Today’s post is a collaboration with Avoca, A NZ brand that offers clothing and accessories made from natural fibres. I was kindly sent a few pieces and I wanted to show how I’ve styled each one in this post.
We’re in the middle of winter now so the pieces I’m featuring are perfect for the chilly weather. They have definitely kept me warm and I know I will be using them a lot this season.
Click below to see how I’ve styled all the pieces and more information about Avoca.
I have four different outfits today based on the pieces I chose from Avoca’s accessories range. I have a beanie, scarf, gloves and socks which are all my ultimate winter essentials. The reason I have four looks today is because all four pieces I chose were different colours and they couldn’t be stylishly worn all together. I’ve stayed away from buying black this winter season because my wardrobe is already full of it so I got a few coloured pieces.
Let’s start off with the brightest piece which is this scarf.
This is the Rib Loop Scarf in Crimson. I was so drawn to this colour in the website and in real life, it’s a dark pinky red shade. It definitely spruces up an outfit and it’s great at keeping me warm because it is made of 70% merino wool, 20% possum fur and 10% silk. This loops twice on me and it’s a good length because it’s not too long and not too short that I feel smothered. The tight rib knit is pretty durable too and doesn’t snag as easily which I can attest to because I have a naughty kitten.
For this look, I’ve paired it with a v-neck long sleeve top from Kmart, black Topshop Leigh Jeans and faux suede Kmart boots.
I wanted to keep the rest of my outfit simple because anything else would’ve clashed with the scarf. It’s so bright that I want it to be the focal point of the whole outfit. I also found the perfect lipstick match for it which is Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Raspberry Bite. My sunglasses are Quay Australia.
My second favourite is this Pom Pom Beanie in Raspberry.
In all honesty, I own a few beanies but I’ve never liked them on me. Most of them are too long, flattens my small head and really accentuates my round face which I hate. When I received this, I was worried that I wouldn’t like it. However, after a bit trial and error, I finally found a way to style this that doesn’t look bad on me.
Instead of folding the beanie outside, I folded it inside so it appears much shorter and the end of the beanie doesn’t droop down. It’s a nice fit on me and it doesn’t look weird. I ended up loving this look that I took so many photos! There’s even a selfie up on my Instagram.
I’ve paired this beanie with an H&M polka dot dress I’ve had for years. This dress was one of the first things I bought from Recycle Boutique back in my 2nd year at University. I still wear it all the time especially to work and get comments about it.
The sleeves of this dress is sheer and it has ruffles in the middle. I thought it was good to pair with this beanie because of the pink polka dots in the dress.
My boots are my beloved Wittner ankle boots I got from Melbourne. I wear this to death as well and I don’t know how I’d last a winter season without it. As you can see from the photos above, this beanie is a true pink shade but the pom pom is slightly darker which I like and with an all black outfit, I might even get away with wearing both the scarf and the beanie together. The lipstick I’ve paired it with is Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial.
Like the Rib Loop Scarf, this Pom Pom Beanie is also made of 70% merino, 20% possum fur and 10% silk. I wore this during a beach walk when it was around 10degrees and I was so thankful I had it on because my head and my ears were kept warm.
The next one is a pair of socks which is a lot harder to feature in an outfit but I styled it slightly peeking out of my newest boots.
I have on the Merino Possum Plain Cushion Socks in Natural. This pair is a merino, possum fur and angora blend. I don’t usually have my socks showing in an outfit but I found it paired nicely with these navy boots from Kmart.
I have on this turtle neck dress from Boohoo and a thrifted coat.
Last but not the least were gloves. Thinking back, I probably should’ve matched the gloves to one of the pieces above but chose the Merino Silk Gloves in Petal instead.
I thought I’d get a different colour because I have three pairs of black gloves already and this light pink shade wasn’t an over the top colour. Like all of the other pieces, this is also really warm because of the 70% merino wool, 20% possum fur and 10% silk blend.
In the look above, I’ve paired it with an all black outfit. I have a knit top underneath a thrifted blazer jacket.
I know this has been a photo-heavy post but I hope you got a bit of inspiration on how to style coloured winter accessories. I’m really glad I got some bright colours and I shied away from the typical black winter pieces.
If you’re after quality winter clothing and accessories, definitely check out Avoca. I can vouch for the quality of the pieces and it’s good to know all of their clothing and accessories are made in New Zealand. I’m stocked up for winter essentials now and I know these pieces would last me for years.
Let me know down below what is your #1 winter accessory and I hope you’re all warm this season!