Swinter survival

It’s that time of year again. Not quite the end of summer, not quite the beginning of winter, but that awkward bare-legged, sunglasses-wearing, umbrella-yielding grey area.

Here in the north East temperatures have been ranging from chilled foggy mornings around 7-8 Celsius to sunny highs of 17 – 19 Celsius, in other words: winter woollies in the morning means a sweaty mess under the beating sun by lunchtime.

It’s time to trickle your new autumn/winter goods into an outfit that you will stay cool in (in every sense), we’ve brought you our failsafe fashion formula to keep you prepared during this dilemma weather.

Sleeveless jackets. A jacket is always a guaranteed seasonal update, keep cool this swinter without the sleeves. This white tailored example from River Island is both elegant and practical, £30.

sleeveless jacket

T-Shirt dress. A t-shirt dress is a casual way to combat those swinter blues, a dress that can be worked numerous ways all year round. Works both with tights on those breezy mornings and without tights when the heat rises – upon which they can be stashed in your handbag until the temperature (inevitably) drops. This purple turtleneck from Boohoo ticks the autumn trend whilst baring some skin, £10.

t shirt dress

Cut out ankle boots. The brisk walk to work or university tied in with the rising heat doesn’t do great things for those pedicured feet. Wear with bare feet or a thin pair of ankle socks whilst it’s warm and swap to those thick frostbite preventing knee highs when the mercury drops. Check out Asos’ caged take on the trend, £45.

cut out ankle boots

Sunglasses. A stylish pair of sunnies can see you through them days where it’s just as important to be wrapped up from the harsh chill as it is to not be blinded by the piercing sun. Our advice is to keep it in this season with a darker colour palette. Protect those retinas in style with Topshop’s black round pair, £16.00



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