How to Master Trans-Seasonal Layering

Trans-Seasonal Layering Outfit

I’ve been pretty slack when it comes to style posts, so far this year. But, seriously, can you blame me? Over the last few weeks it’s been far too cold to stand around on street corners snapping spring outfits. And after January 31st no one wants to look at another winter coat.

So I decided to wait it out. And, instead of fighting against the frosty weather, I spent many happy weeks at home, layered-up in slippers, cashmere knits and Gilly Hicks sweatpants (my guilty pleasure). But now that spring has officially arrived I’ve started to get more adventurous with fashion, once again. And it seems like the perfect moment to discuss trans-seasonal layering…

Hush Rust Orange Dress
How to Master Trans-Seasonal Layering

I’m Wearing: Trench coat by Hobbs | Orange dress by Hush c/o | Leather effect leggings by L.K. Bennett | Suede boots by Burberry (past season – similar here) | Small Lottie bag by Aspinal of London c/o | Necklace by Monica Vinader

As you know, layering is not my strong suit. I’m more of a “throw on an embellished dress, cute flats and go” kind of girl. But I’ve grown tired of waiting to wear my spring 2018 purchases, so I’ve started to get a little more experimental. And, as a result, I’ve dived head-first into the world of trans-seasonal layering.

Last week I gave my new rust orange summer dress its first outing, by layering it over leather leggings, and topping it with an olive green trench coat. The Hush dress first caught my attention because it will look dreamy with tanned skin, simple sandals and a basket bag, come summer. But I’ve discovered I don’t have to wait until my Mediterranean vacations to enjoy it…

Trans-Seasonal Outfit Ideas

Trans-Seasonal Layering
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If you’re also desperate to start wearing your spring/summer 2018 purchases, here are my top three trans-seasonal layering tips:

1. Centre your outfit around three key items that form a strong colour palette. Then use black, grey, white or neutrals to build-up the rest of your look.

2. Pay attention to proportions. If you’re wearing a maxi or midi skirt, consider a cropped knit or tuck your shirt/tee into your waistband. And pair loose tops with tight bottoms, and vice versa.

3. Keep your layers light. This will not only save you from overheating, but also prevent you from looking like the Michelin Man!

Will you be putting any trans-seasonal layering tricks into practice, this spring? Leave a comment below to have your say…

Photos by Victoria Metaxas


  1. I understand your anti-layering kind of an attitude so well 🙂

  2. Well you are smarter than me who was still running around taking style posts in the FREEZING cold! So happy to see your style posts back though and I love the way you’ve layered here, the colour combination is perfect!


  3. cocos_tea_party says:

    Aw thank you Sharni! xxx


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