4 seasons; 1 day
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It’s true when they say that you can see all four seasons in one day on any typical day in London. It will start off as slightly warm and sunny in the morning, just a bit grey near the afternoon, rain in the late afternoon and then it’s freezing in the evening. I’ve fallen victim to the weather and have gone back home to change into something more seasonably appropriate before. And please don’t even bother looking at the weather app. I think it’s safe to say that my constant
bickering conversation point about weather has earned me the British seal of approval.
But I digress… With that said, seasonal sartorial awareness has been a skill I had to hone and perfect. With winter quickly turning into spring, I thought I would share some of my favorite transitional staples that are timeless and can take you from one season to the next, or if you’re in the London, one hour to the next.
the bretton tee & navy blazer
My flatmate laughs at me whenever I do my laundry. My drying rack is usually consumed with striped tees of all assortments and it’s the one thing I grab if I can’t come up with an outfit. It’s the perfect layering piece especially with a navy blazer screams Parisian-chic. And if it’s a tad too cold, try a cocoon jacket to go on top. My 2 favorite places to get a quality striped tee are Boden and Joules and I like to grab inspiration on different ways to style a striped tee and place them right here.
silk shirt & cropped trousers
Let’s go back to when I graduated university. After walking across the stage, being handed my diploma and making my way across, I realized that the real-life qualms were upon me. I felt like I was truly an adult, albeit having very college plans for the few weeks ahead. Shopping for my first job was a bit of a nightmare as I was new to the world of obtaining quality pieces instead of Target-throwaways. Silk shirts became the perfect pieces for wearing with just about anything and transitioning from weekday to weekend wardrobe. Those few silk shirts have done me well in these years and I continue to wear them today even though tailored suits are not the daily sartorial norm. Pair with ankle grazing trousers for just a bit of a teaser to warm weather.
tunic to a dress
I’ve complained about dresses shrinking and turning into tunics, pair them with trousers or leggings and you’ve got yourself a winter outfit. Going from winter gear to warmer weather things can be a bit tricky. I personally like to hunt for longer tunics about mid thigh or more and pair it with tights in the winter and then tights or boots as the weather gets warmer.
PS – here are some tips on how to simplify your wardrobe.