I recently wrote an article as part of my regular writing gig with the Canberra Centre, on must have jackets for trans-seasonal fashion.
Trans-seasonal fashion, whats that I hear you ask…
Well, for one it can be both a tricky thing to define, and also a tricky thing to style for. Essentially it is a term given to styling for those ‘in-between’ months where one minute you’re boiling hot, and the next minute you’re freezing cold – all in one day, or over a period of a few weeks.
Trans-seasonal dressing isn’t difficult, it’s just about knowing what garments work for you at this time of year and how you can best style for those awkward weather days.
Below I have listed 10 trans-seasonal pieces that I think will get you through that awkward outfit period between winter and spring.
1. A White Linen Blazer
Owning one of these will ensure that you start channeling some warm weather vibes, just as winter begins to say goodbye.
A white linen blazer offers a relaxed structure for summer days and evenings and this Witchery White Linen Blazer is perfect with its fitted sleeves, flap pockets and slightly relaxed, masculine feel. Perfect for styling with a pair of high-waisted, linen shorts.
2. A Leather Look Pencil Skirt
Pencil skirts are great for trans-seasonal wear because they provide coverage on the legs, but can also be styled for a warmer weather too by pairing with a short sleeved tee.
This River Island Leather Look Pencil Skirt features a loop through waist belt, great for adding shape to a look, as well as a classy front split.
3. A Pair of Pointed Ballet Flats
Pointed flats are in, and they’re here to stay, and these Witchery Venice Flats with eyelet detailing, are certainly not going to disappoint.
It’s very rare that you will see me wearing flats, but I think these ones are definitely calling my name. They feature cross over, ballet style straps and eyelet detailing – certainly a look that will never fade. The pointed toe finish makes them great for wearing to work, or paired with casual denim on the weekends.
4. A Pair Of Tapered Pants
A pair of tapered pants are always great to have in your wardrobe all year round. However, they work even better for trans-seasonal times throughout the year. These Country Road Tapered Striped Pants have a relaxed fit, and slight drop in the clutch which makes them casual, yet cool. These are great for wearing on warm spring evenings, or paired with a cosy knit on cooler days.
5. A White Blouse
I am a firm believer of spending good money on pieces that you know you are going to wear over and over.
This Zimmermann Lavish Stripe Blouse is one of those pieces, and it’s definitely perfect for trans-seasonal wear. It’ll take you from the boardroom to the bar, and when paired with some dark wash denim – you’ll have a weekend outfit too!
6. A Pair of Quality Denim Jeans
When it’s odd weather outside and you don’t know whether to opt for shorts or pants, opt for denim jeans, and roll the ankle cuffs up!
These River Island Light Wash Boyfriend Jeans are exactly what you need this time of year. They feature a boyfriend fit, light wash and turn-up hems. Style with a bomber jacket and pair of Stan Smith sneakers!
7. A Wrap Tie Dress
Who agrees that when they can’t really be bothered thinking of a two-piece outfit, they throw on a dress? Yep, I knew you would, because I do it all the time.
Wrap dresses are perfect for wearing when you just don’t know what else to wear, as you know they’ll always fit and look good on you. This Forever New Self Wrap Dress is a modern shirt dress that has unique tie front detail and a polished finish. Perfect for styling with ankle boots.
8. A Ruffle Skirt
One of my favourite looks to wear is a ruffle skirt, paired with a long sleeved knit.
This is a great trans-seasonal look as it mixes both warm and cool weather fashion. The Seed Pattern Tassel Skirt features a cute silhouette with double ruffles and tassel hems in a contrast, textured fabric. Style with a black, grey or white knit and you’ve got a great weekend look!
9. A Fedora (that isn’t black)
What I like to do during trans-seasonal times, is experiment with different coloured accessories.
A fedora (that isn’t black), is a great way to accessorise and cover those bad hair days. The Lack of Colour Silver Haze Fedora is an accessory that you can have a lot of fun with and the silver colouring makes for a super luxurious feel.
10. A Pair of Knee Length Boots
Most of you may already own a pair of knee length boots, that you’ve worn throughout winter, but don’t forget you can still wear them trans-seasonally too, paired with dresses and skirts.
These Carvella Over The Knee Boots feature a solid mid block heel, rounded toe, and tie up at the back.
What I love about each of these items, is that they can also be paired with eachother.
For instance, the Witchery Linen Blazer can be paired with the River Island Denim Jeans and Zimmerman Blouse.
The blazer could also be worn over the Forever New Wrap Tie Dress and completed with either the Carvella Boots or Witchery Ballet Flats.
See? The options are endless!
How do you feel about trans-seasonal dressing? Does it confuse you?