Transitional dressing made easy

At this time of year it’s always difficult to know what to wear. We’re slap-bang in the middle of the two seasons and can never be quite certain what the weather’s going to do next, and that means it’s all about the transitional look. Luckily it needn’t be that difficult to nail it, ensuring you’re ready for anything the weather could throw at you whilst keeping you totally stylish at the same time…

The first thing you need to remember is that layering is key. You’ll want a selection of tops, cardis and lightweight knits in your wardrobe so you can mix and match with ease, and those shorts might benefit from a pair of tights (for example) for added warmth when necessary. Pair a summer dress with a cover-up and you’ve got the perfect beach look, layer up a lightweight top with a pencil skirt or throw an oversized shirt over a vest top and you’re good to go. You can start bringing out the slightly chunkier shoes or boots to bulk up your summer look, and you’ll probably want to start bringing a lightweight jacket with you as well.

It’s all about being prepared for those “just in case” moments, because when those chilly evenings hit you wouldn’t want to be caught unawares. A good old denim jacket is the ultimate fail-safe option but you don’t have to stop there—everything from boucle jackets to the totally on-trend varsity jacket will be worthy of consideration, and you could even invest in a short duffle so you’re really prepared for the drop in temperature. With a few staples in your wardrobe you’ll have everything you need to nail the transitional dressing concept, with mixing and matching being the order of the day to ensure you keep your style no matter what the weather throws at you.