100 Key Transitional Pieces

Transitional style pieces are the perfect way to suss your in between seasons wardrobe. Shop our key pieces to switch between winter and spring with looks that give you a great wardrobe all year round.

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Transitional style pieces are the perfect way to suss your in between seasons wardrobe. Shop our key pieces to switch between winter and spring with looks that give you a great wardrobe all year round.

Transitional style items will help you get settled into spring with ease. Master dressing in this changeable weather with some light layers and work your way to summer with some cleverly cut out boots, practical, light bomber jackets and cashmere T-shirts.

To help get you ready for the next season, change your colour palette. Though shapes and styles may not change while you're waiting for the sun to arrive, you can certainly weave in some zingy citrus colours or perfect-for-spring pastel hues.

Choose patterns to give the illusion of spring dressing, like florals and lace effects seen on every SS14 catwalk from Katrantzou to Dior. And, if you're thinking about flashing the flesh, start simple with the ankles in transitional style items like midi skirts and rolled up boyfriend jeans. Whilst you're here, make sure to check out our Liberty discount codes to bag a bargain on your transitional pieces. 

With all of the trends in one place, we've found your wardrobe staples for the season ahead so you don't have to.

Transitional Trends

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With all of the trends in one place, we've found your wardrobe staples for the season ahead so you don't have to.

DKNY Stretch Silk Shirt, £185

DKNY Stretch Silk Shirt, £185

DKNY Stretch Silk Shirt

Try a shirt with shorter sleeves, like the DKNY Stretch Silk Skirt. A key transitional style piece for work, this lavender-hued separate will be get you through the next season with style.

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Paul & Joe Cotton-Blend Tweed Jacket, £445

Paul & Joe Cotton-Blend Tweed Jacket, £445

Transitional Trends

Pick a super-bright colour palette to offset the grey days at the end of winter. If we can dream of sunnier climes we can believe it, pick up the Paul & Joe Cotton Blend Tweed Jacket.

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Ted Baker Azami Cashmere Jumper, £159

Ted Baker Azami Cashmere Jumper, £159

Transitional Trends

A transitional cashmere Tee combines a winter fabric with a summer style to ensure you're breaking the seaosnal boundary in style. Our pick is this Ted Baker Azami Tee.

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Whistles Lena Slip On Trainers, £135

Whistles Lena Slip On Trainers, £135

Transitional Trends

Skater shoes are part of the trainer epidemic that will see us through to spring. In a light pony print, these Whistles Lena Slip Ons are perfect.

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JW Anderson Pleated Wool Skirt, £498

JW Anderson Pleated Wool Skirt, £498

Transitional Trends

Pleats are an SS14 staple. Wear them in a midi length, as oposed to maxi, like the JW Anderson Pleated Wool Skirt, to make it a perfect transitional piece.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Point-Toe Pumps, £395

Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Point-Toe Pumps, £395

Transitional Trends

The Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Point Toe Pumps mark the start of your spring wardrobe with brights, though this rich cobalt isn't too out of place to wear at the end of winter. Very transitional indeed.

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Ted Baker Duena Electric Daydream Parka, £169

Ted Baker Duena Electric Daydream Parka, £169

Transitional Trends

Parkas go floral for SS14, and while you may need the Ted Baker Duena Daydream Coat at the end of winter, it will also look great in the throws of spring.

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Karl Lagerfeld Wool-Fedora, £145

Karl Lagerfeld Wool-Fedora, £145

Transitional Trends

We loved last season's fedoras, and now Karl Laferfeld delivers a much needed style update for the must-have with a gorgeous soft pink. How transitional?

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Topshop Moto Hayden Rip And Repair Jeans, £42

Topshop Moto Hayden Rip And Repair Jeans, £42

Transitional Trends

A good pair of boyfriend jeans - genius. Roll ups though, are a very smart way to show off some skin before spring. Get those ankles out.

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M&S Limited Edition Bag, £35

M&S Limited Edition Bag, £35

Transitional Trends

The deep colours of winter meet fun brights for spring in the M&S Limited Edition Leopard Print Bag. Plus, we love the sweet style.

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MSGM Appliqued Colour-Block Mesh Top, £220

MSGM Appliqued Colour-Block Mesh Top, £220

Transitional Trends

Oversized Tees wear well on weekends and can easily be layered up while it's still cold. Fading from deep, wintery colours into spring-like shades and florals, this MSGM Mesh Top seems like an ideal transitional style piece.

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Oak Runner Leather Tapered Pants, £415

Oak Runner Leather Tapered Pants, £415

Transitional Trends

In a looser style, the Oak Runner Pants from Net-a-Porter this season will make your leather obsession seem a little more manageable as we transition into spring.

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Zara Printed Velour Dress, £25.99

Zara Printed Velour Dress, £25.99

Transitional Trends

When you're between seasons, a simple jumper dress can be very effective at beating cold but feeling less wrapped up. We love the Zara Printed Velour Dress with a chic leopard print.

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& Other Stories Frilly Trousers, £65

Transitional Trends

With a lighter fabric, the & Other Stories Frilly Trousers switch up your trouser collection for the approach to spring.

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Asos Secret Garden Heels, £35

Asos Secret Garden Heels, £35

Asos Secret Garden Heels

Metallics are big news for SS14. Team these Asos Secret Garden Low Heels with your darker, AW13 jeans until you can unleash them on festival style dresses and spring colour schemes.

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Cos Draped Sleeve Dress, £79

Cos Draped Sleeve Dress, £79

Cos Draped Sleeve Dress

Cos are the ultimate retailer for year-round styles. Our pick is this Draped Sleeve Dress to make transitional dressing a lot smoother.

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Ted Baker Neighla Stripe Oversize Tee, £69

Ted Baker Neighla Stripe Oversize Tee, £69

Transitional Trends

The Ted Baker Neighla Stripe Oversize Tee is a transitional staple. Wear it with jeans in winter and go daring with bare legs on the approach to spring.

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Net-A-Porter 3.1 Phillip Lim Embossed Neoprene-Effect Jersey Skirt, £380

Net-A-Porter 3.1 Phillip Lim Embossed Neoprene-Effect Jersey Skirt, £380

50 Transitional Pieces To See You Through Next Season

Though the mini skirt isn't thought of as a winter wardrobe staple, this bubblegum pink neoprene number is padded for extra warmth and the black piping would allow it to be worn with tights. Team it with a sweater and shirt for a retro office look.

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M&S Autograph Trousers, £79

M&S Autograph Trousers, £79

Transitional Trends

Mix and match the M&S Autograph Trousers with any number of winter or spring separates to make it a transitional piece for all seasons.

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Reiss Brina Asymmetric Court Shoes, £139

Reiss Brina Asymmetric Court Shoes, £139

Transitional Trends

Court shoes are a year round seasonal favourite, but with a hint of lime, the Reiss Brina Asymmetric Court Shoes will act as an instant seasonal update to your footwear collection.

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Coast Aralynn Skirt, £115

Coast Aralynn Skirt, £115

Coast Aralynn Skirt

Freshen up your occasionwear with a really great summer colour. This colour isn't too bright to wear even now, making it a perfect transeasonal update.

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Warehouse Utilty Maxi Dress, £60

Warehouse Utilty Maxi Dress, £60

Transitional Trends

Sheer fabrics are going to be a huge hit for 2014, which is why we're using this transitional trend to get gracefully to spring.

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Zara Patterned Coat With Piping, £69.99

Zara Patterned Coat With Piping, £69.99

Transitional Trends

A light jacket won't go amiss in the transitional trend stage between winter and spring. This patterned jacket will layer beautifully onto dresses and jeans alike.

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Jaeger Flared Flannel Skirt, £165

Jaeger Flared Flannel Skirt, £165

50 Transitional Pieces To See You Through Next Season

If you aren't a fan of tights, a long wool a-line skirt is the perfect choice. Team with a t-shirt for a casual look, or dress up with a shirt and heels.

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Mango Jacquard Oversize Blazer, £69.99

Mango Jacquard Oversize Blazer, £69.99

Transitional Trends

The Mango Jacquard Oversize Blazer is an effective transitional alternative to a coat. Layer on this longline jacket for day or evening outtings.

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Whistles Harlow Varsity Bomber, £295

Whistles Harlow Varsity Bomber, £295

Transitional Trends

Try this transitional trend for the ultimate update for SS14. Bomber jackets are having a fashion revival with special focus on girlie colours and feminine florals to take the edge off.

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Zara Printed Top, £25.99

Zara Printed Top, £25.99

Transitional Trends

Thsi Zara Printed Top is light, in a sheer floral fabric. Pick a Tee that's easy to layer for the ultimate transitional trend between seasons.

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Paul & Joe Portika Printed Crepe Shorts, £180

Paul & Joe Portika Printed Crepe Shorts, £180

Transitional Trends

Layer on a pair of crepe shorts to finish off the season - offset your monochrome with pastel pink to create a spring meets winter palette.

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Ted Baker Haani Colour Block Top, £99

Ted Baker Haani Colour Block Top, £99

Transitional Trends

Monochrome is the perfect transitional trend to mirror the seasonal contrast. Keep black for AW13 and white for SS14 to ease you into the season.

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Topshop Skate Bloom Crop Jacket, £45

Topshop Skate Bloom Crop Jacket, £45

Transitional Trends

Last season was all about cami tops, this season we're back to chunkier straps and crop styles. This summery style works well as a layering piece all the way to the sunny weather.

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Next Black Mesh Skirt, £48

Next Black Mesh Skirt, £48

Transitional Trends

A mesh midi is one way to subtly introduce a shorter skirt length by just teasing at getting those knees out.

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Ted Baker Bandook Bow Tote Bag, £179

Ted Baker Bandook Bow Tote Bag, £179

Transitional Trends

Ted Baker have already update their handbag collection for spring, and we're getting a little excited. Wear this lemon shade with your muted winter hues for just a hint of spring.

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Zara Animal Printed Sweatshirt, £19.99

Zara Animal Printed Sweatshirt, £19.99

50 Transitional Pieces To See You Through Next Season

Not only are sweatshirts having a SERIOUS moment, they are perfect for transitional season layering. The cotton fabrics stop you getting hot and flustered and they look great over a collared shirt.

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Oasis Zebra Texture Mini Skirt, £35

Oasis Zebra Texture Mini Skirt, £35

Transitional Trends

The Oasis Zebra Texture Mini Skirt can be worn in both spring and winter owing to the colour palette versus pattern balance.

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River Island Navy Cable Frill Ankle Socks, £4

River Island Navy Cable Frill Ankle Socks, £4

Transitional Trends

Wear your adorable River Island Frill Ankle Socks with sprin's coolest footwear to bridge that gap wear cut out shoes just don't seem right.

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Kenzo Colour-Block Cashmere Sweater, £395

Kenzo Colour-Block Cashmere Sweater, £395

Transitional Trends

If you're not brave enough to bare the arms just yet, transition into the new season with a zesty colour palette liek Kenzo's Colour-Block Cashmere Sweater.

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H&M Jersey Dress, £12.99

H&M Jersey Dress, £12.99

Transitional Trends

The H&M Jersey Dress transform winter's maxis with a lighter fabric and less shape hugging style to allow you to feel a bit more breathable in spring.

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Topshop Cherry Check Scarf, £16

Topshop Cherry Check Scarf, £16

Transitional Trends

On transitional trend we'll be wearing this season is light scarves. As plaid makes its way into spring, we're picking a feather-light fabric and a whiter colour scheme, like the Topshop Cherry Check Scarf.

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M&S Autograph Culottes, £45

M&S Autograph Culottes, £45

M&S Autograph Culottes

Culottes are the ultimate transitional style piece. Long enough to cover up a bit of leg, these sweet shorts aren't quite high summer, which means they're great for work and weekends at this time of year.

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H&M Crepe Coat, £49.99

H&M Crepe Coat, £49.99

H&M Crepe Coat

Layer on the H&M Crepe Coat in the in between season. It's light wearing so that it's versatile in any part of the year.

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M&S Autograph Top, £79

M&S Autograph Top, £79

M&S Autograph Top

We've had our eye on this Autograph top and trouser set since SS14 hit M&S. Though the florals give a nod to spring, the deeper navy main colour makes it ok to wear straight away.

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H&M Long Shirt Dress, £25.99

H&M Long Shirt Dress, £25.99

Transitional Trends

Maxis can transitional between different seasons and although this shirt dress has sleeves, it's cool enough to be worn right through.

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Coast Peony Clutch, £55

Coast Peony Clutch, £55

Coast Peony Clutch

The harsh leathert of the Coast Peony Clutch is directly offset by the soft new season coloured fur. We love this transeasonal style piece.

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Asos Paul Smith Henry Belt, £69

Asos Paul Smith Henry Belt, £69

Asos Paul Smith Henry Belt

Freshen up a typically dark winter wardrobe with one really simple transitional item, a soft pink belt by Paul Smith.

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Zara Leather Bio With Jewels, £69.99

Zara Leather Bio With Jewels, £69.99

Transitional Trends

On this occasion we might just allow you to wear socks with sandals. Shoes get pretty ugly for spring/summer, which is why we're returning to our Birkenstock-style faves.

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Warehouse Floral Print Midi Skirt, £32

Warehouse Floral Print Midi Skirt, £32

Transitional Trends

Midi skirts are the ultimate transeasonal style item. They're not too long to be wintery, though not so short you're accused of jinxing the sun.

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Zara Sweatshirt With Zip Back, £29.99

Zara Sweatshirt With Zip Back, £29.99

Transitional Trends

The Zara Sweatshirt With Zip Back is our new season no1. Merge key colours into a casual-cool look.

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Whistles Mystic Mountain Top, £115

Whistles Mystic Mountain Top, £115

Transitional Trends

This is Whistles' key print of SS14, update your previous season's pattern collection with this Mystic Mountain must-have.

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Whistles Luiza Cashmere Crew, £145

Whistles Luiza Cashmere Crew, £145

Transitional Trends

Try a cashmere jumper in a lighter, more vibrant colour. This aqua Whistles Luiza Crew Jumper will keep you warm but remove you from the charcoal dredges of the previous season.

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Whistles Printed Leather Dungaree Dress, £695

Whistles Printed Leather Dungaree Dress, £695

Transitional Trends

You can wear the Whi