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Invest in winter clothing

Tanya Larconde at Frangipani Clothing.
Tanya Larconde at Frangipani Clothing. Valerie Horton

WINTER is only a couple of short months away, and with the temperature set to drop over the next few weeks, now is the perfect time to get rugged up for the cold weather.

Finding a happy medium between comfort and warmth can often be an issue in winter, but the key to staying warm in winter is layering, according to Frangipanni Fashions store-owner Annette Bartram.

"Layering your clothes means you will be able to vary your body warmth in different places," Ms Bartram said.

"It's also great because layering is quite popular at the moment, and it gives you the freedom to mix and match different items of clothing."

If you're only going to buy one main item this year, it should be an investment piece, Ms Bartram said.

"Buying a heavier jacket or a trench in a staple colour like black means you will be able to continue wearing it over and over each year," she said.

"In warmer climates you don't even need to make it a heavy jacket - even a nice knit will do.

"The great thing about these investment pieces is that you can use scarves, to brighten it up as well, so it will always look great."

Accessories such as scarves, gloves, beanies and tights are great additions to winter wardrobes, with most clothing stores selling a variety of colourful creations.

"Scarves are always really popular in the colder months," Ms Bartram said.

"We sell a wide range of all winter accessories as well, so there will be no shortage of gloves or tights in the Fraser Coast."

Layering is also a key when it comes to children's winter clothes, with singlets and socks the foundation of most winter-wear.

These smaller items can often be purchased from larger stores such as Target, Big W, Best and Less or even the supermarkets.

 

Top winter tips

  • Invest in basics like singlets and socks. People may not see them, but they will keep you warm.
  • If you can only buy one big item this winter, invest in a heavy jacket or trench in a staple colour.
  • Accessories such as gloves, beanies and tights are often a cheap addition to a winter wardrobe.
  • Dig out some of last year's clothes - you never know what you can re-use.
  • Try shopping at op shops or second hand stores for unique winter-wear.

Topics:  fashion and beauty, smarter shopping




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