Last updated on Mar 2nd, 2021 at 10:01 am

It always seems too early for autumn until you’re out and about in your summer clothes – and that cold autumn breeze hits you with a reality check

This year we’re getting ahead of the cooler weather and updating our wardrobes for the perfect four-season day.

The drop-top

The easiest way to transition from summer heat to rainy weather, cold and windy then warm and sunny again, is a top you can drop when you need to.

Cardigans are our go-to throw over for unpredictable weather and though there will always be a place for this level of granny swag in our wardrobes, there are so many super fashionable options.

This year we are pulling our light ponchos out early. When the weather dips really low, these may not add much warmth to your already well-layered outfit, but as the weather cools, a light poncho can shield you from the chilly wind.

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A structured denim or leather jacket can really boss up your outfit. This is an especially good choice for smart-casual outfits and workwear.

Leg warmers

Keeping your legs warm without going straight into winter mode can be a real brain boggler. We love wearing skin-toned stockings under capris, skirts and dresses.

For most people, it will look like exactly what it is: skin-toned stockings. Wearing stockings under your long pants is also a great way to add an extra layer of warmth; it’s also surprisingly effective.

Thick, winter leggings are also a great option. While they aren’t as warm as your winter slacks, if the weather does warm up, they also wouldn’t be as hot and uncomfortable.

Don’t get cold feet

When the temperatures start to drop, it isn’t cold enough to drag out your winter boots, but wearing sandals would just be ridiculous. It’s the perfect weather for our all-time favourite everyday shoes: pumps.

Leather or pleather pumps are the perfect all-weather shoes because they won’t get ruined by the rain and can clean up with just a simple wipe down.

Brogues are another very fashionable choice. Adding this masculine shoe to feminine outfits turns weather-caused-wardrobe malfunction into a high fashion look.

 

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