Straddle the seasonal divide


Some clothing is for winter, some is reserved for hot summer days – and then there are those clever pieces that straddle the seasonal divide. We look at some ideas to create an all-season wardrobe.

 

Straddle the seasonal divide

 

Double-up dresses

A fabulously fitting dress, structured in well-made quality fabric, can look perfect for a summer’s day with bare legs, strappy sandals and a smile. However, teamed with tights, boots and a jacket, it can see the winter through. Whether it’s a shirt dress or a shift dress, strong colours, bold florals and little black numbers can all sail stylishly through the calendar.

Shoes that breathe

The cut away shoe style is open-toed and possibly sling-backed, but still with plenty of structure. They can be worn with warm tights, or just tanned feet and painted-toes. Best of all, they allow the feet to breathe in summer and not be suffocated in winter. They are great for undecided spring/autumn weather – you can just take your socks off. Cute flat ankle boots with little pinholes are a trans-seasonal must-have.

The denim jacket

Teamed with floaty summer shorts and skirts, or cosy jeans and boots, the denim jacket is your forever-edgy fashion friend. The all-year-round staple is a real faithful. Whether embellished with bling, or a simple faded classic, they suit us all.

Natural-fibre knits

The latest fabrics in knitwear mean not having to pack away winter woollies. Cotton knits and the finest merino give layering options and style for all seasons. In zip-up cardigans, jackets, jumpers and slinky tops – it’s natural, breathable, trans-seasonal warmth without the bulk.