Torrential downpours and wintery temperatures call for woollen jumpers, coats and long sleeve shirts.
I have been eyeing up Weathered for the past few years, and last week weather dictated that I was caught in the rain on a trek through Wellington, talking to a couple of experts about indoor plants and ‘living architecture’.
As we were finishing our tour, the unrelenting rain continued pelting down in torrents. Taking a giant leap over a flood that was quickly pooling in the middle of Cuba Street, I took shelter inside Area 51. Not one to miss an opportunity, I was keen to see whether ‘Weathered’ would live up to my sunny expectations.
Needless to say, the Australian label have certainly got it right where women’s shirts (and probably the men’s ones, too) are concerned.
This boyfriend shirt is the perfect straight, non-boxy cut and makes for a super flattering fit. The cotton is soft and comfortable and the cut is clean, modern and definitely appeals to my inner tomboy.
I get the feeling that there won’t be a lot of creasing going on either (the worst thing when you’ve put the effort into ironing perfect creases into the sleeves, only to arrive at work and look as if you may as well have slept in the damn thing and rolled along the floor 20 times).
My displeasure of crinkled shirts aside, each season Weathered drops a fresh collection with a few colourways and patterned fabrics, which means that you will get a different look and feel with each shirt.
I opted for the light blue and white version to take me from winter through to the warmer months and it seemed the perfect colour to match with my mostly blue and navy sweaters. It’s one of those versatile items that looks just as good dressed up with a pair of smart woollen trousers and Oxfords, or boyfriend jeans and trainers with a snuggly woollen coat or blazer thrown over the top.
It’s a win-win, go anywhere shirt in my books.
Photography: Howard Sly