The Style Stories: Transitional Dressing

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Jumper: Uniqlo. Skirt: Marks & Spencer (old, similar here). Necklace: Oliver Bonas (similar here).
Bag: H&M. Trainers: Adidas via JD Sports.

Every year, it's always the same. As soon as I flip the calendar over to September, something in my mind flips too and all I can think is autumn. Never mind beaches, bikinis and SPF 50 - for me, there's nothing nicer than cosy jumpers, statement boots and snuggling up with a hot chocolate and a blanket. Basic af, I know and I don't care.

The only issue with this, is that the temperature doesn't drop immediately as September starts, so while I'm dreaming of layering up with coats and scarves, it's usually still something resembling t-shirt weather outside (for Scotland, anyway).

So that's where transitional dressing comes in, and today's outfit pretty much has it summed up for me. A cosy knit that's not too thick, a glitzy midi, bare legs and trainers - an outfit that spans the genres (they call me the genre spanner!) to ensure that whatever the weather, I'm wearing something that looks good and feels comfortable too. The best part is that this is an outfit I can take through to the colder months too, with the addition of a camisole layered under the jumper, and swapping out the trainers for boots and cosy socks.

This silver midi is one of those pieces that really works hard - whatever I pair it with, I can be confident that it's going to look good. T-shirts, jumpers, stripes or strappy tops, it just seems to go with everything and makes those 'I-don't-know-what-to-wear' days a bit easier to handle. I especially liked it with the black jumper tucked in, and I just know I'll be trying this with every jumper in my wardrobe, from oversized pink to chic navy.

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I wore this outfit for a Saturday wandering around Trinity, an area of Edinburgh that's new to us. Strolling around the most gorgeous streets, lined with houses more like castles and gates smothered in ivy - but still with views over to the sea. Posing up a storm with no passers-by to stare, then heading to an almost-empty coffee shop to have the place to ourselves - that's my kind of stroll.

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What do you think of this outfit?