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The Transitional Wardrobe
14th August 2019

Now's the time to consider easy pieces that layer together for a versatile transitional wardrobe.

Here are some suggestions to inspire you.

In terms of colour consider brown as a newer alternative to black or navy as your neutral base. It’s warmer and suits most skin tones.

For fabrics choose heavier linen, cotton canvas and denim constructions mixed with geometric prints on silk or silk-like materials.

Build your wardrobe around a couple of 'anchor' pieces. Here we have taken the Cigarette Pant in stretch cotton and Raw-edged Coat with reveres in over-dyed denim, both from the Essential Collection book. The bag is in leather lined with a contrast stripe, again from the book.

Alternatively the Utility Jacket works in everything from linen and denim through to washed silk.

Layer over woven T-shirts made with the pattern from the Summer'19 magazine. For the latest look wear a longer-line T-shirt dress over the Cigarette Pant.

The Pleat Detail Dress, made up here in a cotton lawn can be worn with leggings or boots as the weather cools. The geometric print adds the versatility to take this look through to autumn.

The fabrics featured here are from a variety of sources and bought over many years. Take a look at you local fabric shop, you may be surprised at what you might find.