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There’s a Chill In The Air | Signature Style

At this time of year it’s hard to know what to buy — we’re heading into spring but there’s still a chill in the air. Buying warm jerseys doesn’t seem quite right, but it’s too soon for summer dresses.


Now is the time to look at trans-seasonal pieces, the things that work now that will still be working when we see some warmer summer days. Here are my picks for which current pieces you’ll get great value from…



A girl can never have too many classic tees. Wear right now by layering under a blazer, leather biker or knit, take into summer by letting it stand alone. A key shape this season is the sleeveless tee with a shoulder pad — an easy tuck will achieve this with any classic tee.  


A Fringe Skirt

Whether you choose leather or not, a fringe skirt is the perfect item to find right now. Wear now with a pair of tights, boots and a stylish knit. Wear with a tee and sandals or trainers when it’s warmer. The movement of these pieces makes them effortlessly stylish and very sexy.



Choose any length from short shorts (if you have great legs) or longer Bermuda styles, but shorts make perfect sense in both winter and summer. Right now, team them with a blazer, tights and boots. Rock with a tee or shirt and a pair of wedges when the weather warms up.   


A Great Shirt | Signature Style


A Great Shirt

A classic shirt is essential. Go print or plain, but you’ll be wearing this item often. They look great layered under a knit and when the weather warms up just button up and go. Hottest way to wear right now? The “Trinny Tuck” — tuck one side of the hem in leaving the other side out.


Oversized Dress

This easy to wear piece can be dressed up with your boots or down with trainers. Layer warmth underneath and add a denim jacket now, while enjoying how cool it will be to wear come summer with sandals.


Jackie O’Fee is owner of Auckland’s leading personal style consultancy, Signature Style. If you’d like to create your ultimate wardrobe that works no matter what the weather, she’d love to help. Call 09 529 5115 or email