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How to build a trans-seasonal wardrobe, sans fuss.

As the temperature drops and our stable of brands continues to rise in producing quality, considered, versatile garments for trans-seasonal dressing, the tyranny of choice can become overwhelming. Getting dressed — be it for a day in the office with your chic colleagues, or date night with a lover — requires tactful layering, texture-play and some core staples (insert denim and a good blazer here) to see you through crisp mornings and cosy evenings.

Here, our sophisticated Brand Director Vanessa Spencer dishes her curated guide to a capsule wardrobe, from The New Trend’s most treasured local and international labels. Ready? Let’s get dressed.

It’s time to be bold

Reserving monochrome-only outfits for the autumn-winter chill can feel repetitive. Enliven the mood with colourful and well-structured two-sets like this A.L.C Dakota Jacket and Kennedy Pant. An uplifting colour scheme can go a long way in boosting morale — for you, and your onlookers.

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Invest in a blazer you love

A strong, tailored blazer is your ticket to everyday dressing with ease. And 2022 season sees a slight skew to the oversized kind. The classic silhouette of this Christopher Esber throw-over is offset by a beautifully-spliced sleeve — bearing skin being one of Esber’s hallmarks, even when it comes to blazers. Pair with denim and shirting for on-duty wear, and sub for a mini-dress underneath with some knee-high boots for effortless eveningwear. Follow the blueprint pictured by slipping into this Sir Monte’s strapless number. It’s that simple.

Always space for denim

For laissez-faire wear, look no further than a mainstay pair of denim high-rise, wide-leg jeans. (SLVRLAKE crafts a winner). Tuck a bright-hued polo knit in for an easily achievable cool-girl aesthetic, and complete with your favourite coat. Style with loafers or sneakers to embody relaxed minimalism, or zhuzh with a ritzy pair of stilettos and a brilliant blazer for pinot with the girls.

Layering is key

Cold on your commute but hot after your morning latte? Building a progressive cocoon of clothing is paramount when it comes to dressing for Melbourne’s cooler months. May we suggest starting topping your fitted knit with Ducie London’s impeccable Aggie Double Breasted Coat?


A.L.C Eleanor Top

A.L.C Eleanor Top

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SLVRLAKE Grace High Rise Wide Leg Jean

SLVRLAKE Grace High Rise Wide Leg Jean

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DUCIE LONDON Aggie Double Breasted Coat

DUCIE LONDON Aggie Double Breasted Coat

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