It could be easily argued that there has been a fundamental shift in the scheduled time seasons are set to start in recent years. February gave off moments of spring, April still felt sweltering and now November has left most of Adelaide freezing in their boots and wool coats. A freak storm in the middle of November? Who could have predicted that.
This does not make dressing any easier, especially when the weather at 10AM contrasts significantly to the late afternoon, making for some conflicting style choices. Long boots with a midi-dress, this coat draped over exposed shouldering and scarves with slip dresses are not uncommon to city streets at this time of year.
We’ve dubbed it the ‘in-between period’ because it is hard to be certain of what the sky will say once walked out the door. Almost becoming a lottery, checking the weather might not even be worth it sometimes as there are too many potential variables.
To make this tricky time for dressing a little easier, we’ve compiled a guid of staples that should get you through the next couple of weeks making for a smooth transition to summer weather… when it properly arrives.
1. THE MIDI DRESS
WHY: The midi-dress is perfect for the uncertain weather that might eventuate and, when paired with the right accessories, can be dressed for the day and for night-time adventures. Try something like this from Australian favourites, Zimmermann.
2. THE OVERSIZED SHIRT
WHY: Oversized shirts add flair to a uniform ensemble of trousers and a crisp shirt. Also, the loose fit of the shirt allows for breathability come what may with the weather. Have a look at trying this from ASOS.
3. THE SLIDE
WHY: Versatility, that’s why! Although more ideal for sunnier weather, slides are one of the comfiest shoes on the market right now and with the fit being more popular than ever, now is the time to invest. Take a look at these fluffies from Tony Bianco.
4. THE JUMPSUIT
WHY: Jumpsuits bring with them comfort and style concurrently and, since 2014, have seen a resurgence in popularity. Long sleeved or short, they’re optimum for the in-between period, like this piece from Finders Keepers.
5. THE CIGARETTE TROUSER
WHY: Because when a wardrobe is put together, a chic pair of black cigarette trousers is never a bad idea. Invest in these from Forever New.
Image C/O Tom Munro for US Harper’s Bazaar