Wondering what on earth to wear in between seasons? Then follow our style tips for fail-safe fashion advice!
It’s chilly but the sun is shining; it’s a hot morning but a rainy afternoon; it’s a cloudy day but it’s humid outside. The weather is constantly changing as we move from winter to spring – and it can be extremely tricky knowing what to wear in this unpredictable climate!
You’ll boil in a warm coat but you’ll freeze in a t-shirt, it’s too cold for sandals but too warm for fluffy knee-high boots – it’s important to find those middle-ground pieces to see us through this month.
During the warmer part of spring, the best thing to do is wear pieces that will keep you cool enough on a stuffy train, but can be layered up to take you through the colder months. Think light knitwear, floaty tops and cardigans that can be used as jackets until it gets warmer.
In terms of colours, this is a great period to really play around with both pastel summer colours and the winter hues we all know and love, such as burgundies and browns. Although it can seem tricky to dress for this weather, it’s also a time when we can combine the summer and winter trends – so embrace it!
If you’re over-heating in a coat or shivering in a summer dress this month, allow us to offer our top tips for transitional dressing that will keep you stylish and comfortable.
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Your must-have for transitional dressing is a versatile coat. A gorgeous trench coat is thick enough to keep you warm when it’s done up, but it’s also light and airy if you want to have it unbuttoned, or you can even throw it over your shoulder. Not only can you wear them with anything (and we mean anything), they are super sophisticated. What’s not to love?
A great pair of jeans are an essential whatever the weather, and you can combine winter fashion with spring trends by rocking a washed blue pair in a casual boyfriend style. This Current/Elliott pair may be expensive, but they’re a great investment due to their fantastic quality and seasonal versatility. Wear these with literally everything in your wardrobe.
Boots are still a staple, even in spring. Pair yours with a boho midi dress, or a pair of pale jeans. We particularly love this brown heeled pair from Kurt Geiger – wear them with your dark jeans and a chunky scarf now, then feminine florals as the days lengthen.
May we present to you the holy grail of transitional dressing: the lightweight jumper. It’ll keep you cosy layered underneath a jacket when its cold outside, but it’s not too stuffy that you’ll overheat when the sun decides to come out and play. This style from Hobbs is beautifully cut, and will become a real staple in your wardrobe.
Midi dresses are a flattering fashion favourite, but as we move into spring we’re loving more structured shapes. This denim dress from Warehouse is flattering and so easy to wear. We’ll be pairing ours with brown boots for an easy to style look.
Suede (or faux-suede) has been the most talked-about texture for a few seasons now, but it’s still a favourite for 2016. Although suede can seem very wintery because of its soft texture, picking a piece in a floaty style like this skirt also makes it very wearable when the weather’s nice. Wear with a boho blouse or a fluffy jumper for diverse, inbetween-season looks.
They’re one of the most talked-about styles this season, and the romantic blouse is so easy to wear. They look great tucked into blue jeans, cigarette trousers or structured midi skirts. We love this design from ASOS – pretty pastels and intricate detailing make it the perfect choice for spring.
Scarves are a classic accessory – but wearing a slightly lighter style is great for unpredictable weather. We love this one from Reiss – the bright colours will lift any outfit. This scarf is so versatile, you can wear it all year round, whatever the weather and whatever the occasion.