Buying clothes during this time of the year can be tricky. Designers have started phasing out their summer clothes for autumn and winter styles. And while you can usually find good closeout deals, it can be hard to know which warm weather styles are still worth the investment.
Clothing companies might be ready for the cold, but most of us are still stuck in the sweltering heat for the next month or so. If you're at a loss for what clothes to purchase during this transitional point in the year, take a look at a few of these styles that you can create using some new pieces in addition to those in your existing wardrobe.
Yes, you can still wear those trendy denim and black shorts from summer. Just by adding a pair of tights or leggings under your shorts, per the advice of Fashion Tasty, you can keep wearing them no matter how low the temperature dips.
The key is adding the right pieces to go with the outfit. You're going to want a coat, a warm top or sweater, and possibly a scarf to give the outfit additional fall and winter notes. And when you're selecting those pieces, try to stick to the darker tones of fall and winter—deep oranges, reds, and browns in the fall, and dark blues, purples, and blacks in the winter.
Trousers with a relaxed silhouettes are some of the trendy styles of pants right now. As highlighted on Lyst, Fashion names like Jesse Kamm, COS, and Zara are all embracing the style for the season, and if you look at their designs, you'll notice the models aren't wearing pumps. Most of them are actually completing the look with sandals instead.
A relaxed pair of trousers and strappy sandals go together as well as cardigans and pencil skirts. And better still, many of them go on sale this time of year because they'll soon be considered out of season. Stock up now, wear them with your trousers while you can, and continue to wear them in 2017 when things warm up again.
If you can find a bomber jacket on sale, snatch it up! This trend is just about the easiest one to continue to wear into the winter. Why a jacket suddenly rose to the top of the trend charts in the middle of summer is a bit of mystery. However, the look will continue to be fashionable—and much more practical!—when the cold arrives. In fact, reports from The Industry say that bomber jackets are still on the rise, and we can expect to see it stick around well into next spring.
Wear it like you would any other jacket. You can try it over a plain shirt and any denim. Or you can mix things up and try the masculine jacket in combination with a feminine, flowing midi.
It's going to be a little while before we feel a chill in the air. Keep wearing your summer clothes while you can, and when the temperature dips, break out some of these transitional styles for a look that's ready for any weather.
Photos via: Vogue Australia // Glamour UK // Sézane // Daily Mail