Just as you finally nail your summer style, the seasons change and it’s time for chunky jumpers and knitwear once again. And as much as we’d love to buy an entirely new wardrobe for every season, digging out warmer old favourites is most often the case.
As we career further towards autumn (sorry, we know it feels like summer has only just started!), panic not that all the lovely skirts, shift dresses and strappy camisoles you’ve recently bought will no longer be of use – for September and October, it’s all about layering. Simply take your summer staples and team them with bulkier knits on cooler days, tights for evenings outs and cardigans for an office-friendly outfit.
If you’ve jumped on the cold shoulder dress wagon this summer (haven’t we all!), wear yours straight into autumn time by simply pairing it with a coordinating knitted cardigan or a matching shrug to ensure those shoulders don’t actually, erm, get cold.
A lack of long sleeves needn’t mean some of your favourite tops and vests get packed away for another year. Ribbed vests make for the perfect first layer under shirts and blouses when temperatures drop, whilst pretty waterfall camisoles can be worn with cropped cardigans and printed kimonos (see above), which both still allow the top’s feminine, floaty style to show.
As the warmer days disappear, wear sleeveless or short-sleeved A-line, shift and skater dresses with a woolly jumper or thick sweatshirt over the top. Whilst the top of the dress is hidden, the aforementioned styles will create lovely shaped skirts on the bottom half. For your legs, keep the chill off with tan or black tights, depending on what looks best with the dress.
With any cool, pretty blouses you’ve been wearing over the past few months, wear either a v-neck or round-neck fitted knit over the top and expose its print or bold colour by pulling out its collar. With long-sleeved shirts, fold up the cuffs on the knit an inch or two and show of its pattern on the wrists too.