The pieces getting the ‘RUSSH’ team through this trans-seasonal weather

We've all felt Mother Nature's shift in recent weeks. So, what are the pieces we are turning to for this change of season? Why, you've come to the right place, darling. Find below the RUSSH teams' trans-seasonal favourites and remember to stay hydrated!


Mia Steiber

Digital Strategy Director & Associate Publisher

My Avene Cicalfate for face and Avene XeraCalm for body are what’s getting my skin through the seasonal change. I’m not sure why, but my oily skin never manages to cope in the transition to cooler weather, and every year I have to swap to a very plain routine to calm my skin down. 

My IRO linen blazer is a trans-seasonal piece I couldn’t live without. It’s quite thick so it does keep me warm, but the linen fabric means I won’t be sweltering if the sun comes out and the weather suddenly switches. In the same vein, I’ve been living in my vintage Hermès Constance loafers. It’s still a bit too hot for a full boot but strappy sandals are no good when there’s rain on the horizon. And of course, I couldn’t survive autumn without my activewear. I have a pair of Henne leggings that are a bit thicker than other pairs. They’re essential for lounging around the house and keeping the chill at bay when walking to my morning pilates classes.


Talisa Sutton

Brand Art Director

I don’t know what I would do without my A.Emery Grace boots. They were an investment purchase two winters ago, and I wear them constantly. Not only are they very comfortable and weather-proof, but they look good with just about everything. Two new additions to my wardrobe this season are a crisp cotton button-down by Faithfull and a cashmere v-neck sweater by Laing Home. The pop of blue feels fresh on those days where the sun is shining, and the cashmere is great on its own, or layered under a blazer when the chill sets in.
One of the first things I notice as the weather cools is dry lips - CHANEL Rouge Coco Baume in Dreamy White is a favourite for keeping them hydrated on the go.


Cassandra Dimitroff

Production Editor

As a cold-blooded reptilian I’m basically already dressing for full-on winter, eyeing off coats from Camilla and Marc like this Bareff Chocolate Brown Leather Jacket and this incredible Madero Wool Blazer in Khaki. I’m not sure I’ve stopped thinking about these Chloe Black Betty Boots in the last three years, and will be looking to adopt some Nagnata knitwear into my layering. Beauty-wise I’m living for this Glossier Body Hero routine. Interiors-wise, I am obsessed with this Mud x Lee Mathews Hive Vase in Citrus – can you just see the vision of some gorgeous autumnal florals in here, maybe from September Studio?


Karen Leong

Arts & Culture Editor

I am constantly bemoaning the fact that I do not insulate heat well to the chagrin of everyone around me. I also feel my skin is the first thing that dips in health. To tide myself over during Sydney Winter, I rely on my Kiehls ultra-facial cream and my rose-quartz roller gua-sha to keep my puffiness at bay. For an artificial transfusion of blood to the lips, my Too Faced lip oil never fails. My outerwear tends to bulk up as the seasons dip, and this star-spangled sweater from Diesel I thrifted from Taipei is in constant rotation. Puffer jackets are also non-negotiable: this one in Ivory from Hyein Seo is layerable and oh-so chic.  

And how else to beat the winter scaries but with an influx of activities and to-dos to hit with your compatriots? I need my MUJI planner on my person at all times. 


Stacey Gaskin

Consumer Revenue Manager

Like many others, my skin is the first thing to tell me it’s feeling the shift in season. I have a normal to oily skin type but can still get dry patches here and there on my nose and chin which is the case at the moment. To help with this, I’ve been using the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Balm to repair and replenish my moisture barrier alongside my ride or die Super Multi-Corrective Soft Cream

I’ve also noticed it’s not as easy for me to drink as much water as I have been, so I make sure my Frank Green bottle is basically an extension of my body to keep hydration front of mind all day.

Now to fashion – I recently picked up these New Balance 9060’s and I’m so in love with them. They will be an all-year favourite but they look extra comfy for my trotters with this cooler weather. I also will be turning to my trusty Assembly Label trench for comfort and style because, what else?


Samantha Corry

Assistant to Editor In Chief

I actually love the cooler weather, more coats, blazers, and layering. But it also means dry skin, so I’ve been using, and have been using for a few years, Kiehl's moisturiser and eye cream- cures all my skin problems in winter. I’m not one to wear long sleeve tops normally because I love to layer, and some of my key layering components for Autumn are; trench coat, riding boots, and a good blazer, which I am yet to find…  but have my eye on this Maggie Marilyn eggshell coloured one. I do also love this Loewe blazer, extremely sophisticated and the perfect thickness for a blazer in the mid seasons. I also have some black and brown riding boots that have been passed down from my grandma, who has the best style. A lot of my favourite boots and leather coats have been found on Depop, amazing prices and quality, definitely worth looking there.


Olivia Repaci

Creative Studio and Campaigns Manager

I recently shrunk my fave wool jumper and so I’m on the hunt for a cosy, non-itchy woolly number to comfort me through the winter. This Aere one looks like a great shape, but I love the subtle pop of colour this Camilla and Marc boyfriend jump would bring to my winter wardrobe. If you are playing along at home, I’m STILL looking for knee high boots to keep my legs warm and elevate my wardrobe!! I’ve had these Reformation ones open in a tab on my browser for 2 weeks, maybe it’s time I commit? And skin-wise, I’m loving the trusty Emma Lewisham overnight mask. It’s the perfect thickness for winter and keeps my skin hydrated and glowy despite the dry winter air. And my Lanolips (in Glazed Donut flavour hehe) - my lips have never been softer.


Phoebe Holden


Trans-seasonal weather tends to make my skin dry and despite being lazy when it comes to my face, I try to apply a little extra TLC during these months. The sans [ceuticals] Superdose Luminosity Masque and Lip Aid are excellent and Maryse’s Enzyme-Refine Cleansing Balm is a game changer. Pears is my shower staple regardless of the season and as a bonus, it doubles as brow gel when you’re in a pinch. I am less lazy when it comes to hair, I use my Mason Pearson every morning and if the cold weather is making an impact I introduce sans [ceuticals] Moisture + Protein Infusion 20 spray. 

My wardrobe doesn’t change drastically from season to season but winter dressing is my favourite. I wear lots of coats and I love a good knit, I have a very special collection of Wynn Hamlyn Merino jumpers that get completely thrashed year after year. Most of my coats are simple and tailored but I do have a very fun Acne Studios reflective puffer coat that makes an appearance when it’s cold enough. The best blazer in the world (seriously) is the Memory Blazer by Georgia Alice, if you ever find this on TheRealReal or in a vintage store buy it and thank me later. 

My current winter wish list item is this trench by Harris Tapper.


Emily Algar

Beauty Editor

I find the transition of seasons stressful. There's nothing worse than rugging up for the commute, only to be sweating come lunchtime. Because of this, I go for light layers. A tank or tee under a knit is smart. I like the way it’s visible around the neckline, and I can strip off if necessary. Toteme’s white tank is my favourite. I was a Bonds girl previously but I can’t deny the fit and fabric of my Toteme iteration is superior. I love Uniqlo’s baby tee style, and the clean cut from COS is great if you want more of a boxy fit. Also, denim and a trench! With these two items in my closet, I can take on the world. As for denim, it’s got to be Levi’s (look at mens styles) Wynn Hamlyn or Agolde Low Slung. I also recently got these Citizens of Humanity Anina Trouser Jeans. I usually prefer rigid denim but these are super soft, but they don’t scrunch up or lose their shape as the day goes on… it’s incredible. Trench-wise, I have a Burberry one I wear to death. Obsessed with this Acne shape, too. It has a built in scarf. 

I do find my skin and lips dry out when the weather cools. I can’t go past La Roche-Posay Cicaplast or the Augustinus Bader Rich Creme for my skin. The Cicaplast especially is a good one as you can just use it as a final step with existing skincare for more nourishment.  For chapped lips, I love Lanolips and Dermal Therapy — the latter is a little daggy but really, really good. 


Megan Nolan

Marketing Manager

As someone who travels between Sydney and Melbourne (and their differing weather conditions) frequently I like to think that I’ve mastered the trans-seasonal “I’m prepared for everything” wardrobe. 

First thing on the list is a good baseball cap - here me out here. It’s sunny? Throw on a cap. Windy? It keeps your hair off of your face. Cold? It keeps your noggin warm. It’s also the perfect accessory to dress down certain pieces like suit pants or heels (I’m all about mixing styles), and is a fix all on hair wash day. My picks are the RUSSH Full Look Policy Cap, and also this Pete Pareo one that I’ve had on my wishlist for forever. If you’re after a pop of colour to brighten up those rainy days then this Carly Paiker one is also a hit with me.

Speaking of suit pants, this red pair from Shona Joy gets me constant compliments. They’re super flattering and we all know that red is in this year, right? Pair with a fun t-shirt like this one from the Zara x Pepo Moreno collab to help them feel more casual. Add a scarf, a jumper or an amazing black coat as you see fit.

Last but not least, lip balm. The moment the temperature starts to drop my lips get super dry. I can’t live without my Grown Alchemist tube, but this Aesop one also has SPF in it which is an added bonus.


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