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Time to transition your wardrobe: Summer to Autumn

There is definitely a cool breeze in the air this week, it's a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner. Transitioning your wardrobe from the warmer days of summer to the cozy days of autumn is an exciting fashion challenge. It's all about layering, playing with textures, and embracing the rich, earthy tones that define this season (a heavenly time for anyone with warm colouring, us cools need to try a little bit harder!). In this post I'll guide you through the art of transitioning your wardrobe seamlessly from summer to autumn.

Start with a Wardrobe Assessment: Before diving into autumn fashion trends, take a moment to assess what you currently have in your wardrobe. Pull out your autumn essentials from storage and evaluate their condition. Determine what can be kept, what needs repairing or cleaning, what should be replaced and where there are any gaps.

Transition Basics:

  • Layering Essentials: Autumn is all about layering. Invest in lightweight sweaters, cardigans, and scarves to add warmth and style to your outfits. Layering also allows you to adapt to fluctuating temperatures throughout the day.

  • Transition Fabrics: Swap out your lightweight summer fabrics for those that provide more insulation. Think about incorporating wool, cashmere, and merino into your wardrobe.

  • Footwear: Trade in your sandals for ankle boots, loafers or smart tariners. These versatile shoes can be dressed up or down and will keep your feet cozy in cooler weather.

Embrace Autumn Colors:

  • Earth Tones: Autumn is synonymous with earthy colors like rich browns, deep greens, warm oranges, and muted yellows. Incorporate these hues into your wardrobe to capture the essence of the season. These are perfect for you in you have warmth in your colouring. If you are cooler then maybe give these a miss and look to this seasons berry shades of fuchsia, damson and purple instead.

  • Neutrals: Neutrals like beige, camel, and gray provide a great base for your autumn outfits. They can be paired with bolder colours or worn in monochromatic looks if you are softer.

Mix and Match:

  • Summer-to-Autumn Pieces: Don't pack away all your summer clothes just yet. You can extend their wear into autumn by pairing summer dresses with tights, adding a cardigan to a sleeveless top, or wearing a light jacket over a summer blouse.

  • Accessories: Elevate your look with autumn-appropriate accessories like felt hats, leather belts, and statement jewelry. These can instantly transform a simple outfit into a stylish one.


  • Invest in a Versatile Coat: A well-fitting coat is a must-have for autumn. Opt for classic styles like trench coats, pea coats, or a versatile leather jacket that can be layered over different outfits. It really is worth investing here in the best quality that you can, it really pays off, I have a beautiful red wool coat that is now into it's 20th year and still like new.

Don't Forget About Comfort:

  • Stay Cozy: Cooler weather means it's time to bring out your cozy knit socks, leggings, and thermal undergarments to keep warm without compromising style. Remember, keeping warm isn't about adding bulk and hiding your figure.

Seasonal Trends:

  • Plaid: Incorporate plaid patterns into your wardrobe through shirts, skirts, or scarves. Plaid is a timeless autumn classic. Particularly good if you have a straighter body shape.

  • Animal Prints: Animal prints, such as leopard or snakeskin, can add a touch of edge and sophistication to your autumn look and have become a classic style.


Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autumn is an exciting opportunity to experiment with new styles and textures while embracing the beauty of the changing season. Remember to assess your current wardrobe, invest in key pieces like sweaters and outerwear, and play with autumn colors and trends. With a little creativity, you can step into the autumn season with a stylish and cozy wardrobe that reflects your personal style. Enjoy the crisp air and the fashion adventures that autumn has in store!

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