With the weather starting to shift, now is the perfect time to invest in seasonless outerwear pieces that will see you through any weather forecast in style. From versatile blazers to functional jackets, we've got you covered with our guide to essential outerwear. Seasons may come and go, but these wardrobe essentials are forever. Here, we break down our key pieces.
The Hardworking Blazer
A hardworking blazer is a must-have in any minimalist’s wardrobe – depending on how you style it, it can add polish or friction to an outfit. Pair an oversized blazer with a feminine slip dress for a chic contrast, or dress up a relaxed pair of wide-leg denim with a tailored, structured blazer for a more polished look.
Try: Matteau Relaxed Tailored Blazer; St. Agni Shawl Collar Blazer.
The Longline Vest
If you're looking for an outerwear option that can be worn all year long, consider a long-line vest as an alternative to a blazer. It still adds polish but is easier to layer, making it the perfect compromise. Style over a classic rib tank for warmer days, or layer it over a long-sleeved top to keep yourself cosy on chilly mornings.
Try: St. Agni Twill Vest
The Trench Coat
The trench coat is considered a sartorial classic for good reason. Not only is it the perfect lightweight layer on cooler mornings and evenings, it also provides protection against the elements. (Chic and practical, it ticks every box.) The trench coat’s timeless appeal means it's a worthy investment that will never go out of style.
Try: Wynn Hamlyn Trench Coat; Anna Quan Madden Coat
The Functional Jacket
If you're looking for a way to stay warm without sacrificing your outfit, a functional jacket is the perfect layer. Whether you opt for a cropped or hip-length style, it’ll add warmth without overwhelming your fit. Plus, it’s not too bulky that you can’t easily carry it with you if the temperature rises throughout the day.
Try: Marle Agnes Jacket; Harris Tapper Sabrina Jacket
Dressing for transitional weather can be tricky, but with the right outerwear pieces, you can easily navigate changing temperatures while looking chic. Invest in wardrobe essentials that will stand the test of time and work back with both your summer and winter pieces, and you’ll be ready to take on transitional dressing.
Shop our considered curation of transeasonal outerwear here.