As much as I love a change in season, it can be a total minefield when it comes to working out what to wear. You start the day prepping for Winter in woollies, vests and boots then come lunch time your lugging a warm coat round under your arm losing every inch of chic you set out to achieve. I’ve done my research (i.e. wasted hours I don’t have on Pinterest) to work out what the best plan of attack is for transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Autumn.
LET THERE BE TIGHTS!
Mix your Summer dresses with warmer tights. You can either team with flats or use it as an opportunity to update your wardrobe with lace up calf boots which are perfect if you’re not quite ready to go full or knee length boots yet. Better still, wear it over a long-sleeved top or jumper. A Summer print or colour will help you adjust to the darker patterns of Winter without making you feel like you made any sudden changes.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO LAYER UP
If you keep it simple, layering is the perfect strategy for extending your Summer favourites into the next season. Just don’t go layering overkill, the golden rule is to stick to three. Wear pieces you’re not afraid to show off and complements the rest of your outfit if you need to whip off a layer or two.
DARE TO BARE YOUR TOES?
The flip side to keeping your Summer dresses going is to embrace your warmer clothes and brave your toes in your Summer sandals. This one’s not for the faint-hearted. I’m not a fan of cold feet, but that’s just my own little thing, I have known friends who scoff at any hint at hot sweaty piggies so extend their flip-flop and sandal time way beyond anything I can manage.
EMBRACE THE AUTUMN HUE
Nothing oozes Autumn like orange, rusty red and mustard yellow. While everyone is wowing at the spectacular show nature is putting on, join in by adding in these hues to your wardrobe. Think flashes of colour in a warm scarf worn over a denim jacket, a bright sweater over dark jeans or a coloured skirt with a white shirt, tights and boots. You get the idea?
TRY A MID-SEASON BLAZER
A blazer is a great change of season outwear. If you’re taking my layering advice, then top off with a warm scarf to keep out the cold morning chills and team with a long-sleeved top. The great thing with a blazer is you can keep it on inside too if the heating hasn’t kicked in yet. If you’re wearing it with a sundress then break the 3-layer rule (just on this occasion) by wearing a vest. They’re not just for the very young or old before you started doubting my fashion credentials btw! Just ask the Italians.
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