The Checklist: Transitional Staples
There’s an old saying that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes - and at no time is this adage more accurate than during the summer to fall transition. Fortunately, we have the answer when it comes to outfoxing the sudden rise and fall in temperatures and climes with our checklist of multitasking hero pieces. Think technical fabrics, durable footwear and lightweight layers that can be piled on and peeled off at a moment’s notice.
1. The Great Cover-Up
The transeasonal months are sure to bring their fair share of torrential downpours, punctuated by the occasional sunny spell, which means you need to equip yourself accordingly. A modern update on the classic trench coat from the likes of Studio Nicholson and Givenchy offers effortlessly practical style whilst a contemporary hooded jacket from Burberry and Holzweiler guarantees you’re ready for same-day gales and rising temperatures.
2. Timeless Tailoring
From dawn till dusk, autumn to spring, a classic men’s blazer and trouser combination looks the part wherever you’re headed and whatever the weather. Marrying flawless tailoring with a modern sensibility, Jacquemus’ relaxed suiting is a smart investment, whilst mix-and-match separates in signature pleats from Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, offer a more fluid take, perfect for adding a carefree attitude to your look.
3. Seasonless Shirts
When it comes to mastering transitional dressing, the secret lies in adaptable pieces and every well-curated wardrobe should include a shirt. This versatile staple can be worn from day to evening and is a power piece when it comes to layering. Statement or staple, long-sleeved or short, the button-down provides a flawless foundation to build year-round ensembles. Discover multifunctional designs by Feng Chen Wang, printed silk pieces by 73 London and staple numbers from Palmes.
4. Fail-Safe Boots
Nothing ruins a great outfit (or mood) faster than wet weather and inappropriate footwear. With rainy seasons on the cards it's time to invest in a great pair of boots. You won’t put a foot wrong in Bottega Veneta’s modern take on a classic Chelsea boot or heavy-tread styles from Toga and Prada, but if you’re looking for something a little more pared-back, make Alexander McQueen your go-to.
5. Good Jeans
We could wax lyrical about the virtues of trusty denim: it's timeless, practical, universally appealing and fashion’s great equaliser when it comes to transeasonal dressing. From Bethany Williams’ wide-leg silhouettes and Y/Project’s oversized cuts to PAIGE’s classic straight-leg styles, find the perfect pair of jeans and you’re guaranteed to have them on heavy rotation. Simply add a staple sweatshirt for casual pursuits or cosy knits for when the temperature dips.
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