Dressing for the weather is a challenge at the best of times. Dressing for the days between spring and high summer however, is a bona fide art. Each year, from mid-March to sometime in June, all sartorial bets are off: it’s suddenly too warm for your winter knits; not yet warm enough for those skin-baring summer clothes. So how best to put together a look that won’t leave you susceptible to unseasonal colds, but won’t have you wiping sweat from your brow either?
The answer is lightweight layers: those clever style-savers that can be slipped on or shrugged off as necessary. Used in conjunction with a reliable weather app, layers in cotton, linen, nylon (and blends thereof) will help you steer clear of the pitfalls of what we might call “transitional dressing”. Here, we suggest three looks to take you through to the lazy days of summer.