The Spring Cover Up


Our days may be gorgeous, sunny and bare-arm worthy, but as soon as night falls you would be a fool to go sans jacket!


H&M Coat | Hello Parry Dress | Betts Heels | H&M Sunglasses
Photos: Adelle at Where The Styled Things Are

It is a well documented fact that I do not know how to dress for cold weather (layering is not my friend). Less well-known is my complete inability to dress for trans-seasonal weather. It is almost habitual that I will wear an outfit that, when worn with or without the additional layer I have with me, is either far too warm or not warm enough. My biggest trans-seasonal faux pas is failing to bring suitable layers for the drop in temperature at dusk. I will again emphasise that layering and trans-seasonal dressing is not my forte.

This year, I swore to myself I would purchase more versatile warm pieces so as to avoid the ‘too-cold’ and ‘too-warm’ conundrums I always seem to find myself in. The smartest strategy seemed to be to purchase a variety of lighter weight coats that I could carry right the way through from Autumn to Spring, and even throw on over a jumper in winter for extra warmth. Yes. This was the first step in me attempting to learn more about layering and trans-seasonal dressing. Filling my wardrobe with a handful of light weight coats in place of just one or two heavier (and more expensive) coats not only helped with temperature regulation, but my chosen pieces were also a lot more wearable. Lighter style coats (like this gorgeous, printed H&M coat) lend themselves to taking the chill out of spring evenings, without weighing down a pretty spring dress or taking the formality out of it.

At the age of 25, I think I am finally starting to get the hang of trans-seasonal dressing!