Whether you are visiting your Mum at home, going out for lunch, heading to movies or even doing something with your own children, the day calls for a smart casual outfit.
We are loving oversized knits, coats, scarves and gorgeous boots for the cold Autumn days, as we head into Winter. Below, we have put together a casual but dressy outfit that will work for any of the outings mentioned above.
Clockwise: Splendid Very Light Jersey Long Sleeve Tee ($79.95), Jump Edge to Edge Cardi with Back Pleat Detail (89.95), Mimco
Cheeky Rosey Scarf ($149), Simone Perele Bloom Control Full Cup Underwire Bra ($114.95) Simone Perele Bloom Culotte ($64.95), Diana Ferrari Jeannie Boot ($149), Trenery Slim Indigo Jean ($119.00).
Of course, a great pair of indigo jeans always looks dressy but is still comfortable to wear. We love Trenery jeans, as they offer a great fit but they also have a stretch to them for greater movement (always handy if you have had a large lunch or if you are chasing kids around).
Long sleeve tee’s offer layered warmth during the winter months and are an essential item to our wardrobes (I actually layer a cami and long sleeve tee under jumpers and cardi’s). The Splendid tee offers extra warmth via a light weight jersey material but without the bulkiness under other clothing.
The biggest trend this winter is the long cardigan. We are loving this trend, as a cardi can still be warm but without the heaviness of a coat and gives a different look to a traditional knit jumper. Plus if it is very cold, you can add multiple layers underneath and no one would know!
A gorgeous scarf will add visual interest and dress up any outfit, no matter how casual it is. Scarves are also vital to keeping necks and chests under wraps from cold winds. If your check and neck are warm, so is the rest of your body!
Beautiful boots are an essential to an Autumn/Winter wardrobe and we are huge fans of Diana Ferrari boots. Excellent quality, stylish and comfortable to wear, would won’t regret purchasing a pair of Diana Ferrari boots. They literally last for years, so for cost per wear they are worth every cent.
Just because it is cold, doesn’t mean you can’t wear gorgeous lingerie. Regular readers will know WSS love Simone Pérèle lingerie. For fit and quality, you wouldn’t find a better brand. We have found Simone Pérèle lingerie to give a smooth line under clothing without the usual lumps and bumps found with other brands. Of course, to have the perfect fit we recommend you are fitted properly by a Simone Pérèle consultant at your local David Jones store.
Speaking of Simone Pérèle, Woman of Style and Substance are pleased to announce we will be giving a lucky reader a Simone Pérèle Bloom bra and culotte set worth $179.90.
All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below. Entries are for Australian residents only. Competition closes at midnight Friday the 15th March 2015. T&C’s below.
Terms and conditions: The “Simone Pérèle Bloom” giveaway is a game of skill and the most creative entry will be deemed the winner. The competition opens Monday 4th May 12PM EST and closes on Friday 15th March at midnight EST. One entry per person. Australian entries only, sorry. There is 1 prize to be won, with a total value of over $179.90. The winner will be notified via email. All entries will be signed up to our newsletter upon entry, if you do not wish to sign up to our newsletter please let us know via email. Good luck!