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Transitional Dressing 101

What to wear in-between seasons

WHERE — New York, Seville and Barcelona
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty

A quick debrief on what to wear right now, aka when the weather can’t quite decide if it’s winter, spring or somewhere in-between.

 

IF YOU ONLY RELY ON ONE PAIR OF SHOES

Make it a cool pair of boots. Ideally with a low heel so you can easily transition from casual-by-day to going-out-on-a-whim tonight. Comfort is king, especially if you spend a lot of time on your feet or walk to work. These are my favourite go-to boots that always make me feel cool.

WHEN YOU WANT TO LOOK SHARP

Nothing says put-together like a great suit. Wear it with heels and a red lip on a fancy night out or pair with trainers by day, a well-made suit is an investment and should last you a lifetime and always make you feel perfectly put-together.

WHEN YOU NEED TO DRESS UP

When you want to feel dressed up, but not over-done a printed dress is your best friend. The printed dress has come a long way and so many brands do super cool options that has you covered for pretty much any occasion; a midweek party, a date, or a wedding.

WHEN YOU NEED A MOOD BOOSTER

Wear yellow. It may sound simple, but it’s hard not to feel just a little bit sunny on the inside when you’re wearing sunshine on the outside. A slinky buttercup dress, a fluffy lemon knit or a pale yellow shirtdress? Yellow is having a moment so make the most of the endless options.

WHEN YOU WANT TO FEEL GOOD

A great pair of trousers make all the difference, so find yourself a pair that makes you feel great. Whether it’s bum-lifting, leg-lengthening or just super comfortable (although all three wouldn’t hurt) once you find your favourite pair of pants you’ll find yourself wearing them again and again.

WHEN YOU WANT TO FEEL COOL, BUT CASUAL

Classics are classics for a reason, and a beautifully cut oversized shirt and a great pair of jeans will always be a winning combo. The devil is in the details, but if you invest in one or two beautifully made shirts they should last you a lifetime and always make you feel effortlessly cool.

WHEN IT’S NEITHER HOT NOR COLD

A beautiful piece of knitwear is your best friend, and now is the time to treat your knitwear as a hero piece, after it’s been hidden under various coats and jackets all winter long.

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