Trans-seasonal layering is tricky to get right. We are in complete awe of those talented women that can add garment after garment and only look better as the layers build up. We are especially jealous because, as Brisbanites, we typically tend to either go all-out with the winter woollies until it's officially hot again, or try and pretend winter isn't happening.
That's why we think it's always a better idea to leave the cold-weather styling to southerners, so when we learnt that the queen of cosy trans-seasonal basics, Lee Mathews, was opening a Brisbane boutique (her first Queensland store) we knew where we would be heading for our layering essentials.
Tucked behind Press on James Street, their gorgeous boutique houses the raw, relaxed pieces Lee is renowned for. Made from organic natural fibres, her silk, linen, and cotton garments have a hand-made feel, and lend themselves perfectly to the effortless layering Queenslanders tend to struggle with.
Lee's collection manages to strike a perfect balance between femininity and comfort, with delicate prints and quiet tonal neutrals taking centre stage. Take a cue from the matriarch of chic layers and cover-up in style, as winter becomes spring (And, lucky us, there are still some winter basics on sale in store.)
Now is the time to nail your dress-layering technique, and team the Alexa anorack over the Arabella dress (image below). Or pair the Suki pant and Jodi shirt (above) for an effortless look that will take you through to spring.
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