OVER 40 STYLE TIP: HOW TO MASTER TRANSEASONAL DRESSING

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Autumn has arrived but with plenty of warm weather to come, dressing for ‘in between’ days can be tricky.

The key to transeasonal dressing is to base your wardrobe on buildable pieces that allow you to add layers when the chill sets in.

Dresses and skirts, lighter weight pants and effortless blouses transition so easily between warm and cool days. Swap summer’s more delicate, lightweight accessories for the new season’s textured, robust pieces. 

If you not sure where to begin in co-ordinating your Autumn wardrobe, start with these five season-less style essentials (stay tuned as I’ll have more transeasonal style tips in the coming weeks): 

RELAXED PANT

Put this key style essential on your trans-seasonal style list. The lightweight feel of a relaxed pant is perfect for in-between days and can be dressed up or down, day or night, for the ultimate in effortless chic.  (Tailored versions are a chic office alternative).

Blue Bungalow ‘Avery’ leopard pant $69.95

THE STATEMENT BLOUSE

Over jeans, with a skirt or pants, a blouse is never-fail trans-seasonal essential for almost every occasion. From the relaxed peasant style for the weekend, to fashion-forward boho-styles or for sophisticated silk for evening, for easy dressing put the versatile blouse on your Autumn style list.

Witchery ‘Ditsy’ blouse $119.95; Zimmerman ‘Moncur’ top $550; Scanlan Theodore red slik blouse $350

A MIDI DRESS WITH SLEEVE

I can’t live without a dress. When the weather turns cool, I swap sandals for my favourite ankle boots – and add a hat. A dress is one of fashion’s most effortless (and comfy) style essentials that transitions so easily across all seasons.

Witchery print dress $169.95

CROPPED BLACK PANT

We all know that a classic black pant is a must-have wardrobe essential – but the cropped version has overtaken as the modern alternative. It’s trans-seasonal dressing at it’s chicest from casual styles to the elegant cigarette pant. It’s an ageless style essential for work and play.

Style Tip: For petite women, throw out the rulebook that says you can’t wear shorter lengths – simply add a heel!

Jacqui E ‘Sasha’ ankle pant sale $59.97

ANKLE BOOTS

For all seasons, ankle boots are one of your wardrobe’s most versatile – and ageless – staples. From dresses to jeans to heels to flats, the ankle boot can be styled all year-round, no matter the weather.

SNEAKERS

To the fashionista who made sneakers a wardrobe essential, I salute you! For a long time, sneakers were purely for sports or the weekend, but now they’ve taken over our wardrobes from the street to the conference room. From metallic to glitter to pop colours with platform heels, there is practically no style situation that you can’t wear the oh-so comfortable sneaker.

 

Frankie 4 ‘Kendall’ metallic sneaker $229.95


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