How To Do Trans-Seasonal Dressing

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by Edwina Langley |

When Spring springs people have a spring in their step and that's just the way it is. Sunnier days mean longer days, and when the air is infused with that heady aroma of daffodil and bluebell – in even the citiest of cities – without even thinking about it, we emerge from our winter hibernation, all smiles and good moods, ready to take on the warmer weather with gusto.

The trouble is, the warmer weather isn't exactly all here; it's landed, but it's stuck in customs...

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#TransSeasonalProblems at LFW earlier this year ©Rex

This, of course, makes deciding what to wear a logistical nightmare. You basically pack a suitcase every time you leave the house – full of all the things you might need, in case the weather turns.

Enter: Trans-Seasonal Dressing – the way in which to dress to accommodate uncertain temperatures, short but sharp sunny spells and the ever-present threat of the April shower.

Explore the very best pieces for your Trans-Seasonal wardrobe below...

The Blazer

We all know how practical and versatile the blazer is – work-appropriate, date-appropriate – and over the years, it's seen some excellent tailoring.

This season, however, it's all about longlines and loose fits – with a nod to eccentricity. It's more lightweight than a thick coat, but warmer than a cardigan. It's the ultimate trans-seasonal's trailBLAZER... (Sorry)

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SS16 Blazers

Joseph Blazer
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Joseph, Roman Stretch-Crepe Blazer, £495 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

Acne Studios
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Acne Studios, Deana Sand Oversized Crepe Blazer, £600 BUY HERE from harveynichols.com

Bottega Veneta
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Bottega Veneta, Fringe-Trimmed Cotton Blazer, £1,660 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

The Row
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The Row, 'Rallan' Blazer, £3,166.04 BUY HERE from Farfetch.com

Each x Other
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Each x Other, Black Wool-Blend Blazer, £525 BUY HERE from harveynichols.com

H&M
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H&M, Jacquard Weave Jacket, £39.99 BUY HERE from hm.com

Topshop
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Topshop, Girlfriend Blazer, £49 BUY HERE from topshop.com

The Silk Scarf

Want to keep your neck warm but can't handle a full-on knitted scarf? Here's where the silk scarf comes in. Throw it round your neck, tie it up in knots, even wrap it round your head... the silk scarf is a must-have for most in-between seasons, and especially this one.

Hermes is obviously the go-to 'master' choice, and this year's The Savana Dance – a vintage scarf in 100% silk, designed by Ardmore Artists – is hard to beat.

That said, Dolce & Gabbana have their Carretto print on-sale which is exorbitantly colourful, and for that slightly more affordable option, Rockins have a great feather piece too.

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SS16 Silk Scarves

Hermes, The Savana Dance by Ardmore Artists
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Hermes, The Savana Dance by Ardmore Artists, £215 BUY HERE from hermes.com

Balenciaga
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Balenciaga, Logo-Print Silk-Twill Scarf, £175 BUY HERE from matchesfashion.com

Rockins Silk Scarf
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Rockins, Feather-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Scarf, £85 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

D&G printed silk scarf
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Dolce & Gabbana, Carretto Printed Silk-Twill Scarf, £225 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

Diane Von Furstenberg printed silk scarf
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Diane Von Furstenberg, Zodiac-Print Scarf, £112 BUY HERE from matchesfashion.com

The Shirt/Blouse

An obvious trans-seasonal choice – long-sleeved yet 'breathable' – SS16 shirts are all about novel designs.

Like Givenchy's slit-cleeves crepe blouse, and Lanvin's ruffle pussy-bow blouse, and J.W. Anderson's PUFF-SLEEVED number, and... you get our drift.

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SS16 Shirts and Blouses

Lanvin Shirt
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Lanvin, Ruffle Tie Neck Blouse, £699 BUY HERE from harrods.com

Givenchy Shirt
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Givenchy, Slit-Sleeves Silk-Crepe Blouse, £805 BUY HERE from matchesfashion.com

Helmut Lang shirt
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Helmut Lang, Oversized Ruched Cotton-Poplin Shirt, £235 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

M&S shirt
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M&S, Archive by Alexa, The Harry Blouse, £35, BUY HERE from marksandspencer.com

J.W. Anderson shirt
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J.W. Anderson, Puff Sleeve Blouse, £260 BUY HERE from farfetch.com

Reiss shirt
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Reiss, Leyla Stripe-Print Blouse, £120 BUY HERE from reiss.com

The Midi Skirt

Thank goodness the midi-skirt is no longer (soley) the remit of school mistresses the world over, because we are finding them incredibly useful at the moment.

On sunnier days, they sit perfectly above sandals – especially flats – whilst on colder days, our beloved ankle boots suit them just fine, thank you, too.

As with shirts, this season has seen the midi-skirt undergo somewhat of a design transformation, with menswear-inspired tailoring taking centre stage.

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SS16 Midi Skirts

J.W. Anderson Skirt
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J.W. Anderson, Knotted Striped Cotton-Poplin Skirt, £415 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

Stella Jean Skirt
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Stella Jean, Carceriere Striped Cotton Skirt, £429 BUY HERE from matchesfashion.com

Topshop midi skirt
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Topshop, Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt, £32 BUY HERE from topshop.com

Vetements midi skirt
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Vetements, Layered Crepe and Satin Skirt, £445 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

Zara midi skirt
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Zara, Floral Print Skirt, £39.99 BUY HERE from zara.com

Tibi Midi Skirt
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Tibi, Asymmetric Metallic Fil Coupé Silk-Blend Midi Skirt, £485 BUY HERE from net-a-porter.com

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