Top Three Tips to Make Your Summer Wardrobe Work Right Through Winter

Did you know the hour goes back in about three weeks? *shocked GASP*

Sorry to break it to you but the dark days are coming. Winter is coming.

But from a fashion point of view it's my favourite time of year. Planning my wardrobe takes up a lot of mind space - what to buy, what to avoid but notably, what to keep. I can't say that I haven't invested in summer clothes but I did go with a more practical approach in 2014 - investing in timeless pieces that surpass the dynamism of trends.

Yes, some are a bit more appropriate for Spring but most are transitional. So what do we have from last season that will work for this one? Here's our top three! 

Trench (in case you don't have one!), Phase Eight, €126 and Blanket, Penneys, €7 Trench, Phase Eight, €126 and Blanket, Penneys, €7

Let's start with outerwear.


One look I love is the trench but making it Winter appropriate can be a bit of a challenge. To bring the trench into the current season why not drape a blanket or cape over it to create a layered look that's chic and very on trend. And as the trench is a neutral colour (also works with black) opt for a tight check in brighter colour combinations like grey and red (my current favourite).

Coat, Per Una at Marks and Spencer, €215 Coat, Per Una at Marks and Spencer, €215

Tailoring is something that was rather popular last season for wearing casually as much as wearing at the office. To bring your suit in line with current trends, dress it up with a "Teddy" coat draped around your shoulders. I have fallen hard for colours like burnt orange and emerald green which work really well on bright, crisp Autumnal days.

Speaking of colour, pastels are here to stay even though we traditionally associate with them Spring Summer. Mint, lemon, candyfloss pink all work beautifully with Wintery colours like charcoal grey, taupe and navy. You can even layer pastel colours if you feel like making a statement. My favourite look is a pastel polo, some nicely tailored trousers and smart navy coat for the perfect office look. You can also swap out the trousers for skinny jeans to take the look to the weekend.

From left: Autumn WInter at Heatons; Trousers, Autograph at Marks and Spencer, €64; New Look Autumn Winter (coat, €64.99) From left: Autumn WInter at Heatons; Trousers, Autograph at Marks and Spencer, €64; New Look Autumn Winter (coat, €64.99)

What do you have in your wardrobe that you'll restyle for this season? Share your fashion tips with us!

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