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6th September 2013

Fashion's Transitional Trends

Our Fashion Editor Lisa Piddington offers advice on how to get from summer to autumn next in style.

Changing from one season to the next can be quite tricky, even for the canniest of fashionistas. After all, there’s nothing easy about planning your weekly wardrobe when it can be topping the high 20s one day and feeling far too chilly the next.

There may be a touch of an Indian summer in the air, but the nights are certainly getting chillier and it’s the time of year to start thinking of a transition wardrobe. By that I mean clothes that take you effortlessly from warmer to cooler climes, ensuring you look chic as the temperature starts to drop.

It’s still too early to start eyeing up winter woollies and thick coats, but cardigans, jackets and shift dresses are the perfect pre-fall items we should be stocking up on now. They slot easily in with the left-over summer garbs and will keep you going through the next season.

Emporio Armani’s new arrivals boast a whole range of clever in-between buys. I particularly like this crepe dress in a beautiful purple berry shade – so easy to dress up and down whatever the British weather decides to throw at us.

Pictured: Crepe dress, £465; worn with Giorgio Armani ankle boots, £590 (available online at