Winter style secrets from the cool girls

Information verified correct on October 25th, 2016

Say farewell to your summer playsuits and dresses, put those sandals back in the cupboard and pull out the wooly knits and ankle booties. Winter has arrived!

Australians know how to do summer style better than anyone else, that's for sure. Winter on the other hand, this is where we sunshine soakers can go astray. We asked 3 women of style from around the globe to share their best kept style secrets for the wintry days ahead. Take note, ladies.

Here's what 3 women of style have to say on the matter.


Layer a turtleneck under everything

I live in New York, so winter over here is a long, drawn-out event that requires puffer jackets, snow boots, and all the woollen accessories you could possibly imagine. However, I’m slowly becoming more clued-up about how to do the whole dressing-for-winter thing without looking like I’m bracing for a snow storm every time I leave the house. Now, particularly during the in-between seasons like spring and autumn (which, let’s be real, more closely represent an Australian winter), I keep my summer dresses, and slinky, lace camis out of storage for a few extra weeks and just layer a thin grey, white, or black turtleneck under just about everything. I picked up the look from some women who are far more stylish than I am a few seasons ago at NYFW, and have stuck with it since.

Jasmine Garnsworthy, Editor at Stylecaster.com

See what Jas gets up to in New York here.


Invest in prime staples

Go on and put aside a day to finding the very best pair of jeans possible. It seems simple but the perfect basics can make building on an outfit a breeze. Make sure these killer jeans are comfortable and you'd wear them everyday for 3 months straight if it really came down to it. Once you've found the jeans of your dreams (black denim is always a sure thing) you can go ahead and change up your look with different coats, tops and scarves. Easy!

- Emma Lucey, Travel Blogger at SpinDizzyFall.com 

Follow Emma's adventures here.


Find the perfect blazer

This winter invest in a quality blazer, not only is it chic but it's warm. I always choose a blazer with a longer line so I can style it with dresses or shorts. Try and find a long sleeve with some sort of detail, whether it be gold button details or a satin collar. Its the perfect piece to invest in, you can rock it from the office to after work drinks or on the weekend while lunching with the girls. Pair it with jeans and heels, leather pants or over one of your favourite summer dresses to be able to take your look from summer to winter in an instant.

- Lisa Clark, Fashion & Lifestyle Commentator at Fitness First Magazine

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~ Get the look with these top picks ~

Update your winter wardrobe whether you're onto your last pre pay-day pennies or you're looking to splash cash on a cheeky buy-now-wear-forever piece. These are the ultimate style updates for the chilly months ahead.

Shop for turtlenecks:

Ribbed Jumper With Roll Neck And Split Cuff Detai...
Lulu & Rose Norfolk Ribbed Turtleneck Knit $89.95
High Neck Mesh Bodysuit Black $42

Dose up on denim:

Mavi Alexa Jeans $169
Laura Ripped Knee High Waist Skinny Jeans $40
Original Mom Jeans in Jana Mid Stonewash $83.00

Buy a blazer:

Military Style Blazer Khaki $79.80
Slim Tailored Jacket in Crepe $91.00
Camilla and Marc Caustic Blazer $680

Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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