The lazy days of summer will will stay with us for just another month and it seems like everyone is on vacation or at least having a lot of fun! We fully agree that planning a fall wardrobe might seem like a pretty miserable chore right now but you don’t have to part with your warm weather clothes just yet. Here is how you make a smooth transition to fall fashion with four key summer key pieces that you can wear now through the fall:
The Full Skirt: This lady-like design, reminiscent of 1950’s elegance will continue its journey well into autumn to offset the sportswear trend. If it has modern details like sharp pleats or a dark floral print then it’s fall-fashion “approved”. Wear it now with high heel sandals and a lace bustier, and make the season switch with a chunky knit and with fall 2014 top footwear trends: brogue shoes or ankle boots.
The Cropped Trouser: Thumbs-up if you invested this spring in a pair of ankle grazing pants. Even better if it’s in printed silk, crepe or brocade, fabrics that have a trans-seasonal appeal. Wear the crop trouser now with a breezy shell top and mule sandals, add later a tailored moto jacket and a pair of Chelsea boots for a modern spin on the rock-chic trend.
The Button Down Shirt is one of this year’s wardrobe staples for a refined androgynous style. Jazz up the dress shirt in an editorial-level ensemble with tailored skorts or a mini leather skirt and block heels. Next month, for a boyish flair, team it up with a short sleeve sweater, slim-cut denims and thick-soles penny loafers.
The Printed Shift Dress: while a minimalist cut is always a time saver, an eye-catching print makes this type of dress the go-to piece in your closet. Wear the colorful shift dress now with caged heels and cool shades and throw on a blanket coat and knee high boots for a trendy fall update.