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Top Ten Pieces on the High Street for a Transitional Work Wardrobe

Despite some warmer days recently with temperatures up in the twenties again, there is a real sense that the summer and all the hot weather it gave us this time is well and truly over now for another year.

So, although we’ve been able to draw on pieces from our summer wardrobes for longer than usual this year, it’s now time to get into Autumn/Winter mode. Don’t worry though, this needn’t mean a complete overhaul into AW territory. The key here is transition. Here are the best transitional pieces to help you slide between the seasons, and from day-time to evening, effortlessly and seamlessly.

1. Monochrome

We start, not so much with a single piece but a timeless style. Monochrome and the subtle yet stylish and classic combo of black and white is back in with a vengeance for the autumn. You’ll find some fantastic sharp tailored pieces at H & M, along with all manner of accessories. Perfect for the office and ideal for the evening. Monochrome is a must this season!

2. Chambray Shirt

There are few pieces in any wardrobe as versatile as a chambray shirt. A staple item that works as well in the office as it does the wine bar. Easy to style with a variety of outfits and looks, a Chambray is the perfect dictionary definition of ‘transitional workwear’. Gant have Chambrays (and pretty much evert kind of shirt) covered.

3. Ankle boots

A striking silhouette for any wardrobe, ankle boots are an essential pairing for trousers, jeans or a skirt. On point day and night wear. Be as subtle or daring as you want with a great collection from Office.

4. Cashmere Jumper

A rib or cashmere jumper is a practical piece, ideal for layering and has the versatility to make you look the part throughout the day and night. Go for autumnal shades or something a little bit bolder, such as the Purple Orchid Halo Finish in the new collection from Jigsaw.

5. The Maxi

A classic transitional piece, the Maxi is the ultimate statement skirt. Come winter and the Maxi is perfectly paired with chunky knitted sweaters or thigh-high boots. Take a look at the Modern Rarity Archive Print Box Pleat Midi Skirt.

6. Trenchcoat

As jacket weather returns, why not make the transition with a trenchcoat. Classic and timeless, the Somerset by Alice Temperley is a good a place to look as any.

7. Midi Dress

The Midi Dress is ideally matched for autumn. Beautifully coupled with boots, the long sleeved floral look from & other stories is very much in vogue.

8. Silk Skirt

A silk skirt is seasonless. Substitute your summer t-shirt and slides for a long sleeve shirt and mules and this staple slips stylishly into autumn. You will be spoilt for choice, but Etsy are always worth a look.

9. Black belted trousers

A classic look that will always come to your wardrobe rescue on the occasions you feel you have nothing to wear.

10. Structured bag

Summer outfits are revitalised for the new season with the addition of a bold-coloured structured bag. It brings new life into an outfit and oozes class.

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