The Checklist: Transitional Staples
Impromptu morning downpours, sunny afternoon spells, chilly evenings: the weather forecast may be in flux, but your wardrobe doesn’t have to be. Master the shift in seasons with our expert round-up of failsafe pieces that promise maximum style mileage, come rain or shine...
A versatile dress has the power to take you anywhere, even into the next season. From knitted midis at ANINE BING and Nanushka to easy, breezy shirt dresses at By Malene Birger, these dresses certainly do-it-all. When it comes to styling, wear strapless numbers over light knits, long-sleeved dresses under blazers and ground high hemlines with tall stomping boots.
The Great Cover-Up
The change in season presents both a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to your wardrobe and a lightweight cover-up is your new hero. A trench is the undisputed perennial go-to (see JOSEPH, Jil Sander and Elleme), but how to style a trench coat as the temperature falls? Don’t think of it as a solely off-duty item: try it over slick denim with a heel or even a classic shirt and midi skirt combo and you’ll see it looks effortlessly cool with everything. For bomber jackets, take your cue from Loulou Studio and pair with a midi skirt and a tall boot for a look that will take you from day to night. Biker styles will toughen up slinky silhouettes, while blazers add a sharp edge for more elegant ensembles.
Style doesn’t have to be sacrificed to the cause of practicality, and two-piece co-ords and sharply cut separates reign supreme when it comes to all-weather, timeless appeal. Versatile, easy, chic: this season’s new tailoring styles have staying power and our edit will have life long after spring is over. Look to St. Agni and Saint Laurent for impeccably clean lines, Miu Miu for of-the-moment details, The Frankie Shop for oversized silhouettes and consider LVIR for an air of subtle femininity.
Nothing bears the brunt of the weather quite like our footwear and with winter on the horizon it's time to invest in a great pair of boots. Ankle and calf-length are spring stalwarts whether hemlines are sitting high or low and you won't put a foot wrong with Aeyde and Chloé. The ubiquitous cowboy boot (make ISABEL MARANT and Paris Texas your go-to) will pair well with almost any outfit whilst a high heel will elevate any look, any hour.
When it comes to wardrobe mileage, few pieces can go the same distance as denim. Find the perfect jacket or pair of jeans and you’re guaranteed to have them on heavy rotation. They're among few pieces that can transition seamlessly between settings as well as seasons: simply add cosier layers to beat the chill and switch-up daytime sneakers for after-dark heels. Christopher Esber, KHAITE, Levi’s and AGOLDE denim should be on your radar and in your wardrobe.
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