The must-have winter fashion trends for 2021
A drop in temperature, plus clear sunny skies, signals wintertime in Brisbane City. It’s the ideal excuse to layer up in knits, cocoon yourself in cosy coats and update your winter wardrobe with the latest seasonal looks. To help you shop winter 2021 in style, we’ve done the legwork and found all these must-have pieces in The City.
A portmanteau of ‘shirt’ and ‘jacket’, the shacket is the ideal trans-seasonal piece for a Brisbane winter that allows you to easily layer in the new-season shape. Shackets will be your new winter MVP as the versatile style can be worn dressed up or down and are available in a variety of fabrics. Shop the shacket in khaki corduroy at Zara on Queen Street Mall, in cosy checks at the Forever New Queen Street Mall store and Myer Brisbane City, buttery leather at Seed Heritage in Wintergarden, David Jones QueensPlaza and Myer Brisbane City and classic plaid from Polo Ralph Lauren at David Jones QueensPlaza.
The maxi dress, but make it weather-appropriate – the knit maxi or midi is a fashion staple for winter. The sleek style instantly looks pulled together for one-and-done dressing – simply add a jacket and chunky boots and you’re out the door. Tip: Look for a fitted fine rib knit to nail this look. We love the versions at Forever New, Zara and Seed Heritage on the Queen Street Mall and from Oxford at Myer Brisbane City and Bec & Bridge at David Jones QueenPlaza.
Long-sleeve smock dress
The floaty style we loved in summer gets a winter update with a longer length and sleeves. At QueensPlaza, you’ll find printed versions at Gorman and Scanlan Theodore and high-neck styles at Zimmermann and Alice McCall. Visit COS in the Wintergarden for smocked and puff-sleeve dresses and Seed Heritage for long tiered styles in an array of block colours. For long-sleeve floaty dresses with cut-out details, browse Zara and H&M for midi-length dresses in seasonal colours.
This winter’s chunky boot style takes inspiration from classic Dr. Martens with chunky lug soles. The thick utility rubber soles ground the sleek knits, cropped jeans and floaty smock dress looks, adding a punchy element to feminine styles. Available in a variety of lengths, shop this boot look from Tony Bianco at Myer Brisbane City, Jo Mercer in The Myer Centre and Alias Mae at Platypus Shoes on the Queen Street Mall. Or go for the original Dr. Martens from Universal Store on Albert Street, Double Double on the Queen Street Mall and Dangerfield in The Myer Centre.
Think the all-in-one jumpsuit but in a long-sleeve utility style. Take your cue from classic coveralls with a relaxed fit – updated with soft drapey fabrics, or fitted and cropped styles for a sleek silhouette. Find the luxe look at Veronika Maine, Cue and Lululemon in the Wintergarden; and in fun pastel hues at Gorman in QueensPlaza and H&M on the Queen Street Mall. You’ll find classic denim and corduroy boilersuits from Insight and One Teaspoon at General Pants Co. on Elizabeth Street.
If international fashion week shows are any indication, puffer jackets are continuing their reign on the runway and IRL. The street-style staple comes in cropped and long-line lengths from both fashion and outdoor brands. For a practical puffer jacket in a variety of hues, we love the options at Uniqlo, Lorna Jane and Lululemon. For fashion-forward looks, shop the cropped puffers at Aje in QueensPlaza, Camilla & Marc at David Jones QueensPlaza and Danton from Double Double on Queen Street Mall, or longline puffers at Viktoria & Woods in QueensPlaza and Culture Kings on Elizabeth Street.