup and any kind of comfort food are the perfect way to stay warm, winter can take a lot out of you. Now, imagine the warm sun on your skin and the relaxing sound of the waves in your ear while you’re wiggling your toes in the sand. The only umbrellas you will have to deal with will be stuck in a cocktail glass or a pile of sand next to your deck chair. A winter vacation is the perfect way to forget all about gloves, scarves and anything fleece.

Winter can be a depressing and difficult time. There is neither a lot of daylight nor sunshine, which can affect our mood and ultimately everything we do. Going to a warm and sunny place in winter might just be what the doctor ordered. It can help you to recharge your batteries and give your body a much needed boost of Vitamin D and serotonin. These will benefit your immune system, give you energy and help you stay alert and motivated until it’s officially spring.

In preparation for your winter escape, we have put together some great pieces to take away with you.

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Marine Tunic

Perfect Pant

Spot On Striped Long Sleeve Tee

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Confused about what to wear on the plane or whilst in transit? Our Perfect Pants have lycra in them so they are super comfy if you need to sit for long periods of time. They are also really versatile as they can be dressed up or dressed down. Add some white sneakers and a light weight top and you have your outfit all sorted for the plane trip.  We love the white and navy combo; it is classic, fresh and classy. Pair our white pants with the Marine Tunic or Spot on Striped Long Sleeve Tee to create a simple, yet fashionable look that you can use over and over again on your trip.

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The Naturals Striped Tee

Kumfy Pant

Minty Geo Print Tunic

Peep Out Legging

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To save space in your luggage, we recommend taking versatile key pieces with you that can be used for different occasions. The Minty Geo Print Tunic is an example of a super versatile item – you can wear it with the Peep Out Legging at night when you go out for dinner, or just by itself during the day when you are checking out the markets. Similarly, the neutral colours in The Naturals Striped Tee make it easy to pair with most pants or skirts. It is a light weight, comfortable piece that you can throw on as the sun goes down, or wear if you are heading to the mountains where it can be cooler with less humidity.

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Spot on Striped Anorak

Round Neck Curved Hem Tee

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Broken Spot Scarf

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If you are planning on traveling to somewhere like South East Asia, it is important to keep in mind that even though it will be warm, it is also very likely you will experience quite a lot of rain as they are heading into their wet season. Don’t let the rain stop you though, there is still plenty to do and see and the downpours are generally over quickly each day. Be prepared for all weather conditions with our Spot on Striped Anorak and Broken Spot Scarf. These items are essential for any trip as they don’t take up much space in your luggage and are quick and easy to use to protect you from wind and rain.

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Figuring out how to stay warm while still looking stylish is a dilemma faced by many women each winter. However, just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to cover yourself in blankets and hibernate until spring time. Whether you prefer wraps over scarves or cardigans over jackets, there’s no end to the choice you have when it comes to creating a stylish, layered outfit this winter.

Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking bigger than they actually are. However, a perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette.

This month we bring you our tips on how to use layering to keep warm and toasty this winter.

5 Steps for Winter Layering

  1. Basics belong on the bottom and this layer needs to be your lightest. Keep your base layers more fitted to keep your shape looking slim. We suggest a neutral long sleeve top.
  2. Your next layer should be something soft and not too bulky. You could go with a soft cardi or knitted jumper to add some texture to your outfit.
  3. Then add a jacket, coat or wrap to really lock in the warmth. If you want to give yourself a break from your everyday winter coat, try a chic wrap to keep the cold air out. The right wrap can be surprisingly warm and is easy to remove if you get too hot.
  4. Next, add a scarf. A bold, graphic scarf will protect you from the cold-weather blues and add some style to an otherwise plain outfit.
  5. Lastly, finish off your look with some on-trend accessories.

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One of the tricks to layering in winter is keep your pants, or bottom half of your outfit, slim so you can bulk up on top. This trick keeps your silhouette in proportion and allows you to wear multiple layers without looking bigger than you are actually are. Pair a simple black legging with a cute dress, then throw on a jacket if you need some extra warmth. Keep it simple downstairs, with all the action up the top!

Velvet Touch Dress

Peep Out Legging

Infinity Leopard Scarf

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Blush Velvet Hanky Hem

Village Pocket Pant

Charm Necklace with Tassel

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Never underestimate the power of all black. Invest in a pair of good black pants and classic black coat to see you through many winters to come. Layer them together for a look that can take you anywhere. The monochrome trend is also a great option when you don’t know what to wear. This simple go-to look is perfect for layering because the colours all complement each other.

Mandarin Collar Coat

Village Pocket Pant

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Essential Shirt

Essential Long Cardi

Essential Check Pant

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To keep your look from feeling as dark as the weather, swap your trusty black pants for a pair of grey jeans—they’ll look just as stylish but will create a softer, more feminine look. Add extra layers with a textured top or wrap to take your look to the next level.

Softie Floral Knit

Softie Jean

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Stretch Long Sleeve Tee

Softie Jean

Sienna Reversible Ruana

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Even though the sky is dark and gloomy, doesn’t mean you have to pack away all your bright colors. Your outerwear is the first thing that everyone sees, so why not make a statement? The Blues Duffle and The Blues Wrap are a great alternative to your standard black jacket.

The Blues Striped Top

The Blues Duffle

The Blues Wrap

Super Skinny Magic Jeans

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Keep your outfit looking chic by using different lengths and shapes. By trading your coat for a cape, it creates a stylish but comfortable winter look. Our Blush Ombre Knit Top and Blush Wrap are two great examples of how you can still be warm without sacrificing comfort and style.

Blush Ombre Knit Top

Blush Shirt

Blush Velvet Legging

Blush Infinity Scarf

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Blush Photo Print Top

Blush Velvet Legging

Blush Wrap

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