5 ways to make a statement for winter

Your outfit-by-outfit guide to making getting dressed more fun, starring the statements to watch.

Flare play

Sometimes the best way to tackle a trend is to go all in, like teaming denim flares with a surprising shirt and sturdy boots for cruelty-free rodeo chic. Don’t forget to roll up your sleeves and polish the look with a slick belt.

Shop the look: Ganni shirt, $329, and Isabel Marant belt, $198, from Workshop. Karen Walker jeans, $475. Vintage earrings, $129, from Homage Online. Mi Piaci boots, $360.

Let us prairie

Prairie-esque dresses combine two of our favourite things: understated cool and comfort. When it comes to finishing touches, turn to the doyennes of haphazard accessories with a little research into Oslo and Copenhagen street style – the Scandinavians do it so well.

Shop the look: Sylvester dress, $379. Karen Walker sunglasses, $349. Vintage earrings, $89, from Homage Online. Bess scarf, $125. Kate Sylvester bag, $99. Mi Piaci boots, $360.

Best in business

Giving wide-leg trousers a whirl is easy thanks to languid layering. Toss a tunic on top, or try a coordinating coat. Working with a tonal colour palette lets the strong silhouette take centre stage.

Shop the look: Staple + Cloth coat, $579, and pants, $349. Karen Walker dress, $695. Meadowlark earrings, $1359, and ring, $895. Mulberry bag, $1990, from Scarpa. Mi Piaci mules, $260.

We have lift off

Never underestimate denim’s power to bring OTT pieces back down to earth. This shiny parka is a lot more approachable when paired with a trusty pair of jeans and provides an opportunity to take some sporty shades for a spin without them feeling out of place.

Shop the look: C&M parka, $359. Levi’s jeans, $170. Karen Walker sunglasses, $349. Meadowlark ring, $895.

Because the night

Give crisp cotton evening appeal with extravagant jewellery and unexpected splashes of colour. Play with the proportions of voluminous sleeves, pushing them above the elbows for even more oomph.

Shop the look: Gregory dress, $389. Vintage necklace, $689, bracelet, $489, and bag, $369, all from Love & Object. Sempre Di heels, $390, from Scarpa.

Photos: Michael James Rooke
Styling & words: Danielle Clausen
Model: Darya Bing.
Hair and makeup: Sophy Phillips