Seasonal Style: Getting It Right When Temperatures Tumble*

The nights are drawing in and it’s getting colder by the day. Leaves are falling from the trees and it’s no longer possible to just throw on a t-shirt and jeans. As we bid farewell to summer for another year it’s time to switch our attention to fall fashion. If you’re looking for seasonal style tips or your wardrobe needs a revamp then you’ve come to the right place.

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Fall-proofing your summer staples
It’s not t-shirt weather anymore, but it’s also not quite time to dust down your winter coats. The key to getting it right when the seasons are changing is learning to layer and using statement pieces to liven up your fall basics. You don’t have to give up your favourite summer outfits just yet provided that you can find ways to make them weather-proof. Take the simple, chic cami dress you’ve lived in all summer- just because it’s cooler outside you don’t have to consign it to the back of the closet. Adding a long-sleeved t-shirt or polo neck jumper underneath, throwing an oversized shirt or a cardigan over the top and adding a pair of tights and some boots will give you a fresh new outfit that will keep the cold at bay and ensure you look fab. If you feel more comfortable in skirts or dresses than trousers you can discover casual day dresses for women online. There’s a huge amount of choice available, and it’s almost always possible to weatherproof your style. Pinafores and dungaree dresses are great for a casual look while simple shifts are ideal for work.

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Accessorizing
One of the best things about the arrival of cooler temperatures is the range of accessories that are available. Think hats, scarves, bags and shoes. Go for prints like animal or winter florals to tick off the latest trends or stick to block colours like burgundy, emerald green, mustard and red. You can turn even the most basic, simple outfit, such as a slouchy jumper, skinny jeans and a pair of biker boots into a chic get up by adding touches like a printed tote and a felt fedora. Swap summer sunglasses such as aviator styles for bulkier, heavier framed shades in black or tortoiseshell and replace caps and straw hats with a trilby or a bobble hat. When you’re looking at scarves go for thicker fabrics like wool and faux fur rather than silk, cotton and linen in the colder months.

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Creating your capsule wardrobe
Creating a capsule wardrobe is a brilliant way of embracing new trends and looking great without breaking the bank. In fall, you want to look stylish, but you also need to make sure that you’re prepared for every eventuality when it comes to the weather. One day it could be mild and sunny, the next it could be pouring down with rain or blowing a gale. It’s always worth investing in some key pieces that tick off the principal trends for the season. This fall, it’s all about the color red, cozy textures like faux fur and shearling, eye-catching boots, plaid, and sporty touches. You don’t have to put outfits together that celebrate every trend. You can take elements of the looks you love and create ensembles that match your individual style and taste. Not every trend is going to float your boat. Once you’ve got staple items, such as cigarette pants, well-fitted jeans, polos, jumpers, and blouses, you can embrace the new season runway looks by adding accessories and investing in statement separates. Consider teaming a plaid pinafore dress with a plain blouse or putting a chic faux fur coat with a basic jumper and cigarette pants for a lunch date or pairing an LBD with some glittery ankle boots for an evening out.

Aveda Tibi Backstage Fall Winter 2017 Collections New York Fashion Week

The new season is upon us and what better excuse to sort through your closet and indulge in a little retail therapy? Every season there are new trends to try, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to look the part. Recycle your favourite summer looks by adding layers, work on a new capsule wardrobe and pick and choose from the statement styles everybody is talking about. Use accessories to brighten up basics and create unique looks, and focus on being comfortable as well as chic. You can mix and match staples with new pieces to make a whole host of looks that are suitable for both casual and smart occasions. Have a look through some fashion magazines and check out articles online to get ideas and don’t be afraid to celebrate your individual style and have fun.

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