This month has been a tricky one for the wardrobe. I get up each day and have no idea how the weather is going to pan out, hence I never know what to put on in the morning…
I think the way to avoid this dilemma is to have a few transitional/ key pieces in your wardrobe that you can rely on and pull out to layer up so you are prepared for all weathers.
The maxi dress is a definite Summer Staple but there are a lot of variations on the maxi that can adapt to the seasons. For example something with a sleeve or in a slightly heavier fabric that isn’t just for the beach. These ones are all from fairly new and not as well known online stores and all come in under £30-bargain.
My favourite is the mustard option from Zaful.com this colour is perfect as we go into Autumn from Summer, the sleeve makes it more wearable in the UK but you could easily team this with some flip flops and head out into the Cali sunshine. A floral print makes these dresses really pretty for summer but there’s no reason why you couldn’t wear them with tights and boots in the winter.
My second pick is the denim jacket- the absolute must have transitional piece in any girls wardrobe. It can go over a dress, be paired with shorts, or wear with black jeans and a white tee/ shirt in the winter.
Here are a few of my favourites I have found- TIP having some detail on your denim makes it look really authentic and vintage especially if you go for an oversized option. These two options above from Nasty Gal and below from Berksha will work with so many different outfit choices and sit on the shoulders in Summer just incase you need it.
See below how these two pieces can be teamed together for the most amazing boho look- if you are tall go for the option below with some gladiators if you are more petite the midi dress options above will be perfect for you with a block sandal.
Knitwear is an essential part of our winter wardrobes but there are some styles out there will work throughout the year. A lighter wool mix will work with a denim skirt, or over a lace crochet dress (see below). Again for me it’s all about the detail if the Jumper or Cardi is more feminine and has some detail like this frilled sleeve it won’t appear as wintery and chunky. It will look more delicate- perfect for those chilly summer evenings. Go for a neutral colour that will go with most palettes or over a print so that you don’t have to think about matching later. Crochet is one of my favourite fabrics, see this dress below also from Chicwish so elegant and will keep you warmer than chiffon or silk.
My last two pieces are don’t be alarmed it’s ‘the trackie’ -these are definitely not your typical shell suit get up you wear to the gym they are a luxury tracksuit perfect for travelling (see right from rufflesbexleyofficial) or those days when you need comfort (dare I say it hangover heavy Mondays.) The trouser/sweat combo comes in grey, teal and maroon some really lovely autumnal shades and they can also be worn as separates. Converse have done a fab range of metallic pumps that would look great with these!!!
The light woollen, slate grey pick is from one of my favourite brands at the moment Sabo Skirt -its a great one for Summer or on holiday when you need something a little warmer for those evening beachy strolls. It’s almost a playsuit but a far more versatile one and it is AMAZING…. I have it in Navy and have worn it to death this Summer. Accessorise with some boho layered necklaces- think feathers and shells and a semi precious anklet to show-off those bronzed feet.
Hopefully this has given you some inspo this season to invest in some transitional pieces that will last you through till next year and when the weather is being unpredictable your wardrobe doesn’t have to be.