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What to wear in Winter

It's getting a little harder to spring out of bed in the mornings, and since it's almost windshield-defrosting season, we thought it the perfect time to start rounding up what we'll be making as the temperature drops.
Like a fine dining experience, we've matched our top patterns with their perfect complimentary fabric. Scroll down for the full course.
The Ultimate Coat
We're dreaming of strong silhouettes, visible texture and statement colours for this years Winter coat. Whether you're into contemporary tailoring, the oversized cocoon or the no-button-no-fuss coat, we've got you covered (literally).
Coat Pattern Imagery
Left to right: Coat №902 by Grasser, Forenza Coat by Drapers, Carmen Coat by Fibre Mood
 
perfectly paired with
Left to right: Geneva, Gigona, Marni, Bandit, Neptune, Grace
 
The Mid Weight
Not every frosty day calls for a full blown coat, but if you're living with unpredictable weather (we're looking at you, Auckland) then you need a cozy mid weight layer to combat a sudden chill. There's a piece to take you from coffee to cocktails; the perfect excuse to make up your favourite flannel or heavy weight drill.
Blazers and Jackets
Left to right: Mckenzie Blazer by StyleArc, Bryce Cropped Blazer by Vikisews, Adelaide Jacket by StyleArc, Bresso Shacket by Drapers.
 
perfectly paired with
Left to right: Grosetto, Harley, Dusk, Clinton, Giovanna, Meisai, Catlin, Mandy.
 
The Easy (But Chic) Knit
Somedays a hoodie just isn't going to cut the mustard. We all need a staple sweatshirt that goes with everything, but it never seems to be the case that you can just *buy* it, so why would you? Create your one knit essential with these three unique sweatshirt shapes (Ok, one's a cardigan).
Sweatshirts
Left to right: Charlie Sweatshirt by Les Lubies de Cadia, Marlo Sweatshirt by True Bias, Rotello Jumper by Drapers.
perfectly paired with
Knitwear Fabrics
Left to right: Cotton Rib, Therese, Bordeaux, Merino Ponte, Moscow, Esther
 
Building Block Blouse
The cold weather equivalent of 'shorts and a tee', everybody needs their go-to winter blouse to chuck on with jeans and layer up for days spent dashing between indoors and out. Take your pick between statement sleeve or collar with these classic shirt alternatives. Choose your favourite plain or print to really make it your own.
Building Block Blouse
Left to right: Olivia blouse by JoLi Lab, Tie Bow Blouse by Assembly Line, Solara Blouse by Drapers, Kennie Shirt by StyleArc.
 
perfectly paired with
Shirt Weights
Left to right: Mila, Annabella, Gloria, Keiko, Sateen Shirting, Jacquard Silk Cotton, Raquelle, Saki
 
A Solid Base
If you're not a fan of hitching up stockings all day then you'll be in need of a reliable pant. We know it's not the easiest to shop for your shape, so we've rounded up a few tried and true styles to suit all the fruits (if you know, you know). We recommend checking out their reviews first and creating a calico toile if any of you, like us, haven't always nailed the art of selecting a flattering pant shape.
Pant Patterns
Left to right: Albors Pants by Pauline Alice, Mckenzie Pants by StyleArc, Heroine Jeans by Merchant and Mills, Tolve Pants by Drapers.
Pant Fabrics
Left to right: Aoki, Worsted Wool, Selvedge Denim, Tabacco, Nikko, Vanedaa, Clifton, Hudley.
 
Have you made up any of our Winter favourites? Got your own favourite pattern you've made year after year? We'd love to hear from you! Send us your suggestions, makes or feedback to shop@drapersfabrics.com. 
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  • Amazing article!

    Sarah

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