With the changing of seasons comes the changing of wardrobes. Long pants get traded in for skirts. Sweaters get put on the shelf while tank tops have a front row seat in the closet. We break out and buy seasonal pieces that we expect to wear all season long. But sometimes the weather changes mid-season. Or we make life changes that bring us to a different climate. And while the basic seasonal pieces still work mid-season, sometimes you have to add additional ones to complete your look.
For example, a pair of jeans and a cute spring top can still be worn when the weather changes. But when that happens, you might need to add layering pieces to your outfit. Something like a cardigan will add some warmth without being too heavy, and is easy to take off and throw on as needed. A scarf is also a great layering piece. Infinity scarves work particularly well for adding layers and warmth. And of course, you can switch out the type of shoe that you wear to make it more conducive to the seasonal changes. So if you planned to wear comfortable ballet flats in the spring, you might need to change into a pair of boots when the temperature drops.
Summer and winter are the two seasons that stay pretty consistent in terms of temperature. But spring and autumn/fall both allow for fluctuation, which means making sure that your wardrobe for those two seasons includes pieces that can adhere to the changes of Mother Nature. Sometimes fall weather can be quite brisk. Layering pieces like cardigans and scarves can work, but often times you’ll need thicker pieces. Instead of a cardigan, you might want to wear a light jacket. Depending on the occasion, a stylish pea coat might work best. In addition to changing your shoes, you can layer with socks or tights to add warmth.
Our favourite pieces can sometimes be forgotten in that fluctuating weather, we wake up to bad weather and our outfit dreams from yesterday disappear. Skirts and dresses get put back into the closet and replaced by jeans. To keep those summer time dreams alive in cool weather, pair your skirt with long boots and instead of a sleeveless blouse, add a long sleeve shirt and a cardigan. That way, if the weather becomes warm again you can slip off your cardigan and not get too hot with stockings or tights.
Trans-seasonal outfits are all about the layers; keep your wardrobe stocked with some key elements like stockings/tights, cardigans, lightweight t-shirts and long sleeves that can be worn under cardigans or tanks, and dresses and skirts that look good with both shoes and boots.