Yet it’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of even some of the most stylish people on the planet (well maybe not those people, but the rest of us van be a little confused by it right?) So let’s break it down, talk it out and work out how we can deal with it head on….. now breathe….2…….3.

First things first – what does it mean? Well transeasonal is that time in between seasons when you’re not quite sure if you need to wear your coat all day… or if you’ll be in a singlet by lunchtime – you know that time of year? We all get excited by new season trends, but perhaps the weather didn’t get the memo and it’s not quite warm enough to start wearing those new Spring buys yet.

So how do we get around this problem? Layering should become your friend at this time of year! Learn how to do it, and how to do it well!

Now let’s talk essential layering items – you should have the following: a black (or dark coloured) blazer, a black layering tee and a pair of leggings or opaque tights.

layering basics

1. Glassons linen blazer NZ$59.99 (buy here) 2. Max laying tee 2 for NZ$59 (buy here) and 3. Decujba seamless leggings ON SALE atm AUS$15 or NZ$20 (buy here)

These pieces allow you to add layers to a lighter Spring/Summer dress so you get to wear your new purchases, but you will still be warm when the sun goes down and that thermometer drops!

A blazer replaces a coat as the temperatures warm up a little

A pair of tights can work with just ankle boots or ballet flats rather than for warmth under the knee length boots

A layering tee keeps you warm, but lets you wear those Spring/Summer pieces with no sleeves

Here’s how you do it…..

I love this summer dress but it’s just too cold to wear it now. BUT add a blazer, tights and boots and it’s transeasonally perfect!

Same dress, different looks and uses

Once again, summer dress is make much more “it’s almost Spring but it’s still cold” by adding tights and a blazers. As it warms up a little, bare legs can make an appearance, but the blazer stays for the little bit of warmth.

Same dress, different accessories for different seasons and looks

 The key to transeasonal dressing is being able to see the versatility in your clothes – give them more than one use and you will breeze though to summer as easy as pie.

This is my little layering trick, what’s yours? I’d love to hear how you get through those transeasonal months without either over-heating, or freezing to death! Tell me in comments below, I’d love to know.

Cait xoxo

PS> This post is also linked up over on the AWESOME Kiwi Womens Style blog – check it out here


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