Australia is blessed with long and warm summers that stretch into pleasant autumns. The outdoors lifestyle is social and active and weekends often involve lengthy days in the sun at the beach, casual barbecues with friends, shopping, and balmy evenings out on the town. As summer turns into autumn, however, it will be necessary to start matching your weekend clothing to the cooler weather. Here’s a guide to some good transitional weekend clothing staples that are perfect for casual wear in autumn.
– Closed footwear. As autumn sets in, it’s time to put away the thongs and instead wear closed footwear. If it’s too mild for boots then ballet flats, pumps and loafers are great transitional footwear. Boots can also be paired with dresses or shorts for a trendier or edgy look.
– Maxi dresses. The maxi dress has been a welcome addition to the summer weekend wardrobe over the past few years. Long, flowing and flattering to most female body shapes, the maxi dress is easy to wear and accessorise. Whether by Esprit or Living Doll, there are a number of Australian brands that offer maxi dresses in a variety of styles and materials. Where the maxi dress differs to other fashion dresses is in its length, which provides enough warmth to be worn in autumn. For added warmth, team with a light cardigan.
– Layers and cover-ups. There’s a chill in the autumn air that doesn’t quite call for heavy jackets. Rather, layer your clothing. Women’s cardigans, vests, waistcoats and scarves can be added to summer dresses or tops to keep warm. It’s also a great way to rework your summer outfits in new ways. Other ways to layer your clothing include wearing a tighter long sleeve top under dresses, or pairing dresses with leggings.
As the weather turns cooler, you don’t have to forego your favourite summer dresses and resort to the winter woollies. Instead, get creative, and make your autumn wear an amalgamation of your summer outfits with more wintry and autumnal accessories. Make your wardrobe versatile and make the most of your clothing no-matter the season!