I must confess I slightly panic when I see what people wear on colder summer days after so much heat, it feels sometimes they get their full winter wardrobe out straight away… What will you do come winter?
I feel you need to hold off and save some of your statement pieces for the right time, and transition into Autumn at a slower pace, I hope my tips below help you with a smoother ride.
HARDEN YOUR SHOE CHOICES BUT FORGET THE TIGHTS
Ladies there is no need to be getting the thick black denier tights on just yet, you can still stick with bare legs but perhaps cover them more with a midi/maxi skirts or cropped trousers – Plus keep the toes warm with trainers or shoe boots.
KEEP YOUR LONG MAC FOR LATE AUTUMN
Yes we’ve had a bit of rain this week, but unless it’s a huge downpour and you need to keep a longer summer dress dry, I would try to avoid wearing you long Mac until around late September (if you can).
Right now you need to be wearing your denim jacket, utility jacket from Spring or even better for the warmer but still need to cover up days, the Shacket (the very lightweight jacket that can also be worn as a shirt).
STOP BUYING SUMMER CLOTHES
Even if we get another warm spell, you should not be investing in anymore summer wear, unless you have an emergency for a forthcoming summer beach holiday… don’t buy! Particularly if it’s a trend item, you’ve hardly got any time to get a decent ‘cost per wear’ value and I know come Spring… you will not like it.
I don’t know if it’s my age, or whether it’s my personal style but I like a bit of layering, I have to say! I wrote a blog back in Spring showing you how easy it is to layer both under and over a dress. This is the perfect time of year to start using this trick… whilst it may be too early to be in a polo neck under a dress, try a simply cotton t-shirt.
If you are unsure how to restyle an item you own, use Pinterest or Instagram, just simply type in the item you own, along with the colour, and instantly you will get numerous images… skip past anything that is too summery, look at anything that indicates Autumn that you LOVE and evaluate what they have styled with it – Do you own anything like that? How can you mimic this with what you already own?
The great thing about Social Media is that because it’s a global platform it means it’s always cooler weather somewhere in the world…
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