Summer is sailing past us into the sunset, but what of all those dresses you’ve still got languishing in the closet?
Fear not, you can reinvent anything from summer for autumn.
Check out these cross-seasonal styles:Funnel Neck
This was a big deal in summer. A higher neck, sleeveless style that proved contemporary and comfortable worn back with denim shorts or lazy day jeans. In autumn, the rules of the funnel neck are tightened, with it best paired back with a sleek pencil skirt and a sexy pump shoe. Drape a long-length coat or cardi over the top to counteract those drafty arms!
This top is available from asos, RRP $20.04Wide Leg Pants
Culottes have had a huge resurgence of late, but how do you wear them in the cooler months? Answer: with a few extra accessories and some smarter shoe options. In summer, calf-skimming culottes were a great choice with sandals and singlets, but in autumn, work them back with a cute ankle boot and a roll neck knit.
These pants are available at Miss Guided Australia, RRP $37.80.White Denim
The moody blues got a nudge over summer as white denim took centre stage in vests, shorts and most notably, jeans. Hang onto these as they bend the rules of a white-free winter when worn back with cream. There is a truly delicious alpine-esque appeal to white denim in cooler climates, so mix them back with heavy cable knits in cream or grey tones and aviator sunglasses.
These jeans are available from The Iconic, RRP $104.99.Pinafore Dress
Fashion punters around the globe are still predicting that the pinafore/bib and brace style of dress is here to stay. It’s versatile and the a-line fit means its also flattering. Bring it into the new season with a simple long-sleeve t-shirt, some stockings, killer boots and a statement trans-seasonal coat.
This dress is available at Pixie Market, RRP $132.Raised Trainer
The humble trainer reached greater heights over summer with a platform sole. Tread heavily into this trend come autumn as this shoe style is not going anywhere. Swap your mini for maxi dresses with this shoe, ensuring you remain sock-free at all times still! Let your shoes do the talking by keeping all other elements plain, like all black dresses and coats or simple denim combos.
These sneakers are available at Forever 21, RRP $24.90.