Seasonal Transitions (and poll), Style File Friday

Hello all! I hope that you are having a wonderful week, and are about to head into an even more wonderful weekend. This is my crazy time at work, and I’m trying to remember to take the time to stop for a tiny break, but that is easier said than done, sadly. Still, something that does excited and relax me? Style! This is the time of the year where summer and autumn are battling for prominence, and while it’s still heavily weighted for summer, I can feel the changes.

How to Dress For Transitional Seasons

I am wholeheartedly an autumn and winter dresser. The styles, the fabrics, the pieces, the cuts, the colours, it all suits me perfectly! Summer is the time of year that I have to be overly particular and choosy with what I wear because it can turn “kid-ish” real fast. I do enjoy autumn, but I’m not crazy for pumpkins everywhere- I’m crazy for the fashion that comes with it! So, how am I coping with this “fun” in between time that leaves us with chilly mornings and baking afternoons?


Thin Layers

This is kind of a standard for me, but I’m wearing more thin layers that aren’t a huge pain to carry at the end of the day. I work at a large university, and as most large campi go, the parking lots are on the outer edges- I’ve got a bit of a hike. My thin cardigan paired with a 3/4 shirt allows for warmth when I need it without overwhelming carrying at the end of the day. I also will wear 3-4 thinner layers in the winter, instead of 1-2 thicker layers. It’s just not my style to bulk up!

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Black Pieces

I do wear black clothing year round, but I do focus on brighter and lighter colours in the summer- it’s the time to take advantage! However, I’ve slowly started wearing my black shirt dress again. When the sleeves are rolled up and I’ve got lighter shoes on, it doesn’t look overly heavy or “fall-like”. Plus, black and navy are just classic to me- while you might wear a different cut or piece, the colour suits year round. I’m just happy that I can worry less about spilling things on lighter coloured clothing…

Plaid scarf


Shouty and in caps because I can fully embrace my love of scarves again! I do have a handful of thinner scarves to wear during the summer, but I can finally start breaking out my thicker scarves. My office is still a frozen tundra, and the AC blasts through the hallways like a rolling arctic wind. My soft, white plaid scarves are perfect for keeping me cozy and my joints happy while the seasons (both outdoors and indoors) are changing and raging away! Also, if people are already sipping away on their caramel machiatos (I probably spelt that incorrectly….) and apparently pumpkin spice lattes within the month, I will wear my scarf with pride, dammit!

Also, I would be eternally grateful if you would take a view seconds and vote for what you would like to see on Style File Fridays for the next few months 🙂

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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14 thoughts on “Seasonal Transitions (and poll), Style File Friday

  1. globalhousesitterX2 August 19, 2017 / 8:14 am

    I must also admit loving scarves. One of the most versatile items in my bag, since we have to accommodate 4 seasons 🙂


    • anhistorianabouttown August 19, 2017 / 8:27 am

      I don’t know how you do it!! It’s probably because I live in a place with extreme winters and summers, but I am the worst at moving between seasons quickly! You must teach me your ways!!

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      • globalhousesitterX2 August 19, 2017 / 8:53 am

        You made a good point of layers and it is all about that. This year we have gone from -14 to 45 degrees 🙂 Getting used to wearing the same clothes over and over is the biggest challenge, obviously washed regularly! I have a post coming up soon about this subject. Merino wool is a good material to use.

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        • anhistorianabouttown August 19, 2017 / 2:04 pm

          My mom and sister spin/weave/knit and are slowly bringing me into the world of wool!! We range from -50° to 45°C here, so unfortunately my wardrobe is bigger than I would like 😦


  2. josypheen August 19, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I love the look of that shirt dress! 🙂

    I really like summer dresses because you don’t have to plan. Just throw in a dress and you’re done!


    • anhistorianabouttown August 19, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      I also have it in a gorgeous plaid!! It’s so comfortable 😊😊 I’m a huge dress fan, it really cuts down on time and decision making hahaha- SIGN. ME. UP. 😁

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  3. tahenryauthoress August 19, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I use scarves year round. The roll up super small to fit easily in my fave shoulder bag.
    Summers can get warm here so the AC indoors is always jacked way up. I use my scarves as pashminas in the summer. (Did I spell that right?)


    • anhistorianabouttown November 11, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      I think you did, haha! I use my blanket scarves as pashminas in our office in the winter- it’s super freezing, so a double layer of wool on top of my long sleeve shirt and sweater are usually enough to keep me warm haha!

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  4. Thewanderingdarlings August 19, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I’m with you on the autumn/winter dresser. My box of scarves is almost at 100 now and I can’t wait to get my burnt orange oversized coat out of retirement 🍂🍂🍂🍂❄️❄️

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  5. Rated by Hanna August 19, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I can’t to layer fun warm/cool palettes with leggings. No more chub rub haha or the sticky feeling of sweatiness. Cozy sweaters and colorful scarves are also my go to.

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