HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE INTO A NEW SEASON
How do you transition your wardrobe for a change of season? It can be quite a challenge to create suitable outfits that cater for the changes in temperature that a new season brings. Here in Canberra as we transition from Summer to Autumn our mornings can be quite cool while the days warm up. If you don’t do your preparation then you can find yourself in the uncomfortable position of either being cold or overheating.
I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy the change of season because it is a time to look at different outfit combinations that will ensure I am dressed for the possible changes in temperature.
It is worth investing some time at the beginning of a new season to explore which summer clothing items can be transitioned into the new season by combining with items from purchases over the last year. This is the approach that I use to transition my wardrobe into a new season.
The starting point for making sure your clothes work for you is to know what you already have to work with. Look through last autumn / winter clothing and find items that you can combine with your present clothing.
RESIST THE URGE TO GO SHOPPING
Before you rush out to the shops to purchase new items identify what you already have so you know what you need to shop for. This will ensure any new purchases will contribute positively to your wardrobe and not be a waste of money.
MIX IT UP
The most suitable items that can make change of season dressing easier could include:-
- 3/4 and long sleeve shirts / tops,
I have taken a sleeveless dress to create a number of outfits to demonstrate how I play in my wardrobe and create many outfit options that can transition through the weather changes of a new season. Doing this also brings to your attention items that may be missing from your wardrobe. At this time last year I felt challenged with this activity because I did not have any navy jackets or cardigans. Over the past twelve months I have made purchases that have greatly increased my outfit options.
ADD A LAYER UNDERNEATH
Wearing a layer underneath such as a short sleeve or long sleeve top changes the look and provides an added layer for warmth.
Having a few different pairs of shoes can change the look and feel of the outfit as well as make the transition from sandals to closed in shoes. These boots are quite casual. I need to purchase a new pair of dressier navy boots for this season.
ADD A SCARF AS A WRAP
A scarf is an excellent way to provide some warmth to cater for the beginning of the weather changes.
ADD AN OUTER TOP AND WEAR THE DRESS AS A SKIRT
By wearing a top over a dress you create a look that equates to wearing a skirt. A scarf around your neck helps for the crispness of the morning air.
Wearing tights, stockings or fitted pants under a dress is an easy style options for cooler weather.
ADD A WOOLLEN LONG LINE CARDIGAN
This woollen cardigan is light weight and warm. It does not add any bulk to my outfit and wearing it open gives the illusion of looking taller and slimmer. (I like that).
ADD A JACKET
A denim jacket and runners creates a very relaxed outfit to have some fun in.
This soft structured jacket and jewellery upstyles this outfit.
Wearing a structured jacket and pearls creates a look that is suitable for both professional and more dressy occasions.
HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE FOR A NEW SEASON
You have to play and experiment to create new outfits. Having outer layers such as jackets, cardigans along with shoes and accessories that are different levels of refinements means that you have more opportunities for your wardrobe to cater for different levels of dressing.
Hope you are inspired to start creating outfits for the new season.