Styling Transitional Pieces with Grana

Grana Merino WoolWhen you’re stuck between the two major seasons of the year you often find yourself in the predicament where you’ve dressed for the cold in the morning only to find yourself sweating a river by midday. And if you live in the great country of Oz you’ll agree that Sydney and Melbourne can have drastic changes in weather within just a few hours. If you’ve been travelling around like I have overseas and interstate, then the importance of having those barely there pieces to just layer on and off as the weather fluctuates is just crucial. Or if you’re like me four months ago and sitting in a refrigerator aka the office thinking the ice age was here only to walk outside and find myself in the Sahara then you’ll definitely need invest in some transitional pieces.

I’ve chosen a few pieces from Grana’s arsenal of basics for every occasion to showcase trans-seasonal dressing. We’re heading into Summer here in Sydney and Hong Kong in the opposite direction but the same principles apply for the in-between months. My rule is that if you choose a fabric such as cashmere or merino wool then you will probably need to balance that out with either a light fabric on the bottom or just a shorter length. I can’t tell you how soft the merino rib feels on and being the die-hard nanna that I am, I just love anything wool Grana Merino Woolbased. For those who have trouble regulating body temperature like I do, opt for lightweight denim shorts below to balance out the warmer fabric. I tend to wear everything oversized and the merino rib v-neck sweater had the perfect neckline for off the shoulder goodness that seems to be the all the rage at the moment. I’m not complaining – a little skin is always good. Throw in some leather boots and darker accessories and you’re pretty much set for fall. It’s important to note the difference between chunky knits and light sweaters because one is great for layering and the other is just a nightmare to manage when you need to remove your layers. The trick to trans-seasonal dressing is to find pieces that don’t add clutter and too much volume to your overall look. 

Grana French Poplin Shirt

My other go to transitional look will forever beGrana French Poplin Shirt the oversized boyfriend shirt look styled with either denim jeans or chinos. To give your look the sport-luxe edge; add a pair of kicks and you’ve nailed the trend that’s been taking the world by storm. The new French poplin shirts make a great piece to wear on its own or used as a cover up over lighter and skimpier pieces. You could also give your look a streetstyle touch by tying the shirt around your waste over denim jeans and a light cami. I think I could go on for hours on how you can wear a simple oversized shirt so if I were to impart any styling advice then I would always recommend having the go-to white oversized shirt. 

Let’s see what you’ve learnt:

ONE: Pick your area of exposure, if you’re wearing shorts or a skirt then wear something long sleeved up top and vice versa. 

TWO: Invest in pieces that leave you feeling naked – not literally of course. Thin and lightweight cardis and ribbed wool sweaters are all fabulous to have handy for layering. 

THREE: Have a staple oversized boyfriend shirt (in white, stripes or black – pick your poison) and don’t be afraid to wear it as is, layer it over camisoles or just tie it around the waist in place of a belt. 

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Helen Chik is a Sydney based fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle digital content creator and influencer sharing everything from unique style to her adventures around the world through her rainbow tinted lenses.

  • Bernice Abuan

    So insightful! I’m slightly cursed with having a wardrobe full of clothes that either suit summer, or winter, but not in between. Do you recommend any particular fabrics for transitional pieces?

  • Deddeh Howard

    You’re so beautiful, love all the looks. Great post love ❤️

  • I wanna try the second look with the oversized shirt – soooo chic babe!

  • Pineapple & Prosecco

    LOVE these transitional pieces…Need that grey sweater. It is such a hard time of year to dress, but I love your suggestions!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  • I always have the issue with being freezing cold in the morning and by afternoon I am ripping of clothing to cool down. I’m slowly growing my wardrobe with more transitional pieces but I will keep your three pieces of advice for sure =o)

  • I always love an oversized boyfriend shirt — it seems to go with everything!
    Xx, K

  • Christine

    I’ve been hearing more and more about this brand and their high quality fabrics and pieces. I love the oversized sweater and the white button down. These are definitely pieces that are timeless and classy. xoxo, Christine

  • Jo

    Great transitional pieces to share Helen. I love that white button down which is a timeless piece to keep in our closet.

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Sweetie, I totally ADORE the way you styled these transitional outfits and especially the BF look is just to die for! Great styling, great tips and beautiful pics! 🙂

  • Lily

    Omg this is seriously perfection. You rock those Adidas sneakers like no other! LOVE the BF look! <3

  • All these fits are so perfect!! I love how casual they all are 🙂 great transitional styles! I think I love the bf look the best!

    XO Jenn

  • Linh Dao

    Gosh your post is just perfect! I love your outfits so much!!! I love both of them so much!


  • Both looks are so chic! You really can’t go wrong with an oversized knit sweater or a crisp boyfriend shirt. Love your styling!

    xo, Jo

  • You’re killin it in both these looks, girl! I’m LOVING those sunnies – both pairs – and your tips for dressing for multiple seasons with just one outfit are dynamite! I totally get that awful feeling of the temperatures switching from one extreme to the other in a matter of hours, so these outfits are definitely perfect for that!

    Stephanie //

  • Jessie Li (4evajessie)

    Love the sweater top!!! It’s so pretty. love how you styled it with a chocker!

  • You have the best style and I really love your styling tips here. I LIVE in clothing that makes me feel like I’m naked (not literally like you said)… but seriously though. Loose basic tees and tanks, bralettes… those are my best friends! And in fall/winter here, I like oversized sweaters. I am a huge shorts and skirts kinda’ gal so my area of exposure always tends to be my legs. Thank goodness I live in LA! I’m loving that white button-up you have — I have a similar one from Urban Outfitters and can never get enough of it even though it’s a couple years old now. I’ll definitely have to check out Grana because these pieces look amazing on you, Helen. Hope you’re having a great weekend! xoxo, sharon

  • Atsuna Matsui

    You’re looking so stellar and fab here babe as usual. I love the transitional pieces you have on here and the neutral palette is definitely something I gear towards.


  • Yuena

    You pull this look off so well! Super badass!!

    With Love,

  • You’re right!! Dressing between the seasons is hard, but you’re rocking it!

  • Marcy Yu

    Love the transitional pieces babe!!! Love how you style both looks!

  • I’m loving both of these trans seasonal looks Helen! I think that light layers are a definite must! You look so gorgeous

    Rachel xx

  • Point one was my favorite: pick one or the other!! You’re rocking these looks, awesome picks!

  • Great advice. These are all nice pieces, and classic, so you can wear them year after year. I usually like to cover one half and go lighter on the other as you mentioned when it comes to LA fall weather. 🙂


  • OMG obsessed with those biker boots that you’re wearing! So cute. Love both looks.

    xx Yasmin

  • Boyu

    Great pieces babe and Oz weather is like Vancouver – it’s so bipolar so I feel you!

    Boyu xx

  • Paige Strand

    I love the white top and your bag as well!

  • This is SO Good! Love the layers!!!

  • I struggle with this all the time! Especially when travelling! I love that oversized white top on you! I could see that being a killer transitional piece for me!

  • Rachel Vogt (Rachel Vogt Trend

    Oh love both of these looks. It look so comfy and chic.

    xoxo, Rachel

  • I know what you mean about pieces that make you feel naked hahah its all about the comfort!
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  • Couldn’t agree with you more on picking pieces that are comfortable and lightweight, I am a sucker for such clothes. Both your picks are super chic and you look great in them both!
    xx, Kusum |

  • Samantha Sito

    Helen! Your outfits in all these are so on point you style maestro!! love all the transitional looks


  • Great tips babe! I love wearing oversized too! Great styling and outfits ❌❌

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