Merino wool sweater, £68 EMU Australia at

Grey dress, £78 EMU Australia

Fashion-Editor is all for snapping up off-beat labels and Emu Australia’s new collection offers easy pieces like merino wool deep-v sweaters and twist/knot strap vest dresses that you really wouldn’t expect to find alongside their famous sheepskin boots. These are great for layering now or thrown on with flip-flops in the summer and they will stand the test of time too – nothing niggles me more than fine layering staples that shrink after one wash. There’s a science-y bit too because the garments are made from a special breathable fabric which regulates your body temperature to keep you cool or warm. Think of it as a luxury American Apparel.