Hello March, nice to see you again! Although we’re blessed with a sub-tropical climate, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re glad to see autumn return for another year. The start of March not only signifies the dawning of a new season along with (hopefully) lower humidity, but also a fresh range of autumn fashion! During this transitional month, it can be tricky to style your outfits whilst balancing the latest trends with functionality in our climate. Thick wools, velvets and tweeds are filling up our Instagram feeds, but not our wardrobes…not yet anyway. We’re here to help by giving you our best advice on how to stay comfortable and on-trend as the autumn season kicks off.
For trans-seasonal dressing, colour is king. Being colour considerate is a sure-fire way to capture the essence of the latest trends, while still keeping your outfits practical. By creating outfits with classic autumn colours, you’ll capture the aesthetic of an autumn wardrobe without the nuisance of heavy, hot materials. For example, some linen shorts and a t-shirt are typical summer items, however, in shades of caramel and tan, will instantly look more autumnal. Finish with an oversized linen blazer and some leather ankle boots for the perfect trans-seasonal outfit. Shades of terracotta, brown and deep reds are set to be big colours for the 2020 season. Incorporating some of these shades into your wardrobe provides an instant update for the upcoming season.
Lover of Layers
If there’s one styling technique quintessential to the autumn winter season, it's layering! Whether it’s outerwear or accessories, the cooler season is when we can have fun with different textures and fabrics. You can use layering to your advantage by re-styling your summer pieces into fresh new autumn outfits. For example, try adding a classic black turtle neck under your summer cami or shoestring dresses, or experimenting with stockings under skirts - super simple! This is a great way to utilise what you already have in your wardrobe, which will not only save money, but time. Our weather may not allow for heavy winter coats or cardigans, but that doesn’t mean outerwear is out of the question for us Queenslanders. If, like us, you’re still keen to invest in a new blazer or jacket this season, all you have to do is pay attention to your fabrics. Materials like linen, cotton and denim can still layer up nicely however, they are much lighter and breathable than your velvets and corduroy.
It’s All About Accessories
Accessories are going to be your best friend when it comes to trans-seasonal dressing. When it’s still too hot to layer up with your clothes, incorporate classic autumn winter accessories to give your outfit a wintery feel, while remaining comfortable and functional. This can include multipurpose printed scarves that can be styled around your neck, bag strap or tied up in your hair. Pair with a classic ankle boot in an autumnal caramel or tan. Hats are also a staple accessory for the upcoming season. Pop on a wide-brimmed fedora to finish off your trans-seasonal look. You can find these guys in soft felts or light knits to keep you super stylish and sun safe.
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