The iPhone weather page is fast becoming our most regularly checked app. Our morning ritual looks a little something like; snooze alarm, snooze alarm again, check the weather, check Instagram, decide against washing hair to snooze alarm once more. We then check the weather again (probably so we can talk about it ASAP, we are Brits) as we leave the house to double check if it's a sandals and shirt kinda vibe, or coats and boots all the way.
Luckily, we've done our research and worked out 3 fail-safe items that you'll actually be able to style now – while it's still technically summer – through to winter. From the trench coat that has gone instantly viral, the trousers that give any outfit the luxe-factor, to the boots that make any outfit look 100x cooler. Scroll down to see the 3 transitional buys to invest in right now.
#1 Checked Trench Coats
Classic, timeless and so very versatile. A checked trench will be the item you'll wear on repeat, love every year no matter the season and be able to throw-on-anytime. Wearability score: 10/10.
Style Notes: To keep it cool, style a checked trench with a skirt and barely-there mules while it's still toes out weather.
#2 Chunky Chelsea Boots
With so many boots on the new season horizon – from biker and hiker to knee-highs – it's tricky to know which ones to opt for. Every shoe including sandals and trainers have gone chunky this year, so naturally the classic Chelsea boot has followed suit. They're the perfect way to style anything from summer dresses to utility trousers.
Style Notes: Ellie mixes a summer slip dress with autumn chunky boots for the ultimate transitional outfit.
Style Notes: Styling the latest sell-out H&M Studio collection, Lucy adds her Miu Miu boots to complete a chic utility look.
#3 Leather Trousers
Whether you go real or faux, leather trews will be a go-to from this season to the next. Use clever layering and accessories to be make them work for all temperatures. The high street and designer brands have pulled it out of the bag with this edit, below.
Style Notes: One way to keep warmer, and chicer, during autumn is with a double leather hit. Make like Babba and style berry leather trousers with a tie belt top/jacket. You'll style them so many ways as separates, too.