It’s been a great summer this year giving us ample opportunity to bare skin and flaunt our best summer outfits. But what is to become of your favourite festival crop top, those beach shorts and your sexiest maxi dress when the weather turns? Fear not, we can save your summer essentials by transforming them into Autumnal awesomeness with these warm outfit upgrade ideas.
Summer Essential: Maxi Dress
Great for the beach, evenings out, sitting in the park, going to work; the maxi dress has served us well this summer. Carrying this versatile garment through to Autumn is easy, provided the maxi isn’t too floaty/flowery.
First of all, a pair of natural colour tights will make sure you keep warm when the air starts to get a bit brisk. Black tights won’t work as well, you need to give the appearance of bare legs without the chill factor. Pretty Polly 15 Denier Sheer Tights 6 Pack are great value at £8.
A denim jacket is ideal for accompanying a maxi because it’s a lightweight, short jacket that’s perfect for trans-seasonal wear. We like South Cropped Denim Jacket – available in three colours.
Summer Essential: Shorts
Shorts don’t have to a one-time summer thing – unless they are of the cheek-revealing hotpant variety of course.
Introduce your summer shorts to winter by wearing thick tights or leggings underneath. Your legs will still look awesome and you’ll have an outfit that is suitable for work and going out.
We think Love Label Lace Shorts with Pretty Polly 60 Denier Opaque Tights (4 pack) in black with a white Love Label Sleeveless Peplum Top creates a classic look that is smart, fresh and ideal for Autumn.
Summer Essential: Crop Top
Bearing one’s midriff is the ultimate in summer dressing and long may it continue!
Despite the potential draft issue, crop tops can be made to work with an Autumn/Winter outfit provided other parts of you are suitably covered.
We recommend wearing a long, thick cardigan with this ensemble like this Lipsy Drape Front Cardigan and a pair of high-waisted jeans to cover up most of your tum. Love Label High Waisted Skinny Jeans Stonewash are perfect for the job.
Stick on a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Plimsolls White and you’ve got a comfortable and casual outfit to see you into Autumn.