The clocks have gone back people and it’s now pitch black at 4:30pm, which means only one thing… summer is officially is a distant memory! I mean it was a couple of months ago… and whilst many are still clutching onto their SS20 wardrobes and just layering on a jacket hoping for the best, we need to do a better job of grabbing AW by both hands, owning it and falling in love with it. You don’t need to look far on Instagram for a bit of AW20 transitional dressing inspiration with the likes of @indiaamoon, @allchloerose and @vanessarosemai (some of my top fashion accounts!) They’ve done a stellar job of showcasing how stylish the colder months can be and this blog post is dedicated to just that. So here’s my top picks for AW20 Transitional Dressing – I hope you enjoy…
The Oversized Blazer
A classic that’s been around for a while now, the oversized look isn’t going anywhere and this AW the oversized blazer is a key piece for transitional dressing. It can be layered with layers and layers and still manage to maintain it’s chic, effortless look. Everyone needs a black blazer in their wardrobe, but I’d recommend mixing it up with rust, tan or khaki for an edge that can be worn with so many existing pieces.
When I walked into the kitchen wearing my favourite Mango oversized jumper, G asked me if I was going ‘golfing with grandad’ – ha! Jokes on him, because the hoondtooth pattern which is more widely recognised as one saved for the elderly gentlemen in our lives, is now at the forefront of highstreet fashion. One better than my jumper is a sweatervest for the complete ‘golfing’ look. These are some of my favourite pieces that instantly add a unique edge to an outfit. Pair with chunky boots, faux leather and you’re sorted!
Chunky chunky biker boots
I got a gorgeous pair of leather biker boots last year from River Island and I’ve worn them SO much. They are an investment piece and somehow go with everything, whether it’s pretty maxi dresses, ripped jeans, leather shorts or a knitted bodycon dress. I’m telling you, you won’t regret buying a pair. For those of you who aren’t sure about this trend opt for a narrower ‘hiking boot’ style as these don’t draw attention to your feet and maintain balance with your whole outfit. If you really want to be on trend this season though, the chunkier the better. I thought chunky boots were in last season but mine are laughable in comparison to those on sale this year. Thick soles, zips, pouches, straps and if you’re feeling riskier go for a longer mid-calf boot for the ultimate grunge look. Pair with faux-leather leggings and an oversized jumper, spotty tights and a jumper dress, or bare legs with shorts/mini skirt and an long trench coat. @indiaamoon does this perfectly!
Faux Leather Leggings
I’ve mentioned them a few times already in this post, but faux leather leggings are EVERYWHERE this season. Paired with some of the above items, this adds another dimension to your outfit. Gone are the days of black jeans (boring!) and instead pop on a pair of flattering and comfy faux leather leggings. I was worried that the material would make you sweat a lot… (not nice!) but for AW20 transitional dressing and the temperatures dropping you won’t have an issue with overheating. Perhaps you’ll have to put them away in May/June, but that gives you at least 6 months of enjoyment!
H&M Jumper Collection
It couldn’t do an AW20 transitional dressing blog post without mentioning jumpers. Something quite simple, but oh so effective for layering when we brave the outdoors in November and H&M are at the top of their game this year. From ballooned sleeved jumpers in pale blue, to slouchy roll necks in dreamy neutral tones and even the oversized ones for good measure that can be half tucked into a midi skirt, worn over faux leather leggings or skinny jeans or with matching coloured jogging bottoms for a chic WFH look – they’ve got them all. For extra warmth you can add a jacket, blazer or floor length coat, or pop a basic underneath to ensure your jumper can be seen!