Take your Summer Tops into Autumn
A nip in the air? You can take your Summer tops into Autumn and far beyond with a bit of clever layering. So there's no immediate need to worry about any major changes to your wardrobe.
Versatile items of clothing and separates that can be used throughout the year always earn my seal of approval.
Summer is short in the UK and, apart from the expense, it's such a shame to tuck those pretty tops away.
Courtesy of Kettlewell Colours I'm showing you a few basic t-shirt shapes you're sure to have in the closet. Don't pack them away, they'll continue to hold their own well into Autumn and beyond!
Find a bargain in the sales or get our your tops and play the layer game!
How to take Summer tops into Autumn
Plain t-shirts always make a useful layer, but a bold color will give warmth and definition to an outfit in the cooler months too.
Choose distinctively colored Summer tops that complement your natural coloring. They are key pieces which will team with basic neutrals all year round.
Don't know your color palette yet? Then perhaps it's time for Color Analysis.
A Sleeveless Cowl
Summer style: styled
simply with crisp shorts and sandals for the beach or paired with skinny jeans and heels for Summer evenings.
Top: Betty cowl from Kettlewell
Winter parties: A pretty neckline is the perfect party top with a skirt or velvet pants and heels. Add some sparkles and a shimmer wrap for extra warmth.
Casual Swing Tee
Summer style: A bright and breezy loose casual tee teamed with denim shorts or jeans will take you from a country walk to city sight-seeing.
Top: Diane swing top in Fiesta Orange from Kettlewell
Autumn/Winter style: Layered with skinny jeans and chunky boots, top with a warm jacket and scarf, to turn your casual Summer tops into Autumn-ready for a walk to the pub or a shopping expedition.
Boat neck with sleeves
Summer style: A favorite cool and classic top with wide leg linen pants and classy accessories is ready for cricket on the green or the smartest resort.
Top: Imogen slash neck from Kettlewell
Winter style: Swap out linen for soft wool to maintain chic sophistication. A jacket warm scarf and boots in soft pastels introduces European elegance.
Summer style: This is a staple for holiday time when the temperature soars in a rainbow of colors. Add a skirt or sarong to take you from beach to bar.
Top: Classic camisole from Kettlewell
Winter style: A camisole or tank is an essential base to a layered look. The sweater and cosy shirt will keep you snug whatever the temperature. Take a look at how to style a tank for more year round ideas.
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