Dressing in Australia can be a weathered challenge.
Many of us (especially in Melbourne) are always carrying our climate combat accessories – the cardigan or jacket, an umbrella and for the clever ones, a multi-purpose scarf.
Despite this effort (good work ladies), our preferred way of dressing is to source transeasonal pieces – clothing that can move from month to month with ease.
You see, even though next month is officially Autumn, many of us will leave our boots at bay and experience some hot days ahead. (Welcome back sandals).
So to honour how hard we work with seasonal dressing, today’s blog post is inspired by a recent purchase I made at Country Road.
It was a long black vest and upon trying it, I immediately knew that I could wear it on a hot day or in the middle of winter. Yes, I had found it – the transeasonal dress.
You’ll find a photo of my vest/dress from Country Road below 🙂
Sure, I know some of you don’t wear dresses but I’m hoping I’ve pulled a few different looks bringing in tops and tunics that will have you consider them.
Yes, we are layering. The holy grail of transeasonal dressing.
The key to layering under a garment is to keep the under layers very thin, almost flesh like in feel and weight.
Thicker fabrics will only add bulk and may not sit correctly beneath the outer layer.
Now, many of you may have your favourite LBD (little black dress) sitting in your wardrobe that you wear the same way every time.
Perhaps even the weather will dictate when you wear it because of its long sleeve, short sleeve, length etc.
So what about changing it up? Layering under or over to change the look?
Now in a bid to help you work your transeasonal dress, I have put together a series of photos to help.
If you would like some help with layering, check out this post – https://www.stylewithcindy.com.au/layering-and-fine-fabrics
Oh, and I’ve made it even easier as I’ve listed body shapes beneath each photo.
So tell me, what is your go-to transeasonal piece?
Do you have a dress you wear all year round? Perhaps a layering top that sits under an array of your wardrobe pieces or a blazer that you take everywhere?
Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear about everyone’s favourite seasonal piece.