Keep it chic and simple
Say goodbye to summer and ease yourself gradually into a winter wardrobe. Lisa Haynes reveals the secrets to transitional dressing ...
Autumn is swiftly approaching and it's fair to say we haven't had the chance to go overboard on swimwear, shorts and sandals this summer.
The high street is already one seasonal step ahead, having replaced flimsy fashions for winter coats and woollies back in July.
Luckily, our wardrobe change doesn't need to be quite so swift or premature.
NEED SOME HOUSE KEYS CUTTING ? WHY NOT GET THEM FOR FREE ? WITH...View details
BUY ANY YALE / CYLINDER HOUSE KEY AND GET ONE FREE, THATS RIGHT FREE !!!
PEACE OF MIND SECURITY
153 HALLGATE, COTTINGHAM
ONLY ONE PER CUSTOMER, YOU MUST BUY FIRST KEY TO GET SECOND KEY FREE, YOU MUST PRINT OUT OFFER AND BRING INTO THE SHOP TO RECIVE THE OFFER
Contact: 01482 423414
Contact: 01482 423414
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
You can ease yourself slowly into autumn mode with subtle changes that mix up the best of both seasons before you're fully ready to make the shift.
The sheer tops, tanks and T-shirts you have been wearing throughout summer can easily carry through with extra layers.
Lightweight jackets can also be taken into the colder months by wearing them over your winter layers. If you are investing in a new one in the sales, try buying one size up so that the addition of a jumper underneath won't be too snug.
Leather is a key look for the upcoming autumn season. Not just reserved for jackets, the fabric is also a must-have for skirts, shorts, dresses and tops.
Tactfully avoiding heatwave temperatures, glossy leather can be worn during summer with bare skin and toned down with hosiery for winter.
While summer is all about light and bright shades, autumn traditionally is packed with a richer, darker palette.
Moving from sugary pastels to Gothic black may be a shock to the system, so start sprinkling your summer outfits with a moodier edge.
Don't keep your summer and winter wardrobes as separate entities. You might be missing out on a gem of a transitional outfit.
Avoid tribal or trinket-style jewellery reminiscent of holidays and team with glossier gold or silver statement pieces for an elegant look.
Knitwear may feel too warm right now, but once temperatures drop a jumper or cardigan will be your best transitional friend. Steer clear of high necks and full-length sleeves to integrate seamlessly with a summer look.
Stash your flip-flops away for holidays. Invest in some more substantial shoes, such as peep-toes, to stride through the transitional period before you enter winter boot territory.
Use flashes of colour to keep your outfit transcending the seasons.