5 Tips for Taking Your Summer Wardrobe Into Autumn

It’s time to say good-bye to the hot temperatures, but don’t be too quick to put away your summer clothes. With clever layering you could extend their wear during this transitional period – taking your summer wardrobe into autumn.

Think about adding light layers, switching up the textures you wear, and adopting a more autumnal colour palette.

Here’s my top five tips

  1. Embrace layers

If you can’t let go of this year’s summer dress try adding a top.  Pop a long sleeve T. shirt or polo neck underneath it to give added warmth.  Marks & Spencer and Uniqlo always have good basic designs.

  1. Switch up textures

Okay it might be time to pack away the linen but think of all the clothes you haven’t been able to wear because it’s been too warm.  Try heavier denim  jeans, leather and pleather trousers and long midi skirts, worn with snuggly sweatshirts and cotton twill trench coats.


Taking Your Summer Wardrobe Into Autumn

Courtesy of John Lewis

  1. Add a light jacket

Opt for denim jackets and khaki or mustard coloured shackets in utility styles for casual outfits.  Single or double breasted blazers are perfect for smarter occasions.

  1. Adopt autumnal colours

Seek out any clothes that you have with golden hues, muted greens, deep purples and orangey reds to give your outfit an autumnal vibe.  It could be in a soft knit worn with the light wash jeans you’ve worn all summer, or perhaps a terracotta coloured short-sleeve dress that just needs a dark denim jacket worn over the top.

  1. Swap your footwear

Opt for ankle boots with midi skirts and dresses so that you have more coverage on your bare legs and won’t need to wear tights.

Follow these tips as the temperature drops and take your favourite pieces in to the new season.

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Gail x