I know you aren’t ready to give up summer, because honestly I am not ready either. But I can’t lie, when I say that I am excited for muted tones and that cozy safe feeling that comes from a sweater on a cool day. My rule for transitional dressing is pretty easy to follow, if by the last two weeks of August its less than 80 degrees I am mixing my Fall favorites into my summer wardrobe. As the temps dip more and more of my fall pieces move into my regular rotation and less and less of my summer favorites are seen.
This LBD is actually a summer dress, but mixed with a flowy fall jacket and some fringe booties I am ready to take on the 50 degree mornings, 70 degree afternoons, and 60 degree evenings. Do you have any fall transition rules that are tried and true?
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I am always looking for a little extra something to add to an outfit, as a self proclaimed sunglasses and watch girl I am always without a necklace or earrings or both. I just can’t see myself with a different necklace everyday of the week and honestly that is the last thing I want to be thinking about when I am running out the door for work, I reach for my classic favorite pieces that go with everything and look perfectly in place with whatever I have on. I know that I will reach for the same pieces everyday because they have purpose or sentimental value, a small reminder of the person that gave me the piece, or a little way to keep my style personal and real for me.
Style tip: When you are trying to put some accessories together for an outfit, go big and small. An example would be big chandelier earrings, with a delicate gold bar necklace. Or druzy studs and a big statement necklace. Its all about balance, big earrings AND a big necklace can look overdone. I personally only wear bracelets on my watch wrist to create a stacking effect, (and to leave my writing hand free) 🙂
Being much more of a favorite few pieces girl I keep a some in constant rotation, because of that my accessories have to be quality. I am always on the lookout for jewelry that will work with any outfit and fit seamlessly into my wardrobe. If I am spending more sparingly on really quality pieces that will last and last, then I don’t need to shop constantly for costume jewels that may only last a couple of wears. A little 14k gold bar on a sparkly chain is the perfect trendy piece to add into my small cache of quality accessories. P.S. This bar is engraved with my monogram!(Soooo perfect)
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Talk about a dramatic high low hem, WOW. My husbands thoughts on this dress were ON POINT “Cute, its kinda weird but cute” hahahaha. I received this dress in my latest Gwynnie Bee box and thought I would give it a go.
Style tip- pattern mixing is a blast, but if you are not so sure start with one piece(like my dress) and then base the next pattern you bring in off of the that. There are stripes in the dress, so I grabbed my Henri Bendel clutch that is striped to bring in a slightly different pattern. You can do this with similar patterns, or match up colors in two different patterns. This little trick will always keep you fashion forward.
I went with really basic jewelry because this dress has so much going on, and my favorite summer wedges are back AGAIN because honestly I am obsessed with them lol. Its early August and all of my favorite bloggers are starting to talk about Fall already. Are you ready for some transitional pieces? I will be mixing them in as we move through August. Don’t worry though this girl is not done with summer yet!