With winter fast approaching; mornings finally becoming cooler and daylight hours fading, we find ourselves looking to the season and fashion ahead, and it seems no one has mastered trans-seasonal dressing quite like our friends in New Zealand.
From favouring cashmere over the traditional winter coat, to investing in luxe leather accessories that transition an outfit from autumn to winter seamlessly, the Kiwi fashion maven wants to look chic but not over-styled. According to Auckland-based blogger Jaime Ridge, of Dillon Dot, the key to trans-seasonal dressing is investing in things that have a non-trend-led nature, “It’s not uncommon for our days to be filled with rain, sun and wind, so I never leave the house without a classic coat or pair of boots like my Acne Leather Jacket ($2200) and my Balenciaga Ceinture Derby Boots ($1660) in those cooler months.”
And when dressing for the day means preparing for anything, a little creativity goes a long way. We only have to look to our favourite Kiwi designers, like Georgia Currie of Georgia Alice, to see the importance of utilising layering pieces, "A powerful trans-seasonal look celebrates texture; Think velvet undergarments paired with oversized outwear, a baggy cotton tee under a fitted metallic crop top or corset, capped off with boyfriend jeans and a blazer”. From dresses over pants and corsets over shirts, rising to the challenge of in-between weather has never looked so appealing.
Keep scrolling to see how five Kiwi girls breathe new life into their summer staples.
Jessica is the fashion and editorial assistant at Fashion Quarterly.
Wear your lightweight summer shirt with black jeans and pumps.
Jaime runs her own personal blog, Dillon Dot.
Layer a long sleeve shirt under your favourite summer slip dress.
Amy runs her own personal blog, A Little More By Amy.
The key to transitional style? Layer, layer, layer.
Rebe is the designer at Rebe's Runway.
You can still wear your denim shorts in autumn, just be sure to add sleeves up top.