How to ‘Neck Protect’ During Winter

Winter is no longer coming…it’s here and we can all feel it. In our previous blogs, we covered how to layer and also Freez’s best new winter arrivals Now we’re going to give a crash course guide in how to neck protect when the temps are sub-zero (or at least it feels like it). Read on to discover our top picks for neck protection while living a #girlpower lifestyle.

Freez Cowl Knit

This top, aside from protecting your neck, can almost act as a chic vest over your long sleeve thermals. Don’t worry, no one will know you wearing thermal underwear because they’ll be too distracted by the vibrant rusticity of the red knit.

Freez Snoods

Have you heard of the snood? It’s perfect for winter because you can choose how much fashion to function you want from it. Wear it loosely around your neck as a fashion statement, or double it over for warmth. If you’re really cold, wrap it around your head and neck and get the full benefit. No one will judge you if it’s freezing.

Betty Basic Axel Long Puffer Jacket

This puffer jacket is super stylish and creates a polished sporty vibe that you will love come colder days. Available in white/black, or black/metallic (the jacket is reversible) you’ll love the high collar and detachable hood that keeps your entire upper body warm. And you’ll look cute. Think J-Lo in her ‘All I Have’ music video –  you’ll be feeling yourself in this jacket.

Betty Basic Washington Top

With a softly draped cowl neck, batwing sleeves and an easy relaxed fit, the Washington Top from Betty Basics is the perfect top for layering under chunky knits or puffer vests. Pair it with e.g. the Betty Flexi Puffer Vest to create a bundled up, casual weekend look.

 Sass Sawyer Zip Knit

This top gives us all the winter feels. A chunky knit that screams hot coco and movies, if you need to feel like your favourite blanket is wrapped around you all day, the Sass Sawyer will give you that feeling.  

Freez Knit Dress

Sometimes, even though it’s winter time, we still want to show off some leg! Well, good news, you can now show off those gams while keeping the rest of you warm with the Freez Knit Dress. The cowl neck feature and long sleeves will keep you toasty. Meanwhile, wear it with some stockings or put on some bronzer and bare those legs!

Those are our top picks for neck protection during winter time. As you can see Freez has a variety of high necked pieces for multiple different occasions. So, what are you waiting for?! Check out our new arrivals page, make a fashion statement and still be warm while you’re at it. Win-win.

Best of New Arrivals

Winter is on its way! As the months get cooler we need to re-examine our wardrobes so we don’t, well, Freez! If you’re running low on winter wardrobe or clothing inspiration, have a look through some of our top picks from the winter collection’s new arrivals. Hopefully we’ll provide some useful ideas, so you can stay comfy and stylish for the winter months.

Freez Cowl Top

When the weather gets cooler, having something to wrap around your neck is vital. Enter the Freez Cowl Top. Made with a cross over feature and cowl neck, the top makes it easy for you to stay warm and chic in while out and about.

Freez Tie Cardi

Who doesn’t love a good cardi? This tie up cardi, paired with skinny black jeans and a long sleeve tee is a stylish way to stay warm around the workplace. Wear it round the house, on the weekend…there’s never a time not to wear a wrap around.  

Freez Shirt

This black button up shirt is hugely versatile and on trend. Wear it with slacks for work, or with jeans on the weekend. You can even use it for relaxed nights out in Autumn and Spring.

Label of Love Tie Sweater

This is a chic long-sleeve top with a twist! Wear it with tights and sneakers on the weekend or with slacks and loafers for work. If you want to be warm and comfy, but still cute, this is a great option.

Country Denim Jacket

A well-fitting denim jacket is something every girl needs. This dark washed one is perfect for the rainier winter months ahead. Pair it with a bright top and skinny jeans to keep some colour, or pair the denim with a dark dress, tights and a scarf for a city-chic vibe. There are so many outfits you can create with this one.

Freez Print Skirt

Sometimes when the weather is cold and the days are short, you just need an invigorating pop of colour in your life! The Freez print skirt will do just that. A thick stretch midi, you can wear it with a long sleeve jacket for work or even on the weekend with some sneakers.  
Those were our best picks for our winter new arrivals. What did you think? Did you get any style inspo?  Get in touch to let us know. We’d love to hear from you! If you’d like a closer look at our winter style, just check out our new in page to see all the outfits up close. Happy Shopping!

Best of Autumn Jackets

Autumn has officially arrived! And as the days get colder and wetter we’re starting to look at our winter wear coats – but it’s not quite shearling season yet! So, what to do in the meantime? In this blog, we go over our top 4 picks for Autumn Jackets that you can layer with long-sleeve tops and scarfs to feel cozy in the cold.

Sass Jayda Waterfall Coat

The Sass coat is perfect for chilly mornings and evenings walking to the train station. It features beautiful camel brushed fabric, a wide lapel and collar, side pockets, and a tie with belt loops – perfect for snuggling into after a long hard day. Polished, comfortable, and well sized as a three-quarter length coat, it’s the perfect Autumn staple.

Spicy Sugar Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket is a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. The great thing about this item is that it transcends seasons. You can wear the jacket in summer and spring with maxi dresses or shorts, but in autumn, the jacket transforms into the perfect, lightweight buffer to protect against autumn breezes.  Pair this versatile bomber with a short sleeve basic top, denim jeans, and a cream scarf to get a stylish look that’s not too heavy, but just right for the autumn chill.

Spicy Sugar Biker Jacket

This is another staple jacket that transcends seasons and can be used as a basic accessory or a necessity item. Tan in colour with two front pockets, a zip up collar, and lined inside, this jacket goes with everything and will keep you warm. Meanwhile, in summer and spring, it can be paired with shorts and basic dresses to give some toughness to a girly outfit.

Betty Basic Berlin Cardi

The Betty Basic Berlin Cardi is the perfect little, black jacket that you can slip over virtually any outfit. Its long sleeves, open neckline, relaxed fit, and two side pockets mean you can feel comfortable and just right in this shrug. It looks fab over the top black slacks. Perfect for the office or running around town in unpredictable weather.

So there you have it! What are your favourite ways to keep warm during in-between weather? Do you have any styling tips? We’d love to find out. Get in touch, and if you are interested in any of Freez’s autumn wear, don’t forget to check out our new arrivals page. We’re just starting to bring in our autumn fashion for the season.

Autumn Trends

We are now in autumn and it’s time to jump into the seasonal trends. We know autumn can be difficult to plan for. It’s too hot to rug up with tonnes of woollen layers, but it’s a bit too chilly to rock a super short dress, singlet or short shorts. To help you out, we have listed some great autumn trends to get on board with this season.

Jazz Things Up With A Jumpsuit

The Freez Genie Jumpsuit is an all-in-one black jumpsuit with two front pockets, elasticised drawstring waist and elasticised hem cuffs. The jumpsuit also includes a crossover front with press-stud closure to fit a broader range of chest sizes. This piece is not only stylish but also extremely versatile. While the style is summery, the colour and length are wintery, giving you the perfect autumn look and feel. Wear it as is for a casual daytime look, or dress it up at night with some thick, chunky jewellery, a jacket and a nice thick leather belt to accentuate your figure.

Turn Heads With A Twist Dress

Our Freez Twist Dress is specially designed for trans-seasonal style. The shallow round neckline and grey colouring says winter, but the fun twist and short sleeves say summer. On warmer days, you can simply wear the dress on its own with a small heel or flats. On cooler days, you can pair the dress with tights, boots and a jacket or blazer. Now that’s what we call autumnal!

Stay Seasonal With A Striped Shirt

Our Freez Striped Shirt is perfect for autumn. The shirt has full-length cuffed sleeves for cooler days, but it also includes fold-over tabs and buttons, which gives you the option to convert it into a 3/4 sleeve on warmer days. This shirt, complete with two front pockets, is perfect for your work wardrobe if paired up with dress pants or an office skirt. The shirt can also double up as a casual piece on the weekend if it’s teamed with jeans and a jacket. You just can’t go wrong with a striped shirt!

So over to you, fashionistas. Are there any other items in our collection that you have adopted into your autumn wardrobe? If so, let us know!

5 Ways to Push Your Summer Wardrobe into Autumn

So we’re just coming out of a heatwave, and you’re likely to be soon thinking “Autumn is coming – but my wardrobe is still right in the middle of summer!”

With limited time and limited budgets, transitioning your wardrobe from one long season to the next is a common problem that we at Freez understand all too well. The solution? Layering!

That’s right – with just a little bit of creative thinking, you can stretch your summery wardrobe deep into the cooler weather and look awesome in the process.

Here are a few layered looks we love:

1. A skirt

Our stylish and versatile crepe skirt looks great not only with any top but also layered with some skinny pants. You may have worn them with open-toe shoes when it was warm, but try completing the look with sneakers for autumn.

2. A dress and more

Nothing is more summery than a cute floral dress. But just because the cloud-filled skies are cooler doesn’t mean you have to put the flowers away. Add some warm tights and even wear them with your summer sandals and an affordable cardi.

3. Oversized shirt

Ever thought about wearing a shirt as a dress? Buy a boyfriend shirt that is deliberately oversized, and team it with super-long socks, boots and a leather jacket for an awesome wardrobe-transition.

4. Layer, layer, layer

As we’ve suggested, the key to pushing out that summer wardrobe well into the cooler weather is layering. And layering. And layering. Love your short denim skirt? You can still wear it when it’s cold teamed with leggings and even long, thick socks and knee boots as third and fourth layers.

5. And layer the top, too

The same goes for those summer tops, like this versatile day-to-night number. Continue to wear it, but don’t be afraid to wearing something else underneath. Finish with an all-season long vest and some woollen gloves for that chilly stroll to work.

These are just a few ideas for extending your summer wardrobe well into the cooler weeks that lie ahead, but can you think of any more? Here at Freez, we’d love to hear from you.

The Tribal Print Comeback of 2017

2017 has landed and we reckon she’s shaping up to be bold, brave and daring: yes, it’s time to prepare for the comeback of the tribal print. But, the big question is, which one is the right one for you? Here, we help you out with the decision by taking a close look at three stunning outfits inspired by tribal print outfits.

1. Show off your stripes in a kaftan

Don’t you just love the eye-catching quality of the zebra print? It’s versatile and can be expressed in either dramatic, bold stripes or softer, more impressionistic tones. As long as it’s black and white, it counts.

One fun way of experimenting with the zebra print is with the Freez Tribal Kaftan. This gorgeous piece is a dream for taking on holidays. If you’re heading to the beach, throw it over your bikini; if you’re heading out for dinner, add some leggings and heels for a cool, yet sophisticated, look. Either way, the loose fit and soft material will keep you comfortable.

2. Make heads turn in a maxi skirt

If there’s one surefire way of making heads turn, it’s wearing a maxi skirt covered in a bold tribal print. One spectacular example is the Freez Maxi Skirt. Covered in a black, white and orange tribal print, it can be worn casual with the addition of a singlet and sandals, or a little bit fancy, with the addition of wedges and some chunky jewellery.

However you wear it, you’ll love the relaxed yet smart A-line style and the breathable rayon material, which keeps you sweat-free on scorching summer days.

3. Go Grecian in a shoulder dress

For yet another striking look, try on a Grecian-style shoulder dress. This asymmetrical outfit reveals one of your shoulders, while keeping the other covered. The gorgeous black, white and orange print is complemented by orange and yellow jewels in the front.

Play around with various looks by adding accessories, such as sandals, belts, jewellery and wedges. Despite its bold look, this dress is surprisingly versatile. Which tribal print are you going to wear in 2017?

Summer Items For An Easy Day-To-Night Transition

Time is scarce, and whether you find yourself hopping from work to after-hour drinks, or needing a quick change of clothes for those spur-of-the-moment plans, there’s often little time to spend rummaging through your wardrobe for a new outfit.

That’s why we’ve put together some great, affordable summer items that will help you transition from day to night at the drop of a hat. These staple pieces are convenient, easy and versatile – as well as totally on-trend – helping you create new looks without the fuss.

1. Jeans

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Jeans are always among everyone’s favourite wardrobe item, and always versatile for a range of occasions. But if you thought you had enough pairs, check out these Wakee Ruffled numbers. They’re casual enough for any and every casual weekend task in flat sandals or pumps, but simply combine them with a glam top and heeled boots and you’re ready to confidently head out on the town.

2. Dress

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This Vienna dress has a wonderfully relaxed oh-so-summer, casual style, meaning it is just perfect for teaming with a denim jacket, sunnies, strappy sandals and sun hat and heading to the beach. But what if an easy summer day turns into an evening meal with friends? Add a fitted blazer and you’re ready for anything.

3. Tank

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What’s more fashionably casual than a Betty Basics Zoe tank? It’s perfect for teaming with summer skinnies or denim shorts, but what if you’re meeting work mates later on? Add a floaty skirt or wide-leg trousers along with some statement jewellery and you’re ready for the restaurant, cocktail bar or theatre show.

4. Shorts

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These Freez Butterfly shorts are incredibly versatile because you can pull them on in the morning and team them with a crisp button-down blouse and heeled ankle boots for a casual-meets-polished look that will transition from day to night, sun up til sun down.

At Freez, we truly believe in versatile fashion, which is why our range is jam packed with summery pieces to help you easily switch up your look from day to night. But if there’s a great item in our collection we’ve missed, why not let us know about it?

Why Do Women’s Clothes Have Fake Pockets?

It sometimes might not make sense – you purchase a new dress and it has fake pockets. What’s the point?

Often, these fake pockets are simply incorporated in women’s clothing for the look and style of the item. However, how much effort could possibly go into adding a real pocket?

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Why women need pockets on their clothing

Unlike men’s clothing, which often has pockets to carry the man’s wallet and phone, women’s clothing often isn’t designed with pockets. This could be due to the perception that women regularly carry handbags or other accessories. Here at Freez, we know that this is simple not the case. We endeavour to give all our customers a place to put their phone and wallet without having to rely on their partner.

Don’t forget – sometimes pockets are sewn shut

Sometimes with pants or jackets, the pockets might seem fake at first, but in fact, they are simply sewn shut. This is done during the manufacturing purpose to prevent the garment from stretching. Simply remove the stitches from your new item and voila – you have pockets!

Myth: women’s clothing often looks better if the pockets aren’t usable

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Freez Pocketed Dress – @frankieanddandelion

It has been said that in trousers and dresses, pockets can create added bulk. We know how to design for fashion and function. That’s why, in our dresses where there are pockets in the design – such as the Freez pocketed dress which comes in seven different styles – you won’t even know they’re there. It adds an extra element to the outfit while keeping the style slim.

On certain styles, pockets don’t work

With some clothing styles, such as tight fitting pencil skirts or cami tops, real pockets simply do not suit the style of clothing. The tighter the clothing, the less likely it is that the item of clothing will suit a heavy pocketed style.

Wear what suits you

Most outfit items these days seem to have pockets that are fake or simply an added accessory to the outfit, frustrating women everywhere. If you’re looking for clothes for an on-the-go yet style-savvy lifestyle, consider shopping with Freez. Whether you choose a style with pockets or without, make sure you feel comfortable and you’re bound to look great regardless.

5 Great Ways To Wear The Latest Spring Trends

There’s only one great thing about winter, and it’s that spring has always been just around the corner.

So as you break out of those thick layers and slip into something more comfortable, ensure you make the most of the sunnier weather by keeping up to date with some of the latest spring fashion trends.

1. A spring dress

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The best thing about dresses for warmer weather is that just about every style will do. That’s good news if you love that chic, flowing and comfortable boho style, like this gorgeous, feminine, printed number.

2. Off the shoulder

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They’ve been hidden under layers and jumpers for months, so let those shoulders out! Off the shoulder styling is always a favourite and perpetually in style, and you can wear this Kaftan dress to the beach or to dinner and you’ll still look great.

Or pair this casual shoulder dress with sneakers, and if you want to wear pants or shorts, consider an off-the-shoulder top.

3. T-shirts for spring

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We’re quite sure that even the Queen must wear a T-shirt on occasion, and fashion is never lagging behind when it comes to making the most of this most flexible and practical of styles.

This spring, we have a Little Lies offering in more than one colour, ensuring it will match whatever else you want to wear.

Want something a bit more feminine? Try this lacy and decorative singlet, for effortless style.

4. The jumpsuit

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Anyone who follows the fashion trends will know that playful jumpsuits have been leaping down the catwalks for some time now, while celebs like Taylor Swift just love them.

For spring, we have a casual yet sexy 3/4 offering that can be dressed down with flats or dressed up with a vest and necklace – and, true to spring style #2, it’s off the shoulder!

5. Trendy Jogger

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Sometimes, a spring day just isn’t quite warm enough for a dress or the beach, so you’ll want to slip on a casual pair of jeans.

Fashion has been getting more and more comfortable, and this is doubly true in the world of jeans, where the trendy joggers are now the way to go. To really scream spring style, team these relaxed joggers with an ankle boot.

Trends are so fast-moving that it’s easy to miss something, so if there is something you have spotted in the fashion world for this spring that you just have to share, please let us know in the comments.

Rock Your Rio Regalia

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It only happens every four years, so there’s no excuse for not getting a little (or a lot!) patriotic as the Australian team prepares to march into Rio’s Olympic stadium proudly wearing our green and gold.

But let’s face it, Aussie flags or green and gold from head to toe hardly screams high fashion, and many of the traditional ways to show your support are only found in the $2 shop and are more than just a little tacky.

We’re here to help with six quick ideas.

1. Flag bag

Shop around for a trendy handbag, clutch or tote that features the Australian flag or is finished in green and yellow. The design doesn’t need to look like it should be run up the flagpole in Canberra, it can be distressed, faded or even in a different colour altogether, but make it clear you’re cheering for our team.

2. Bikini

So an Australian flag outfit is not very stylish, but a bikini with our Southern Cross and Union Jack can look very cool and sexy indeed – although given it’s August, it might be just a little too cool to be singing Advance Australia Fair on our beaches just yet. But if you’re game, these from Oz Resort are reversible!

3. Temporary tattoo

Ever noticed that many of our Olympic athletes have an Australian or Olympic-themed tattoo somewhere on their bodies? Follow suit and get into the festive spirit with a temporary version.

4. Green and gold outfit

The combination of green and gold doesn’t have to be tacky, so when you’re browsing your favourite shops for something new to wear this August, try on a few green and gold varieties, including our very own mint cotton knit to match with gold shorts or pants. We’re also talking shoes, earrings, bracelets, jeans, jumpers, you name it, so get creative.

5. Green and gold headphones

When you’re about to go for a jog and plan to listen to Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’, do it with a cool pair of bright green and yellow headphones.We think these apple green numbers from Beats are particularly Aussie and cool.

Another patriotic accessory idea that doesn’t mean you need to abandon your fashion sense is to finish off your outfit with a themed green or gold scarf, or pull out your brightest green or yellow sunglasses.

6. Green and gold fingernails

Let your fingers do the flag waving with shiny green and yellow polish this August, or get really detailed with tiny Aussie flag designs. Because Olympic and patriotic fever is everywhere, it won’t look silly with your usual, fashionable outfits and colours.

Can you think of any other ways to support the Aussie team whilst also keeping your mind on the height of fashion? We’d love to hear from you.