Style columnist Kerri-Ann Hargreaves - @theKAedit - tells us how to master transitional fashion
What’s a girl to wear in-between seasons? Spring and summer feel so far away yet my mind is racing towards bare ankles, painted toes and maxi dresses. What am I thinking? This is the UK, after all.
Dressing for the in-between can be challenging. One day we are teased with sunshine, then we face freezing temperatures and winds the next. So I thought I’d share some inspiration on what to wear in-between seasons. A few ideas to help you transition from your winter wardrobe to spring, without panic buying just in time for the warm-ish days ahead…
The start of a new year (especially a new decade) is the perfect time to clear out your wardrobe and create space for some colour and sunshine. Something we can all do with more of in the gloomy winter months.
But don’t be too hasty with what you throw away. It’s ok to wear again and again. One of my favourite midi dresses will be on its 5th year this year, it’s flattering and I will wear and love it forever.
Thankfully fashion, in general, is becoming less seasonal and much more transitional, so always wear your wardrobe out. I love to style my favourite pieces every which way, no matter the season. And, in recent years, I’ve fully embraced the 24/7, 365 days a year trend.
Transitional fashion – the rules
- Layers – A great solution for in-between seasons. But keep them lightweight like fine knit jumpers and cardigans. Light jackets always bring interesting layers to an outfit. Military jackets, denim jackets and duster coats are just some of my favourites.
- Faded florals – Florals are immune to seasonality and I feel this year people are having fun with colour again. There really are no rules – pick the shades that catch your eye and embrace. In spring and summer, you’re more likely to find bigger prints. These are pretty and flattering in any style whether it’s a mini, midi or maxi dress, or skirt.
- Trainers – Two seasons ago I fell in love with wearing trainers. They add something to every outfit. A style staple, and one that is becoming more and more popular. They’re comfortable to wear and look super with dresses, skirts, jeans and leather trousers. An instant wardrobe refresh.
- Leopard print – For me leopard print is a brilliant neutral for your wardrobe. You can wear it all year long – from jumpers to polo necks, dresses and skirts. In winter I wear my dresses with jumpers and boots and in spring with blazers and trainers.
- Jumpsuits – I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits. They’re great to throw on and dress up or down. Purchasing a jumpsuit that fits your body perfectly is key to looking and feeling good. I would recommend wearing a solid colour – black is always flattering. You can then add colour with accessories and footwear.
I’m excited about the weeks and months ahead – and to switch up my wardrobe. If in doubt? Life’s too short. Wear the dress. That pretty much solves the problem.
See you all soon,
Newcastle-under-Lyme based-Kerri-Ann Hargreaves is author of the The KA Edit a life and style blog. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – @thekaedit.