5 Pairs Of Jeans For When The Weather Can't Make Up Its Mind

Esther Newman

Welcome to the awkward dressing season. What exactly are you meant to wear on an autumn day that starts with a chill, is hot and muggy by lunchtime and tipping it down by dinner? The answer is simple: jeans.

They’re the most versatile piece in our wardrobes, seeing us through Friday date nights, lazy Sunday brunches and the office on Monday.

Worried about comfort? No need, we’ve found five pairs woven with LYCRA® dualFX® technology – a two-fibre blend that ensures all-day ease, flexibility and a body-hugging fit, no matter how many washes.

Read on for five ways to style your denim in unpredictable weather conditions. Consider this your cheat sheet for never being too hot, or too cold.

Let’s hear it for the humble cardigan. Once the uniform of grandads and geography teachers, in 2019 they’ve been given a new lease of life. We’ll be imitating our favourite French style influencers and tying our menswear-inspired cardi over a pair of Long Tall Sally black bootcut jeans for a slice of Gallic insouciance.

Accessorise with pointed-toe cowboy boots, a structured bag and freshwater pearl earrings – key AW19 trends that will be touted across Instagram this season – for a touch of everyday elegance.

Long Tall Sally Ultra Stretch Slim Bootcut Jean, $, available at Long Tall Sally

On chilly weekend mornings we love nothing more than curling up in our PJs, but if plans have you up and out early, pull on a pair of Superdry’s Superflex skinnies. No need to worry about saggy knees or baggy butts thanks to that clever LYCRA® dualFX® technology.

Inspired by our favourite fashion It girls, we’ll be pulling on a belted jacket in soft brown leather – an AW19 update on the moto jacket – over a pop of neon green. Classic sneakers and a net bag complete the look – ideal for brunch or some wholesome market strolling.

Superdry Superflex Skinny Jeans, $, available at Superdry

The struggle is real when it comes to choosing a perfect date night outfit. A look that is one part romantic, one part casual and totally weather-appropriate is a winner in our eyes. Bonus points if it transitions one of our favourite summer pieces – the puff-sleeve blouse – into the new season.

For evening, we’ll be wearing ours with Next dark wash denim, a pair of killer boots and a classic trench coat. A cute flower-shaped bag is a fun addition. Plus, you can use it as a conversation starter during any awkward first date moments.

Next Hypercurve Skinny Jeans, $, available at Next

Blazers are your best friend; heavy enough to keep you warm on crisp mornings but not so bulky that you’re dripping with sweat on the commute. They add a tailored polish to the most basic of outfits and can be layered with chunky jumpers come winter. Opt for a boxy, oversized cut with exaggerated detailing – power shoulders or dramatic lapels.

Next’s stretch skinny jeans are the perfect streamlined counterpart; they’ll fit like a glove – thanks to that LYCRA® dualFX® technology – and balance out the volume of the blazer. Bold accessories like this geometric bag and chunky gold earrings won’t be overshadowed by the dramatic proportions at play.

Next Lift, Slim And Shape Skinny Jeans, $, available at Next

Think you can only dress in deep berry tones to nail transitional dressing? Think again.

Using Long Tall Sally’s Ultra Stretch Skinny Jeans in a soft, light blue as our starting point, we’ll be trying out one of AW19’s most exciting jacket trends: the shacket. With LYCRA® dualFX® technology, these jeans have a comfortable fit that lasts – the cosiness you need as the weather cools.

Consider this look an autumnal update on summer’s utilitarian and menswear-inspired trends – neutral tones, lots of pockets, chunky boots ideal for stomping through leaves, and a cross-body bag for hands-free access. This is how we imagine Laura Dern in Jurassic Park would dress if she had to contend with British showers rather than dinosaurs.

Long Tall Sally Ultra Stretch Skinny Jean, $, available at Long Tall Sally

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