The trick to success is to pick lightweight fashion transitional items that can be layered or styled depending on the forecast.

When the season changes, choosing outfits can sometimes get complicated, so we’re here to help you find the best transitional fashion items for your wardrobe and help you be prepared for all weather.

Fashion influencers have been raving about transitional fashion items for a long time. Contributing curve editor for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Lauren-Nicole, has been picking out some summer transitional fashion items for autumn styles which she showcases on her Instagram.



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There are transitional fashion items for every budget and for a more high-end feel Ama Godson takes luxury items and combines them into sartorial outfits. The founder of 7th Close, The Home Of Classic Staple Sets, has an eye for fashion and shares her style with her 73K followers on Instagram.



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More casual outfits can be found on Sade Akinsanya’s Instagram feed. She has really tapped into the transformation of summer outfits into autumnal ones, confessing: “I am simply a woman who prefers autumn to summer, sorry. Give me dungarees and converses with crunchy leaves on the ground.”



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If you’re looking for inspiration to keep up with the seasons as well as harvest some fashion tips, Melan Magazine can help. Just take a look at our top six transitional pieces that will take you from warm summer days to cooler autumn evenings.


Oversized Fluffy Knit Tie Detail Cardigan

Oversized Fluffy Knit Tie Detail Cardigan
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Cardigans are a must-have transitional item, grab this oversized one and wrap up warm this summer or autumn.

Pair with leather trousers in the autumn or a maxi dress at the end of summer, to make sure you are not caught out if the sun sneaks behind some clouds.

MissPap | £40

Buy From Debenhams UK



Deep Smocked Waist Midi Dress – Hunter Green, Star Floral

Deep Smocked Waist Midi Dress
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A figure-flattering deep smocked waist makes this dress a must-have. The colourings work for summer and autumn wear. Footwear will solidify the look so make sure your shoes fit the season.

Boden | £130

Buy From Boden UK


Crolenda PU Tapered Trousers

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Crolenda PU Tapered Trousers
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These faux leather trousers are versatile and can be dressed down with a casual top and shoes or dressed up with something a little smarter and some high heels. Matching them with sandal styles in the summer or ankle boots in the autumn. 

Edited By Polly Sayer | Price: £75

Buy From French Connection UK



Stripped Knit Dress

Striped Knit
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This collared dress with a round neckline, short sleeves and oversized front patch pockets is the perfect transitional piece. In fact, it can be worn all year round. It is great for the end of summer but can be matched with leggings as the days get cooler in autumn.

Join Life | Price: £45.99

Buy from Zara UK



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High Waist Mom Jeans, Length 27”

High Waist Mom Jeans, Length 27
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Jeans, jeans, jeans where would we be without them? These 90’s-inspired mom jeans are on trend now that decades fashion stables are back.

The cut accentuates the waist and shapes the thighs. Wear with hems rolled up for a casual, cool vibe. Pair with light airy tops as summer draws to a close but cardigans and jumpers are the best match for autumn.

La Radoute Collections | £54

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Classic trench coat

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Classic trench coat
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Last but by no means least a trench coat to protect you against the elements of an unpredictable summer and autumn. Its neutral colouring makes it possible to match with nearly any outfit. It being lightweight enough to throw over your arm and carry if the sun comes back out makes it a win for this season change.

Reserved | £59.99

Buy From Reserved


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