Keep Dry With These Gumboots and Wellies

Wellies, gumboots, rain boots, wellingtons - or whatever you want to call them - are an unparalleled empowerment to winter commuters. Why? Because nothing ruins a day like wet feet! Since emerging in the 19th Century, and popularised by the First Duke of Wellington, 'wellies' are not only practical for horrific wet-weather days, but have undergone a fashion makeover in recent years to become a style statement for the modern women. So, toss away those Farmer Joe look-a-likes - we’ve compiled a few favourite brands.

Make these your go-to for acceptable welly style during your city commute.


Chances are there’s no living celebrity that doesn’t own a pair of Hunter boots as the latest snaps from Glastonbury 2015 advocate, which is probably what’s made them so damn cool.

I’m also an owner of the beloved Hunters because of their minimalistic style that will coordinate with a corporate coat, weekend parka or metallic mini dress (if you’re Alexa Chung!). Widely available, you can order your next pair from ASOS, The Iconic or


Noteworthy for reimaging the boring welly into something much more eye-catching, Joules is the boot of choice for those who love print and pattern. Stripes, polka dots, flowers and even the odd animal print splashed across a matte or gloss rubber finish has made these boots iconic and a popular statement accessory for winter. Shop them online at


Stepping up the fashion element of rain boots is Chooka. Designed for those who love sophisticated classics, these wellies are chic with attention to detail, and are made with adjustable straps to fit an array of calf widths. With knee-high boots, mid-calf boots, booties and flats, there’s a style suitable for all personal preferences. Shop them online at


If you happen to be in the market for $250.00+ rain boots, then simply go straight to the top for the ultimate in fashion-meets-wellies from Burberry. In the price tag’s defence, the combination of luxury fashion design, featuring Burberry’s iconic tartan print and stud embellishments with all the rain boot qualities will see you get the wear out of them... even when it’s not raining!

By Christina Roys

She Rocks Retro Vintage

This week we caught up Bronwyn, the stylish manager of Rockin' that Frock at the Gungahlin Market Place. I have walked passed the colourful so many times and thought it was definitely about time to pop in and style stalk Bronwyn because she is always looking so stylishly vintage.

Bronwyn has been manager at the newly opened store for just 10 weeks and in her spare time teaches Latin and ballroom dancing. A lady of many talents and hobbies with a retro meets vintage signature style to go with it.

When I walked into the store it was like stepping into another time, with classic cuts and colours, full skirts and flirty and feminine prints as far as the eye could see. Bronwyn was a perfect picture of femininity and classic vintage style. She had a full petticoat to fill out her gorgeous mid length Retropec'd dress, covered in puppies (uh cute!). She matched it with a Bird and Branch embroidered cardigan and accessorised with a black hair bow, also from Rockin' that Frock.

Loving the cute and classic look Bronwyn!

Double-Denim Done Right

Kayo Marbilus has all the blue layers and gold going on. He doesn't really have a staple piece of clothing in his wardrobe but says, "If you like something that fits, feels and looks good, then buy it!"

Kayo's fashion advice is to be ahead of the game and stay unique. Everyone seems to dress the same, "So pretty much be yourself and wear what you want!"

We especially loved his snapback cap (with all the stickers on it, of course!). I often see Kayo swaging around the city, rocking it in his trusty G Star jeans and these Reebok Pump shoes. Keep an eye out for him!

Kayo wears:

Jeans: G Star Raw

Jacket: G Star Raw

Watch: Rolex

Awesome photography by: Kevin Landale

Jetsetter Fashion

When travel meets fashion it is a wonderful collision. They would have to be two of my favourite things in this world and when they come together one tells the other's story.

Upon meeting fashion marketing student Dajana, I soon discovered her outfit had its own story to tell too. Dajana has been visiting from Sydney before she sets off to Europe in a few days time and has seamlessly adjusted to the cooler climate through her stylish and weather-appropriate attire. Dajana proves that the cold is no excuse for slacking off in style!

The foundation of her outfit was a dark base consisting of black slit knee jeans from Witchery, black boots from Wittner, black Givenchy bag and a dark plum jumper from Cue. She had made the the plum from the jumper pop by complimenting it with a similarly toned lipstick to keep the dark, warm and moody theme consistent. However the true story in this outfit was her feature piece: an original Levi's denim jacket. It had belonged to her father and has seen the world before her. If only it could speak, the stories it would tell! There is no doubt more stories will be made on Dajana's future travels and more outfits to come to share them too!

Must-Have Accessories for the Season

Keep warm and toasty, and most importantly, stylish this season with this guide!

Here are our top 5 accessories for a stylish Winter:

Opaque Tights

In Winter Opaque tights look fab under skirts and dresses. They are thicker than normal stockings and keep your legs and feet nice and warm. A Black of opaque’s are an absolute staple item for the cold weather and if you want a bit of colour for that all-black outfit try trending colours right now. Earthy tones; khaki green, burgundy, peach, or brown.

A Scarf

A scarf is the best accessory to keep your neck warm and your outfit on trend in Winter. The hardest part about buying a scarf is that there are just too many colours and styles to choose from!

A Beanie

Don't leave your ears out in the cold, especially on those chilly weekend walks and commute to and from work! Go for a knitted hat that isn’t too tight when you want to avoid hat hair and for a more casual look a hat with ear flaps or fun beanie are perfect.


A pair of leather or knitted gloves are an absolute must-have during these cold months! It is impossible to do anything with freezing fingers and gloves are perfect for keeping your hands warm when you don’t have pockets. Gloves come in many colours and styles just like scarves so we find it easy to find a great pair that last many seasons.


Heeled, wedged or flat. Ankle, knee-high or calf length. Boots in any style are a number one, have-to-have in your wardrobe item! The great thing about boots apart from polishing off your look and keeping your feet warm and dry is that you can wear cute long wooly socks with them and no-one would know!

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