A working girl’s guide to trans-seasonal dressing

The great British summer can be any thing but great, and at this time of year in particular we often have to contend with four seasons in one day.

Entering the new season is always exciting, buying a fresh wardrobe is totally justified as well as rescuing your favourite pieces that have been hiding away because it was too hot to wear them. However, the transition between seasons doesn’t tend to be smooth, which means that, for a month or so, deciding on what to wear in the morning can prove a lot more challenging than expected.

During this trans-seasonal time, when you are all too often battling Mother Nature’s mood-swings, where does it leave the fashion-conscious working girl amongst us? With the toss up between perspiration and catching a chill, neither of which project an air of sophistication, it can result in many a fashion blunder.

As I know that trans-seasonal dressing can be pretty tricky, I have picked some key pieces that will bridge the gap between summer and winter. So whether the sun is shining or it’s raining outside, these outfit options are the key to being ready for work in 10mins whatever the weather.

The Shirt Dress: A versatile and comfortable piece that works well on its own as a complete outfit, or can be styled open and layered as a lightweight jacket. 

A Sleeveless Jacket: For work-ready waistcoats, stick to long lines and clean cuts in structured fabrics. Wear with your favourite shift dress or a top and trouser combo. 

Mid-Length: Structured midi skirts and tailored culottes are a great way to ease yourself into the new season. Team them with a crisp white shirt or comfortable fine knit.