We'd all love to be able to vacuum pack our winter coats and store away our cable knit jumpers once winter has ended. But the truth is, not all of us have the time, energy or space to maintain two separate wardrobes for each half of the year. That's why our Style Editors believe in the importance of key pieces and trans-seasonal footwear to create a 2 in 1 all-season wardrobe. Here are their top tips on how to achieve effortless style and comfort all year round.
Tip #1 - No more fast fashion
To create the ultimate all-season capsule wardrobe, it is important to incorporate shoes and clothing that is made or purchased sustainably, and designed to last rather than being brought for a few dollars to last no more than a season.
The Merge leisure comfort shoes by Step On Air, are a gorgeous lace-up and trans-seasonal sneaker that is made with a premium leather upper that will last for seasons to come. Merge incorporates Step On Air's comfort technology with a high-density latex padded foot-bed.
Pair the Merge comfort sneaker with ¾ length jeans and a high-quality vest top during the summer. To transcend this look into winter add a blazer and chunky knit scarf.
Tip #2 - No more impulse purchases
Shopping with intent is one way to stop you from acquiring multiple pieces that don't go with anything else in your wardrobe. If you are a sucker for a sale rack or get lured in by sparkly shop windows. Opt for shopping online. This way, you can look for exactly what you need. You can also shop from the comfort of your own home and can evaluate what is in your wardrobe in real-time as you shop.
For example, if you find that most of your outfits need a plain black sneaker, head over to www.shoelife.com.au and shop in the sneakers category. Filtered under black, you will find the Mercy comfort sneaker in black.
Pair the Mercy comfort sneaker by Step on Air with a floral dress and large woven hat for the summer. For a winter outfit, pair the same summer dress over thick winter tights. Add a longline cardigan and double-breasted trench coat for a cozy yet stylish ensemble.
Tip #3 - No more keeping things "just in case" or for special occasions only
"I'll keep that dress, just in case I'm invited to a cocktail party." But with limited space to keep clothes and little time to be searching for your outfit every morning, do you need to keep things just in case?
Swap out the things you keep in your wardrobe that are very specific to one event or occasion, for items that are versatile enough to work for a variety of different occasions in your life.
Pair the Asco comfort heel in latte hue with a shift dress, waterfall cardigan and thin scarf for a comfortable yet classic summer night ensemble. When winter rolls around swap out the waterfall cardigan for a hip-length, tie-belt coat. Add some thick tights under the shift dress for an extra layer of warmth.
Shop these comfort styles and many more at Australia's leading ladies online shoe store – ShoeLife.