Autumn time can be hard to figure out in Australia, one minute your boiling hot and the next you’re shivering next to the patio heater. It’s all well and good to layer during the daytime or for casual nights out to the pub, but what about when you have a big event on? Whether you’re heading to a formal, wedding, big birthday, work event or just a special occasion, the autumn outfit panic can start to creep up on you. Never fear, here are a few evening wear ideas that will carry you through your social calendar this fall…
Leather is perfect for pulling off a fall evening look. This can come in many forms! Try layering your favourite silk slip with a polished yet trendy leather biker jacket for a contrasting and interesting night-time ensemble. Another great way to incorporate leather into your look is by throwing on a pair of knee-high leather boots, which look fantastic when paired with a floaty long sleeve shift dress. This will give you the perfect combination of alluring and classy. If you really can’t bear the idea of rocking a dress in the chill, then a pair of leather pants will do the trick! Add a sheer black blouse or a chunky knit for cold, yet stylish, nights out on the town.
Your favourite slip or strapless number can absolutely be repurposed for winter and fall time, it just needs a little layering to keep you cosy! Throw on a sheer, black long sleeve bodysuit underneath your dress to look effortlessly cool and feel toasty. If your dress is cropped, add sheer tights and chunky black boots to really lean into the 90s chic vibe you’re channelling.
Power suits are ideal for cooler nights! A tailored, black suit looks oh-so-chic and, if you choose the right materials, will keep you toasty too. Look for warming textiles such as wool or mohair for a suit that is as warm as it is stylish. Layer with a flirty lacey cami, drape on the chain necklaces and reach for your favourite pair of statement metal earrings. A pair of pointed heel boots or some stilettos, if you can stand them, will complete off this fashion-forward fall ensemble.
A little black dress is a style staple for a reason! This piece is majorly versatile across all seasons, so if you’re looking to invest in any one wardrobe essential, it should probably be this one! Make your little black dress cold-weather appropriate by adding an oversized wool blazer, statement socks, chunky brogues and you can even layer a long white tee underneath. You’ll look perfectly polished without compromising on your temperature. If you can’t bear to have your legs out, swap the socks for wool tights.
Knitted dresses can be a total godsend when the temperatures begin to drop. Find a close-fitting, neutral-toned, long sleeve, full length knit dress to feel amazing whilst also feeling warm. Add some ankle boots, hoop earrings and an understated clutch for a gorgeous night-time glam look.
Any one of these style picks is perfect when the weather begins to turn! Finally, you won’t feel like you have to compromise on style in order to keep cosy – no more puffer jackets over dresses for you. Fall is great because you get to repurpose your sprint/summer wardrobe in an exciting and unexpected way. Be sure to stay creative, inspired and true to your own personal style to feel the best you possibly can this autumn season.