Westfield: Own Your Story – Black and Leather Kinda Weather

July 21, 2016

I’m back – and in all black, baby. Don’t be too fooled by some of my recent social posts – although I’ve been embracing a lot of colour lately, here in Melbourne – and in the heart of winter – we wear black. Or leather. Or both. And lots of it. It’s the signature city palette and fail safe go-to attire because when it’s cold, it’s hella cold. But when the sun comes out it’ll have you forgetting what season it was.

Lately the weather has been pretty nasty, hence my lack of street shot looks – and to keep the chills at bay I turn to everyone’s favourite – the leather biker jacket. But without compromising femininity and a shapely silhouette (you know I like to maintain a level of sexiness), I love to style it with something form-fitting. And when it’s extra chilly, I love the warmth of a knitted sweater with that rockin’ biker sitting chic-ly on top. Draped over the shoulders, of course. Because if you can last a whole day without the jacket falling off your shoulders – then you’ve made it through the day! Then slip into some high-heeled, peep-toe boots and you’re ready to brave the cold minus the Eskimo effect.

For this look, and for my high winter #ownyourstory feature – I’ve done exactly that. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t show off that figure while maintaining your core temperature. Here I’ve pulled together a chic, winter-friendly but bangin’ outfit perfect for day to dinner. Where else but Westfield would I find something so easy and pocket-friendly (or bank breaking depending on your taste and bank situation)? Shop online in the comfort of your heated pad and PJ’s or in store – there’s no denying you’ll find what you need/want (same thing) to survive the winter. Here I’ve handpicked and styled some of the latest from Sheike at Westfield including this gold hardware adorned, pebbled leather biker, snuggly turtleneck cropped sweater and high-waisted skirt with adjustable waist tie that cinches in my winter waistline so cleverly… The boots are a classic from Wanted Shoes, also available at Westfield.

For more winter dressing ideas, or if you’re even already planning your spring wardrobe – jump onto and get your fix!

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Sheike ‘Charisma’ leather jacket // Sheike ‘Claudia’ knit jumper // Sheike ‘Urban’ skirt // Wanted Shoes ‘Carella’ boots

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Photographer // Jesse Maricic @ ONPOINT.
Model // Micah Gianneli