What is it about the first signs of summer that throws us into disarray? The sun on our faces, daffodils in our gardens and Easter plans on the agenda might say spring, but our sweaters and opaques still scream winter. What’s a girl to do?
It is time become an inbetweener. We don’t mean of the flailing teenage boy type, but rather the kind of dresser who effortlessly transitions sartorially into spring. In-between dressing is easy when you know how, all it takes is a little forward planning to curate a wardrobe capable of negotiating temperatures that can fluctuate 10 degrees either way depending on the time of day. Read on for our tips on joining the realm of the inbetweener…
LAYER LIKE ITS 1999
The denim jacket isn’t just back, it’s back in a big way. Double denim is no longer the fashion faux pas it once was, thanks to the 90’s style resurgence, with the likes of French fashion editor Emmanuelle Alt championing the look in her own transitional wardrobe. Even if the thought of double denim still strikes fear into your fashionista heart, a denim jacket is all the layering you need to take your favourite spring pieces out of hibernation and back into your wardrobe.
USE YOUR LOAFER
It isn’t easy when the fashion magazines say summer but the great British weather says April showers. Loafers bridge the gap between our winter boots and summer sandals. Worn with a cropped ankle trouser or loose-fit jeans, they’re how the fash-pack transition away from their trusty suede ankle boots into more spring-appropriate styling, without enduring the embarrassment of wet feet. Pairing flat loafers with a crew neck sweater, layered over a simple shirt, also gives you scope to raise the hemlines of your skirts a little when the weather really starts to hot up.
Linen is a summer staple and one woman who does it well is Sarah Pacini. The utilitarian designer takes linen to the next level with artful cuts and clean lines. Her Sleeveless Linen Long Dress is contemporary, sophisticated and so stylish, it’ll see you through the whole of summer. A longer length and more covered body work well for balmy Sunday afternoons; perfect for Easter weekend meals out with the family. Layer beneath a denim jacket now, before switching it up with espadrille wedges and bare arms when summer arrives.
If you’re still stumped when it comes to transitioning into spring, visit Robinsons today and let us lend a hand in getting your wardrobe warm-weather ready.