It’s the middle of winter here in Australia.
Whilst people are travelling over to Europe and having fun in the sun at the moment, the majority of us are back here enjoying the freezing cold temperatures that Canberra is providing for us (it was minus 5 this morning…).
Whilst the cold temperatures aren’t really my cup of tea (are they anyones?), what I do love about this time of year is winter fashion.
Comfy knits, woollen jackets, ankle boots and layers is where it’s at for me right now…
I really do live for winter fashion.
I love all the options that it can provide, and I also think its the perfect season to really show off your personal style.
One such brand that is my go-to at this time of year especially is Birdsnest.
In my previous blog post you would have learnt that Birdsnest, which is based both online and in the country town of Cooma NSW, have an incredible range of womenswear and accessories for every woman – no matter the season.
I recently travelled down to Cooma for the day to learn more about the Birdsnest brand and in store experience, and was lucky enough to shoot a couple of outfits around town too!
This first one features a look which screams country chic to me, don’t you think?
It’s an outfit that I would most definitely find myself wearing on a road trip out to the country on a weekend – or on a weekend getaway to the Snowy Mountains.
It’s neutral tonnes make it a very versatile outfit, so let’s break it down…
Up top you’ll find a deliciously warm and comfortable Boho Bird jacket.
Created by birdsnest, boho bird is a meeting of ethereal, whimsical pieces that are as practical as they are beautiful. Think cardis and tops with smouldering touches of mysterious embroidery and colour, and cosy knits in flattering shapes for comfortable adventure.
This gorgeous jacket features an impossibly soft shearling and knit combination to keep you warm at heart. The shawl collar makes for a great statement too, and almost feels like you’ve got a scarf around your neck to protect you from the wind!
Underneath is a PQ Collection knit top. Coming in a natural looking oyster colour it will go well with most bottoms and the soft knit feel of the jumper is so hard to resist! The long sleeves and slouchy fit gives optimum comfort too.
I’ve paired these items with the Wakee White Jeans.
I’ve never really been a white jeans kinda gal, as I find that they can make me appear short and stumpy! BUT, these ones are an absolute dream. The waist is a cross between mid and high rise, and, with the cropped leg or ankle grazer length and a gentle stretch, these jeans are a flattering fit for most shapes.
On my feet are a pair of Coconuts By Matisse Ankle Boots which have a beautiful bohemian style and feminine shape.
With unique whip stitching and a slightly higher shaft, these boots are so flattering on and could pair beautifully with your denim skinny jeans. Their elastic sides ensure a snug fit and easy entry, and the dusty tan colour in soft suede is a match made in heaven.
To tie it all together I have completed the look with a Kooringal Matilda Brim Hat.
As soon as I saw this piece in store, I KNEW it had to feature in a shoot, as it is boho country chic at its best!
To top this outfit off, we were lucky enough to be invited into the beautiful house that we shot in front of, and were greeted by an incredibly friendly and photogenic Corgi – who we just had to include in the shoot. He’s pretty cute, wouldn’t you agree?
Get the look (all items are from Birdsnest)
Thank you to the lovely lady that let us shoot in front of and around her house, and for lending her Corgi for the shoot as well!
Birdsnest // 232 Sharp Street, Cooma.
Store Opening Hours
Monday-Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
This is the second blog post of many in which I will be sharing with you the incredible Birdsnest concept, some of their clothing and accessories range, as well as their new pop-up store in the Canberra Centre which will be there until December this year! Stay tuned for more, and read my first blog post about the Cooma store here.
Photography by simonarphotography.com