Dressing for that in-between weather is hard — so hard that most people give up, throw on a jumper and call it a day. But when it’s chilly in the mornings, warm at lunch and sometimes raining when you leave the office, it can be hard to decode what you should be wearing. Enter: an expert.
We spoke with David Jones Womenswear Buying Manager Teneille Oakley and quizzed her on all things transeasonal. Explaining everything from the must-have trends (tailoring is still going, everyone) to the ultimate autumn outfit, Oakley has a plan for every chilly morning. From the colour to invest in (oatmeal) to the must have bags (there are a few), get your transeasonal fix courtesy of Oakley below.
The ideal outfit:
"A beautiful oatmeal knit from Jac + Jack, check pants from Viktoria + Woods, a coat from Camilla + Marc, Danse Lente bag, boots from Balenciaga and mini keshi pearl earrings from Reliquia."
Dressing for the hot and cold:
"Embracing the new season colour palette of earthy tones and oatmeal in lighter weight pieces is a great way to kick start your winter wardrobe."
The must-have pieces:
The colours to look for:
"Shades of oatmeal and camel with pops of marigold yellow like in Bec + Bridge’s collection."
The trends to know:
"Key trends include a ‘wild spirit’ which heroes a variety of animal prints encouraged to be worn head to toe, Kate Sylvester and Carla Zampatti have great options. The ‘pop art’ trend features a patchwork of clashing prints in bold bright pops think Kenzo, Rixo and Ginger & Smart."
"Bold, sculptural tailoring still remains a strong trend however this season it is updated in shades of amber, grey and beige with pops of red and blue. Camilla + Marc have some stunning suiting options that fit this must-have seasonal trend."
The trends that will keep going all the way to spring:
"I expect animal print and bold tailoring are here to stay so I suggest buying into investment pieces in these trends that you can wear for the seasons to come."