As the autumnal days begin to roll in, it’s easy to be unsure about what to wear. Summer clothes still hang in the wardrobe, but there’s a breeze that puts you off wearing your favourite sundress. This is where transitional fashion comes in, and we’re revisiting five summer fashion staples, styling them to suit the changing season.
While jeans are a year-round staple, light-wash denim and white jeans can fall out of favour in exchange for indigo and black as the year goes on. Yet, with brown, tan, cream, grey and white all looking fabulous against lighter denim, there are a lot of options on hand to carry your favourite pair through autumn. A cream jumper will look great with white jeans for a tonal ensemble that oozes sophistication, while a tan jacket paired with light blue jeans and a white vest top will give a laid-back look that’s still put together.
A timeless staple in any wardrobe, the humble white shirt is an easy piece to carry over into autumn. It sits beautifully under a jumper with a statement necklace to add an extra touch of glam, can be tucked into slim-fit trousers and teamed with a pair of boots, or accessorised with a scarf to keep you warm if things get a little chilly. A well-fitting shirt will also be key in your evening wardrobe. For drinks with friends or a nice dinner, try a shirt worn over black jeans, and add your favourite heels and a biker jacket for good measure. This’ll be a great option for staying stylish and warm during the early days of autumn.
Everyone loves a maxi dress, but tend to make them redundant as soon as the kids are back to school. However, pairing a maxi with your winter knitwear can create a look that’s both stylish and functional. A jumper with a slightly shorter length will not only keep you feeling cosy, but will accentuate your waist at it’s narrowest point. If you’re a big cardigan fan, try an over-sized style belted at the middle to create the same hourglass effect. Why not bring your summer accessories into the mix too? A wide-brimmed hat will top off this look beautifully, channelling that boho vibe that never goes out of style.
That’s right – a lightweight denim jacket is not just for summer. With clever layering, this warm-weather essential can be integrated into your repertoire for cloudier days. On mornings where simplicity is key, try a denim jacket over a fine-knit jumper or a long-sleeved top and add a big scarf if it feels needed. Weather looking set to change? Try a layered look incorporating your denim jacket can be a great way to prepare for all eventualities. For an ensemble that looks fresh off the A/W catwalk, try layering an over-sized shirt with a white T-shirt and add your jacket on top. For chilly days, you could also add a coat over your denim jacket. Uber chic and great for cold mornings.
So you’re not wearing a flirty sundress with gladiator sandals, but that doesn’t mean you cant get a few more weeks of wear out of your summer shoes! Trade the skirts for your jeans and throw on a 3/4 length-sleeved top and you’re good to go, or pair with a layered midi dress look for that “last days of summer” feel (although not recommended on a rainy day… wet toes? No thanks!)
Want more transitional style? Check out our collection of autumn-ready styles.