I think the funny thing about Melbourne, Australia always has to be the weather. Super hot days in summer, but more often than not, the temperature drops to absolutely freezing at night. This makes it particularly challenging for those of us who love the nightlife - how do you take layering to the next level for an outfit that will turn heads, while juggling the inconvenience of multiple jackets/coats/scarves when you're going out? No one has the cash to spend on cloaking multiple items, and who wants to hit the clubs with a huge backpack to carry it all around in?!
I think comfort is sorely underrated in the clubbing scene. If you're dancing all night, who has the patience for high heels?! Platform shoes are a great balance between a look-at-me statement piece and something that's not going to make you feel like your toes will drop off by the time it's 5am and you're being kicked out of the club. My YRUs served me for well over a year of weekend-to-weekend clubbing - that ankle support will save many potential hazards, trust me!
Something as simple as a tee shirt and leggings can become a standout clubbing outfit, if you've got the right pieces of course. Di$count Universe and Black Milk provide the ultimate in comfy yet eccentric garments that scream "party animal". The breathable fabrics are perfect for when the club gets too hot, but still insular enough for the drunken stumble home when it gets cooler.
And lastly, you can't go past a good thrifted coat - vintage sportswear bombers, or something like this standout piece (I call it my "Nordic Royalty" coat) will not only add grandeur to a look, but keep you warm enough so that you can keep your layering to a minimum. Only have to cloak one item? Good enough for me!
In the Southern Hemisphere (especially Melbourne) we definitely do have chilly nights, but the importance for us is never dressing for winter warmth - rather, dressing transitionally for weather that will persistently remain unpredictable. So, give me what you've got Melbourne. I'm ready!