Wearing Winter Luxe | Leather Jacket

The Winter Luxe Style Challenge is officially over.  Don’t cue the sad panda face, because lots of amazingly gorgeous and stylish women enjoyed it so much that they are continuing to play along.  I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I adore Instagram and this just makes me love it even more.  My Instagram feed is filled with smiling, confident women rocking fabulous fashion with a touch of winter luxe, happily showcasing their personal style.

Click here to check out the Winter Luxe Style Challenge gallery – lots of lovely ladies, and a few adorable kids, rocking winter luxe.

The Winter Luxe Style Challenge has been an amazing way to welcome winter.  In so many parts of Australia, it was unseasonably warm in the weeks leading up to winter.  When winter finally hit, it was with the impact of a snowball!


Wearing Winter Luxe | Leather Jacket

My love for winter style kicked off the whole Winter Luxe Style Challenge, so it is safe to say that winter is my favourite season in terms of style.  Spring and autumn with their warm days, cool nights and gorgeous foliage are pretty special too.

Winter Luxe Style Challenge Leather Jacket

I have been waiting a long time for the weather to cool down enough for me to rock one of my very favourite winter pieces, my vintage Morrissey cropped leather jacket.  I customised the jacket with some very pretty fabric covered buttons from Liberty of London.  Just love the tough pretty aesthetic.

I’ve also been waiting for months to be able to wear my new winter hat.  I do adore hats, love rich wintry colours and I’m not scared of a bit of quirky style either.  Et voila, my equestrian style maroon wool felt hat with … wait for it … ears!

Wearing Winter Luxe | Cropped Leather Jacket

I found this baby in my local op shop, but I’ve managed to track down a similar style if you need a hat with ears in your life too.

The gorgeous merlot tone of the hat works back beautifully with mustard, as worn in my Ruby Olive earrings.  The black statement necklace was a recent addition from my Her Fashion Box subscription. Click to get $5 off your first Her Fashion Box.

Winter Luxe Style Challenge Leather Jacket

I’m wearing a Bohemian Traders Peasant plaid shirt layered under a vintage merino men’s mustard Argyle knitted vest topped with my Morrissey cropped leather jacket.  If you’re busty, you may struggle with gaping shirts.  A vest or jumper layered over a shirt sorts this problem in style.

My vest employs another fashion magic trick with the V neck drawing the eye down.  Leaving the bottom  unbuttoned creates a peplum effect, which  narrows the waist.  It has the added benefit of showing off the gorgeous plaid fabric of my shirt.

The streamlined style of the collarless leather jacket is flattering on my busty figure as it doesn’t add bulk.  The lack of collar also means that my statement necklace is showcased beautifully.


Wearing Winter Luxe | Cropped Leather Jacket

My Bohemian Traders black skinny jeans are comfy, flattering and on trend.  I love a mid rise waist.  They’re the Goldilocks cut of jeans – not too high, not too low, but just right.  I like to think they make me both hot and cool, though!  See what I did there?  They work beautifully with ankle boots, like my Nine West cuffed boots, but I’ve also worn them with trainers, hi tops, loafers, brogues and ballet flats.


Wearing Winter Luxe | The Kimba Likes Style Guide

Kimba Likes Style Guide Cropped Leather Jacket

Whilst I love some coordinating colour, I’m not a fan of matchy matchy.  Let me show you what I’m talking about with my Kimba Likes Style Guide.

My classic basic is my Bohemian Traders black skinny jeans.  My something colourful is my Bohemian Traders plaid shirt.  My Ruby Olive earrings and Argyle vest coordinate.  The black statement necklace and black leather jacket also coordinate with the black jeans.

My clashing piece is my merlot wool felt hat.  Although the colours work beautifully together, it is not matched to another colour in my outfit.

For the purposes of the Kimba Likes Style Guide, clashing has a somewhat flexible meaning.  Your clashing piece could be a denim jacket worn with a tulle skirt, or sequins worn with jeans.  The idea is to create a point of interest which lifts your outfit from everyday to Everyday Style!


Shop My Style | Winter Luxe 

Shop My Style Winter Luxe Style Challenge

Katies Quilted PU Biker Jacket $99.95 |  Bohemian Traders Peasant Plaid Shirt $109 | Bohemian Traders Black Skinny Jeans $90 | Wool Felt Equestrian Hat with Ears USD$12 | Bohemian Traders Bonfire Cashmere Cardigan in Mustard $189 | Ruby Olive jewellery | Bohemian Traders jewellery | Colette Hayman Pyramid Glamour Necklace $8.47 on sale | Therapy Shoes Fidel Tan ankle boot $59.95


Wardrobe Wednesday

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Welcome to Wardrobe Wednesday!  I’m delighted to be your Glam Squad Hostess with the Mostest.  Every Wednesday, you are invited to share a fashion post with the Wardrobe Wednesday Glam Squad.  Anything you like as long as it is fashion related. To join in, just follow the linky instructions below and link up a fashion post.  

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Thursday Style and Beauty Link Up
Just a little heads up about another awesome style linky party, 30+ Style & Beauty Link Up Party, hosted by my fabulous friend Rachel from Redcliffe Style.  Thirty Plus?  Then you’d better get on to it stat! Follow along on social media with the hashtag #thirtyplusdailystyle

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