When the seasons change, it’s often a scramble to store away your winter wardrobe and disinter the pieces that are perfect for spring and summer. You don’t want heavy winter coats taking up space in your wardrobe when the weather takes a turn for the hotter, nor do you want to be searching through a forest of sundresses when you need something to wrap around you and keep the cold out.
Vacuum bags and smart packing help a lot with your regular wardrobe changeover, but what helps even more is having a whole category of clothes you can wear the whole year round – well chosen pieces that you’ll want at hand whatever the weather.
Today we’re offering a little inspiration to help you round out this corner of your wardrobe, and find some year round classics you’ll be glad to keep constantly available.
It’s sadly true that even the heights of the British summer time are rarely blisteringly hot, and wherever you are in the world, you can expect one or two days of cooler weather whatever the highs are.
Investing in one or two luxury cashmere sweaters, wraps or cardigans is a great idea for your wardrobe. On days when the temperature dips you have something stylish and timeless to slip into, rather than the person who has overcommitted to the summer and is left scrabbling for something that’s both fashionable and insulating. It’s also a perfect choice to sling around your shoulders as summer evenings cool into summer nights and you start you to feel a shiver.
Similarly, you’re not going to want to pack all of your lighter clothes away during the winter. We can enjoy unseasonably warm days long into October and if all your summer sun dresses are placed in storage at the end of August, you’ll find you don’t have the right outfit at hand to enjoy the last of the year’s sun.
Pick a couple of your favourite summer dresses and keep them on the rack after the season is over. Even after the weather has well and truly turned for winter, they’ll remind you that spring is on it’s way again.
While every season has definite trends and styles, and you’ll dress differently for a party in the summer and in the winter, some trends are eternal. Picking out some formal wear to keep on your all-season rack will serve you well during unseasonable weather, and those difficult to judge spring and autumn days. The little black dress is welcome every month of the year so make sure yours is always ready for action!