Sartorially-speaking, the month before a new season begins is always the hardest to dress for...
By now you’re well and truly sick of all your knits and coats (yawn), and are busting to wear something new, but the weather isn’t exactly calling for slip dresses and sandals just yet. That’s where some clever styling and shopping hacks come to play. We’ve selected 10 of the best trans-seasonal buys that will get you through the rest of winter and beyond with ease, and the best bit is all these pieces can be mixed back with either knits and jackets for now, or tees and slides for later, meaning you’re getting serious bang for buck. Put an end to your morning wardrobe meltdowns (guilty!) with these 10 game-changing wardrobe additions. Editor: Marisa Remond | Image: Courtesy of J.Crew
In a word, these jeans are perfect. The perfect colour, crop and shape, with a waistband that is high-rise enough to create a shapely silhouette for tucked-in tees or floaty blouses. Not cheap, but worth the investment.
SHOP: RE/DONE jeans, $317
A Casual Midi-Skirt
A seriously flattering shape, we can see this skirt being worn with a slouchy grey knit and trainers now, or a simple camisole and block heels for later.
SHOP: J.Crew skirt, $165.26
Flats With a Difference
There’s nothing like a statement ankle-strap to elevate a simple yet striking flat.
SHOP: Mango shoes, $79.95
A Slinky Cami
Looks simple, but this camisole is anything but. Wear on its own for spring, or be clever with accessories and outerwear now by teaming with a silk necktie, chic blazer or a basic tee worn underneath.
SHOP: Raey top, $166
A Semi-Circle Bag
Now is definitely the time to have fun with handbags and relish the fact that you don’t have to spend serious bucks to make a big impact.
SHOP: Cult Gaia bag, $370
A Ruffle Skirt
Gingham and ruffles need little more than a simple white tee and flats. Just add denim jacket and you’re good to go anywhere from daycare pickup to drinks with the girls.
SHOP: Warehouse skirt, $65
If you haven’t already added something red to your wardrobe, there’s never been a better time than now. This blouse blurs the line between feminine and flirty and we can’t get enough.
SHOP: Madewell top, $165.95
A Blouson-Sleeve Top
Blousy sleeves, a cinched-in waist and vertical stripes – this could very well be the most flattering top ever designed.
SHOP: TopShop blouse, $90.45
A Waisted Belt
It’s hard to sing the praises of such a simple accessory unless you see yourself, so if your outfits are lacking a little something-something at the moment, you know what to do…
A Floral Tea-Dress
A truly versatile investment, we can see this wrap-dress stealing the show at weddings, work-events and beyond.