Summer & Autumn
Moving between seasons, particularly if you live in the UK, can be tricky. As much as I’d like to think that us Brits are well versed in dressing for the weather, if you don’t have the right pieces that work in day to day life, it can pose a real style conundrum. Of late, we’ve had four seasons in one day and it can be annoying trying to find the right outfit that will work realistically for you and last the duration of 9-5.
Luckily if you know what you’re looking for, you can make your wardrobe work during any transitional period. For me, layers and textures are my two main considerations when purchasing something. I’ll ask myself, ‘how can I style this for Summer and Winter?’. 9 times out of 10 there’s an easy solution. Layering vests or t-shirts under dresses, using bit comfy knits over Summer white chinos or jeans. By looking at layering options and mixing different fabrics and textures, it’s easy to create the perfect transitional outfit..
Of course, there are going to be pieces that don’t work in a trans-seasonal wardrobe. For instance, an espadrille wedge or sandal wouldn’t work in the snow for obvious reasons. So those are usually the items I like to have a bit of fun with. A single pair of new sandals or slides for Summer and one pair of over the knee boots for A/W are usually top of my Wishlist each season and something I take time over choosing.
So to avoid any awkwardness each morning, feel inspired by a few items in my transitional wardrobe edit below and take the headache out of choosing how to dress for the UK weather. When the Summer season is firmly over, I do like to make a few edits to my wardrobe. Linen for example, is primarily a Summer fabric, so you wouldn’t have that in your trans-seasonal wardrobe. Similarly heavy overcoats are usually the reserve of Winter so avoid including anything that’s too heavy (yep, that Canada Goose coat doesn’t need to come out just yet).
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So whether or not you’re ready for your Pumpkin Spiced Latte at Starbucks (I am), now is a great time to start planning ahead and getting your wardrobe in ship shape for the transitional period between this season and next. I’m focusing mostly on classic wardrobe staples here, ones that can be worn year after year rather than micro trends that we’re currently seeing (and about to see). Below is my edit of the best trans-seasonal pieces to buy in store and online today.
Edit: Best Transitional Pieces
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