Trans Seasonal Dressing with Ally Carey of Substance Blog

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posted by Kate McCart

I love Autumn – it’s one of my favourite seasons, and not just because my Birthday falls in it. Okay, it’s definitely because my Birthday falls in it, but I also love the in between fashion. Autumn means I can still wear my Summer dresses, but I can begin to layer them with my favourite oversized knits or I can wear light weight slouched pants paired with fun sweaters. It’s the best of both worlds, really.


Heed my top 5 staples for in between seasons.

1. Oversized knits & fun sweaters
They go with everything in your wardrobe and you can still wear them in the middle of Winter. Block colours or neutral colours are your best bet – This Vanishing Elephant number looks oh, so cosy! I am also digging my Cheap Monday Sweater!

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2. Jeans
Cropped jeans or boyfriend jeans paired with a t-shirt and light blazer and ankle boots are perfect for Autumn. Res Denim are a great fit for me!

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3. Drop crotch & slouch pants
I love, love, love this style and they’re so easy to wear! You can definitely go from day to night in these Cameo Drop Crotch Pants

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4. Denim jackets
For me I can get away with wearing denim jackets all year round. They’re the perfect style for Autumn and spring – especially when they’re paired with floaty dresses! Cheap Monday’s Denim Jackets are priced to own and wear really well!

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5. Dresses
Just because the mercury has dropped doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favourite dresses. Pair with stocking or tights – or my new favourite look, jeans and floaty maxi-dresses and a cute pair of ankle boots or chucks! Opt for a longer lined dress for Autumn – they’re easier to layer compared to shorter dresses. This cute Zulu And Zephyr dress is perfect for Autumn – throw on a tailored coat and you’re good to go!

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