Follow FEMAIL’s simple styling tricks to make your summer wardrobe worth every penny

There’s no denying the weather has taken a decidedly British turn, but you don’t have to rush out and buy a new wardrobe to cope with it. Follow our guide to making your summer staples work in the cooler weather. These simple styling tricks will make them worth every penny…

Layer up for cosy culottes

These cropped trousers are great for warmer days as they show off your ankles and the loose fit helps keep you cool. 

On cooler days, add layers in autumnal hues from headto- toe that you can easily take off if it brightens up. 

Switch open sandals for closed courts to keep toes toasty — an animal print design adds depth to the tonal look and is also a dominant trend for next season. 

Pair Breton with wool 

A Breton is a timeless classic. You may have thrown yours on with shorts all summer, but when the temperature drops, simply tuck into a knitted midi-skirt. For an extra layer of warmth, wear a high-neck, sleeveless body underneath. Add trainers and a stylish belt bag for a more grownup look. 

 

Snuggle into long sleeves

Jumpsuits have been everywhere this summer – and cooler weather doesn’t mean you have to replace your shortsleeved style. Get twice as much use out of it by adding a long-sleeved bodysuit underneath to cover your arms and chest. Add white ankle boots, a key style for next season, and accessorise with a silk neck scarf — the perfect finishing touch to keep cosy. 

Dress up a slip skirt

The bias-cut skirt has been a huge hit on the High Street and is the ultimate in slinky comfort dressing. When the mercury is high, tuck in a camisole or classic T-shirt and wear with sandals for an effortless look. When things get chillier, throw an oversized jumper over the top and wear with sock boots to give your look an edge of sophistication. 

Hide slinky straps 

Feminine florals never go out of fashion. And while strappy slip dresses were once more often worn in summer, the fashion set are simply throwing on a knitted T-shirt underneath and wearing theirs yearround. When it’s cooler, add a leather jacket. Keep legs warm with kneehigh boots. 

Statement shirt update 

Smocked blouses are perfect for summer with their blouson sleeves and open neckline. But they can work as part of a boho country look through autumn — add a colourful gilet and pair with boot-cut jeans and a classic wool fedora.  

  

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