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If you’re anything like me, September has you aching for organisation. You still get that ‘back to school’ feeling, the excitement of getting down Ryman’s to stock up on new pens and pencils and ALL THE NOTEBOOKS, with the promise of an organised year (more often than not it ends up being an organised week but hey-ho). My adult version of this is organising my wardrobe.
September is looming and I’ve got the itch. I want all the Summer stuff packed down and replaced with knitwear galore. But it seems the weather has other ideas. Although it has created somewhat of an organising slump, I’m glad Summer is holding on a little longer.
This period between Summer and Autumn can often feel uninspiring, the shops are selling off all the Summer leftovers and the real juicy Autumn clothes haven’t been dropped yet. But the good news is this transitional period is the perfect time to BUY NOTHING. Yep, that’s what I said.
So what do you do for the next few weeks?
My best advice is a plain and simple Pic’n’Mix. The best way to nail transitional style is to simply create outfits that are half Summer half Autumn. Write a list of your go-to items for Summer & Autumn. For example:
Then simply pick one from Summer and one from Autumn et voilà, you have a perfect transitional outfit. Here are a few super easy examples.
Swap a t-shirt for a cardigan.
Don’t pack away your Summer trousers just yet, jumpers go surprisingly well with a floaty leg.
Slip on a thin knit to get more wear out of your favourite Summer dresses and jumpsuits.
Write your own list of essentials and have a go! You’ll be surprised how a little reshuffle can bring old items to life. It’s a great way to rework items you’ve been neglecting, and save some pennies.