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5 Hacks to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe into Winter

Bottega Veneta

Photographed by Tyrone Lebon for Bottega Veneta. Courtesy of Instagram/@bottegaveneta

As we move into the changing season of the previously regimented fashion calendar, it is certainly the time to be more practical with what we choose to buy. The chances are we already have great staples in our summer wardrobe that simply need a restyle for the cooler months that lie ahead. Look carefully at your favorite quality pieces, and simply rethink how to use the art of layering and accessorizing to rebuild and revamp your capsule fall/winter wardrobe without investing unnecessarily.

The lightweight oversized trench coat

A seasonless staple in any wardrobe, make sure to opt for a relaxed silhouette that can be worn unbelted, or over the shoulders with cropped trousers and a white shirt in the summer months. When moving it into your Winter wardrobe, pair with a high neck jumper and statement boots. Stick to earth tones that will suit both seasons.

The high-rise wide-leg trouser

This reliable staple made of breathable crisp cotton with a subtle, yet structured silhouette will look on point with a slim fit t-shirt and low-top sneakers for Spring Summer. Swap out the t-shirt with a jumper in a darker tone with a crisp white shirt underneath for Autumn Winter. Finish the look with a pair of masculine brogues.

The fashion-forward shirt dress

With a nod to the 1970s with balloon sleeves and a pleated maxi skirt, a good quality shirt dress can be worn with a belt and flats for a flattering retro silhouette in summer. For the cooler months, add a pair of statement over-the-knee boots and a boxy short jacket that hits the waist.

The wide-legged jumpsuit

Pleated silk with a wide leg is a great option for summer as it is breathable. A monochrome color palette is a good option as it is easily built upon for Autumn Winter. With a high neck and a tie waist, simply add a dark statement structured bag and an oversized blazer or woolen coat on top.

The statement white blouse

Always ground your summer white pieces with a dark blazer and bag to transition into the new season. Again, go for 100% cotton with a collar that can be worn open in summer and buttoned up and under a light layer for winter, such as a fine-knit cashmere jumper.

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