How to Style Your Transitional Wardrobe

Posted July 12, 2022 by in Fashion
woman posing in flannel

Have you ever considered a transitional wardrobe? Well, if you haven’t, it’s pretty similar to the idea of mixing and matching clothes in your wardrobe. To be more specific, you could go from one season to another without having to restock your entire closet. By adding a few key pieces that are out of season, you can have a wardrobe that will take you from fall to winter or spring to summer without having to start from scratch. By adding graphic hoodies men or stylish layers, you can have a full-service wardrobe to take you from one season to the next. Here are some practical tips on how to style your transitional wardrobe. 

Curly haired woman in a flannel shirt

Pair a hoodie with a button-down flannel shirt and some nice jeans 

When it comes to style, there’s a lot to be said for “less is more,” but this doesn’t mean you need to resort to boring staples. When you’re dressing in a way that shows your personality, you don’t need to play it safe with a black t-shirt and jeans every day—you can have fun with your clothes while still looking sharp. 

The trick is in how you combine your basic pieces. If you’ve got a button-down flannel shirt, try pairing it with something from the same family: a hoodie. The hoodie will keep you warm without adding bulk or restricting movement. And since the top has plenty of buttons to adjust for size, the fit is comfortable using only one article of clothing. The key is finding a pair of jeans that have the same sort of shape and silhouette as the shirt and aren’t too different in color, so they complement each other without competing for attention. You want things that go together naturally so choose colors that can be interchangeable; black, white, navy, khaki and maroon. 

Layer a hoodie under an oversized vest

In order to pull off this layered look, you’ll want to start with something lightweight under something bulkier. In this case, that means a hoodie or t-shirt under an oversized vest or cardigan. The key is to make sure that you’re layering in a way that keeps the vest from being too loose and hanging too low—you don’t want it to cover up your other layers, so choose accordingly. If you’re able, throw on a scarf for good measure—this piece is great for creating more dimension and adding more interest to an otherwise basic outfit.

Wear your favorite hoodie with a blazer and chinos

For some extra polish, try pairing the look with brown chinos instead of grey—the contrast of colors draws attention to your shoes and belt, which looks great if you can do so in moderation (you don’t want to be too matchy-matchy). This look is great for a meal out with friends or seeing the city. 

Go sporty-chic by pairing your hoodie with jogger pants and high tops

If you’re looking to add a little sportiness to your wardrobe, but aren’t sure how to make it work, we’ve got the answer. The contrast between sporty and chic is what makes this look so unique—and it’s so easy to pull off! In this example, we’ve paired a comfortable hoodie with jogger pants, which are made of the same fabric as athletic leggings but are cut more like slim jeans. For the shoes, we chose a pair of high tops that add just enough edge and pizzazz without being over-the-top. Just like our hoodie and jogger pants, they’re the perfect balance of sporty and chic.

Layer a light-weight jacket over your graphic hoodie and make sure to wear slim-fit pants to avoid looking sloppy

Layering a light jacket over your graphic hoodies (men) can be a great twist on the traditional sportswear look, but it’s important to make sure you’re not looking sloppy. Choose a lightweight jacket that is slim-fit so it doesn’t add bulk to your already heavy top layer. You should choose a tighter-fitting pant for this look to make everything look more streamlined.

You can transition easily between seasons without losing style or comfort by choosing the right pieces. After reading this list, updating a transitional wardrobe will become far less of a daunting task. With a bit of effort, you’ll end up with a look that is both stylish and functional at the same time. The key is to build your wardrobe up by adding pieces as you need them and removing those that no longer feel right. Remember, finding the perfect outfit is all about knowing yourself and having fun with it. Create a simple wardrobe that speaks to who you are and how you want to represent yourself out in the world. 

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