Seasonal struggles: 13 great ways to style your between-season self 

Warm enough to go sockless, yet not warm enough to go sleeveless — this period can play havoc with our wardrobe 
Seasonal struggles: 13 great ways to style your between-season self 

Here are 13 ways to be your best between-season self.

It’s that time of year again. Between seasons: where wilful weather patterns and misplaced optimism conspire to play havoc with our wardrobe choices. Warm enough to go sockless, yet not warm enough to go sleeveless. Certainly not cold enough to layer up. 

Why not try a thin knit dress or split the difference with a climate-proof trench over a rib sleeve top and pleated skirt? Add loafers and call it a truce. For more inspiration, check out these 13 ways to be your best between-season self.

GET THE LOOK:

1. Oversized cotton trench, Mango, €159.99 

Mango, €159.99
Mango, €159.99

2. Weekend Max Mara ‘Lusso’ corduroy wide-leg trousers, Brown Thomas, €205

Weekend Max Mara ‘Lusso’ corduroy wide-leg trousers, €205
Weekend Max Mara ‘Lusso’ corduroy wide-leg trousers, €205

3. Ribbed sleeve top, H&M, €39.99 

Ribbed sleeve top, H&M, €39.99
Ribbed sleeve top, H&M, €39.99

4. Oversized Pima cotton t-shirt, Arket, €29 

Oversized Pima cotton t-shirt, Arket, €29
Oversized Pima cotton t-shirt, Arket, €29

5. Mr. Boho ‘Jordaan’ cream sunglasses, Rococo, €79 

Mr. Boho ‘Jordaan’ cream sunglasses, Rococo, €79
Mr. Boho ‘Jordaan’ cream sunglasses, Rococo, €79

6. M&S Collection faux leather cross body bag, M&S, €49 

M&S Collection faux leather cross body bag, M&S, €49
M&S Collection faux leather cross body bag, M&S, €49

7. Leather square-toe loafers, Massimo Dutti, €99.95

Leather square-toe loafers, Massimo Dutti, €99.95
Leather square-toe loafers, Massimo Dutti, €99.95

8. Knotted T-bar chain necklace, COS, €49 

Knotted t-bar chain necklace, COS, €49
Knotted t-bar chain necklace, COS, €49

9. Iris & Ink ‘Meline’ ribbed Merino wool maxi dress, The Outnet, €287 

Iris & Ink ‘Meline’ ribbed Merino wool maxi dress, The Outnet, €287
Iris & Ink ‘Meline’ ribbed Merino wool maxi dress, The Outnet, €287

10. Double-face wool overshirt, Arket, €179 

Double-face wool overshirt, €179
Double-face wool overshirt, €179

11. Forever New ‘Ester’ satin pleated skirt, Brown Thomas, €70 

Forever New ‘Ester’ satin pleated skirt, Brown Thomas, €70
Forever New ‘Ester’ satin pleated skirt, Brown Thomas, €70

12. Oversized coat with pockets Mango, €79.99 

Oversized coat, Mango, €79.99
Oversized coat, Mango, €79.99

13. Depeche clutch, Itsome, €173 

Depeche clutch, Itsome, €173
Depeche clutch, Itsome, €173

STYLE NOTES:

PUT IT IN NEUTRAL: Find the middle ground between the polarities of summer and winter hues with a coffee spice palette: cream, cappuccino, toffee, nutmeg and cinnamon.

BE A KNIT WIT: Look to mid-season knits like Merino wool which boasts moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating qualities. Plus, it’s odour-resistant, and breathable too.

GET OVER IT: Still too early for a coat? Mango’s structured oversized cardigan is an early autumn style saviour.

BASIC TRAINING: Keep space for light short and long sleeve t-shirts in quality materials like Pima cotton — smooth to the touch, wrinkle-resistant and oh-so-resilient.

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