Summer is well and truly over, and if that ideas giving you the blues, then the good news is that you can hold onto the sunny season that little bit longer by reworking your wardrobe to accommodate the changing weather.
Florals are big this winter, but its darker colours like burgundy and navy that will be incorporated into the print this season. Tailored trousers and shirts work beautifully when adorned with what Vogue describes as the “˜moody bloom print, but you dont have to invest in this seasons new colours to get the look. If you have any floral pieces from summer, you can easily incorporate them into your winter wardrobe by paring them with black, charcoal and navy hues to take them from girly to ever-so-slightly grungy. Simply add an oversized boyfriend coat, a pair of leather ankle boots and a knitted scarf and youve nailed it.
Cut-out ankle boots were big towards the back end of summer, but well need to swap bare legs for thick tights before long. Ankle boots are a winter staple and can be worn with pretty much everything. When paired with dresses or skirts, low denier tights and frilled socks, your cut-out boots will take on a more girly vibe. If a more androgynous look is more your thing, wearing them with skinny jeans, a boyfriend coat and a chunky knit scarf will keep you snug and stylish as the weather gets colder.
Winter doesnt mean you have to stow away your sunglasses. The low sunsets on winter afternoons provide the perfect excuse for donning your favourite designer sunnies that you splashed out on during the summer. If you drive, sunglasses are a wardrobe staple all year round, so you could even treat yourself to a new pair by Rayban or Michael Kors from somewhere like Shades of Time.
Bright Lips and Nails
Your favourite orange lipstick from the summer doesnt have to be shoved to the back of your drawers just because the weathers getting colder. Whilst vampy, burgundy shades look amazing in the winter, a bright pop of colour on your lips can brighten a dull winter complexion and help you to feel happier. The same goes for your nails and looking down to see a summery nail polish will bring a bit of brightness to a dreary winters day.
However you choose to make the transition from summer to winter, hopefully weve proved that you dont need to have a complete wardrobe overhaul simply because the seasons changing. The trick is to invest in pieces that work across all seasons to create a capsule collection of clothing that you can wear all year round.