Autumn Fashion Tips

It’s been an unseasonably warm March in NSW this year. Last week, we were treated to the hottest three-day March heatwave recorded since 1902. But even so, winter is on its way, so it’s time to start thinking about your trans-seasonal wardrobe. 
One thing you can count on at this time of the year, is that the weather will be increasingly difficult to predict.  Bouts of rain between sunshiny days, rising humidity levels and unexpected gusts – it’s no wonder the office is fighting over the thermostat. 
But dressing appropriately in the transition between seasons doesn’t have to be a battle. Here’s our list of tips to help you effortlessly navigate it all – from workplace air-con and stuffy commutes to cool nights.  

Brave the Elements 
A light-weight, packable windbreaker is your best friend for unpredictably wet or blustery days. These breathable beauties are a lifesaver if you cycle to work too, averting wind chill and making your journey a whole lot more comfortable. We recommend finding a style that’s sleek, waterproof and compactable. Just stow away in your bag and you’ll be prepared for anything. Nike Women’s Essential Jacket from Rebel, a Nike Men's Windrunner Jacket from Rebel, or a Cutback Men’s Windbreaker from Factorie.

 

Build on your Basics 
Making your summer wardrobe go the distance is as easy as adding an extra layer. Wear a long sleeve or three-quarter sleeve top under your dresses, or pop on a lightweight cardigan over your sleeveless tops. A round-neck or V-neck cardigan that falls to your hips is a versatile option for the office, while longer styles that hit mid-thigh – or even a full-length style – look great when paired with jeans or a simple t-shirt dress on the weekend. Shop basics from Cotton On or Forever New

 

The Classic White Shirt 
Not really a cardigan person? Try a breezy button-down shirt instead. Wear it unbuttoned over a slip dress or go buttoned up with rolled-up the sleeves and some tailored pants for a smart work look. Go for a relaxed, slightly oversized style in soft cotton or linen. The vibe is Mediterranean holiday rather than black tie, so avoid the stiff cotton of a traditional white shirt. Shop a White Boyfriend from Sportsgirl or a Target

 

 

The In-Between Jacket 
When autumn nights call for something heavier than a cardigan but lighter than a coat, look no further than the denim jacket (aka ‘trucker’). There’s a multitude of washes and styles to suit your mood this season – from classic blues to fiery reds, collarless and distressed looks. Dress it up with heels or wear it casually with a day dress. For work, try out a longline blazer – it adds a touch of class to a simple white tshirt or blouse without looking too prim. On weekends, look for a light-weight anorak style. 

Shop the latest In-Between jackets from Just Jeans, Cotton On or City Beach

Versatile Shoes  
What to do when it’s a lovely 25 degrees outside but it no longer feels appropriate to wear sandals? A closed-toe slide will grant you the best of both worlds – covered up in front and breezy at the back. For guys, a desert or chukka boot will easily take you through the seasons. Look for shades of tan or brown, which work well with both blue and black jeans.  
Shop the latest versatile shoes from Novo Shoes or Platypus

 

Wrap Yourself Up 
Some people consider them a mere accessory, but at this time of year a scarf can be indispensable. Light cotton styles that can be worn wrap or shawl-style make a versatile layer and provide some extra coverage for in-between autumn days. As the temperature drops and the wind picks up, opt for cosy knit styles and longer versions that can be double wrapped.   

Shop wraps from Forcast or Sportsgirl