I have to admit I always get a surprise when autumn and winter clothing suddenly appear in stores.
Living in Australia when it officially ticks over to the autumn season, it still feels like it is the middle of summer! The last thing I can even bare to think about is winter fashion when I’m so hot!
However as the first jackets are displayed in windows on the high street, it is a reminder that cooler weather is around the corner.
Dressing for the in between seasons can be tricky, so here are a few pointers that should help you transition easily into cooler weather.
Layer Your Summer Clothes
Layering is a great way to lengthen the wearability of your summer pieces. Using light layers will allow you to warm up as the weather drops slightly in temperature.
I love to wear a top or shirt underneath a summer dress, adding leggings or tights also adds another layer if you need; this is a great option for a short skirt also. A shorter dress or tunic can be worn with a pair of jeans or trousers.
As the temperature drops further you can add tops with longer sleeves or a jacket/coat.
Wear A Lightweight Jacket
A denim jacket is essential for autumn dressing. It can be worn over any summer outfit and you can even roll the sleeves. Other lightweight style jackets that are great in autumn are Kimono coats and cape jackets. You can also look for jackets that have 3/4 length sleeves, these will generally be made of a lightweight material such as linen.
Any type of outerwear that is made of lighter fabric will work well during the autumn season. It’s a good idea to have something lightweight in a casual jacket and also a smarter style. That way you will have an option to pull on for any occasion.
Accessorise With Scarves
A scarf is a great way to add a fun extra layer. There is something truely snuggly with a scarf draped around your neck. During autumn opt for a lightweight scarf that will add a soft layer and suprisingly a little warmth. You can style scarves in so many ways but the easiest is to drape it around your neck and let it hang down your front.
The pashmina is a large scarf usually made from cashmere or a blend of cashmere with something else. It’s soft and lightweight but it does give you warmth when you need it. I love wearing my pashmina during autumn and winter. It’s something you can wrap around your shoulders in the evening if the temperature drops. A pashmina is also easy to drape or knot over a bag and carte around if you are out and about.
So here’s to a fabulous and stylish autumn. As the temperature drops, you now know how to add a few warmer layers to get you through this transitional season.
Keep a look out for my next blog post which will be all about autumn essentials you need in your wardrobe!