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How to tackle transitional dressing without having a meltdown September 09 2016, 0 Comments

Spring is definitely here in Melbourne town which means annoying up and down weather with huge extremes! Unless you're super organized you're  probably going to be caught out in inconsistent weather in an unexpected outfit at least a few times so the question is how do we transition easily into the next season?

The answer is layering! Us Melbournians are experts at this as we can have 4 seasons in one day literally. You don't have to get a full new spring wardrobe, the 5 layering pieces below can help you get through Yo-Yo weather season.


Gorgeous layering from Caroline De Maigret. She layers a mid weight coat over a floaty summer dress with winter boots.

Mid Weight Jacket

Your medium winter coat or jacket can be easily transitioned into spring. Instead of pairing it with heavy clothing, pair it with lighter, softer materials like silk pants, shorts or floaty dress. Use lighter colors to give that fresh spring feeling. A light weight trench, silky bomber, denim jacket or wool cardigan is a perfect cover on those breezy Spring nights.


Pale,light weight pieces under a colored jacket adds to that spring feeling.

White Tee/White Shirt

These are the perfect layering pieces that we should all have in our wardrobe. They look great under a slip dress, maxi dress, overalls....the combinations are endless. They also bring a nice light feeling to a spring outfit.


Style Du Monde: Great layering look with slip dress and denim jeans. By the way,the skirt over pants is back in!


There is sort of a rule of thumb for denim; lighter (including white) shades of denim for warmer months and darker shades going to black for the cooler seasons. Denim is one of those great transeasonal materials as it breathes but it can still keep you warm or cool. It can be layered in so many ways. Don't forget that double denim is cool these days.


Olivia Palermo wears flared Denim jeans. I love this 70's vibe. You can layer this with a denim jacket too.

The Sleeveless Trench

If you have to buy anything new for the season this would be it. A sleeveless Trench or vest can be long to your ankle or to your knees, it can be thrown over a dress, tee, button down or over a sweater and it will always look elegant. It's long silhouette also means it can be very slimming and that's always a plus :)


The sleeveless trench will give you that extra bit of cover and warmth when you need it, without being too hot.


We often take scarves for granted but they can be a great layering piece. There are so many different types around now but I will keep that for the next post. To state the obvious, they keep your neck warm especially at this time of the year when there might be a chill in the air. I'm not partial to getting cold so I always have a scarf around my neck at this time of the year.

Tying an oversized scarf on your handbag is a great idea, if it gets cold just take it off and give your self some extra warmth.

Thank you for reading and I hope these tips will help you get through this time of the year. Just remember layering can give you lots of opportunity to mix and match which can be great fun :)


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