Transitional fashion is a funny one. It’s about finding that warm jacket that’s not too warm, that cosy wrap that’s not too cosy, that toasty knit cardigan that doesn’t get you too toasty. And it’s about teaming the open toe sandals and mirror sunglasses of summer with the cashmere scarves and leather jackets of winter.
Transitional wardrobes are all about balance and when it comes to trends, it’s all about mixing, matching and coordinating your favourite bits from SS and AW. Some people in the fashion industry might call it a “dead period” but to me, the transitional season is always a fun one.
If you need some inspiration as Spring/Summer slowly moves into Autumn/Winter, here are 3 transitional sunglasses looks for women in September…
1. Style Nudes and Browns
Topshop jeans, IRO jacket, Mansur Gavriel bag, Carvela trainers, Ray Ban sunglasses
Nothing says autumn like a deep earthy brown but during the transitional month, up your fashion game by mixing in soft, peachy nudes (so summer chic darling!) with some sophisticated leathers such as this popular Mansur Gavriel bucket bag which has been selling like hot potatoes.
Opt for darker denim instead of acid wash and you can give your wardrobe more of an autumnal / cold weather edge. Keep your look fresh with some soft neutral colours and style with a classic pair of Ray Ban sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes. Classic shades such as Ray Ban aviators are ideal for all year round wear because of their timeless style so they will look good in any season!
Get the look with the Ray Ban RB3449 (2/2) new style aviators for 2016, and choose from 5 classy colour designs here at Select Specs.
2. Go for Loose / Oversized Knits
Topshop shorts, jacket, N° 21 t-shirt, Malene Birger cardigan, Converse trainers, Savannah sunglasses
Getting it right for the transitional weather can be tough – the blue skies vs. grey clouds are ever changing so layering really is the best way to make sure you’re covered for all weather types. Style a summer outfit such as t-shirt and shorts with a large, oversized knit cardigan like this cosy number by Malene Birger.
Team together with some brightly coloured wayfarer sunglasses to keep your outfit looking fresh and summery…..because it’s not winter just yet! Go for bold colours such as bright reds and blues and contrast with dark, classic hues such as black, navy or grey to strike the perfect SS/AW colour balance.
These Savannah 8121 wayfarer sunglasses are a bargain price too, at just £10 from Select Specs! They’re ideal for festival season and they’ll see you through to autumn, adding a pop of colour to your September wardrobe.
3. Experiment with Faux Fur
M.i.h Jeans dress, River Island gilet, Sole Society ankle boots, MaxMara sunglasses
The quickest way off adding AW vibes to your summer wardrobe is by slowly introducing a bit of faux fur. It’s so winter glam! But I don’t mean a 1920s, Great Gatsby style, floor length fur gown or anything big and dramatic. I mean something much more subtle and much more modern. Something like a chic fur gilet is fluffy enough to help you look on point on an overcast morning but not too hot when the sun peeks its head out of the clouds for the afternoon.
If the sun’s still shining a lot in your neck of the woods, you could even style a faux fur bag or some faux fur accessories to ease the trend into your wardrobe. And don’t forget to finish off with some classic sunglasses like these timeless black sunglasses from MaxMara. They’re chic and the all black look is incredibly sophisticated for the AW transitional months.
Get the look with the MaxMara MAXMARA GEM 2 sunglasses, also available in burgundy or havana brown…
For more advice check out our style tips for wearing sunglasses in AW16!
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