Sep 09, 2013 10:23
by Angie Fox
It’s springtime in Australia and like all good Aussies we know that means temperatures can soar and plummet all in the space of an hour. And when the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind, it’s equally impossible to decide what to wear. Here we show you how a few celebs work their trans-seasonal wardrobes, looking stylish come rain, hail or shine … or all of the above.
Spare a thought for poor Jenifer Aniston. The quintessential California babe, Malibu resident extraordinaire and all-American heroine of the string bikini has found love with a native New Yorker. And what exactly does this mean for her wardrobe? For starters, the woman whose LA uniform is literally jeans and a bicep revealing singlet, has had to invest in some serious scarf-age. She’s also begun teaming her ubiquitous cargos with either a cute blazer or a longer length cashmere cardigan. And let’s not forget the funky fedoras, which definitely add warmth on a crisp New York morning.
The bicoastal lifestyle clearly involves a great deal of travel and Aniston has cleverly been limiting her colour palate to beige, grey, cream, black and a touch of army green. But her golden tan and caramel highlights never fail to remind us of her sunny home.
Aussie ex-pat and Aniston mate Isla Fisher also knows a thing or two about trans-seasonal dressing. The LA based mother of two, needs to make her wardrobe work across three continents. She often gets about in skinny jeans, blazers and Lanvin ballet flats or cargos teamed with floral Isabel Marant shirts and strappy leather sandals. But when she’s not on yummy mummy duty Fisher rocks a Christian Louboutain pump teamed with a mini skirt and long sleeve silk shirt ensemble.
The centrepiece of any trans seasonal wardrobe is the jacket, be it a leather biker number, a chic trench, a sporty denim piece or a classic linen or wool suit coat. Actress and “IT” girl Elizabeth Olsen, sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, likes to work a colourful coat into her spring wardrobe, like the mustard yellow jacket she wore to a New York fashion week event recently or the smart cropped leather jacket she teamed with a floral print satin skirt at the Elle Style Awards.
Dressing for any season doesn’t just mean throwing on a smart top with your grungy old jeans. Take a leaf out of Cate Blanchett’s book. The Aussie actress gives the late great Katherine Hepburn a run for her money in the pantsuit department. There was the Armani suit teamed with Loeffler Randal shoes at an ABC radio interview, followed by the Stella McCartney jacket, 3.1 Phillip Lim pants and Roger Vivier shoes on Jay Leno. She even looked breathtaking in a leather trimmed, cream pantsuit on arrival at LAX last month.
Whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, if you follow the lead of these few celebs you’ll never be hot, or cold again.