Dressing for changeable summer days is tough. Whether you're running around town with errands to do and places to be, or pounding the streets of your favourite holiday destination sightseeing, shopping and of course, stopping for that all-important cocktail, temperature fluctuations when you're trying to look good and feel comfortable are not ideal.
As soon as summer starts acting out of character and behaving more like early autumn, it's hard to know how to look chic. At least it was, until I put my thinking cap on and created the ultimate transitional summer-into-autumn capsule wardrobe for you.
I've scrolled through hundreds of pictures of the most put-together influencers, celebrities and fashion people (you know, the ones who look like they've never even seen a bead of sweat), then combined that inspiration with my own expertise as a stylist and editor in London for a decade of sticky, rainy, unpredictable summers. I've managed to figure out the recurring items and trends that can make you look effortlessly chic, whatever the temperature.
Below, you'll find a concise edit of 14 key pieces that will help you effortlessly transition your wardrobe from late summer to autumn, whilst still looking elevated. This is quiet luxury: The summer capsule edition, with pieces that can absolutely work into the next season, from light tailoring to white dresses, beautiful leather sandals and the most classic swimsuit style (if you're still looking forward to your holiday).
And the best part? These items require hardly any effort at all to style them successfully. I made sure to include only the easiest pieces that you can throw on in the morning, all of which go together, some of which you may already own. Even if you feel flustered by the forecast, these effortlessly elegant looks won't give you away.
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