How to Dress for Ever-Changing Weather

Your style doesn’t have to suffer because of inconsistent weather – we promise!

Benjamin Franklin famously said that in life, only two things are certain: death and taxes. But we’d like to add another one into the mix… Inconsistent British weather.

The key to walking out of the front door confident that your outfit can withstand temperature drops and blistering winds is to layer up. But how do you keep your style present when trying to dress for the ever-changing weather? Read on to find out.

Don’t Choose Bulky Items

If you choose to wear a chunky knit jumper under a jacket with a puffer coat on top, of course, you’re going to look frumpy and feel claustrophobic. Instead, make sure that you’re clothing gets progressively thicker with each layer and ensure that you have enough space to move so that you don’t feel restricted.

Start off with a cool, lightweight base layer such as a T-shirt or a vest to provide comfort and breathability. Then you can add a button-up shirt, a jacket and an overcoat.

Include a Range of Lengths

The easiest way to style your outfit using different lengths is to start with the shortest layer closest to the body, however, this is one that you can play around with to see which looks best.

For example, if you’re opting for an informal look, leave your shirt untucked so that it’s visible underneath your jumper. Or, if you prefer to be dressed more traditionally, chose layers that gradually get longer.

Stay Neutral with Colour Choices

The safest way to remain fashionable when dressing in layers is to keep your colour palette neutral using understated colours of the same family, for example, light grey, charcoal and black.

If you’re set on including a statement pattern or colour in your outfit, it’s usually best to wear your busiest piece as your outermost layer.

With this being said, colour blocking is a really fun way to stand out from the crowd if you’re feeling brave.


We know all too well how frustrating it can be when the weather isn’t allowing you to dress how you want, which is why we always make sure that our stock allows you to dress for the ever-changing British weather, without compromising your style.


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