Here in Ireland Mother Nature appears to have a foot in each season, with rain in the morning, sun in the afternoon and high winds come evening time! So today, I’m sharing my must-have transitional pieces which are perfect to get you through this unpredictable seasonal change over.
^ during the heatwave I didn’t see one lifeguard when this place was covered in families, yet today, when it was just my friend and I – four of them – typical!!
The Denim Jacket
I have only recently bought one of these – it’s been on my “I should really have one of those” wardrobe list for awhile! Since purchasing, I have gotten so much wear out of it! It’s light enough that if the sun decides to split the stones unannounced, I won’t get hot and bothered and if it get’s a bit chilly, the denim really helps to keep that chill at bay. It’s also great for dressing down an outfit which would otherwise be a little too fancy. I’m loving mine and it is – without a doubt – a “best-buy”, as I’ve already smashed the “price per wear” ratio, which is always a win in my book!!
Chunky Heeled Ankle Boots
Could not be without a pair of these come Autumn as they not only get me from Summer into Autumn, but also from Autumn into Winter (at which time I’ll break out the heavy duty boots!). But for now, a suede boot with a chunky heel is my absolute go-to in the morning. Why chunky? Well, I discovered last year, if I get a chunky heel I can walk FOR HOURS in them without even the slightest niggle, this is an incredible feat and one I will no doubt be wanting to replicate. I bought the pair I’m wearing in these photos in H&M last year and proceeded to properly wear them to death! Therefore – since taking these photos – the boots have gone to shoe heaven and I’m currently on the lookout for a new pair, I’m even considering a splash of colour, hence the choices below!!
Black Skinny Jeans
Side Note: This was the moment a bikini clad woman hopped into the sea – seriously brave – I couldn’t believe it!
Anyway! Black skinny jeans – So! They are my be all and end all – a pair of these can ALWAYS be found in my wardrobe. I was forced into a changing room by a dear friend about 6 years ago who said “THESE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE JUST PUT THEM ON”, how right she was!! Up until that time I’d been a “leggings and a day dress” kind of girl and my friend was like “you need a Winter option!”. Safe to say I’ve not been without a pair since, they’re SO versatile it’s unreal!! But the reason they’re making it into my top three as a transitional piece is because of the tapered ankle, they keep you dry and are the best for creating smooth lines – especially when worn with ankle boots!