The weather lately has been a little bi-polar to say the least and I’ve found myself standing in front of my wardrobe for what feels like a century to figure out what to wear to get me through the day. If anyone has ever lived in Sydney or visited for longer than a month – you’ll know what I’m talking about. You could wake up with beautiful sunshine and birds chirping with an average temperature of 28 degrees and come midday it could do a complete 180 – and you’re stuck out in the rain freezing your toosh off.
So here are some of my transseasonal dressing tips for those who live in cities where the weather just can’t seem to make up its mind.
1. Play with different lengths – wear a light coat over your shorts, a cropped jacket with a maxi dress – you can change it up with the weather as you go.
2. Mix textures – blend a cosy wool cardigan with a silk dress, a denim jacket over lace or a leather jacket over linen
3. Master the art of layering – with unpredictable weather, the more you layer the more you can peel off as it gets warm when the sun comes out to play. Think silk camisole under an open linen shirt with the option of throwing a light denim jacket on top if the weather decides to be unforgiving.
My outfit above was taken in the last month of winter here in Sydney – the day started out fresh but there was an abundance of sunshine, which quickly turned into a 28 degree day. The light coat kept me warm in the morning and evening and the shorts alleviated the heat from the brutal Australian sunshine during the day.