Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer To Autumn

The transition from summer to autumn is always a little bit difficult. Although they’re such different seasons of the year, they both tend to live within the same time, meaning an outfit you put on at sunny 10am can quickly betray you by 5pm’s chilly breeze.

Because of this, It’s easy to fall into the trap of storing away all your summer clothes as soon as the temperature drops, but this doesn’t have to be the case. 

Today, we’ll be sharing our expertise in successfully transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autumn, helping you get the most out of every outfit while still dressing accordingly to the weather.


You don’t have to get rid of the summer dresses and summer shirts just yet. Pairing your favourite summer outfit with a jacket or piece of knitwear means that you get the best of both worlds - you’re ready for the colder temperatures but can easily remove the extra layers when the sun comes out.

Coats and jackets

Coats and jackets are essential in every autumn wardrobe. From lightweight jackets in early autumn to thicker ones towards the winter season, men’s jackets and women’s jackets don’t have to be a burden on your outfit.

Barbour mens and womens Barbour coats are ideal for the autumnal months, offering a variety of different choices from quilted jackets to gilets. Also suitable for the transition between autumn and winter, Barbour clothing is designed to last, with water-repellent options perfect for unfortunate autumn showers.


Whether you prefer cardigans or sweatshirts, layering knitwear or sweats is a good way to keep warm without adding too much bulk to your outfit.

For the guys, style a Ted Baker or BOSS mens jumper with a pair of shorts for a summer inspired autumnal look. For the ladies, jumpers and midi/maxi skirts are the perfect transitional look. Wear a womens Paul Smith jumper over a slip skirt or even a dress, complete with a pair of trainers, for a look that’s both cosy and fashionable, ideal for evenings when the sun’s gone down.

Long Sleeves

Wearing long sleeved tops underneath clothing allows you to hold onto your cami tops, dresses and summer T-shirts all year round.

Opt for tight fitting long sleeved tees so layering doesn’t appear too bulky, and experiment with a variety of prints and material types to find your ideal layering style.


Keep your summer fashion in full swing but simply switch high heels, sandals and flip flops for boots.

Boots are comfortable, help keep you warm and look after your feet, all while looking good with a variety of different summery outfits. 

Style women’s ankle boots with a summer dress and jacket for a look that combines summer and autumn perfectly, or opt for an UGG boot with jeans and a T-shirt for an everyday classic.

Or why not try this look, with a pair of womens Dubarry Boots and a midi or maxi dress? Perfect if you can't let go of your summer dresses just yet!

Men don’t have to be left out either. Ankle boots for guys are a must have for the autumn months and look great paired with a summer shirt and jeans or smart trousers and a T-shirt.


Sunglasses are designed to protect you from light and sun all year round, meaning your favourite pair of sunglasses don’t have to be hidden away as soon as August ends. 

Ray Ban sunglasses are a well-loved classic suitable for all seasons. Including everything from Aviator designs to the ray-ban clubmaster style, ray-bans are ideal for the summer as well as bright days in autumn and winter.

Following these steps will not only help elongate your summer wardrobe, but help diminish the number of clothes thrown out at the end of the season. Reusing clothes instead of throwing them away positively impacts on your wallet, as well as helps protect the planet by limiting the amount of clothing in landfills.

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