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Fashion Rules For Transitional Dressing

Here we go! The annual summer-to-autumn dressing dilemma. Just when it looks like Summer has gone into hibernation and we’ve pulled out of winter favourites, September shows it’s true temperamental colours and comes at us with a heatwave. 

As cooler days and shorter evenings draw nearer, with a few twists and turns along the way, preparation is key. For all the uncertainty surrounding a trans-seasonal wardrobe; changing temperatures, packing additional layers et al, the right items can of course being used year after year, making your wardrobe more sustainable - a win. 

Here, we explore some of our favourite fashion rules for mastering the art of trans-seasonal dressing along with SKIIM pieces that propose maximum mileage for years to come. 

Mix & Match:

When the mornings are cold but the days are warm, pair the best of both seasons layering summery dresses with chunky knits, and leather midi skirts with cropped tops

Tartan Karla Trench Coat layered with blue silk shirt

Invest in key pieces:

Investing in high quality, timeless pieces you will wear again and again is a planet friendly choice. Think Leather skirts, statement coats, little black dresses and crisp white shirts… pieces every wardrobe needs regardless of trends or seasons:

black leather midi skirt patent trench coat biker jacket knit sleeveless vest top jumper

Leather Midi

An A-line midi skirt has to be one of the smartest items you can buy - smart, casual, summer, winter, trainers, boots, sandals… a true staple. 

Trench Coat

Endlessly chic and perfectly practical, a trench coat sits across both winter and summer wardrobes and adds true value to your wardrobe. 

Knit vest

Nothing says transitional style list a knitted vest - warm, but breathable. Wear bare armed with wide leg trousers, or matching knitted bottoms in the summer or layer a long sleeve top or silk shirt under it in colder months. 

Biker Jacket

Our always-on piece - the biker jacket. Worn with short shorts in warmer climes and longer pants when it’s cold, relaxed over a day dress or dressed up with an evening outfit. 


A call to colour:

Beige, caramel and camel are colours we fall back on between seasons time and time again. Paired with amazing black leather and white shirts - your capsule wardrobe. 

black skinny leather trousers jeans with white top and camel beige coat

Buckle Up:

When it’s time to put the open-toed shoes into storage but you’re not quite ready for tights, bare legs and boots are a favourite combination. Mini, midi or maxi dresses have a longer lifespan when paired with ankle boots or knee high boots.

leopard print calf hair slouch knee length boots