With winter well and truly on its way, you’re probably starting to pack away all of your summer staples. Why not save yourself the task and get creative with your wardrobe? Here are our tips on making the most of your summer purchases…
1. LAYER UP! (WELL, OBVIOUSLY…)
This tip seems pretty obvious, and you probably hear it every Winter, but layering is certainly one of our favourite ways to bring summer clothes into the cooler seasons. Get creative- layer your knits over shirts, or shirts over knits. Think outside the box by throwing a denim jacket over the top of your look or turn a sarong into a shawl. There are so many possibilities…
2. LAYER YOUR STATEMENT SLEEVE BLOUSE UNDER A SLIP DRESS
Statement sleeves have been a key trend lately, with everything from bell sleeves to 80s style balloon sleeves (we bet you didn’t think you’d see those again!), hitting the runways and taking over street style. Make the most of yours by layering it under a summer slip dress with a pair of ankle boots, to create this stylish trans-seasonal look.
3. ADD A BLAZER TO YOUR TEE & JEANS COMBO
It’s no secret the power suit came back with a vengeance this season. We’re happy to report: It’s time to revive the blazer. Throw this classic on over your t-shirt and jeans for an easy and effortless look. A change of shoes can take this look from day to night, so don’t be afraid to take your blazer out after-hours.
4. WHO SAID MAXI SKIRTS WERE JUST FOR SUMMER?
Is it just us, or do skirt hemlines go up in Winter time? Surely, a maxi skirt seems more practical! Well, we think so. Style your Summer maxi with a knit sweater and boots, or dress it up with a blouse, tailored blazer and heels.
5. WEAR TIGHTS WITH YOUR SUMMER SKIRTS AND DRESSES
Keep your legs warm while wearing your favourite skirts and dresses by adding some tights or stockings. You can thank Balenciaga for making them cool again. Take your pick of sheer or opaque – we love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look with a nice blouse and jacket layered on top.
6. OR WEAR YOUR SUMMER DRESSES OVER PANTS
Already a popular street style trend last year, Summer dresses over pants are here to stay for the time being. With shorter dresses, we love pairing a wide leg pant for some balance. Whilst a slimmer fit pant suits midi & maxi hem lines. If you’re feeling constricted in a button front dress, go for this look, like Brooke Testoni, and unbutton the bottom half.
Story by Paige Murphy.