Transeasonal Dressing: How to get the most out of your wardrobe

As the seasons change it is important to ensure you are getting the most out of your favourite wardrobe items. Summer styles can be worn well into the cooler months with the correct layering pieces. If you shop wisely you can also extend the life of your new winter pieces throughout spring. With a little planning and mindful shopping, transeasonal dressing can be easy and most items in your wardrobe can be worn year round. 

When selecting your new winter fashion pieces it is a great idea to choose natural fabrics. Selecting garments made from natural fabrics will ensure they can be worn for most of the year. Cottons, linens and rayons breathe keeping you cool during the warmer months and can be layered to keep you warm in the winter without sweating. 

Garments with a long sleeve purchased in winter can also be great for transeasonal dressing as they keep the sun off your arms during the summer and are great for wearing anywhere with air conditioning like the movies, shopping centre or club.

Your favourite summer styles can continue to be worn through Autumn/Winter if you have the correct basic layering pieces in your wardrobe. Leggings, boots, a longline cardigan and a scarf will transition your warm weather styles into the cooler months. A great jacket can be worn over summer styles during the evenings.

Choosing the length of your garments wisely will allow you to wear them throughout multiple seasons. Dresses that finish just above the knee can be worn with a bare leg during summer and styled with leggings or tights for evening and as the weather cools.

Most tops can be styled with shorts, capri length or full length pants for year round wear. If the top has a 3/4 sleeve it is perfect for transeasonal dressing as it will be suitable for most weather conditions. A great jacket or longline cardigan will extend the life of most of your tops and dresses, if the jacket is a plain colour it will work with most items in your wardrobe.

Getting year round wear out of your wardrobe is incredibly important. Fashions change over time and so does your body shape so you need to be able to wear your clothing throughout multiple seasons as it may not suit in 12 months time. Investing in some great basic layering pieces is the key to getting the most from your wardrobe. We suggest that every wardrobe needs a well fitting pair of jeans, flattering black and white pants in both summer and winter lengths, a jacket or long line cardigan, black leggings, a few scarves and a pair of black or brown boots. Do a wardrobe stocktake and make sure you have the basics you need to get the most life out of your favourite fashion pieces.

 

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