Transeasonal Challenges

Transeasonal ChallengesTranseasonal dressing can be so much fun – giving your wardrobe a seasonal makeover, playing with the latest trends, discovering new old favourites – but it doesn’t come without its challenges. How do you stay comfortably warm without breaking out in sweats if it’s super cold one minute and super hot the next?

Layering is usually the answer – and a really trendy one at that. It may not be too much fun to carry around a shed layer in your hand or bag when things get too hot, but if that’s the price to pay for feeling comfy, I’m more than happy to pay it.

Transeasonal ChallengesTranseasonal Challenges

Take this look for example. I was meeting the bestie for a small bite and a much needed catch-up in the afternoon before returning to Berlin in the evening. It was a sunny, but relatively chilly day and I knew the 10min walk from the station back to my flat was going to be a cold one.

After a minute of serious contemplation I decided to go for the onion look and wrap myself up in exactly 3 thin and 2 thick layers: camisole, T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, knitted jumper and a coat.

Layering is usually the answer – and a really trendy one at that. It may not be too much fun to carry around a shed layer in your hand or bag when things get too hot, but if that’s the price to pay for feeling comfy, I’m more than happy to pay it.This may sound a bit drastic for early April, but if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s being cold, especially at night. Although I quickly dropped the coat, the rest of the look was perfect for the temperatures in the shade. Once we sat down in the sun outside a little café, though, I quickly realised how hot the sun actually was and got rid of the jumper too.

The only unsuitable item I chose to wear for an afternoon in the sun were the faux leather leggings. My legs were literally boiling…haha…I won’t make that mistake again, trust me. I even managed to get a serious tan around my right ankle. When I noticed it for the first time the next morning I thought it was dirt, and then I remembered that I had sat in the sun for a couple of hours 😀

Layering is usually the answer – and a really trendy one at that. It may not be too much fun to carry around a shed layer in your hand or bag when things get too hot, but if that’s the price to pay for feeling comfy, I’m more than happy to pay it.

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(Pics by Marlene)
  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    I wish it was warmer already and we didn’t have to layer up, but the weather has different ideas. I like your crisp minimal jumper! Fab look :)

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Lubka! And I think we’re in luck…5 days later and the number of layers we need has drastically shrunken 😉 xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    I’m the same way- I can’t staaand being cold! I rather get a little hot and just start peeling off the layers. That’s so funny that you got a small tan- and how exciting is it that summer is coming?! So far I’ve only seen you winter wardrobe so I’m curious to see how your summer style is 😀

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’m curious too…believe me 😀 Once the sun comes out I suddenly don’t feel like wearing black anymore…it’s super strange! xx

  • http://www.theavantguardian.com/ THE AVANTGUARDIAN

    I am still wearing my knits. I won’t risk getting cold during the day. It may be sunny but it can be so darn cold when you’re not actually standing in the sun!

    http://www.theavantguardian.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Same here! I wish spring would finally arrive once and for all 😀 xx

  • http://www.portfella.com/ Hadrien Leite

    Those looks is so incredible! I absolutely love the colors of the Looks!!

    http://www.portfella.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Hadrien! That’s very sweet of you :) xx

  • Whitney V

    I’m loving your layering game and minimalist approach to it -you make it look cool but also manage to stay comfy and warm, and to that, I must say bravo!! :)

    Love,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear! Comfy and warm are the keywords here 😉 xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    I’m loving the energy you’re exuding in these photos, Jasmin! Thank you so much for sharing the many layers that are involved in a Euro transeasonal wardrobe – I never truly notice these hidden layers of the onion outfit (well, how can I, except to notice the sudden bout of added heaviness in the shape). Great post sweetie! =D xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’m sure you don’t need onion layers in Malaysia, do you? 😉 Thanks girl :) xx

      • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

        Apparently not! Unless, it’s the monsoon season where one thick onion layer is enough, hehe 😉 xx

  • http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk sprinklesofstyle

    I’m in love with this look – it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! I really hope you’re well and enjoying yourself hun!! Gorgeous as always!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Layla! That’s incredibly sweet of you :) xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    aw my fave NB sneakers :)) You look so chic! Have a lovely week Jasmin!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie :) xx

  • K.

    I love giving my wardrobe a seasonal makeover. It’s just so much fun. And I just love this sweater. You look amazing. I especially love those sneakers. Wonderful look. I hope to see you at my new blog next week.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much sweetie! Can’t wait to see your blog makeover :) xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    I love layering, it helps me survive when I go out to work early in the morning and come back in the afternoon. This grey knitted jumper is so amazing, you look fab in it :)))

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Same here. Thanks dear :) xx

  • http://www.lerablogs.com/ Lera

    Fun outfit, I really love the outfit, the subdued colors – perfect!

    http://www.lerablogs.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      That’s so sweet of you, Lera :) xx

  • Rafaela

    Love this outfit the knit is so beautiful!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Rafaela :) xx

  • AF

    Definetly the best solution for this matter is layers or always bring a jacket. Actually if there is something that pisses me off is the transitional weather :)

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…I agree, it can be a little annoying. But hey, why not make lemonade right? 😉 xx

  • http://www.stylevanity.com/ Alyssa Martinez

    There are only two season in my country and those are: Dry & Wet seasons. But I do know how challenging this is. Since our weather became so bipolar now, dressing has been challenging because you don’t want to get cold from the breeze the rain clouds brings but then it will be super hot in a few hours. And when I say hot, I mean tropical island hot and very humid.

    STYLE VANITY

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Wow! Sounds like a tough challenge. You must be the master in layering :) xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    Wow, we can’t truly understand your mastery of layering in Los Angeles but have way too much respect for your ability to look too gorgeous in 5 layers. We’re major layer fans but can’t do more than 3 before bursting into flames lol. Basically the perfect look!

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’d gladly swap the joys of layering for LA weather 😉 xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

    I agree with you Jasmin transeasonal times can be tricky to dress but layering does wonders during that time! I love how you wore a textured turtleneck over a button down shirt and paired it with some skinnies and cool kicks. Totally street style chic girl! :) xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Indeed it does. Thanks for the sweet words Lena :) xx

  • http://www.mahryska.com officialmahryska

    such a comfortable outfit and so so love how chic it is :)

    kisses from dubai ♥
    http://www.mahryska.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie! I’m so happy you like the look :) xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    You’re so right…dressing in this crazy weather can be quite a challange, but you sure rose to this challenge…you layered this look so well:-)

    The part about right ankle tan made me laugh:-) as good place to start tanning as any. This year I am tanning trough my clothes…I decided to take it as a good sign.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you! The ankle tan is the weirdest thing ever…and it just stays without fading 😀 I usually try to keep out of the sun or cover up, as I have too many moles for my own good, so I’m glad I don’t tan through my clothes 😀 xx

      • Ivana Džidić

        I have a few large moles as well, but they seem to be unaffected by the sun. My husband always drags me to those free skin check ups doctors do here every year, so I guess if anything were to happen, I would learn in time…I’m still trying to figure out how I managed to tan this much while being mostly covered up:) but I’m not complaining.