The Art of Winter Dressing

How do you approach winter dressing?

My approach to winter dressing is based around two key pillars – dressing with style but also for comfort and warmth. Weather appropriate dressing is vital for surviving the transition into the cold weather, especially here in Melbourne! I love to curate my winter wardrobe around layering essential pieces with this season’s newest additions! My latest purchase being our beautiful fluffy ‘Deep Collar Cardi’ in Black.


What do you look for when creating a winter wardrobe?

Soft textures, natural fibres, and knitwear reign supreme in winter and help to create that cosy feeling we all long for. While we all embraced the loungewear trend during lockdown, we’re seeing a return to those true winter wardrobe investment pieces that can be cherished for years to come.
Outerwear styles are the hero of any winter wardrobe, for layering, protection from the elements and for dressing up or down an outfit for almost any occasion – think longline coats, quilted puffer jackets and tailored coats.
Our in office favourite this season being the ‘Contrast Stripe Coat’, for it’s modern edge and sporty feel with the classic Black and White check elevated with the contrast Black panelling and tape trim.



What is a key piece that you can’t live without each winter? How can you elevate your winter looks?

In the colder months, we often fall into the trap of sacrificing style for comfort, opting for outfits that aren’t always fashion focused. Marco Polo’s heritage centres around knitwear and over the years we have become renowned for our knitted pullovers.
One great way of making a more sophisticated, elegant look is layering knitwear, like this season’s ‘Roll Neck Pull Over’ on top of a longline button through white shirt. This is an easy and effortless way to break up the silhouette and elongate the body in an effortless way, that gives comfort in a sleek and polished look.


How should you best care for these timeless winter pieces to ensure they last until next season?

It is so important that we take care of our clothing to ensure their longevity, especially for those timeless invest pieces that should last for seasons to come.
Here are some of my key care tips:

  • Make sure you are laundering your clothes correctly – always pay extra attention to follow the care label. Woolen knits often require gentle handwashing and air drying. 
  • Always fold your knitwear, if you hang your knits they are prone to stretching/dropping.
  • Invest in a wool comb to remove any pilling and refresh the surface of the yarns.
  • Store any delicate knitwear in dust bags for extra protection.

How does the ‘Modern Muse’ collection capture the essence of Winter?

Modern is key to this collection – underpinned by a commercial colour palette of Blue Quartz, Ash, Coal and Black, these modern timeless styles appeal to all. Knitwear is standout with soft to the touch, natural fibres such as alpaca and wool blends in delicate cable and rib knit stitches for added texture. Signature Marco Polo styles such as our ‘Showerproof Jacket’ and Longline embellished shirts are revitalised in contemporary colours and new fabrications. Outfitting options are truly endless with an array of multicolour prints. The Pastel Quartz and Crystal Geo prints offering a sophisticated day to night option and the Moonscape Tee for a more fun, relaxed, causal look. Easy, versatile, and confident, this collection allows you to easily throw on a cosy knit, unique printed shirt or stunning boiled wool jacket and be ready to go no matter what the occasion!
Go to work in our fashion shirts and pants, take the kids to football in our cosy sweaters or go to the market in our warm woven puffer jackets!