I love getting most out of the pieces I own. It took me a while to figure out why I wore certain outfits more than others, and some never getting to see the light of day for years. The latter always leads me to giveaway quite a fews pieces from my wardrobe which more often than not leaves me with the feeling of wanting to replace those items with something else. For the past couple of years, I’ve become quite conscious of my style and finding ways to recycle it. One thing I did notice with the pieces that tend to get more wear was the fact that they could be worn in different ways in different seasons. In other words, transitional pieces. When I realised this, it helped with my thought process when acquiring any new outfit. For example, items like denim, t-shirts, dresess etc can easily be classed as transitional pieces.
Following my recent collaboration with French Connection, I applied the same logic when opting to style this maxi dress. In autumn/winter, I can throw on an oversized jumper over it and snatch it with a waist belt before throwing on a coat. In spring, I can rock it with a cropped leather jacket. And in summer, it’s perfect to wear on it’s own. It’s really that simple. Think of how many ways you can style a piece all year long, and if you can come up with more ways than a couple, then it’s definitely a transitional piece to invest in.