How to dress for the warmer weather

14Apr10

There’s a stream of consciousness that jogs through the mind each spring that goes something like this: “Snow’s gone; sun’s out; nothing to wear: wardrobe crisis.” Funny how those first rays make us all go a bit gaga on the how-should-I-dress front. If you’re wondering how to ditch wintry opaques without baring all, what colours to wear now that it’s sunnier, or how to layer like a pro for chillier spring moments, read on.

MASTER THE ART OF LAYERING

The foundations of layering are the shirt, tee and jacket, no matter the season. Only now it’s time to vary the fabrics. Nathalie Riddle, fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, suggests we swap winter’s stuffy wools for “super-soft cottons, ultra-fine knits, fluid chiffon, tulle, silk and butter-soft leather.” She says: “A silk shirt layered over a cotton tank with a chiffon scarf gives the illusion of summer, but is still warm enough to be practical.” Keep the silhouette soft with body-skimming cuts – think waterfall-front jackets, oversized jersey T-shirts, loose-fit blouses and draped trousers (Whistles has an easy-on-the-thigh black silk pair for £95, 0870 7704301). Mix ’n’ match, then add and subtract as sun/rain/your mood dictates.

GO TIGHTS-FREE WITH A MAXI DRESS

Not ready to air your pins just yet? Invest in a maxi dress or skirt. The hippie-vibing, floral-printed maxi has a perennial summertime appeal, but those that come in subdued tones, with sleeves and a whiff of Nineties grunge, are new-season fresh. Think slouchy T-shirt, but with a floor-brushing hemline; asos.com has a top selection. It’s easy, versatile and cool, come sun or hail. Layer under a shirt, slouchy cardie and parka for damp days, or on its own with platform sandals when the sun emerges. And a heads-up for next season: the long-and-lean look will be sticking around.

via How to dress for the warmer weather – Telegraph.

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One Response to “How to dress for the warmer weather”

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