ICYMI, October arrived. But here’s the twist- it brought along some sunshine. And now we’re confused. There we were, dusting off our knitwear and checking our woolly tights are ladder-free, when we realised it’s actually going to be a weekend of warm(ish) weather. We’re at a fashion loss, so we’re just going to let these Instagram It-Girls show us how to work a look that’s a bit summery and a bit wintery, all at the same time.
Too warm to take a coat out but not warm enough to brave bare arms? Take your regular old scarf, and wear it like a shawl. You’ll have to disassociate the word shawl from your grandma at a christening, but if you can get past that mental image, the scarf-on-your-arms thing will work wonders in inbetween-y climates.
If you own a lovely teddy coat that you want to show off regardless of the fact it’s way too warm, then follow Man Repeller’s style lead and team it with a pair of short shorts. The lack of clothing on your bottom half will counter-act the massive coat. It’s science.
This look follows that age-old fashion mantra ‘stick a jumper over the top.’ Team your statement sweater with a button-down mini, for a look that will probably keep you at optimum core temperature. And even if it doesn’t, you’ll be wearing a top that says Peanut Butter on.
First off, can we be this girl? Secondly, she has got inbetween-y dressing absolutely nailed. A pair of 70s-style jeans and a loose, bell sleeve blouse provide just enough coverage to keep you cosy, but are light enough that you won’t be sweating buckets by the time you’ve walked to the end of your street.
Take that new midi you bought to go with your abundance turtle-neck jumpers and instead match it up with a plain tee. This look is super easy, giving you more time to plan an outdoorsy weekend*, making the most of the last rays of sunshine.**
*Go and eat and drink lots.
**Look at the sunshine from inside the pub
What’s more annoying that having an autumn/winter worthy Oxford shirt that you can’t wear because it’s too warm out? Well, lots of things, really, but for the purpose of this article - NOTHING. Button down your favourite shirt and fold the sleeves up to take it from toasty to breezy.
We’re not going to lie, adding a tiny neckerchief to your outfit probably won’t make a blind bit of difference to your warmth levels. But at least you’ll look cute, right?
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.