Until a few years ago, when planning a Christmas outfit, I would have started asking myself the following questions:
- are the shoes water-proof?
- is the coat colour/pattern going to conceal mud splashes?
- are my legs going to freeze?
- do I have adequate layers to handle outdoor and indoor temperature?
Then I would have probably come up with something like this:
But since moving to the Antipods, I have really enjoyed the freedom that Sydney climate gives you: not only the lenses of my glasses don’t frost when I enter a pub, but I also have the luxury of choosing an outfit just for how it looks.
For some holiday season inspiration, I’ve picked four dresses under $300 and accessorised them.
Unless… this never-ending rain continues, in which case just add gumboots and raincoat.