The Last Day Of Summer


It’s not easy to think of it being the last of the summer days, when it starts to become that little bit darker and you can feel autumn creeping up on you and you have to think about the question you always want to avoid…How are you going to transition your style from summer to autumn?

Dressing for the changing weather means making the most of your summer pieces whilst incorporating them with trans-seasonal fall items. For example taking your sandals that you can’t even imagining getting dressed in a morning without and giving them one last hurrah by pairing them with layers of denim and light knits.

Personally I have been living the ease of the summer in a pair of converse – they’re so simple and classic (and comfortable) that I want to make the most of them before they get packed away and out come the boots. For this look I decided to brave the chill and keep my jeans rolled up and pair it with some light denim for an easy comfortable outfit, great for a chilled out, city day. I then threw this fun striped jumper over my shoulders to keep off any cold.

For a more layered look, or for chillier days, I would incorporate either a white or navy crew neck t-shirt under the shirt and maybe open it up a little bit more – and then choose a heavier knit to drape over my shoulders.


White jeans – Topman, blue denim shirt – French Connection, Sneakers – Converse, striped red  jumper – Topman (from years and years ago)


Theres always a way that you can style those summer staples to make them last all the way through autumn and even into winter. Heres a quick look for some inspiration on what to wear with things that are available at the moment.


From Left: Margaret Howell Striped T-shirt, Club Monaco Denim Shirt, Saint Laurent Field Jacket  (all Mr Porter)

A breton striped t-shirt like this one from Mr Porter, has been a staple for me all summer, so I hate the idea of having to pack it away for 6 months whilst I face the winter temperatures. The trick is layering. You can add this denim shirt over the top and leave half of the buttons undone to expose the stripes; then throw on this amazing military jacket from Saint Laurent to keep you warm and ready for autumn. As it gets even colder, you can add thicker layers such as knitwear and then top it off with accessories such as printed scarves and leather gloves.





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