How to Transition your Autumn wear into Winter
As the days become a little more crisp and the nights a little more icy, layering up with base layers and thoughtfully accessorising our outfits can keep us warm and cosy, but still feeling put together.
Your autumn wardrobe likely includes a mix of jeans, basic tee’s, some long sleeve tops, a couple of dresses, a pair of ankle boots, some lightweight knitwear and a couple of cardigans or lightweight jackets. For winter, we can still get the use out of these items by adding a few essential pieces into the mix.
Here are three tips to seamlessly transition your Autumn wardrobe into Winter.
1. Add Practical Accessories
Think a mix of lightweight scarves that you can easily manoeuvre into a comfortable position to tuck into a coat or jacket, a chunky knitted scarf you can style with a traditional winter coat and double as a blanket or throwover if you need to, a pair of fleece lined black opaque stockings that provide extra warmth with a pair of boots and a pair of thick warm socks you can wear with your favourite boots, or a pair of neutral toned gloves.
Find cosy scarves with luxe feeling fabrics and beautiful colour mixes at Decjuba, Forever New, H&M and Jeanswest.
Layer up dresses and skirts with black opaque stockings with fleece lining Bonds, H&M, Target and Big W.
Find extra warm socks that fit into a pair of boots or a statement over-ankle style at at Bonds, K-Mart and Cotton On.
2. Easy Layers
You may want to add some thermal basic long sleeve t-shirts into your wardrobe if you really feel the cold or if you often exercise outdoors. These are super warm and often worn under a jumper, denim jacket or cardigan with a scarf on top. They are made to be a solid base item so sit close to the body and provide warmth without feeling bulky, and they tend to tuck easily into bottoms. Head into Kathmandu for a range of thermal and non-thermal but extra warm tops that are made for the outdoors or for extra warmth under your regular day clothes.
Basic layering tops, think long sleeve t-shirts and lightweight knitted tops that can be comfortably layered under a jacket or coat. If your body runs hot, look for basics with natural fabric mixes of cotton, polyamide or merino wool so that you have you the warmth, minus potential over-heating. Forever New stock lots of long sleeve tops with natural based fabric mixes, as do Decjuba and Sportsgirl.
The key is to choose items that are thin enough to wear under a jacket or coat, preferably in a neutral colour so you can easily style this across your wardrobe. Look for something with a bit of interest here, maybe a boat neck, a roll neck or a fitted ribbed top, depending on your personal style. Basic doesn’t mean boring, the purpose of these items are purely for versatility.
Of course, your outwear comes into focus here too. A denim jacket, puffer jacket and long line coat are your three essential layering items. Try the denim jackets in Just Jeans for a stretchy, flexible denim, the puffer jackets in Kathmandu and Rockwear for practical layering piece and find coats in Dotti, Target, K-Mart and Sussan.
3. Warmer Footwear
During Autumn you could probably wear your slip on flats or a pair of sandals quite comfortably, but as we move into winter, there are some simple footwear transitions we can make to elevate your outfit and keep you warm at the same time.
Swap your ballet flats and sandals for a pair of sneakers from Platypus or Famous Footwear.
Image: Platypus Shoes
Switch your ankle boots for a knee-high boot in a flat or block heeled style from Spendless Shoes, Billini or Williams.
Discover the latest looks from the stores at Narellan Town Centre in the Autumn Winter 21 Catalogue HERE.