It seemed like just yesterday when the first whispers of rosé and rooftop season began to circulate the office corridors, and now, summer’s end is creeping upon us like an inevitable series of events we rather wish away. Melodramatics set aside autumn is swiftly approaching, six weeks to be exact. And as much as we adore an easy, breezy beach ensemble, the thirst for all things layering and variations of warmer textures and cooler weather is real. Trench coats, bomber jackets, chunky knits, and ankle booties are just the tip of the iceberg in an array of transitional wardrobe essentials one must have.
May the transitional wardrobe commence! First things first—when creating a transitional wardrobe, you should analyze this process as a period of change and view your incoming wardrobe swap as a capsule collection, one that can seamlessly be worn for day or night and become an alternative for multiple seasons. This outlook will result in the most meaningful purchases and not buyers remorse, as this tends to happen when the infamous “This season’s trend…” hits every September issue on newsstands and high street storefront.
You should be strategic about your selections, but don’t limit yourself as fashion should be viewed as creative and lighthearted not restricting. Try incorporating basic pieces with more complex elements such as a basic white t-shirt with strappy sandals the juxtaposition of a tailored pant and structured barreled peacoat creates a perfect blend between both summer’s ultimate end and the spring of autumnal joy. It’s all about mixing and matching your existing wardrobe with a few fine-tune additives during your transitional period.