I'm going to be travelling soon to a country with temperate climate. What are some good transitional outerwear pieces for fall?
Between a hot summer and a cold winter lies the tricky fall season, which can range from warm to cool to chilly. When it comes to outerwear, you want to stick to a light jacket that will provide you with a little bit of cover from the elements, without overheating you.
Pick a topper that ends at around your hip or higher, in breathable materials like cotton, canvas or synthetic materials. Leave the long wool coats for when it gets much colder. Here are six options that will work in various autumn situations.
Denim jacket (Photo 1)
$49, from Mango at www.zalora.sg
For the tail end of summer to the early days of fall, grab a denim jacket. It goes with everything and does not overwhelm transitional looks that are more summery.
Sweater jacket (Photo 2)
$79.90, from New Look at B2-34 313@somerset
For a more cosy effect, pick a slouchy cardigan with pockets like this one. Cinch it with a belt for a jacket-inspired look.
Moto jacket (Photo 3)
£101 (S$211), from Current/Elliott at www.theoutnet.com
A cotton moto jacket is versatile and light and has a bit more attitude than a regular topper. It looks good left unzipped as well as zipped up.
Jacket with hood (Photo 4)
$89.90, from Stradivarius at B2-15 Ion Orchard
A cotton and polyester parka like this one, with a hood and ties at the hem, is perfect for when the weather gets a bit windy.
Drapey coat (Photo 5)
$129 from Bershka at B2-09 Ion Orchard
While this topper is longer than the recommended length for transitional pieces, the loose, shirt-like shape means it is still light enough for fall.
Down jacket (Photo 6)
$69.90, from Uniqlo at 03-27 313@somerset
When it gets to the end of autumn, a down jacket provides a decent amount of warmth. But the collarless design and flatter construction mean it does not look as bulky as the puffy winter versions.
This article was first published on Sept 26, 2014.
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