Does the transition of the seasons throw your wardrobe into disarray?
Take your basic Summer tops into Autumn and Winter with a bit of clever layering and you won't actually need to make any massive changes.
As you probably know I love versatile items of clothing. Any separates that I can use right through the year always earn my seal of approval.
Summer is short season in this country 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 that you may have in your Summer wardrobe. Don't pack them away at the end of the season because they'll continue to hold their own well into Autumn and beyond!
Find a bargain in the Kettlewell Colours Sale or get your own tops out and play along with the layer game!
Although plain black or white t-shirts will always make a useful layer, choosing to wear tops in a bolder color will give warmth and definition to an outfit in the cooler months.
Choose distinctively colored Summer tops that complement your natural coloring and your color palette. They will become key pieces making it easy to create an outfit by adding your basic neutrals all year round.
Don't know your color palette yet? Then perhaps it's time for Color Analysis.
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 makes the perfect party top with a slinky pencil skirt or velvet pants and heels. Add some sparkles and a shimmer wrap for extra warmth.
Summer style: A bright and breezy loose casual tee teamed with denim shorts or jeans will take you anywhere from a country walk to city sight-seeing.
Top: Diane swing top in Fiesta Orange from Kettlewell
Autumn/Winter style: Layered up with skinny jeans and chunky boots, topped off with a warm jacket and cosy scarf, transform your casual Summer tops into Autumn-ready for a walk to the pub or a shopping expedition.
Summer style: Choose your favorite cool and classic neutral top with wide linen pants and classy accessories - ready for cricket on the green or the smartest resort.
Top: Imogen slash neck from Kettlewell
Winter style: Swap out the linen pants for a soft wool to maintain the chic sophistication. A wool jacket, warm scarf and ankle boots in soft pastels or Winter White introduce 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.
Winter style: A camisole or tank is an essential base to many layered looks. The sweater and cosy shirt is enough to keep you snug whatever the temperature. Take a look at how to style a tank for more year round ideas.