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Changing seasons: How to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn

Belfast blogger Carolyn Henderson looks at simple ways to move your style from summer to autumn.

By Carolyn Henderson

Summer is slipping away and with it comes the realisation that we can’t pull out that cool, cotton dress, those denim shorts or open toed sandals anymore.

Like the seasons change, so too must our wardrobes.

We are currently in that in-between stage, where it's not warm, but it’s also not bitterly cold. It’s difficult to know what to put on in the mornings as you don’t want to dress too lightly and end up shivering.

However, you also don’t want to put on several layers only to have to urgently strip off in the middle of a shop for fear of fainting from the heat.

To help with the shift in seasons, I’ve put together three outfits that combine a few key trends, but are also perfect for navigating changing weather conditions.

1. Seeing Red

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Red is absolutely everywhere right now and I predict this coat to be hanging in every woman's closet by the time winter makes an appearance. I teamed it with a floral skirt and heeled tie up sandals for a glam day to night-time look.

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  • Primark coat (in shops now), Topshop floral skirt (in shops now), Amazon tie up heels, Marks & Spencer cross body bag (in shops now), Rayban sunglasses

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2. Spirit Animal

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Animal print may not necessarily be a key trend for the new season, but it is a style that will never really go out of fashion.

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This look combines everything that I love right now, long duster coats, heeled ankle boots, oversized shirts and a splash of print.

  • Primark leopard print skirt, Next ankle boots, Primark duster coat, Jaeger bag, Marks & Spencer sunglasses (in shops now), Primark shirt

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3. Slouchy Plaid

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I love this skirt for it’s easy to style pattern and it’s thick, cosy fabric. This is probably the most wintery outfit with the oversized, slouchy chenille knit and chunky heeled boots.

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It’s warm enough to combat brisk winds, but it’s also cool enough to deal with temperate days. I hope these looks provide a little inspiration for your transitional wardrobe. Make the most of the mild temperatures now, before the baltic weather rolls in.

  • Primark plaid skirt, Miss Selfridge ankle boots, Primark baby blue chenille jumper (in shops now), ASOS cat bag (online now)
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For more fashion tips, you can follow Carolyn's blog Forever Scarlet and on Instagram.

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