The texture of the luscious fur, the opaque tights and perfect ankle boots make the ultimate chic winter look.
In Sydney, I find that winter is usually a very lazy season in which we do without late nights out at cocktail bars and instead late nights in bed or at the very least, we catch up over chocolate fondue and wood-fired pizzas as opposed to alfresco dining. We trade our vintage printed sundresses and sandals in favour of flats, boots, coats and scarves. Remarkably boring stuff. In winter, I usually like to dress in all black (which is something I also do in summer, seasonal changes don't really affect my common sense as you can tell) so think chic cigarette leather pants, man style Ralph Lauren shirts with a fitted RL blazer, patent leather ankle boots and woolly scarf usually does the trick but then again, this is Sydney winter and that's definitely looking at lows of 8 degrees with highs of 15 degrees not -3 with highs of 4 degrees. Quite the contrast.
I have this great black mink fur coat from Russia which my grandmother gave me last year. As luscious and luxurious as it is, it's way over the top for a Sydney winter whose style is about understated, effortless chic. A fur coat would also alert PETA and I know this because I live in a very stylish but eco-friendly suburb so for me to prance in fur (vintage or not) might not be the wisest thing I do in my life.
I can't exactly confirm anything right now but if my instincts serve me right, I can most likely say that I am preparing to forego the hot Sydney summer season in favour of an incredibly cooler weather to add to my seasonal palette sometime later. Can you guess where I might be headed?
Welcome to the city of chic.