September can be a difficult month to dress for. It’s normally still warm enough to keep wearing your summer clothes, although there is definitely a chill in the air. But the nights are drawing in and the leaves are starting to change which gets everyone excited for autumn and autumn clothes (and we all know autumn clothes are the best).
I don’t plan on switching to my autumn capsule wardrobe until the end of September when the weather really starts to cool down. So I plan on making the most of my spring/summer capsule wardrobe until then. This can make dressing for awkward transitional weather (when it’s freezing first thing and at night but hot during the day) a little tricky. I will still be using my fluid capsule wardrobe approach which means I allow myself to pull a couple of pieces out of my winter wardrobe if they’re needed. So I can relax if we do get a sudden cold snap as I can just grab a cosy knit.
As excited as I am for autumn and planning my autumn capsule wardrobe, I know that I need to make the most of the late summer warmth as it will be a long time before we feel it again. I’m doing this by styling my summer dresses with a couple of more autumnal pieces. I’ve been wearing this sleeveless blazer a lot lately, it instantly makes an outfit look more autumnal without adding too much warmth. I think it looks great thrown over dresses like I’ve done here but also really smartens up jeans and a t-shirt. It also works appropriate making it a great addition to any wardrobe. I’ve also been switching out my summer sandals for ankle boots which I think makes any outfit look more autumnal again without adding too much warmth.
Dressing for this time of year isn’t always easy, get it wrong and you’ll end up a sweaty mess or be shivering all day long. There definitely is an art to transitional dressing. I do think everyone can manage it though if they follow some basic methods.