The weather has been unpredictable and erratic lately; one minute we’re subjected to heat stroke-inducing thermal conditions and the next, we’re caught in thundery showers and braving gusty winds.
We no longer wish to sustain this whole ‘guess and check’ practice with the forecasted weather – ergo, we’ve devised the perfect 5-step styling strategy to help us tackle these volatile conditions.
Wear a cardigan as a top
A cardigan of lightweight fabrication can be worn as a top by itself to conquer unpredictable weather conditions. We’re opting for open cardigans such as this one from Massimo Dutti that we can belt up at the waist for a slimming streamlined effect. This cardigan, when teamed together with commute-friendly sock boots and A-line skirts, will give these edgier separates a professional polish.
Bring out the maxis
When in doubt, bust out the maxis. This springtime outfit which speaks of dainty flou doesn’t sacrifice warmth and has an added comfort bonus: Our limbs can stay warm without having to feel constricted in pants. We’re all for flowy chiffon options and T-shirt styled maxi dresses that can be paired with chain-linked loafers and high heeled boots to make for a chic errand outfit.
Long-lined tops are the ultimate investment piece to make during this time of the year. They can be paired with tights on slightly breezier days, or even be worn as a dress; the choice is entirely up to us (ok, not entirely – the weather has a say in it too). Come rain or shine, tunics will have us covered.
Classics are classic for a reason. Take a white t-shirt for example; it’s an essential staple in every woman’s closet due to its timeless appeal. We’ll be taking our plain white tees out for a couple of spins during this transitional weather by teaming it with a pair of high-waisted suit trousers and a well-tailored blazer. Blazers are behooving for brisk mornings, and can be worn off-shoulder should temperatures start to climb.
Sleeveless knitwear literally offers us the best of both worlds; it wards off lingering chills while keeping us sweat-proof at the same time. An understated ensemble, like this desaturated cerulean knit dress and laced up boot pairing is just the ticket for a classy outfit. When we’re feeling preppy, we’ll simply tuck a sleeveless turtleneck top into a plaid skirt and finish off the look with slingback pumps.