This little black singlet-like mini, (same one that's worn above) is perhaps my favourite staple piece. It's simple enough to dress up or down - and for winter, throw any style coat/knit/scarf/stockings etc with it.This versatile camel and gold faux leather piece is from Diva ($14). In this case it is a necklace - however can also be worn as a head band, bracelet, arm wrap or belt.

Every girl needs big 'cover your face' black sunglasses. You know the ones that make you feel like a rockstar? They're the perfect way to hide a hangover, lack of makeup, tired eyes or to just look fabulous- for summer and winter. These were $15 from dotti last year.

My favourite scarf - I love rich browns and reds for winter, and in this case the scarf sets off the otherwise plain black outfit.These thigh-high tights can be dressed up with some simple black closed-toe heals.
Another winter necessity - black trench coat. I bought this trench 4 years ago at Block-Out for $60. It's waaaarm, classic, neat and a simple cut, and will go with almost anything in winter.