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While it feels like just yesterday we were treated to a glorious Indian summer, we can’t deny that the urge to break out the thick wool coats and ankle boots is getting strong at Great Plains HQ. But as the first leaves hit the ground, our anxiety levels start to rise as we question what exactly we should be wearing in this tricky between-seasons stage. With a definite nip in the air, the threat of rain but no icy breezes just yet, here are our top tips for transitional style, to keep you looking bang on-trend, every time.


1. Autumn Florals

Inspired by folklore and fairytales, designers sent dark, twisted versions of traditional flower prints down the catwalks for Autumn / Winter. Take flowers from autumn to winter with a scattering of blooms in muted tones. Try a simple shift dress splashed with Narnia-inspired forest foliage to satisfy your floral cravings.

2. Model a Midi

Make like a fashion blogger and pair your on-trend midi skirt with a crisp cotton shirt. Tucked in at the waist, the midi’s pretty pleats are perfectly balanced by the crispness of a buttoned-up cotton Oxford. The ideal outfit for hitting the office in October? We think so.

3. Prints Charming

So, you’ve worn your printed trousers all summer long and now it’s time to pack them away for the winter. But it's time to rethink the plan; printed trousers in floral or animal print finishes look oh-so chic for autumn too. Paired with a mohair jumper and textured biker jacket, printed trousers offer the perfect foil for autumn’s grey skies. Take them out for cocktails and watch as the compliments roll in.

4. Just Add Tights

The best of all transitional style tips, adding opaque tights can give your summer attire a whole new lease of life. City shorts and summery skirts get an extra month of wear when teamed with sheer black tights and a lightweight knit, whilst figure-flattering midi skirts look beautifully daring teamed with coloured tights in deep berry hues.

5. The New Scarves

It was a micro-trend inspired by Virginia Woolf and her bookish Bloomsbury set, and when Burberry sent Cara and co. down the catwalk donning painterly printed scarves, not only were we utterly seduced by their old-fashioned charm, but by the way they were styled. Thrown nonchalantly over one shoulder or tucked into a skinny belt, scarves are officially a part of your layering arsenal for autumn. Tuck a silky floral print scarf into an animal print belt for an eye-catching mix-up of textures that’s utterly enchanting.