The transeasonal trends you need to know now, according to Sarah Ellen

Tastemaker and influencer Sarah Ellen wears some of the biggest trends of the moment, to help you navigate the change of season in style.

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Harlyn Crop Top, FAITHFULL THE BRAND Duda Wide Leg Pants, ALIAS MAE Jos Boots, RELIQUIA Spiral Earrings, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace

The tricky time between seasons calls for a certain kind of finesse when it comes to dressing. Luckily, tastemaker and influencer Sarah Ellen has cast her eye over the moment’s biggest trends, seen here in some of David Jones’ most covetable new arrivals. From expertly pairing separates to nailing tonal dressing (and finding the perfect shoe and accessories to finish the look), let Sarah Ellen show you how to achieve the ultimate transeasonal wardrobe.

Shop The Edit

White on white

OWNLEY Nessa Crop Top, OWNLEY Darcy Mini Skirt, ALIAS MAE Jos Boots, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace

MINKPINK Rachelle Top, MINKPINK
Lilianna Skirt, RELIQUIA Loire Earrings

The tonal trend is huge at the moment, and nothing feels fresher than white on white. Whether creamy or crisp, keep tones in the same family, with dresses and separates from the likes of Faithfull The Brand, MINKPINK and new arrival Ownley.

SOVERE

Myth Tie-Back Halter Midi Dress

Shop Now

OWNLEY

Selena Halter Sleeveless Top

Shop Now

BRIE LEON

The Mini Chloe Croc Vegan Leather Bag

Shop Now

ALIAS MAE

Adelaide Sneaker

Shop Now

Downtime dressing

NUDE LUCY Carter Sweat, NUDE LUCY Carter Shorts, ALIAS MAE Cam Combat Boots, RELIQUIA Spiral Hoop Earrings

Take your loungewear out of ‘iso’ territory and firmly IRL with polished separates from Nude Lucy, Elka Collective and more. But don’t sweat, because you won’t have to forsake any of the ease and comfort you’ve come to love – simply trade sneakers (or socks) for a flat boot or sandal, and pop your favourite jewellery pieces on. Leaving the house is optional.

NUDE LUCY

Carter Classic Rugby Sweat

Shop Now

NUDE LUCY

Carter Classic Sand Shorts

Shop Now

NUDE LUCY

Classics Slogan Tee

Shop Now

ALIAS MAE

Tully Sandal

Shop Now

Midi vs maxi

LULU & ROSE Soraya Dress, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace
BEC + BRIDGE Arianne Dress, ALIAS MAE Jean Boots

Whether a midi or maxi, the floral dress can easily go from high-summer staple to transeasonal wardrobe wonder with just a few layering hacks. A pair of boots or sneakers will add instant cred, while a knit in the same tone as your hero piece will balance pragmatism with polish. Need a new MVP? Look to styles from Lulu & Rose and Bec + Bridge, to start.

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

Paradise Painted Floral Dress

Shop Now

BEC + BRIDGE

Minou White Midi Dress

Shop Now

FAITHFULL THE BRAND

Kiona Check Print Midi Dress

Shop Now

LULU & ROSE

Sophia Black Linen Midi Dress

Shop Now

The micro bag

BEC + BRIDGE Minou Top, BEC + BRIDGE Minou Skirt, DYLAN KAIN The Baby Wax Bag in Tan, RELIQUIA Spiral Earring, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace, RELIQUIA Paola Necklace (worn as bracelet)

Look, no hands! A micro trend for maximum impact, the mini bag can be worn cross-body or slung over the shoulder for an instant style hit. Dylan Kain’s gold-accented version can even be worn as a belt-bag or clutch. With only enough room for the essentials, it’s a definite lesson in streamlining – but the style pay-off is certainly worth it.

CAFUNÉ

Camber Sling

Shop Now

MARC JACOBS

Snapshot Bag

Shop Now

DYLAN KAIN

The Baby Wax

Shop Now

ELLEME

Mini Baguette Bag

Shop Now

Colour blocking

SOVERE Splice Mini Dress, ALIAS MAE Tully Sandals, KIRSTIN ASH Desert Sun Coin Necklace, RELIQUIA Paola Necklace (worn as bracelet)

STEELE Danzio Shirt, BLANCA Kate Shorts

Whether in contrasting or complementary tones, colour blocking is a standout look for the season. Several brands are dipping their toe into the trend, but perhaps the best-of comes via new-on-the-block Sovere and Blanca. Stripes have a certain everyday wearability, while a bold panelled piece is a style statement all of its own.

STEELE

Danzio Shirt

Shop Now

SOVERE

Duo Splice Mini Dress

Shop Now

SOVERE

Duo Splice Tank

Shop Now

BLANCA

Angel Shirt

Shop Now

Layered gold jewellery

OWNLEY Belle Dress, RELIQUIA Spiral Hoop Earrings, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace, RELIQUIA Paola Necklace (worn as bracelet)

An affinity for all things gilded isn’t going anywhere this season – if anything, the moment calls for laying it on thick. Opt for jewellery in various textures and finishes to add depth to your outfit: think gold-toned bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings from brands such as Reliquia and Amber Sceats.

KIRSTIN ASH

Zodiac Necklace

Shop Now

RELIQUIA

Eliza Hoop Earrings

Shop Now

RELIQUIA

Suri Necklace

Shop Now

KIRSTIN ASH

Bask Topaz Ring

Shop Now

New knits

ELKA COLLECTIVE Bluemarle Knit, BLANCA Kate Shorts, RELIQUIA Spiral Hoop
Earrings, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace, RELIQUIA Paola Necklace (worn as bracelet)
BEC + BRIDGE Baby Knit Jumper, SOVERE Evolve Maxi Skirt, ALIAS MAE Fae Boots, RELIQUIA Star Sign Necklace

Knitwear is a tried-and-true winter staple, but this season, unexpected shapes and colours give it fresh new life. Balance chunky knits and voluminous sleeves with long skirts, dresses or even a transeasonal pair of shorts in neutral tones, before grounding the look with on-trend combat boots. Alternatively, shake up your palette with a striking hue such as duck egg blue.

COUNTRY ROAD

Wool Silk Short Sleeve Knit

Shop Now

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

Ariana Lilac Knit Top

Shop Now

BASSIKE

Cotton Merino Polo Knit

Shop Now

LULU & ROSE

Taylor Sky Blue Cardi

Shop Now

Photography by Tāne Coffin; Styling by Sarah Ellen; Words by Elle McClure