After a real blink and you missed it summer, it’s going to be even harder this year to hang up the summer frocks and get back into trousers and warm woolly jumpers as autumn approaches. But on the off chance that we do get another few weeks of warm weather, let’s make the most of it and leave legs bare and feet in sandals for as long as possible. Now might be the time to start loading up your wardrobe with stacks of autumnal cheap ladies fashion.
If you work in an office with a reasonably smart dress code then a ‘transitional dress’ will be ideal for this time of year. What’s a transitional dress we hear you ask? Well, it’s a dress that will take you through the change of the season, one that you can wear with bare legs and pumps while the weather is still warm and then switch to opaque tights and your favourite winter boots when it gets a bit chillier.
Matalan have lots of great ‘transitional dresses at the moment which are ideal for the office or a lunch out with the girls at the weekend. The chic combination of camel and black in this sleeveless ponte dress will suit pretty much all hair and skin tones and will look fantastic with polished black boots later on in the year. For now wear it with simple black pumps and a chunky gold bracelet for a simple and sophisticated look.
This gorgeous peter pan dress is the perfect shade for autumn and with its cute collar detail and skinny black belt, it hardly needs any accessorising at all. Keep things simple with some jet earrings and some black wedge sandals with purple toes to match! Later on you can have some fun with this dress and make a bold statement with clashing coloured tights. The look might not be quite right for the office but at the weekend anything goes, right? Team it with a little pink cardi if you really want to go colour crazy to lift the winter gloom.
And finally, to add a little bit of 60s with a modern twist to your work wardrobe, go for something like this geo print shift dress, which again will be perfect with sandals or pumps while it’s officially still summer and will look great with killer heels and sheer black tights when the leaves start turning golden.