The four accessories you need this winter

clinique long last lipstick nars mac lip pencil
Acne Studios canada scarf ghost chair
Zimmermann black boots Proenza Schouler PS11

It’s cold outside, the days are shorter, and those early starts feel just a little too difficult. It’s winter alright, which for me usually means crawling under the covers until the last possible minute, and typically spending 1 minute throwing on an outfit as opposed to 10. On those mornings (which occur more often than not), I tend to focus more on accessories before that morning shot of coffee. While there’s no question every girl already has these items in her wardrobe, there’s nothing like a bright red lip, a sturdy heeled boot, a polished handbag and a snuggly scarf to get me out the door.

The red lip is a statement in itself, and as far as I’m concerned, is the remedy to an all black outfit on a gloomy day. While I love a matte lip, the colder months are drying enough as it is so I always opt for a creamier formula. My lipstick of choice? Clinique’s long last lipstick in ‘Party Red’.

As far as I’m concerned, the woollen scarf is an absolute necessity come winter. I tend to prefer something large enough to wrap around my neck a couple of times, but will always settle for one that’s super soft and cosy. The few scarves I own are in muted neutrals, think a soft grey or a midnight navy, although one in a mid-camel or burgundy tone wouldn’t go amiss.

Ballet flats might seem the obvious choice for running to and from the office, but the black heeled boot is usually my go-to shoe once the mercury drops. There’s a general aloofness to my winter dressing – slouchy sweaters win out most days – so a heeled boot tends to balance it out.

The classic bag is a bit of a no brainer – and after three years my PS11 is still going strong, alternating on the odd occasion with a tan leather tote bag (which is license enough to throw everything and anything you could possibly need for the day in it).

Simple accessories aren’t exactly groundbreaking – but then neither are florals for Spring, and I’m all for sticking to the tried and true. Besides, if it ain’t broke…

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  1. Nikoline June 12, 2014 / 4:50 am

    At first, i didn’t know you were from Australia, so i was very surprised that you talked about winter accessories in the summertime xD Anyways, enjoy the beautiful makeup and scarfs, then i’ll enjoy my sunscreen and sweat 😉 <3

  2. mycatssaymeow June 16, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    I love all of your Winter must-haves. I could spend all of my money on gorgeous boots… the ones in your picture look especially chic.

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