It's a new season, a perfect opportunity to do something NEW, something BOLD, something BEAUTIFUL.
We've got into that indecisive, stuck in the middle time, where getting dressed becomes a far more daunting task. Summer is winding down and autumn is on it’s way, but the weather just won’t make it’s mind up.
In other words, it’s transition season. A time when you can’t quite break out the heavy knits but the flouncy dresses you’ve lived in for months on end don’t quite cut it.
When the outside conditions are uncertain, the trick is to invest in staple items that can be worn both on their own or layered in the months ahead.
Here, we suggest some of the pieces to buy now that will help you through the tricky transition between summer and autumn.
Something that you probably have in your warm weather wardrobe already, a skirt is a serious multitasking item. Not only do they look great paired with white tennis shoes or sandals but, come June, they promise to look equally as stylish with a chunky knit and some boots.
Wide Leg Pants
For last minute heatwaves a pair of wide leg trousers can be paired with an off-the-shoulder top or, for cooler days they can worn with a loose-fitting shirt or a half-tucked-in knit.
While a high-neck sweater isn’t ideal for warmer weather, wearing one does mean that you’ll get more mileage out of those floaty dresses – especially if you're not ready to let go of them. When a chill enters the air, simply layer underneath to keep wearing them well into Autumn.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours either, while black is a serious investment piece, opting for a turtleneck in an unusual colourway make well-worn summer garb feel like a new outfit every time.
The Ankle Boot
Ankle boots are a style that successfully thrives in autumn and there are plenty of ways to wear boots during the warmer months too. While on colder days they look great worn with chunky knitwear and denim, you can also pair them with summer’s wispy dresses and ruffle skirts.