Melbourne, rain and brunch at Andrew McConnell's Gertrude Street diner Marion. Name a more iconic trio – I'll wait.

As frosty temperatures settle on the city, it's time to layer up with leather jackets, knee-length teddy bear coats and chic oversize bombers over fine knits and high necks.

The Saturday morning colour scheme is mostly neutral and earthy, spanning soft greys, rich ruby reds and deep army green, and while the occasional daring individual will bust out a yellow raincoat, dashing Gorman dog vest or Driza-Bone inspired number, black on black on black is, as it always has been, our unofficial winter uniform.

The accessories of choice? Cross-body bags, cosy woollen beanies and takeaway filter coffee.