September 17, 2021

British weather is such a mixed bag it’s hard to work out what you should be wearing from one day to the next, especially with the changing seasons. 

In the space of a week, you can go from chilly grey days where the heating is on the brink of kicking in to scorching hot temperatures which far out perform those at the height of summer.  

To save you from experiencing multiple wardrobe disasters the smart way to dress when the weather is having a wobble is most definitely layering. 

The trick to wearing layers is when you dress for the day think about building up your outfit so you are able to strip back and still feel comfortable.  

As well as offering more flexibility it also means you get to enjoy items such as cotton dresses and chiffon blouses for more of the year, rather than limiting their wear to just the warmer months. 

We have searched through the Apples & Pears rails and have found our top five favourite items which will help you to layer up like a pro in no time. 

Pink dip hem dress

Pink dipped hem dress

This dress is a dream when it comes to layering. It looks lovely in summer with bare legs, but equally fab when paired with tights and a cardie. Need a bit more flexibility temperature-wise? Then try popping a thin, long sleeved white t-shirt underneath.  

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Black White Striped Long Sleeved Top

Black and white striped top

The perfect base layer for a weekend look, this black and white striped top will sit brilliantly under a shirt or jumper. Or if you want it as your top layer pop a vest top on underneath. 


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Grey and Yellow Print Blouse 

Yellow plus size blouse

A favourite with the Apples & Pears team, this grey and yellow print blouse is available in sizes 18 to 24. Treat it as a pop over with a long-sleeved neutral tee underneath or add layers on top to give flexibility for changing temperatures. 

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Turquoise Summer Flower Print Swing Dress

Plus size swing dress

At Apples & Pears we just can’t bear to retire our cute cotton dresses when the weather starts to turn. So, we don’t! Take this pretty turquoise sundress for example. Simply add an orange bolero and leggings or tights and you have an autumnal outfit which is sure to turn heads. 

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Blue Paisley Swing Top

Blue paisley tunic

This blue paisley swing top is cut in an ever-popular longer line to sit just as you like it over leggings or jeggings. Layer up with a cropped jumper to leave some of the top on show and team with leggings and ankle boots to complete the look. 

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