5 Transitional Wardrobe Pieces You Need

While the seasons are slowly shifting into spring, there is absolutely no need to buy an entirely new wardrobe for the transitional weather ahead. Although the months just before summer are filled with longer days and slightly more sunshine, don’t ditch your boots and coats just yet! These five transitional wardrobe pieces will be your best friend over the next few weeks.

Trench coat

A light coat is an easy piece to throw on top of an outfit at any time of the day. Choose a soft cotton blend which will help your body breathe, and won’t overheat throughout the warmer months of the year. Pair with jeans or an office-friendly outfit for a classic look.

Ballet flats

Don’t crack out the sandals just yet! Ballet flats are a versatile footwear option since they don’t require any socks, and generally won’t cause any blisters to your feet. Invest in a pair which are comfortable and preferably won’t stretch with increased wear.

Long-sleeved shirt

A warm, long sleeved shirt can go a long way – especially during those chilly days and nights. Choose colours which are sure to blend in with your outfits, particularly monochromatic shades such as white, black, grey and tan.

Cropped pants

Make like Brigitte Bardot and wear a pair of cropped pants during the slightly warmer days leading to spring. There a variety of colours, prints and styles in-stores which look fantastic if you choose to dress them down, or even on a night out with a pair of heeled sandals and a clutch bag.

Denim jacket

There is nothing quite like a denim jacket which screams spring-time style. Most denim jackets are made of a lighter 100% cotton blend, which makes them breathable while you wear them. Light wash, acid wash and dark wash shades are popular options, which will keep your entire outfit looking trendy and cool between the months of September-November.

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How To Wear The Trench Coat

Just like a dependable best friend you call on during a crisis, you also need a wardrobe item that receives the award for ‘Most Dependable’: the trench. While other wardrobe items may be more spontaneous or exclusive, the trench coat remains a closet cornerstone that always feels current. So how do you wear it? It can be done in manner of ways, making it not only dependable, but also really versatile.

Heading out for the night and want to show off your dress while still highlighting your figure? Be sure to purchase a style with a figure-hugging belted waist. Leave it unbuttoned to reveal glimpses of your feminine frock, perfect for a first date – and it’s guaranteed to impress and leave him wanting more without being too revealing.

If you are looking to incorporate the trench into your daily business life, then you have made the right decision. It’s the perfect throw-on when you’re dashing into the city for a meeting – pair a classic cut with a knee-length corporate dress or black skinny jeans and a crisp white shirt. The trench means business whilst being adaptable to your entire corporate wardrobe.

Dress it up, dress it down. The structure of a trench coat makes it always look a touch formal, so when you’re feeling sluggish on the weekend and just want to throw on a pair of old jeans and a t-shirt, an outfit that may look sloppy suddenly looks fashionable.

If you’re in the market for your first trench, it’s safe to go with the traditional khaki colouring that falls just past the waistline. We enjoy this look as it brings a feminine edge to your winter look with its flattering fit and epaulettes. 

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Top 5 Winter Style Staples

Fashion trends come and go but your wardrobe is not complete until it features these five staple pieces every girl needs.

Classic white tee

Dress her up, dress her down or match her with a classic black blazer. Change the way you view the classic white tee. The ease, wear-ability and natural look a plain tee conveys makes this piece a must-have. And, whether you’re a scoop neck or a v-neck kind of girl, the humble white tee is the go-to item you can always rely on.

crisp white tee

A perfect cut of denim

Perfect denim for you might be ripped jeans, stovepipes, bootlegs or even the ultimate pair of cut-offs. Whatever shape and cut your denim takes, you must ensure that your butt loves your denim and your denim loves your butt. Putting on your favourite pair of jeans should feel like a warm hug – it’s a bond that will last a lifetime.

trenchcoatThe Trench

Now that we’ve found ourselves in the thick of the cooler weather, there’s no better reason to start looking for that seamless trench. It’s practical yet stylish and it will see you through from day to night as you traverse through city alleyways.


The acronym that has women nation-wide in a quiver – the little black dress. She’s your saviour on a Saturday night when you have a date with Him, however tracking down the LBD can be a difficult task (because it’s a critical task).

The power of the LBD can never be underestimated. She’s classic, typically sleeveless, demure (cleavage has to be contained) and undeniably versatile. That’s why every girl needs one!

leatherA piece of leather

If you’re looking to put your hard earned cash into a wardrobe staple this year, leather’s your go to investment piece. Perhaps a leather jacket, a skirt, or you may even be brave enough to don a pair of leather pants? These feature items are bound to come in handy on those days when you change clothes five times and create a closet disaster on your floor, before leaving for an important event.

It’s the stylish alternative to throwing on a sweater and it will take your look from just-rolled-out-of-bed to effortlessly chic in no time.

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