When summer gently ambles into autumn, it’s my favourite time of year. Season transitions are always beautiful and give a great sense of new beginnings.
Despite loving the feel of a changing season, it can sometimes be difficult to dress for it. One minute the sun’s glaring down, the next a chilly breeze is giving you goosebumps. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned how to dress for his beautiful time and I’m ready to share my expertise.
Mistral recently got in touch and asked me to choose a staple piece from their new range and share my styling tips. I chose a gorgeous transitional fine knit jumper; an essential for this time of year.
I chose this pretty peahen jumper because I could see how versatile it would be.
I styled it first with some cropped dark green trousers. It was a slightly on the chilly side, but I’d have probably been too warm in jeans or light layers.
I’m a size 18, so shopping online always makes me nervous. Thankfully, the sizing at Mistral is exactly as I would expect – not too short or too tight.
The material is lightweight and high quality. It feels soft to touch and you tell it won’t pill easily either. It’s such a beautiful top, I felt really confident in it.
On its second outing a paired it with a satin pleated skirt.
I was enjoying an afternoon in the garden with family and I remained just the right temperature for the whole day. It goes without saying that I looked super stylish!
I’ve also got a lust list of other looks you can go for. I’ll start with my original look.
Styling for Transitional Weather
The pretty peahen top lends itself well to trousers or skirts, but if you’re getting ready for the colder weather, full length trousers are the best investment. These trousers in Atlantic Deep complement the colour of the top and make an interesting look compared to jeans or plain black trousers. Set off the whole ensemble with a beautiful oak leaf pendant.
Classic Dress and Cardi Combo
My favourite transitional look is a dress/cardi combo. You can’t go wrong with this, even with ever changing temperatures. The swan print dress is the most perfect colour palette and this amber green cardigan is just begging to be paired with it.
Add a scarf!
A light top with a viscose scarf can be just the right amount of layers on those between-season days. I would pair this dark coral autumn harvest tee with this beautiful sycamore print scarf. It would be easy to take off if the temperature rises, but still looks stylish while its keeping you warm.
Pair a tunic with a cardigan
A tunic is often a season-changing fave. You can team it with leggings or tights, or even go bare legged! This fan print tunic would look perfect with a peplum cardigan. I love the buttons on this fun but classy little number.
Other key pieces:
I can’t get enough of lightweight scarves at this time of year. Yellow is a beautifully vibrant and versatile colour. It has the ability to brighten any look.
Blouses are fabulous season changing garment. They’re easy to dress up for smart occasions and dress down for a more casual meeting. I’m in love with the swan print design of this one.
A step hem jumper is great for a laid back look. The fabric isn’t too thick and it doesn’t cling. For leisure look team with leggings and trainers. For drinks with friends wear it with skinny jeans and heels. This rose step hem jumper lends itself well to various lipstick shades too. Wear it all year round!
How do you style your wardrobe this time of year?