Season transitions are a tricky time of the year to make smart outfit choices. With the weather doing these crazy things getting ready in the morning becomes a real challenge. Plus, on a cooler morning you can end up stuck without options if your wardrobe foundations aren't what they could be!
To make the season transition a little better for you, we've developed a list of key tips that will help you make sure you're ready for the new season & and the cooler weather to come.
1. Invest in a small & easily portable umbrella
You can make a little room in your bag for this lifesaver, and you won't regret it! Make sure it's small enough to leave in your bag, or even consider one for your bag and one for your car. Most of the time you won't need it, but when you do you'll be SO happy you have it!
2. Bring a "Throw Over" jacket
This one is about being comfortable when the wind turns, or for that longer-than-desired walk to the car. Choose a style that suits your life and work, make sure it's durable and doesn't mind being tossed on the backseat of the car, or rolled into a bag. Our recommendation: The Essential Trench, it's hardy, water and wind resistant, and goes with EVERYTHING!
3. Check your pants and blazers
Pull out your old favorites from last year and check the state of them? Anything needing dry-cleaning? Mending? Anything looking worse for wear? Time to consider where your gaps are and look for replacements. Give yourself time so you're not making impulsive decisions. Consider your budget and determine your priorities! Much like shopping for groceries if you're desperate and don't have a list, you make poor choices.
4. Rock the layers
When in doubt, layer up! Consider lighter, layering friendly knits + a light jacket. Then, you can adjust as needed throughout the day. At this stage you can start thinking about packing away the light summery dresses, but consider which might still work with a blazer overtop, or merino layer underneath. Check out our latest merino layers in Issue 07.
5. Pack it up
Figure out what you're going to put into storage for next year and what is truly a "trans-seasonal" piece for you. This will depend on the climate where you live and your work environment, but the rule of thumb is if you wear it 8 months of the year, the it can stay in your working wardrobe. Otherwise, pack it up in an old suitcase and pop it under the bed, or into a spare room wardrobe so you've got space to keep things tidy.
If you're still struggling, make sure you check out our Capsule Concierge Service, where we help you build your own custom capsule. It's easy just fill out the short form here. and we'll get back to you with a custom recommendation.