It’s almost Fall ladies, which means it’s about time to trade in the bikini for a coat and tights. Though sultry summer has come to end, there are still many opportunities for you to look fabulous and on-trend without breaking the bank. Sometimes following trends can be difficult, especially when we don’t all have the bottomless wallets of celebrities. But before you get discouraged there’s good news. You can easily transition some of your favorite summer pieces into your fall staple items with just a few simple tricks. It’s all about transforming the old into new, and it’s a lot more doable than you think.
Maxi Dress. Who doesn’t wish they could wear fun dresses year round? To make a maxi dress fall-appropriate, there are a lot of simple tricks of transformation. Deep blue blazers are in this season, and you can tack on one of these attention-grabbing pieces to an otherwise simple maxi dress. Blazers have an edgy touch that will amp up the dainty-ness of a dress. Another touch for this look is to add tights or leggings. Tights are best for more professional occasions, while leggings are perfect for comfy-but-practical situations. To avoid looking like a mismatched hodgepodge, though, make sure to stick to a similar color palette for the pieces, leaving the flashiness to one or two complementary staple items.
(A) Caged Safari Maxi Dress ($22.80 – Forever 21) (B) Retro Geo Maxi Dress ($27.80 – Forever 21)
Loud patterns. Tribal patterns and chevron were in full effect this summer. For a smooth transition from June to September, grab your printed items (shorts, pants, tops) and pair them with on-trend additions, such as dark denim vests and tops. Because summer patterns are usually brighter in color, balance them with dark hues to match the change in season — Consider burnt oranges and moss greens to change the mood. In fact, the geo-prints that are overtaking stores this season are quite reminiscent of tribal patterns, making the switch to fall a painless one.
(C) Tribal Print High-Low Tank ($13.80 – Forever 21) (D) Chevron Printed Tunic ($24.50 – Arden B)
White pieces. Yes, we know the rule says you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but in today’s fashion world, white has become timeless. If you’ve got a bunch of whites lying around that you thought were only summer-appropriate, you’re in for a treat. Consider your summer whites as winter whites. White pants, white top, even a white scarf– You’ll look like you stepped right off the runway. Though, if you can’t see yourself committing to the all-white outfit, try doing just a white top with a chunky white necklace, paired with colored or printed bottoms. The white-on-white trend is taking fall by snowstorm, and you’ll be feeling classy cool.
(E) INC International Concepts Trench Coat ($129.50 – Macy’s) (F) Rebecca Taylor Studded Twill Jacket ($138.00 SALE – Neiman Marcus)
Be sure to stop by the shops at Lenox Square to find these and may more styles to help you transition from Summer chic and into Fall fabulous!