With the fast turnover in fashion, trans-seasonal dressing is the most practical choice for individuals who prioritize style over trends. An alternative direction from the dictated rules of fashion, it transcends all seasons – from winter, spring, summer or autumn/fall. Though it has no set rules, mastering trans-seasonal dressing is a bit tricky. It requires some skill to pick clothes that can make a smooth transition from one season to another. Whether you’ve got your work wardrobe in mind, or prefer to dress in the classics, here are five key pieces to guide you for any weather, be it hot or cold.
A white shirt offers not just adaptability to any weather change, but also versatility to daily wardrobe styles. If the weather is a bit chilly, you can just pair it with wool trousers, pumps or ballet flats in addition to your pullover and trench or wool coat. In spring or summer, just unbutton the collar, roll up the sleeves and wear a long skirt or trim fit jeans and sandals to match.
Preferably in black, a pencil skirt in flattering fit is very easy to pair with other clothing pieces. For colder days, wear it with cashmere top under a tweed or leather jacket and boots. On warmer days, wear your skirt with a silk sleeveless top or even a classic white t-shirt along with your ballet flats or sandals.
A pair of trousers looks smart in the workplace and even in the streets while doing your daily errands. Its versatility extends to erratic weather changes. Wearing it with your spring/summer apparel is easily justified as wearing it with your autumn/winter staples. Try different materials like tweed or wool, and add interest with elements like zips or different sized pockets.
Although currently lower down on the trends list, a shirt dress is actually a good trans-seasonal piece. Similar to a classic white shirt, you can just roll up the sleeves when it gets a bit warm. If it gets cold, just toss on a leather jacket or a blazer to warm up.
Not only is a scarf a great way of adding interest and colour to any outfit, a scarf also regulates your temperature on those cool weather days. Don’t think you’re limited to autumn/fall and winter though, a scarf can work as a shawl to cover your shoulders when the temperature makes an unexpected drop during spring or summer too.