Transitional Dressing Through The Seasons
Nailing transitional style is one of the biggest challenges for even the savviest of fashionistas. Living in the UK, it can sometimes feel like we experience four seasons in 24 hours, which means that accessories and layers are the name of the game when it comes to taking your style from summer through to autumn. Here’s our pick of the top pieces handpicked from the Shush collections that will make transitional dressing a breeze and remain in your wardrobe for years to come as timeless designer classics.
Windows to the World
We are firmly in the camp that believes in wearing sunglasses until daylight savings come to an end for another year. What’s more, throughout September and even early October, the days are often bright and the sun sits high in the sky, which means a killer pair of sunnies is a handbag essential.
If you fancy making a style statement in every sense, we love this pair in Cats-Eye style from Moschino, otherwise known as the Emperor of Accessories with some well-deserved fashion credentials. This pair of shades are pink, they’re sassy and they even have micro metal studs – one thing’s for sure, no one is going to mess with the woman that wears them.
For a decidedly feminine look with a very different feel, these unique retro sunglasses by Preen by Thornton Bergazzi feature rounded lenses and polished tortoiseshell arms along with scalloped, interlaced wires and lacy frames. They’re almost too exquisite to wear – almost, but not quite.
Rounding off our favourites, these Linda Farrow sunglasses are ideal if you want a really classic pair that will never go out of style. An oversized style, gold details and arms wrapped in snakeskin add a touch of timeless interest.
Turning our attention to keeping warm as well as stylish, our team at Shush love a classic cape or gilet to transform an outfit at a moment’s notice and keep warm without compromising on style. This spa cape ticks all the everlasting style boxes – it’s knitted, it’s black and it’s Valentino. Thanks to a lightweight style, it will work beautifully for late summer and early autumn nights – team with classic leather trousers and killer heels for super transitional styling or throw over a more casual look for a touch of easy designer chic.
You can also head to the other end of the scale and try a top-quality gilet from Moncler on for size. Finished in baby pink with a subtle ruffled frill hem and drawstring, this super-soft wardrobe essential is made from quilted goose down and feather-filled for the ultimate comfort. Added fashion and practicality points come courtesy of the cosy hood, which looks cute and protects against the unpredictable British weather.
If hot hues are right up your street and you would like to put off the beginning of “coat weather” for as long as possible, this cashmere knit from Chanel will keep you super-snug late into next season. The chunky cable style never goes out of fashion while the cosy burgundy hues embrace all the very best of autumn.
Coated in Warmth
Whether you’re more prone to feeling chilly or you just love a classic coat, a trench should be a year-round staple. Grab this camel-coloured Gucci number with pearl buttons before someone else gets in first – the belted waist and floral print silk lining add a lovely touch of luxe.
Soft hues are a lovely way to ease into a new season and this Chanel vintage jacket in timeless beige hues does the job nicely. White and black stitching creates a striking contrast while the loose fit makes it easy to dress up or dress down depending on the weather and your mood. If Chanel vintage is your bag, we are also besotted with this boutique jacket. A blend of duck egg blue in the main and a contrasting black patent leather trim creates a gorgeous trans-seasonal look while the long sleeves, front pockets and striking button detail provide that trademark Chanel sophistication.
Best Foot Forward
Your mum will no doubt have told you that keeping your extremities covered is the best way to stay cosy when it starts getting chilly; with the gorgeous hats, scarves and footwear we have in the Shush collections, we couldn’t agree more. These all happen to also be key trans-seasonal pieces.
A classic pair of white trainers such as these beauties from Valentino will keep toes cosy as autumn starts to set in – the gold stripes and rock studs add a little extra something. Alternatively, throw it back to old school days style with these chocolate brown pumps from Marni made from solid leather to take you through the years.
As the colder climes start to set in, these Chanel ankle bootswill do the transitional fashion job nicely, or you can channel Sienna Miller in the early Noughties with a pair of pull-on knee-high riding bootsin brown calfskin leather with contrast stitching.
Turning our attention to the hats and scarves, we’re thinking a brown cashmere scarf from Hermes will complete our transitional wardrobe alongside a super-soft plum and black wool blend beanie hat from Missoni – the zigzag pattern is everything. If you fancy treating yourself, the scarf and mitten set from Louis Vuitton comes in pure and luxurious cashmere and mink fur with pom pom detail to bring a little bit of joy to the every day.
We hope this has helped to inspire your transitional dressing and untangle some of the complexities of dressing for days when the weather is so fickle. For more inspiration, head on down to the Shush at the Wellington store in leafy North London to browse our designer pieces and stock up on rare and limited edition items for your summer-autumn wardrobe.
With prices starting from as little as £10, we pride ourselves on our range of designer bargains. We are also the only dress agency in the whole of London that authenticates all items in store, so you can buy in confidence knowing that you’re investing in an authentic designer piece.