Fresh Magazive

Winter Wonderland by Dominique Hanke

Winter Wonderland – Dressing for date night.

For FRESH Magazine issue 22

Written and Styled by Dominique Hanke

Photographer Natalia Anja

Hair and MUA Natacha Trottier

Models Ashleigh and Allen, Family Management

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Dressing for date night in the winter is definitely a trickier task than on those breezy summer nights, when you can throw a cute pashmina, necklace and bangles over your favorite maxi and you are good for pretty much any event. It takes a lot more thought and destination is a huge factor. Nothing ruins a magical moment more than not being dressed for the weather, but we all still want to look our best and not rock the abominable snowman look in those all layers. Here are some great looks for those fun winter date nights, to keep you looking cute but cosy!

Look 1: Dinner and Drinks

Knowing that the only time you will be exposed to the elements is between the quick dash from the taxi to the door to the restaurant, you can afford to layer down a little. I love this heavy weight tapestry style skirt by LOFT, it is fun and classy. The shirt adds a pop of colour and the outfit is finished up with this beautiful cardigan, adding a little sparkle and an extra layer to keep the chill at bay.

Look 2: Culture Crawl

Whether your idea of culture is a wander through a museum, a night at the theatre, or catching a concert with your beau. All of these events require a similar thought where outfit comes in. You will want to keep warm in often poorly heated venues whilst still managing to work the cultured and classy style. This sweater is such a great piece, managing to perfectly blend practicality and style, here paired with these versatile pants.

Look 3: Romantic Walk

Layering always works best for warmth, but no one wants to look bulky. This jacket is perfect with its flattering silhouette. Its slightly nipped waist creates shape, whilst not being too form-fitting so you can still fit a sweater underneath . The cute toque literally tops the look, with a little bit of bling to keep things pretty.

All Ashleigh’s Winter Wonderland outfits are available from LOFT at Park Royal