TRANSEASONAL DRESSING: How to build a pre-loved capsule wardrobe.

TRANSEASONAL DRESSING: How to build a pre-loved capsule wardrobe.

Posted by Sheridan Tyrrell on

When the seasons shift, the age-old fashion struggle rears its ugly head: a wardrobe full of clothes, but nothing to wear. The solution? A staple transitional wardrobe that will save you come rain, hail or shine.


Creating a capsule wardrobe of timeless, well-made pieces can do wonders for your confidence while saving you time and money in the long run. Avoid the daily fashion crisis and embrace the change in seasons with our tips on mastering transeasonal style.



Basics are your best friend for a timeless capsule wardrobe. Find what suits your body shape and invest in quality fabrics that will last for years to come. A plain tee, cotton shirt, a long sleeve and singlet are the perfect bases to style countless outfit combinations.


1. Anine Bing 'Mika' Cotton Shirt Size M, $189

2. Viktoria & Woods 'Bambi' Merino Shirt Size 3, $149

3. Viktoria & Woods Ribbed Tank Size 1, $79

4. Scanlan Theodore Merino Wool Turtleneck Top O/S, $129


Once you’ve covered the basics, inject some statement styles to add personality to every outfit.



Behind every good wardrobe is a good pair of jeans. With four trusty pairs, the outfit possibilities are endless. We suggest a light blue pair, a black/grey, dark blue & something fun (metallic, embellished, bright or patterned).



For more, add some tailored trousers, comfy track pants, a midi skirt & versatile mini skirt.


1. Camilla and Marc Sebastian Pants Size 12, $189
2. Allude Wool and Cashmere Track Pants Size S, $249
3. Max Mara Satin Midi Skirt Size 8, $199
4. Saint Laurent Leather and Wool Mini Skirt Size FR 38 | AU 10, $489


Consider investing in at least two coats: one oversized and one regular fit. We recommend investing in wool, cashmere and leather pieces - they’ll keep you warmer and last longer, keeping the cost per wear at a minimum.


1. Scanlan Theodore Wool Blend Pinstripe Jacket Size 8, $399
2. Camilla and Marc Trench Coat, $489
3. Sandro 'Fes' Cropped Leather Jacket Size 2, $349
4. Friends With Frank 'Matilda' Coat Size S, $299


Want more? Style a cozy puffer, colourful cardi or a fun statement jacket over a neutral base to make your “trendier” pieces more versatile.



A boot, a sneaker, a flat and a heel will be on your wardrobe rotation all year round. Prioritise versatility and comfort to keep you reaching for them time & time again.


1. Adidas Suede Gazelle Sneakers Size US 8, $119
2. Gucci Horsebit Leather Platform Loafers Size 37, $1149
3. Camilla and Marc Leather Chelsea Boot Size 37, $229
4. Gucci GG Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps 39, $1149
5. Hermes 'Oran' Flat Sandals Size 40.5, $929


An everyday staple, a carry-all tote and an evening shoulder bag will see you through for any occasion. Prolong their life with an occasional trip to the bag spa to get your money’s worth.



When choosing metals, opt for 925 Sterling silver or solid gold for tarnish-free everyday wear. Gold vermeil or gold plating will lower the price point, but keep them away from the shower or gym to keep them sparkling!


1. Sener Besim Chunky Agate Signet Ring Size US 7.5, $199
2. Annika Inez Large Heart Hoop Earrings, $249
3. Louis Vuitton Flower Full Station Necklace, $589
4. Christian Dior J'Adior Bee Earrings, $529
5. Chanel Faux Pearl CC Logo Earrings, $549


Don’t underestimate the power of sunglasses, scarves, hats & belts to complete an outfit. Switching up your accessories can completely transform your look from casual to composed.


1. Hermes 'Le Jardin De La Maharani' Silk Scarf, $799
2. Isabel Marant Leather Belt Size S, $159
3. Gentle Monster 'The Bell' Sunglasses, $249
4. Isabel Marant Tyron Cap 56cm



Always choose quality over quantity! You’ll be surprised how affordable good quality & designer items can be when youshop second hand, compared to high street labels like Zara or H&M.


Investing in pieces you feel excited to wear will not only make you feel amazing, but will also mean you can easily re-consign your items when the time comes to move them on. The "one in, one out" rule is a sure-fire way to keep your wardrobe fresh and cost-efficient.



Visit us in store for more pre-loved luxury pieces, and chat to our friendly team for more styling advice. We receive new items daily and we're guaranteed to have something for everyone!

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