The fashion industry defines each season through a list of undeniably essential clothing pieces that are appropriate for the mood and weather. However, a massive concern for even the most fashion-forward individuals is making the most of the unpredictable in-between weather. Between the winter and spring, the spring and summer, summer and fall, and fall and winter are fashionably uncertain periods where you just have nothing to wear.
The key to dressing seasonally is to mix weather-appropriate basics, such as a bodysuit and a pair of leggings, with fun pieces and wear enough layers to keep you comfortable. If you are out of ideas, here are some transitional weather essentials that you need to replenish in your wardrobe.
A pair of denim jeans is a no-brainer for every day of the year, and if you lack one that fits perfectly, then hit the shops and hunt for the cut and style that make you feel the most confident. Vintage denim is still in-style, so visit your local thrift store.
Here is a tip browse the little boys’ section for cheaper jeans that fit snatched waists! The straight leg is the most versatile, but you can dress up a pair of mom jeans for upscale occasions, and you will fall in love with the comfort of wide-legged jeans. As for colour, light and vintage washes are all the rave right now, but a dark wash pair of jeans pairs beautifully with black tops.
You can sport a bodysuit anywhere and at any time of the year. Think of it as a more put-together version of your favourite basics: camis, turtlenecks, and T-shirts. Bodysuits for women are a homage to dancers’ leotards they tuck everything in, give you the smoothest lines, and accentuate your curves. Pair a spaghetti-strap bodysuit with straight leg denim, and you have nailed the model-off-duty look that everyone has been emulating.
Bodysuits are also fun layering pieces. If the weather is too cold, then throw in a cardigan or a blazer. Meanwhile, if you go with long-sleeved bodysuits for women, then wear a silk camisole on top to show off an exciting mixture of fabrics. Try one on, and you will say goodbye to basic tank tops and white tees!
Your wardrobe is incomplete without a new pair of shoes. Take a break from your beaten-up pairs of white sneakers and opt for a comfortable pair of black boots. Whether you choose Chelsea or combat boots, sporting black booties will take your style level to new heights quite literally, if you select one with heels. High street brands and online stores are stocking shelves with chunky heeled boots, but if you cannot see yourself walking in those daunting pairs, then choose one with a platform. It will offer significantly more support while giving you a couple of extra inches. Alternatively, creepers or classic 1-inch boots will pair well with just about any outfit you put together.
The transitional seasons are massive adjustment periods for your home, health, and wardrobe. Still, the best way to conquer challenging periods is to feel good about yourself. Browse Pinterest for inspiration, try on clothing out of your comfort zone, and do not be afraid to try new things. As long as you have a couple of essentials in your wardrobe, you can style anything.
Author: Jessica Ellen