When the weather won't quite behave it can be hard to figure out just what to wear. How do you dress for days when it's brilliant sunshine one moment and pouring with rain the next?
Enter the trans-seasonal wardrobe, and the art of buying clothes that work whatever the weather, or time of year.
All it takes is some layering, plus a bit of mixing and matching to get it right.
Here are our picks of the top trans-seasonal staples that are guaranteed to work overtime, all year round.
As versatile as white bread, a white shirt adds instant mileage to any outfit. Whether it's a relaxed T-shirt, or a crisp and collared shirt, the right fabric choice will take you from summer to winter in a heartbeat.
Choose shirts in lightweight materials that let skin breathe in the warmer weather, but still layer comfortably under knits or jackets. Trenery carries a wide selection of these staple pieces in organic cotton and linen every season.
Use the white shirt as a starting point for every outfit – pair with jeans and sneakers for a casual look, or a bright coloured pencil skirt and accessories that pop to truly stand out.
Great for when the mornings are cool but the days are mild, the blazer truly is the perfect in-between piece for any wardrobe.
For a style that works no matter the season, choose a comfortable, linen-blend (we love this double-breasted option from Trenery) to pair with a silk blouse or dress on warmer days, or layer over a lightweight knit when the temperature begins to drop.
Not just a weather all-rounder, a blazer can be worn for almost any occasion – simply dress it up for a day in the office or go for a more casual and relaxed look with a T-shirt and pair of jeans on the weekend.
A hard-working building block of any trans-seasonal wardrobe, the wide leg pant is just as wearable as its denim sisters, but a touch dressier.
Find a pair that fits perfectly at the waist, with some volume through the leg to help elongate your body.
Trenery's wide leg, pleat front pants are tailored in a blend of wool and recycled fibres, with a self-tie belt that can be knotted to match your style. Make it a featured accessory by tucking in a silk shirt to show it off or remove the belt entirely and replace it with one in leather for a different look.
No other phrase sums up the ethos of trans-seasonal dressing like "go with the flow". Just because cooler weather is around the corner, it doesn't mean your flowing, floral dresses must go into hibernation.
In crisper weather, a midi- or maxi- length dress is the perfect pairing with a buttery leather jacket or linen blazer. Swap the sandals and crank up the cool with a pair of heeled boots.
Long-sleeved dresses in a lightweight fabric are a true trans-seasonal staple – breathable enough to withstand a bit of autumn sun, but with enough coverage to keep our shoulders and arms warm if needed.
Need more inspiration for building your trans-seasonal look? Visit Trenery for timeless styles that add an instant lift to your closet.
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