Showing posts with label quick wardrobe updates for fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quick wardrobe updates for fall. Show all posts

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Don’t Say Goodbye to Summer Fashion Just Yet: Fall’s Most Versatile Pieces to Buy Now, Wear Now - and Later

As much as I love pouring over the September issues of fashion magazines, and even as I dream of cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, I can’t imagine putting my favorite summer pieces aside until spring.  I love the feeling of light, airy dresses, clothes that float, breathe and move, and florals, pastels, and whites.  I am shopping for basics that I can wear for the next few months when the temperatures can hover between Indian Summer hot and downright frosty.  All of the pieces can be worn multiple ways and in any season, and will turn my summer wardrobe into fall favorites. 

Leather and lace: Lacey summer dresses look rocker chic when you add black tights and studded boots.  Nothing overly sweet here, just a great look for going out.  I'll be wearing the boots with jeans, pants, dresses, and skirts in all lengths, to give my look an edge. 

Say YES to white after Labor Day: white is a definite DO all year round now, and has become a color basic. I'll add a colorful sweater and sneaker like this look from Mango for fall and look every bit as fresh as a bright, crisp fall morning. 

Layer-cake: I am still in love with my summer color palette of sorbet colors, which I can easily update with a beige blazer and logo sneakers in beige and brown. I'll wear a lightweight turtleneck for cooler days for a cozy layer under lightweight pieces, and I’ll wear the blazer over a chunky sweater with jeans or pants when temperatures drop.  

I’m with the band: folk wear jackets and band jackets are a perennial favorite if you find the one that really fits you.  Vintage stores often have them, or you can just add trim and embellishments to a blazer.  Tip: look for youth boys’ club jackets, or school blazers for a cute fitted look.  Vintage stores often have these smaller jackets.  I love wearing them with tights, boots both low and over the knee, with short dresses, or with jeans.  

Stealing from the boys: an oversized men’s blazer in a traditional wool is a great layering piece that gives a boho vibe when worn over midi dresses or skirts.  Head to the men’s department to find one that looks like you borrowed it from your significant other, or check out thrift shops for retro plaids, tweeds, checks, and pinstripes, to channel this year’s designer looks.  The dry-cleaning bill might just be worth it.

Denim forever: just as our most worn-in jeans are on constant rotation in our wardrobes, an amazing jean jacket is one of the keystones of all-American style.  I am looking for one that is soft and loosely structured so I can wear layers under it.  I’ll rock the Canadian tuxedo all year long.

Investment strategy: a well-fitting, classic trench coat is a piece that will literally last for decades and never go out of style.  Wear it to work, wear it to play.  Wear it with everything. Wear it until the snow falls and you just need something warmer.  Wear it with boots, sneakers, heels.  Wear it with jeans, dresses, menswear, or if you are really adventurous, just your undies.  Just wear it. 

The days are getting shorter and the night’s a little cooler, but these new pieces have me covered.  No need to say goodbye just yet to my favorite summer looks.  

                                                                XOXO Shelley

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