4 SEASONS

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More and more designers are manufacturing capsule collections opposed to seasons. If you’ve ever made a resolution to live more ‘green’ one of the places to start is in your closet. Think of the fashion waste that comes from just one individual season to season, let alone an industry in its entirety.

When I turned 30 [not that long ago..] I started making a conscious effort to purchase special pieces that could live and grow with me, not dependant on any particular season or trend. Now, still, I buy better, less, and have a wardrobe filled with all of my favourite pieces ready to go regardless of the fashion emergency.

Here are some of the key things I do myself and with clients to live seasonless:

Slip dresses and sleeveless pieces layered with turtlenecks, athletic sweatshirts, and go to t-shirts are a win win. The layering completes this look making it comfortable with an edge, refined with luxe fabrics; the gathering in the fabric is part of the style.

Light jackets become immortal - wear them with a lighter weight top and a heavier winter coat, except ditch the heavier coat while indoors. I call this look ‘warm and chic in a cold restaurant.’

Put on a pair of trousers. You can literally wear a great pair of pants with anything, including all of the dresses you wore in August. And what about those cropped trousers? Sporty black leggings underneath, a pair of trainers, and an over the top blouse is one of my winter day to days.

You don’t need new shoes, you need new socks. A pristine pair of socks takes those backless slides into colder temps. Give your ankle boots a break and mix it up with a more sophisticated shape.

Evening gloves made a comeback not that long ago. Swap out your tired winter gloves for a statement evening glove when you don’t have to brave the outdoors for a long period. Better yet, keep them on indoors because you missed your manicure due to that snow day.

Pictured above: light jacket as top, Photography Calope, Style Joelle Litt, Beauty Robert Weir, Model Kyla at Plutino, Jacket Toga Pulla, Skirt Rejina Pyo, Footwear Dries Van Noten