The Transition Season
Every year at this time when Summer is over and Autumn is just beginning, I face the same daunting dilemma: not having a clue how to dress for this transition period, when it isn’t warm enough to wear crop tops and summer dresses and it isn’t cold enough to bring out the jumpers and coats. Each day when I try and dress myself for early September, I stare at my wardrobe trying to figure out a way not to look too summery or too wintery, and I waste a lot of time doing it; I dream of the day when I can go through this transition period with ease. The worst part for me is that I love dressing for Autumn, I love every style thing about the season, and so it is very tempting for me to go straight to jumpers and boots, but I have trained myself to fight the temptation as it isn’t quite that time yet.
The style tip I have taught myself is that with strategy, some of my summer wardrobe can be repurposed for the time being by learning how to restyle certain pieces. For example, wearing the same pair of summer culottes, but instead of wearing an off the shoulder top with them, wear a t- shirt with sleeves and a jacket. It is also important to keep some colour in your wardrobe, as it is so easy to go over to the dark side and dress in head to toe black all of the time, but by wearing some brightly coloured jumpers you are effortlessly keeping a piece of summer in your outfit. Shorts and skirts are another item which I will not be putting away yet, as I am a big fan of tights, and so I believe that you can easily wear the same classic black shorts that you might have worn one summer day again in September by adding tights, some black pumps and a blouse. Or change your denim mini skirt into an autumn outfit by adding a bright jumper and some Chelsea boots. The key is to mix and match between your seasonal wardrobes instead of doing a full overhaul, and to try and not be like me by completely overthinking a situation which you really shouldn’t worry about(clearly I cannot take my own advice). It is so much better if we embrace this transition season and have fun with it instead of ignoring or stressing over it, but I cannot deny my excitement because come October, I will be in full coats and scarfs mode!