Summer temps have lingered this year, despite the rain … But seeing local stores slowly fill with woollens and coats is a pleasant reminder that cooler weather IS on the way!
Autumn-Winter fashion always brings a little more style to our wardrobe. Summer is all about easy pieces that go from beach to bar, but for we Coastal folk, the cooler months mean we can ditch the thongs and cossies, and embrace a new season of layers and colours.
Westfield Tuggerah has launched their A/W fashion, and with a huge range of stores under one roof it’s the perfect option for autumn shopping.
We were lucky enough to tag along as local couple Chloe and Luke Grant, with their two gorgeous children Millah and Meek, spent the day exploring Westfield Tuggerah – it’s shopping, dining options and entertainment.
With stores like Jacqui E, Katies, Bardot, Sussan, Factorie, Surf, Dive n Ski, Just Jeans and Cotton On Kids, there’s new season fashion for the whole family. Throw in the Coast’s only David Jones store, giving you access to brands like Country Road, Witchery, Seed, Industrie, Ben Sherman and more, and you have the Coast’s ultimate shopping destination.
Westfield Tuggerah offers much more than just shopping. Their newly revamped outdoor dining precinct is a delightful spot in all seasons and gives easy access to a great range of dining options. You’ll also find more inside the centre, including Max Brenner – the perfect indulgent and warming post-shopping snack for the family. Chloe and Luke also found time for a child-free (and pre-baby) movie date at Event Cinemas!
ABOVE: SHIRT Surf Dive & Ski, PANTS Jeans West, HAT Surf Dive & Ski, BOOTS Industrie, David Jones. Chloe wears DRESS Bardot, NECKTIE Jeanswest, HANDBAG Sussan. Boots model’s own. Millah wears DRESS Country Road, David Jones, HANDBAG Seed, David Jones. Boots & headwrap model’s own. Meek wears TSHIRT, PANTS, HAT & JACKET Country Road, David Jones. Boots model’s own.
Denim is a favourite and looks fantastic with one of autumn’s key hues – blush. The perfect new season neutral, there are blush pieces for the whole family. Navy, stripes and khaki all bring a dash of military to this season’s wardrobe. Again, team them with denim for effortless, on-point style.
ABOVE: SKIRT & JACKET Just Jeans, TOP Bardot, NECKLACE & HANDBAG David Jones, HAT Seed @ David Jones. Boots model’s own. Millah wears JACKET Cotton On Kids, JEANS, SWEATER & BACKPACK Country Road @ David Jones, Shoes model’s own. Luke wears SHIRT & PANTS Industrie @ David Jones, TSHIRT Deus Ex Machina, BOOTS Surf Dive n Ski. Meek wears TSHIRT, JACKET & PANTS Cotton on Kids, Boots model’s own.
ABOVE: Millah wears SKIRT & JACKET Cotton On Kids, SWEATER & BEANIE Country Road @ David Jones, Shoes model’s own. Chloe wears DRESS & JACKET Bardot, HAT Surf Dive n Ski, Boots model’s own. Meek wears SWEATER & PANTS Cotton On Kids, SHOES Converse @ David Jones. Luke wears TSHIRT & JACKET Just Jeans, PANTS Industrie @ David Jones, HAT & SHOES Surf Dive n Ski.
Jewel-toned primary colours are everywhere this season (particularly the rich mustard tone seen here and in preceding pages) and they’re great for layering. Folk-inspired prints add both a touch of softness and extra detail, perfect additions to your core wardrobe.
ABOVE: Millah wears TOP & SKIRT Country Road @ David Jones, Boots model’s own. Luke wears SHIRT Ben Sherman @ David Jones, HAT David Jones, PANTS Industrie @ David Jones. Meek wears TSHIRT & PANTS Country Road, JACKET Seed, SHOES Converse, all @ David Jones. Chloe wears DRESS Sussan, BELT Bardot, SUNGLASSES Surf Dive n Ski, NECKLACE Bardot, Boots model’s own.
Rich colours and exquisite detailing are part of this season’s A/W fashion. Fine floral prints with an ethnic feel add unique style to wardrobe staples, an easy way to bring your look up to date. And the options for kids this season are adorable … They’ll have you wishing they came in larger sizes.
Easy cotton pieces are perfect for our climate, where you can have warm days even in the middle of winter. Layer with a jacket or cosy cardigan and you’re ready for whatever the day throws at you. Even if that happens to be chocolate and marshmallows …
ABOVE: Millah wears DRESS & HAT Country Road @ David Jones. Luke wears JACKET & PANTS Just jeans, TSHIRT & SHOES Industrie @ David Jones. Chloe wears BLOUSE, BAG & SHOES Witchery @ David Jones, JEANS jeans West. Meek wears TSHIRT Seed @ David Jones, VEST Country Road @ David Jones, JEANS Cotton On Kids, SHOES Converse @ David Jones.
David Jones gives Central Coast shoppers access to a huge range of Australian and international labels seldom available elsewhere locally. With an emphasis on style and quality, the AW17 range includes pieces you’ll be wearing for years.
Denim pieces are perfect for everyday wear and are definitely worth the investment. As are core wardrobe items like Chloe’s beautiful military influenced jacket and classic striped sweaters which will go well past this season’s trends and become firm favourites.
ABOVE: Luke wears TSHIRT Industrie @ David Jones, JEANS Just Jeans, HAT & SHOES Surf Dive & Ski. Meek wears TSHIRT & JEANS Cotton on Kids, SHOES Converse @ David Jones. Chloe wears BLAZER & BAG Bardot, TSHIRT Surf Dive & Ski, JEANS Jeans West, SHOES Witchery @ David Jones. Millah wears DRESS Cotton On Kids, BAG Seed @ David Jones, Shoes model’s own.
The new season’s clothing is perfect for date night, with cosy fabrics and rich dark hues. For a night out at the movies wear comfortable fabrics and layers, handy for keeping warm and accommodating that box of popcorn!
ABOVE: Chloe wears DRESS & JACKET Bardot, Shoes model’s own. Luke wears TSHIRT & HAT Surf Dive & Ski, PANTS & BOOTS Industrie @ David Jones.
When the sun comes out our autumn and winter days can warm up. Westfield Tuggerah’s outdoor dining precinct is the perfect place for the family to have a meal or snack, and also to run off some shopping steam. Millah and Meek resisted the lure of the mosaic water fountain as long as they could, but had to end the day with a bit of fun!
The key trends for AW17 come together here – Chloe’s mustard dress with folk-inspired pattern, Luke’s finely detailed shirt and denim, and the kids military and stripes. A visit to Westfield Tuggerah will have the whole family stylishly on-point this season.
ABOVE: Millah wears SWEATER, JEANS & JACKET Cotton On Kids, Shoes model’s own. Meek SWEATER, JEANS & JACKET Cotton On Kids, Shoes model’s own. Luke wears SHIRT Just Jeans, JEANS Industrie @ David Jones, SHOES & SUNGLASSES Surf Dive & Ski. Chloe wears DRESS Surf Dive & Ski, JACKET & NECKTIE Bardot, SHOES Witchery @ David Jones.