How to Dress for Transition Weather
Ahhh… transition weather– that awkward time between seasons when the temperatures are constantly fluctuating from chilly mornings to warmer afternoons (and back to crisp evenings). For many of my Style Coaching clients, this time of year can pose several style conundrums. However, you don’t have to totally revamp your closet nor does it have to be complicated to put together comfortable and seasonally appropriate outfits as I am here to show you how to dress stylishly and practicality for this time of year!
To help you best style the items in your closet, here are a few important tips for creating transition weather outfits with outfit examples from my real Style Coaching clients!
1. Layer lightly – Third pieces like a lightweight bomber, silk scarf or a denim jacket are perfect for when the mornings and evenings are a bit crisp. They also add instant polish to an outfit, something I like to call the magic of the third piece. Just make sure your shirt is a stand alone piece as those hot afternoons often mean peeling back the layers.
2. Mix & match your summer & fall pieces – While your summer prints & colors need to be put away until next year, some of your warm weather items can still be worn like a cotton dress or skirt if they are in a fall hue (more on that next) and can be layered if needed. See more tips for styling a lightweight dress with various third pieces for transition weather HERE.
For more outfit making tips, watch this video HERE as I share three outfit making strategies that will give you more versatility in your wardrobe and will allow for so many more outfit options without shopping!
3. Incorporate autumnal hues – Olive, mustard and all shades of red are colors we will be seeing a lot of this season. Experiment with color combinations by using the color wheel (See HERE for how to use the color wheel).
For more outfit ideas for this year’s most trending color, click HERE. Hint hint: you’ll see it below in my client’s professional outfit!
4. Ditch the summer sandals & espadrilles – Now that it’s officially fall, opt for ballet flats, loafers, mules or sneakers. A fall sandal can be an option but it needs to be in a rich brown or even a suede material.
A common style mistake I see during this time of year is when outfits are out of balance, which happens when the wrong type of shoe or third piece is worn. See this video on how to create balance in your outfits HERE.
Here’s to having fun styling your transition weather outfits and feeling confident no matter what the weather brings! For more style tips and outfit ideas, follow hashtag #outfitswithmegan on Instagram.
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