7 Perfect Outfits to Wear in 20-Degree Weather

Over the summer we got particularly good at dressing for over 30-degree weather. While deciding what to wear for work when there's a heatwave can be tricky, we got that covered thanks to the need to be as cool as possible when the temperature rises. But what should you wear when it's neither completely boiling nor on the freezing side? This almost-20 degree weather situation can be a difficult climate to dress for, as you often swing between being too hot and too cold. Do you take a jacket with you? Can you wear sandals? Is time for ankle boots? Throw in the additional issue of it raining all week and you've got yourself a game of sweat or water. 

As you can see, this gives us plenty of style questions to answer, which is why we decided to go hunt down some of the best not-cold-but-not-hot outfit ideas. As a result, we've found seven perfect looks that will carry you through those early autumn days when you're not quite sure what's going to happen with the weather. From lightweight jackets to colours that will stop you from feeling sad that summer is over, keep scrolling for outfit ideas to last you a full week for when it's 20 degrees outside. 

1. Slip Skirt + Boots + Suede Jacket

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@monikh

Style Notes: The beauty about this outfit is that the thin layer under the suede jacket means you'll be able to cool off once you take it off. The slip skirt is only a thin layer but the boots provide a shield against any chilly breeze. 

2. Colourful Jacket + Jeans

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We the People Style

Style Notes: The sugary pink colour of this jacket keeps the summer vibes going, even when it's definitely autumn. 

3. Slip Dress + Leather Jacket

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Ada Oguntodu

Style Notes: Ada has mastered transitional dressing here.This silky slip dress and trainers combo is great for many occasions.

4. Loose Suit + White Sneakers

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@alexisforeman

Style Notes: When you want to feel smart a co-ord is ideal for the office. But you know what? It's also great for that in-between weather. Opt for looser trousers to keep you cool and wear with white sneakers to make it feel more fun. 

5. Light Leather Jacket + Wide-Leg Jeans

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@lucywilliams02

Style Notes: When you want to keep your body cool but covered up then a loose leather (or faux leather) shacket works wonders. Pair with wide-leg jeans and boots to keep out the rain. 

6. Mules + Jeans + White T-Shirt

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@desertmannequin

Style Notes: Dubai-based Anum Bashir of Desert Mannequin knows how to dress for warmer weather if your style is more on the modest side of things. Try mules, a white tee and jeans à la Anum and bring a jacket with you just in case it gets cold. 

7. Monochrome Sandals + Trousers + Jumper

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@slipintostyle

Style Notes: Not ready to say goodbye to you favourite summer dress? Wear with trainers and fun socks and bring an umbrella just in case it rains. 

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2019 trends you need to know.

This article was published at a previous date and has since been updated.