It happens every season. That in-between weather feeling when you don’t know what to wear. Transitional dressing from Summer to Fall can be challenging. It’s not cold enough for a jacket, yet not warm enough for shorts. Here I will breakdown the keys to successful transitional dressing. Be sure to stick with classics so that you can use these pieces year after year.
First, jeans will be your best friend in that in-between season dilemma. Get yourself a good pair of jeans. They can be long or cropped. Think of jeans as your neutral. They go with just about everything and can easily be dressed up or down. I love these cropped jeans for their versatility of casual to dressy and the fact that they show off a good shoe! This pair of jeans from Paige denim has gotten me so much use. Lots of wear equals a smart purchase! Make sure you choose a pair that you will wear often. Quick tip- A medium rinse jean is a good choice for all season use!
Second, is choosing your top. Layering is always a good option for transitional dressing. If layers such as a t-shirt and cardigan seem too much for you, try a contrast sleeve sweater. Here I am wearing this gorgeous one from Rebecca Taylor. The body is a nice light ribbed cotton with open eyelet sleeves. The cotton keeps you cool, while the sheer sleeves keeps your arms covered but not insulated. It’s a nice warm weather shirt feel with the look a Fall sweater. Be sure to choose a neutral color that is versatile so you can mix and match. Just think of how great this sweater will look with a burgundy maxi skirt and some booties!
Choose your shoes wisely! Shoes can make or break any outfit. They really are the glue to any look. When deciding on a shoe, think about what type of vibe you are going for. You can totally change your look by changing your shoes. Are you a little edgy? Then try a bootie. Is your style is more casual? Try adding a pair of trendy sneakers. Are you more of a classic gal? Then try wearing a ballet flat or pump. Since I love a good heel, I chose these amazing Dior pumps in a light beige. They are perfect for any look. The heel is not too high for everyday wear and the bow adds a nice little touch. As you can see, the options are really endless with shoes. I have to say, that they are my favorite accessory!
Finally, the finishing touch to any outfit- the bag! Just like shoes, a good bag can elevate any outfit. This classic Chanel vanity case adds just the right amount of drama. The square shape is a little bit different and adds interest to the outfit. I love bags that have an unexpected shape to them. Try a bag with an unusual shape or texture. This is really where you can have fun. A bag is such a personal detail that you can go over-the-top if you like!
I would love to hear what your favorite transition pieces are. Are you a jeans gal or do you prefer long skirts? Would you like to see more transitional outfits? Tell me in the comments below!