Seasonal transition is happening as I write and I am bidding goodbye to Summer a little every day. Sometimes in small gestures like buying a warm dog coat for Jozi. Other times by admiring autumn leaves strewn beautifully outside my neighbour’s house, thinking to myself, “that would make a great spot for my Instagram pictures”. There is Of course the big wardrobe change over. The putting away of that tulle skirt you never wore or bringing out serious Australian perfection or as the world knows them, Uggs from the guestroom closet. (which you promised your husband you will never encroach, if he gives you a walk-in closet).
As poetical and fairly easy the above references to this transition sound, it is also the living nightmare of every closet planner/hoarder/dreamer (I’m all three). What do we wear in this biannual event where weather seems like it is having a nervous breakdown? When Summer days are moving to another hemisphere and winter is showing up in spurts, like sprays from a choked water pipe. How do we stop ourselves from mildly stripping in public because the Sun is suddenly upon us? How does one not hold the warm teapot to their numb face whilst becoming a spectacle in a cafe because the Sun ditched your sun dress and sudden strong winds violated you.
Even if the weather follows a consistent warm direction during the day, it goes all tundra by night!? So much so, that I forget why I love Jon Snow and devise crazy plans to somehow get hold of that warm cape he wears!!(Damn it,
I’ll fight those white walkers if I have to for that spread).
So, just to stay sane and avoid the brain cells from shrinking or expanding too fast, here are some anti-freeze / anti-melt outfit solutions. Some will save us from mildly stripping in public while others will handle the “warm tea cup by day and frozen cucumber by night situation”. Have a smooth transition this season, phase out one wardrobe slow and easy and bring in the new wardrobe one versatile piece at a time.
If you are in the more “going tropic from tundra” kind of place at the moment, these outfits are still valid minus the outerwear pieces and denier strength 50 pantyhose!!
P.S : I am extremely jealous of those in the tropic situation at the moment but if it’s anything like the equator then I wish you many icy pop sickles!!
As for bagging some similar transition wardrobe pieces, click on the highlighted words in the posts for links to suggested alternatives to the items shown here.