Transitional dressing is tricky to nail. Sept is a hard one for sartorial sirens – just how do you get the balance quite right? It’s not cold enough for chunky knits and it’s not warm enough for your barely-there slip dresses the dilemma is real! It’s also a really good time to embrace change and sharpen up your September with a wardrobe refresh with some savvy wardrobe heroes that will be the envy of seasonal weather warriors. Just how do you deal with the yo-yos between hot and cold?
Invest in a:
‘It’ dress aka the midi-dress
This dress adds a modern edge to traditional style and creates a femininine silhouette plus you’ll find endless outfit options with this one. Throw a blazer over it for work mode and team with kitten heels, or, dress it down with biker jacket and sneakers for cool girl vibes. This one is a season stretcher.
Pretty prints and rich florals will be a key look this Autumn. This dress has proven to be no summer fling! Pair with tights and fab boots further into the season. Midi dresses are also super flattering on all body shapes. If midi-dresses could talk, they would say “hello new season – you are irresistible!”
Grandma’s cardi has gone all avant garde for Autumn.
Embrace the cooler weather with beautiful luxe knits for transitional dressing. Go for alpaca or cashmere to be snug but still exquisite. Tactile and textured styles are all over the high street. Cardigan chic has never looked so good – twinsets (without the pearls), Aran knits and even your grandfather's voluminous beige one made it on the international runways. You read it in Candid first!
Blaze of glory – Blazers add a layer of sophistication and warmth to a look.
Oversized blazers are big this season. The epitome of ‘throw-on and run out the door’ scenario. Structure is still important, you don’t want your prized ‘“I mean business” blazer to drown you. The key being the rest of your look should be streamlined and straight – think slip dresses or throw over lean jeans and a crisp shirt. Clean lines and quality should be your buying factors and think cost per wear. You are going to get such mileage out of your blazer. Have a look at Instagram Scandi style feeds for how they mix it up. Effortless, minimalist but a smug refusal to kow-tow to the rules, chic. Get under the influence!
Have fun updating your look with a nod to current trends. Don’t forget an oversized bag and punctuate your look further by injecting a sprinkling of personality into a new dawn with some colourful boots (not brown or black) but merlot, acqua, chartreuse, tumeric and delight in the energy of Autumn’s tones, textures and hues. With a few tweaks and investment buys you will have sartorial smarts. C’mon there is something magical about the feeling of the fresh start September brings.
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