Mid-season staples you need to own

Mid-season staples you need to own

Have you noticed the orange leaves that are beginning to litter the footpath? Perhaps you’re sleeping with an actual doona on these days? It’s the start of Autumn but it’s still appropriate to go the beach- the perils of mid-season. Here are a few kick-starters to get your wardrobe ready for the in-between weather.

Long sleeve tee

The ultimate throw-on item, a long sleeve tee is as easy to wear as it is versatile. Make sure you choose a cotton fabrication in a regular fit (no need to have it clinging to anything), complete with a round neck. Keep it plain and simple in white, possible with a stripe or two for a sharper finish.

When it comes to styling your long sleeve tee, it’s as easy as throwing it on with jeans or chino shorts. Layer it up with a crew neck jumper that you can tie around your waist when it gets too hot and complete the look with boat shoes for a preppier finish.

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Chambray shirt

Just like that mate that won’t leave your house but cooks and cleans while they’re there, chambray shirts have stuck around in the best way possible. This means that you can buy the most basic denim shirt and still be able to wear it year after year.

Keep it simple with buttons down the front, two buttoned chest pockets and a washed, worn look. Chambray shirts come in handy for days that are cooler in the mornings, hot at lunch and colder at night. Simply layer with a white tee, jeans and derby shoes, complete with a taupe fedora.

Wool blazer

This is one for work, weddings and generally any time you need to dress to impress. Your mid-season wool blazer should be between a super 100-130 wool that is lightweight and breathable but won’t crush easily like linen. Keep it sharp with a single breasted cut and stick to mid-season colours like taupe or navy.

Styling is easy as pie- just think ‘yacht club millionaire’ and you’ll have it in the bag. Salmon coloured chino shorts, brown boat shoes, a white collared shirt and navy blazer are the epitome of polished and can easily be dissembled if it gets a little too hot.


Possibly our favourite wardrobe staple of all time, we can’t go past a pair of tapered cotton blend chinos woven with just the right amount of elastane stretch. Stick to neutrals like light olive or beige for mid-season styling as this will freshen any heavier coloured tops and patterns.

Cuffed chinos with low-line lace ups or suede derby shoes connote a relaxed mid-season look. Style them up with a short sleeve patterned shirt buttoned at the neck or layer it up with a cotton crew neck tee and chambray shirt.

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Suede derby shoes

It’s not quite the season for boots and your thongs are on their last legs after endless trips to the beach and bottle-o. There has never been a better time to dust of your suede derbies and get styling.

The kind of shoe that takes you from work to drinks on a Friday, ensure your derbies are made in a tan, chestnut or light khaki colour. It’s imperative that you protect them with a suede protector as soon as you buy them and avoid splashing in puddles.

Suede derbies are the perfect way to finish a navy suit for work and also lend themselves to being paired with jeans and a short sleeve button up shirt on the weekend. They’re the Swiss army knife of the shoe world.

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