These post-Christmas days can be a little uncertain when it comes to fashion. Gone are the glitzy party dresses or thick Christmas-style knits. But still being in the full throes of winter means that we can still get some cold and rainy days. That being said, the British weather can be unpredictable and when you wake up to a particularly mild winter day, what is a girl to wear? While I wouldn’t say we are in full transitional mode just yet (think more March time for that kind of thing), it is a changeable and unpredictable season. So having an arsenal of go-to pieces is a must for when the weather throws you a curveball.

Here are some timeless transitional pieces that we all need to have in our wardrobe:

Denim Shirt

A denim shirt will usually have a little bit of weight to it, much more than a white and light Oxford shirt would, so it makes it a good piece for the changing seasons. You can layer under knits, scarves, and coats on cooler days, and style with sleeves rolled up with a pashmina on warmer days.

Long Sleeve Dress

We’re quite a way of Spring, but if you’re like me, and the first sign of a daffodil means you want to get pretty dresses on, then you need a timeless long-sleeved dress in your life. With long sleeves, it can mean that you can wear bare-legged on warmer days if you want, but can layer with tights and ankle boots on cooler days.

Pointed-Toe Flats

As much as I love ankle boots or comfy Uggs for winter, wearing them day after day can be a little bit of a bore. Though sandals are way off, a trendy pair of flats is a good idea to have. Much more classy than a ballerina pump is a pair of pointed-toe flats, as they look good with dresses and skinny jeans alike.


Having a cosy cardigan, particularly a long cardigan, in a spring-coloured hue is a must for this time of year. The pastel shade can add some brightness to your outfit, to perk up the winter days, as well as flatter and keep you warm. If you wanted it to be extra cosy then you could even look for plus size cardigans to layer up with. When you can fit another knit under there, then it can act as a coat on cool but dry days too.

Ankle-Grazer Trousers

Ankle-grazer trousers look great for women of all shapes and sizes. It is going to be too chilly (or wet if the forecast is anything to go by), for the next few weeks, so shorts and skirts are out. But showing a little bit of ankle is a good way to embrace the start of spring and get ready for it. Plus, ankle-grazers look great with ankle boots if you’re still rocking them on your feet.

Do you have any particular wardrobe favourites that help you to manage the winter to spring season in style?

Sarah x