Whether you are in the northern hemisphere getting ready to head in to spring or in the south where autumn is on its way, the shoulder seasons can mean unpredictable weather. From rain to sunshine, humidity to cold snaps, the weather has a tendency to do its own thing making it difficult to know what to wear. Lighter weight fabrics that add warmth without bulk, lots of layers and a few key accessories means that you will be prepared for anything, no matter what the weather.
We round up five of our must-have items for transeasonal dressing.
1. The Trench Coat
A perennial classic, the trench coat is a staple for every wardrobe. A trench goes with everything, is always in fashion and comes in a range of fabrics and shapes to suit every body. Wear it open or belted over a skirt or denim, dress it up with heels or style it casually for the weekend with a basic tee and trainers. The classic trench will get you through every season no matter what the weather throws at you.
2. The Cashmere Knit
A cashmere knit might feel like a commitment in terms of dollars, but it is a classic that, if well looked after, will last forever. Try a classic v or round neck style in a neutral such as grey, camel or navy and you wardrobe classic that will go with everything. For ultimate luxury go for cashmere pants – style, class and comfort wrapped up in one.
3. The Classic Jean
Denim is a year-round favourite in our books but it really comes in to its own in autumn and spring when its practicality can be fully utilised. Dress denim up with heels and a knit on cooler days and a sleeveless tank and flats for the warmer weather. Add a classic trench or blazer and you have the perfect trans-seasonal outfit that you will wear over and over again.
4. The Umbrella
An umbrella is a necessity that should be a daily essential in the unpredictable months, so you can be prepared for unexpected downpours. Try a pretty print version that will make even the dullest days seem a little lighter.
5. The White Trainer
White trainers are the perfect year round classic, they literally go with everything, keep your feet protected when it rains and are of course, the ultimate in comfort dressing.
The best thing about these transseasonal pieces? They are all wardrobe classics you can invest in to wear all year around, year after year.