Escaping the Sydney chill

I’m currently sitting here on my couch in flannelette pj’s, drinking a hot tea, with my electric blanket on to warm up my sheets – it’s winter in Sydney! 

When it gets cold in Sydney I like to plan a little winter getaway to my hometown, QLD. It’s a great time of year to get up there and lucky for us we’ve had plenty of weddings and family dos up north, which provide the perfect excuse to escape the winter chill. Basically, QLD doesn’t really have a winter, in fact the sunshine state hit 32 degrees today – perfect rosé weather – need I say more….

The downside to the fact that QLD doesn’t really get a winter, is shopping for winter clothes is not really that exciting. Beanies, fluffy jumpers and luxurious coats really aren’t necessary, so for this particular shoot with one of my Brisbane faves, (Lost Journal owner, Tracey Johnson) I’m showing you how you can style a suit that will incorporate both summer and winter in one.

I’m obsessing over everything blush right now – In fact it’s part of the colour palette we’ve chosen for our upcoming wedding. When I stumbled across this amazing summer suit from Sheike, I knew the combination of blush and velvet was both perfect for me and for winter in QLD. The velvet adds a depth of warmth, which is perfect in that climate and the cape style means that it’s not all encompassing, so it allows the cool air to come in and out. I adore the fact a two-piece suit can also be worn as separate pieces. This pink cape looks amazing with jeans, boots and a white shirt for the cooler days and the shorts are also ideal with an off the shoulder black knit and boots for a night out. Most importantly, it looks good with my drink of choice, a rosé!

The other bonus to winter in QLD, is outdoor bars are still amazing and more and more of them keep popping up in fabulous areas every time I venture over the border. Gerards Bar was one we stumbled upon last time and while the prices aren’t cheap, the atmosphere is stunning. Mature crowds, fairy lights and lounge style decor – it’s the ideal after work drinking hole on a Friday night or perfect for a few arvo bevvies on a sunny Saturday.

I’m such a fan of the cape – it incorporates that whole fashion vibe where women don’t put their arms in jackets ;). With this look, I think it’s best to let the suit be the star and keep accessories to a minimum. My man is a big fan of hoop earrings (you should hear how he says it) so I’m incorporating them into more looks because even though it’s not about looking good for your man, it sure as hell is nice to!

Being a Qlder I’m most definitely a summer a baby and I’m hoping now City2Surf is behind us here in Sydney, the warmth will soon follow (I always find a change at that time) so I have a reason to get this suit out in Sydney too. Lotsa love, LM xx



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