Trans-seasonal styling is tricky; wavering temperatures and inconclusive climates make getting ready in the morning more trouble than it should be. What’s more, with the high street decked out in summer’s finest garb, getting an outfit that’s conducive with the weather at present is nigh on impossible. Luckily, we’ve got you covered; with a bit of creative thinking you’ll be able to wear these key pieces now and later, so that when the heatwave finally strikes, you’ll be sartorially sorted.
The Denim Dress
As one of fashion’s most versatile fabrics, denim is a simple go-to at any time of year. The relaxed silhouette of this drop-hem dress means it’ll be breezy over summer, but the mini length means you can wear it now too – just pop on your opaque tights and some ankle boots.
The Desk-to-Dance Floor Trousers
Every girl should own a pair of wide-leg trousers; not only are they perfect for your 9-5, they’re easy to dress up too. The subtle colour of these striped trousers means they’re not easily identified as a summer option, but the loose-legged style ensures they’re equally suitable for sunnier days; just pair with some smart sandals and a bandeau top or t-shirt. For now, wear them with an oversized jumper and heeled boots.
The Checked Midi Skirt
As we know, checked prints are here to stay for summer this year, so investing in a piece that’s both versatile and on-trend is a win-win. The ladylike appeal of this plaid midi skirt makes it an ideal option for day or night. Pair it with your heeled knee-high boots and a lightweight knitted polo neck whilst the weather remains cool; later in the year, bare your legs and style it with a vest top and ballet flats.
The Cami Top
A certified staple, the cami top is a truly versatile option. Layer it over a polo neck top or t-shirt, or wear underneath your favourite cardigan during cooler months. Come summer, you’ll be able to wear it solo tucked into jeans, skirts or trousers; it’s the not-so-basic basic you’ll need, whatever the weather.
The Floral Co-ord
A must-have for the fashion-conscious, the co-ord is more versatile than you might think. The muted palette of this floral two-piece makes it appropriate for all seasons, and with endless styling options you’ll find it’s an easy to wear option – no matter how the weather fares. For now, pair the trousers with a chunky knit and heeled boot; once summer arrives you can swap out your coat for the cover-up, and your boots for some sandals.