As we say farewell to the sunshine, autumn looms on the horizon. The temperature starts to cool and our summer wardrobes gradually make room for warmer clothes. There is an abundance of stylish inter-seasonal clothes to be had and key essentials designed to assist you in navigating this transitional period. Zee & Co has handpicked the following key pieces to help make the transition seamless.
The polo is a key item for your transition collection. It is a versatile garment that can be styled with both smart and casual combinations, so dress it up or down as you see fit. Introducing layers such as gilets and knitwear will add a little depth and style to your look. Alternatively, impress your dinner companions by rocking up with a leather jacket, pair of skinny jeans and some Chelsea boots for a simple yet stylish look.
The right shoes will go a long way in protecting you from the temperamental weather. As much as you love your suedes, espadrilles and loafers, you can’t rely on dry pavements and warm weather to preserve them. So why not opt for leather Chelsea boots? They are comfortable, stylish and durable, which makes them an extremely versatile investment. These all-around boots can be worn with smart, formal combinations or casual, relaxed styles.
Chinos are an essential puzzle piece to complete a stylish season transition collection. They are lighter than jeans and more versatile, so they can be worn all year round with a fun range of smart and casual clothes. The weather is just starting to get a little cooler, so make the most of the chino by layering up with knitwear, jackets and scarves. Combine chinos with a casual shirt, jacket and smart trainers for a stylish and balanced look.
As we move into the new season, we find ourselves partial to layers and what better way to layer up than with knitwear? T-shirts and shirts can be introduced to light jumpers and cardigans as the temperature drops. Knitwear looks just as amazing with a pair of jeans or sweatpants as it does with a shirt and smart trousers. A good knitwear combination will not only chase away the chill, but also transform smart casual styles into trendsetting outfits.
The Transitional Beanie
When the weather is all over the place and can’t seem to decide on being warm or cool, you need flexible outfits. This is where the beanie comes in handy as it is light and can easily be tucked away in your pocket and pulled out when its cold again. A lightweight knit beanie is able to chase the chill without making you feel overheated, which makes it the ideal transitional piece for fluctuating weather.
Classically known as gym or sportswear, sweatpants have now evolved to trendier depths. Nowadays sweatpants are less perceived to be solely lounge-wear. Instead they have branched out and transformed into avant-garde alternatives to jeans or chinos. Why not smarten them up? Add a shirt, sweatshirt, jacket and smart trainers or boots into the mix to upgrade these casual bottoms.
The Transitional Jacket
This inter-seasonal essential comes out to play when the summer’s warmth starts to ebb. As the cooler temperature takes hold, we begin to embrace coats, jackets and gilets. Lightweight, stylish and functional jackets such as this Belstaff Tourmaster are a staple for any man’s wardrobe. They come in a range of materials, fabrics and colours designed to complement every occasion, be it smart work-wear or everyday casual-wear.
The change in weather doesn’t have to be an excuse for harbouring a style resistant attitude. There is a wide range of inter-seasonal clothes from various luxury brands available here at Zee & Co.