April Showers: Dressing for an Uncertain Season
Here at the Freemans blog we’re not above admitting our mistakes, and it’s fair to say that like most of the nation we were well and truly hoodwinked by the supposed onset of early summer last month. After literally changing overnight from shorts and t-shirts-friendly sun to unrelenting rain, sleet and snow(!), the weather does appear to be heating up again, but we’re not quite sure we’re ready to trust it again yet.
So how does one dress for a season that just won’t make up its mind? A tricky proposition, no doubt, but the best you can do is to utilise the art of layering to create an outfit that can easily be transformed from a winter warmer to a light summer ensemble – and to invest in a good spring jacket!
The last thing you want if the weather takes a turn for the tropical is to be sweating underneath a heavy winter coat, so look out for more lightweight pieces that will protect you from the elements, but can also be easily worn open or over the shoulder when on warmer days. This Lightweight Summer Parka looks great worn over a summery t-shirt or women’s top, but can also withstand a surprise downpour without soaking you through.
With the possibility of unseasonable chills in mind, it might be worth investing in some understated vest tops that you can wear under a blouse or ladies cardigan to give yourself an extra layer of protection. This Laura Scott Frilly Vest Top looks lovely on its own, but can easily be paired with a long sleeved blouse like this Chillytime Floral Sheer for the perfect all-seasons outfit.