Trans-Seasonal Dressing Tips

At this time of year, the few months where winter is starting to pass but the warmer weather hasn’t quite yet arrived, it’s hard to know what to wear. A day can start out bright and fresh, then rapidly turn into pouring rain.

Trans-seasonal layering, a term that has become ubiquitous throughout style journalism recently, is a difficult thing to master. Once you’ve got the basics down though, you’ll be able to pull together stylish and practical outfits with relative ease.

Stylist Way Perry is certainly a man versed in the art of clever dressing, having worked with magazines including Numéro, Rollacoaster and Wonderland, alongside French Connection, Dr Martens and Marks & Spencer.

Way Perry, StylistStylist Way Perry (Left) Styling Model Sam Way (Right)

Perry’s particular approach to style is often about pulling together a few simple pieces, and mixing them up with something a little more stand-out – perfect when the weather is changeable.

We asked him to give us his top tips to get you through the in-between season.

Stylist’s Tips: Way Perry

FashionBeans: How do you do layering successfully?
Way Perry: Make sure you have different tones and textures, as you don’t want to end up looking bulky.

A good thing to remember is always layer from the finest, through to the thickest, material.

How do you dress when you don’t know what the weather is going to do?
Keep a few different scenarios in mind when you’re dressing in the morning, that way you can adapt your look as the day goes on.

In the case of the UK, though, always remember to make sure a couple of those are wet-weather-appropriate!

Knitwear Or Jersey? Jeans Or Trousers?
Jersey and trousers. The sweatshirt will always add a sense of modernity to a classic pair of tailored trousers.

Try mixing a classic sweatshirt with a pair of tailored trousers

What, in your opinion, is the best footwear to see you through the season?
Grenson triple welt black brogues and a pair of Nike Air Huaraches in navy.

Grenson triple welt black Archie brogues

Nike Air Huaraches Blue Force

What are the key pieces you will be wearing over the next couple of months?
An overcoat from Whistles, a green army overshirt, Bailey of Hollywood ‘Billie’ hat and Comme des Garçon stripy T-shirt.

What is a good hairstyle to go for in this kind of changing weather?
I always think a good scissor over comb, with a graduated back and side, styled with a slightly off-center parting is a strong option.

A bit of 1940s is good, and it looks great come rain or shine.

1940s Inspired Men's Hairstyle