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Working out how to update our wardrobes between seasons can be tricky. But the key to savvy 'trans-seasonal' shopping is simply investing in those pieces that, with a little clever styling, we can wear now, as well as into spring.
Here's an edited version of Frankie Graddon's recent article for The Telegraph online, on the best 'wear now/wear later' new season buys...
The classic black biker has had a feminine makeover and the savviest among us will be purchasing one in on-trend pastel tones.
Wear now - with tailored trousers and a fine knit.
Wear later - over summer dresses on chilly summer evenings.
The new shape for spring is A-line, with full skirts and wide-legged trousers taking centre stage. For the adventurous dresser don a pair of wide-leg culottes.
Wear now - with a cropped jacket and ankle boots.
Wear later - with a camisole top and embellished sandals.
The overwhelming tone of the new season is one of romance with lace, pleats and barely-there fabrics dominating the catwalks. Team a delicate lace skirt in white or pastel tones with grey marl for a casual approach to the look. Pleats offer a modern take on ethereal dressing and when worn long are wonderfully dreamy.
Wear now - with an over-sized knit and socks.
Wear later - with putty tones and a bare leg.
This season make your denim indigo and apply liberally to your look. Jeans are the easiest way to work this trend, but if just a hint of indigo is what you are after, then a denim shirt is the perfect in. Brilliantly versatile, it will modernise a feminine skirt or make a statement when doubled up with jeans or denim shorts.
Wear now - with a biker jacket and metallic accessories.
Wear later - with pretty florals and lace accents.
Be they garden blooms, tropical fronds or graphic prints florals are big news. A permanent fixture in spring/summer dressing, this is one trend that is almost guaranteed to never date.
Wear now - with textured outerwear and biker boots.
Wear later - with more florals and embellishment.
To read Frankie's article in full click here