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Transitional dressing – the key to your autumn wardrobe

It’s that time of year again. The days are becoming cooler, the evenings darker. It’s either too hot or too cold – and suddenly, choosing what to wear is a daily struggle.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Thankfully, the summer-to-autumn wardrobe dilemma can be easily overcome with transitional clothing. You just need to invest in a few key items; things that can be easily layered up for those ‘in-between’ days or quickly shrugged off when the sun starts to shine.

 Transitional clothing to create an autumn wardrobe


Here we’ve rounded up 5 essential pieces to take you seamlessly from one season to the next. So, why not have a look? Invest in our autumn clothing and embrace the art of transitional dressing.


5 transitional pieces for your autumn wardrobe


1. A cosy cardigan or fleece

If you add just one transitional piece to your autumn wardrobe, make it a cardigan or fleece.

Here at Tokyo Laundry, we have plenty of styles to choose from for both men and women – including everything from rib-knit buttoned cardies to zip-through borg lined designs. And they all have one thing in common… they’re seriously warm and cosy!

Just throw one on over your short-sleeved tee or dress and create an instant autumn-ready look.


2. A relaxed shirt

Classic button-up shirts are an easy way to master transitional dressing – especially with such a wide range to choose from in both our menswear and womenswear department.

Light chambray styles are the perfect pick for this time of year. If it’s cool outside, don’t be afraid of going double-denim – layer it over a white t-shirt and pair it with jeans. If it’s warm outside, either roll up the sleeves and style with chino shorts or tuck it into a pleated midi skirt. 

Autumn clothing available at Tokyo Laundry


3. A versatile sweatshirt or hoody

Getting a bit chilly?

As temperatures start to fall, nothing beats a sweatshirt or hoody. It’s the ultimate autumn wardrobe piece. Soft and snuggly enough to keep you warm on the morning commute, yet easy enough to take off once you reach the office. And the best bit? It’s super versatile.

Choose between a zip-up or pullover design. Pick a colour that works with your wardrobe. Then, just layer it over a t-shirt and pair with jeans, joggers, chinos or leggings.


4. Lightweight outerwear

This should be high on your ‘transitional clothing’ wish list.

To tackle the unpredictable weather in style, you’re going to need a lightweight jacket. Something that can be thrown on with any outfit and protect against the ever-changing elements. And here at Tokyo Laundry, we have lots of options to choose from. 

For men, we recommend either a checked overshirt or bomber jacket. Ladies, opt for a puffer gilet or hooded raincoat and it’ll see you through to the winter months. 


Transitional pieces available at Tokyo Laundry


5. Boots

Boots are a year-round staple – but they certainly step into the spotlight at this time of year.

Not only do they keep your feet warm and dry, they look just as good with a floaty dress or pair of shorts as they do with jeans. So they offer the perfect middle ground. Slip on a pair of leather knee-highs or desert boots and transform your fave summer clothes into an autumn-ready outfit.


Ready to invest in transitional clothing?

Browse the full online range for men and women.

Our prices are affordable and our latest products are designed with layering in mind. Which means, not only are they a fantastic way to navigate summer-to-autumn dressing, they can be worn throughout the year – mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe.

Keep in mind, you’re also welcome to contact us at any time. Whether you have a question about our clothing or would like a little advice on how to choose some key transitional pieces, we’re always happy to help. Just hit us up at info@tokyolaundry.co.uk and we’ll respond as soon as possible.



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