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How to dress between the summer and autumn seasons

Take on changeable weather with key investments which you can wear now and then style again in autumn

By Michael Temprano, 30 August 2017
How to dress between the summer and autumn seasons

The summer sales are just about done and the shops are full of cosy winter must-haves, plus the weather can often be warm during the day but the colder nights are drawing in.

Clothes are becoming more and more 24/7, 365 days a year

Bridging the seasons between summer and autumn, fashion wise, can often be a minefield. Chillier trips to and from work are made all the more complicated by sudden changes of temperature when using crowded public transport. 

With fashion having a more relaxed approach these days and the rule books being thrown out of the window, clothes are becoming more and more 24/7, 365 days a year - think of black for summer, pastels and florals for winter, glitz and glamour for daytime, elevated sports gear and pyjama dressing. Need we say more? 

 

So make this summer season’s key pieces work all through autumn and beyond with my top tips on how to wear them...

The culottes

These star buys come with the look of a midi skirt and with the ease of a pair of trousers - this hybrid is a modern wardrobe staple.  

IN SUMMER 

Wear now with a slogan tee and trainers, like these white ones for a smart/casual summer look and simply add fine knit layers, to keep on top of temperamental weather changes. 

IN AUTUMN

"When summer turns to autumn, pair your look with tights and courts and a jumper, or switch gears and channel ‘70s fashion icons such as Jane Fonda and wear with boots."

The "peek a boo" summer LBD

A black sheer or lace dress is a great evening choice, super chic and elegant, this is the modest way to do sexy. But why not get more mileage out of your frock; it’s lightweight fabric makes it the perfect layering piece for daywear.

IN SUMMER 

Long-sleeved sheer maxi dresses instantly offer more coverage. For a low-key fashion daytime spin, remove the slip and wear as a top layer over a tee, jeans and trainers.

IN AUTUMN

"As the seasons change, switch the look up a gear and wear this maxi under a chunky jumper, and finish off with tights and boots for a cosy luxe, on-trend look." Michael says.

The emergency layering kit

We’ve all been caught out by the weather; a sunny morning that promises to be warm day, but that work commute proves to be a tad on the chilly side.  

WEAR ACROSS BOTH SEASONS 

When it’s not quite cold enough to wear a jacket or a jumper and you don’t want to be laden down with extra layers that aren’t going to be worn for the rest of day, a belted scarf is a quick-fix solution. A modern approach to layering that adds instant cool points, small enough to carry in your bag, the emergency layering kit is just the ticket.

Feeling inspired to nail your summer and autumn wardrobe? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at George or pop into your local store