How to build a transitional wardrobe

How to build a transitional wardrobe

This week, the UK has experienced both weather extremes, from a heatwave-induced drought to sudden flash floods. As climate change and the cost of living crisis worsens, there has never been a better time to invest in a timeless, affordable wardrobe you can wear all year round. In this guide, we’ll share our 4 top tips for developing transitional style and building a weatherproofed wardrobe, secondhand of course!

The maxi dress

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Ah, the beloved maxi dress. Flowy and lightweight for the summer, ample coverage for the winter. It’s one of the pieces that never goes out of style and effortlessly works for any occasion. We've let this Armedangels number do all the talking and added simple black accessories. Durable and functional, the Doc Martens platform boots and Luxtra backpack will see you through countless seasons to come.

The layered look

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It's time to layer up! Anything goes here so be experimental, throwing corsets over structured shirts and smoothing midi dresses under trousers (it can be done!). This timeless look consists of a white collar shirt, a wool sweater vest, black jeans, a tweed trench coat and black Chelsea boots. The trick here is to wear layers you can easily remove if you get too hot.

The mini dress styled 3 ways

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Don't underestimate the mini dress! A top when tucked into trousers and a skirt when worn under a crop top, a lightweight mini dress is the perfect layering piece. We've paired this yellow slip dress with a long sleeve tee, a classic pair of jeans, a cosy jumper and some white trainers - 4 fashion staples you'll likely find in your wardrobe.

The transitional jacket

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A good transitional jacket is 2 things: it's lightweight enough to be worn in the spring and it's roomy enough to wear at least 2 layers underneath in the winter. This trendy linen jacket, oversized blazer and checked button down tick all of our boxes. Find more transitional jackets here.