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The Art Of Transitional Dressing

Make your clothes work for you in warm and chilly months with these styling tips.
WRITTEN BY Tayllor Henczel

What’s transitional dressing?

Great question! Basically, transitional dressing refers to clothes that seamlessly ‘transition’ you from winter into spring (or other seasons), without having to buy a whole new wardrobe. The idea with transitional dressing is pretty simple. Buy a few new items, mix them in with your winter wardrobe, apply some warm-weather styling, swap out some winter-only items and you’re set.

Here are our tips for making your wardrobe work for both low temperatures and those warmer days ahead.

Fabric Is Everything

What your clothes are made of will be one of the biggest factors of whether it can work for different seasons. Synthetic materials — like nylon and acrylic — are notorious for trapping heat and making you sweat. Naturally sourced materials on the other hand — think organic cotton, linen and TENCEL™ — are lightweight and breathable, making them top summer wardrobe choices that can be layered in other seasons.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect fabric that will take you through all seasons, check out our French Terry. It’s made of an ethically sourced blend of 81% Organic Cotton, 14% Recycled Polyester, 5% Spandex, making it light, breathable, with a little bit of stretch to keep things comfy. You don’t have to store your favourite loungewear set once the temperatures start to rise.

 

Featured: Women’s French Terry Relaxed Zip Hoodie, Men’s French Terry Reynard Hoodie.

 

Play With Layers

Experiment with how you wear your pieces in different seasons. In colder months, you can throw a trench or oversized blazer over your go-to hoodie or crew neck. Once the sun comes out, you can ditch the jacket. When summer hits, go ahead and tie sweaters around your shoulders for safe keeping — you never know when breezy evening temps can sweep in.

 

@naireekiana wears her French Terry Crop Hoodie and French Terry Cropped Wide Leg Sweatpants.

 

Choose Your Colour Palette

Finding your go-to colours and sticking to them allows you to better mix and match your wardrobe in every season. Need some help narrowing your colours down? Try picking a few go-to neutrals, like grey, black or cream, then add in a few colours. This fall we have four new earth-inspired colours designed to reinvigorate you as you embrace the outward and inward shifts. Check them out below (we’re swooning over apple butter red).

Now you’ve got a cohesive colour palette that will carry you through every season, and make transitional dressing a breeze.

 

Shop the New Fall Colours for men and women.

 

girl in seasonal dress
Featured: Oversized Shirt Dress in Apple Butter Red

 

Featured: French Terry Crop Hoodie and French Terry Fulton Short

 

Go For Elevated Basics

No matter the season, a crewneck sweatshirt or hoodie will never go out of style. While we’re all for creative dressing and personal expression, anchoring your wardrobe with high-quality basics that serve multiple purposes is key to nail transitional dressing.

 

Featured: French Terry Classic Crew and French Terry Sweatshort.

 

Make It Sustainable

We’re definitely biased, but no matter what season you’re dressing for, sustainability is always on trend. When you’re looking for pieces to carry you from winter to spring (and every other in-between), opt for clothes that do better by our planet. Not only are you taking some small steps that mean big change for the earth — you’re also investing in pieces that are higher quality that can carry you for seasons to come.

 

How the Balloon Sleeve French Terry Crew compares to the average sweatshirt.

 

How the French Terry Zip Hoodie compares to the average hoodie.

 

Looking to up your transitional dressing game? Check out our French Terry collections for both men and women. It’s lightweight and perfect for throwing on for a walk, chilling at home (AC or not), and everything in between.

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