How To Bring Summer Into Winter
Posted on 01 October 2018
The transitional wardrobe is one of the latest buzz phrases on the fashion scene. As we're looking to more sustainable ways of buying - investing in pieces that we want to wear over and over again - it's a great idea to get to grips with how we can style our favourites so they transcend the seasons.
Autumn has started to dig its heels in this week, and if you're not prepped with a stockpile of new knits and layers, it can come as quite a shock to your much-loved staples of summer. So we're here like a warming winter hug to give you the latest on how to bring some of your favourite summer pieces into colder climes, so you don't have to revamp your entire wardrobe just yet…
1) Slip Into Winter
Summer dresses were huge last season, so no doubt your wardrobe is filled with warm weather slips and floral numbers. Bring them into winter with layering. Channel some grungy vibes with slip dresses layered over t-shirts and even sweaters, go for romance with pinafores and tea dresses over lace blouses, or take it preppy with shifts over shirts.
Finish the look with trainers for a nonchalant feel, or boots when the weather really starts to cool down.
2) Winter Warmer
What can be warmer than wearing a dress and trousers? This look is having a style moment, it's effortlessly chic and a great excuse to play with lines and layering. Midi and maxi dresses will sit casually over jeans, but mix up the texture with a chiffon dress over a pair of leather trousers - a look that will flawlessly take you from daytime to evening.
3) Feet First
One of the quickest ways to alter your outfit for cooler weather is to switch out your footwear. Sandals are a summer essential, while boots, closed shoes and trainers are all perfect for autumn/ winter. Personally, I love a socks and sandals mix for a little geek chic step into the chill, it'll bring some of your favourite heeled sandals into winter and save you stowing them until its hot again.
4) Easing Into Winter
If you've spent the summer in shorts, ease yourself into autumn with some lightweight trousers. Take your cue from tailored pieces, whether it's wool trousers that you can pair with trainers or smart shoes, or lightweight joggers that can be used for a sports luxe look. If you're heading down the elevated sportswear track, keep it refined with your accessories, our ? watch should do the trick.
5) Casual Outerwear
If you're not quite ready for the winter coat, jackets are the perfect transitional staple for autumn/winter. Bomber jackets have a cool without trying feel, while a leather jacket just oozes effortless rocker vibes. You can layer them over knitwear when it's chilly, or throw them over tees when the sun is shining.
6) Stay Smart
Smart casual can be a tricky look to master for that awkward inbetween weather, but the key is in your shirt. Swap your lightweight cotton shirts for heavier fabrics such as chambray and plaid, you can roll up the sleeves if the sun comes out, or layer them underneath a textured knit if you start to feel the chill.