This week has been a study in contrasts. It started out hot and humid . . . NASTY HUMID, no thanks to Tropical Storm Leslie. But once the storm moved through, it left us with exactly what we’ve all been waiting for . . . perfectly crisp and clean fall weather. And you know what that means. Buh-bye, flip-flops. Hello, boots!!
Okay, I haven’t broken out my boots JUST yet, but I have been transitioning my wardrobe just a dite. Last week I wrote a post about how to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall, and now I’ll show you exactly how I’m doing that.
This first outfit was from one of those hot, steamy days last week. Still, it was September so I went for a gray twill skirt and an orange tank (both from Banana Republic). The weight of the skirt gave it a bit of a fall vibe without sacrificing comfort. I went ahead and wore casual flip-flops, as I was just working from home and running the kids to and fro. I thought these blue Aerosoles flips gave a nice color contrast to the orange and gray. I accessorized with a simple silver hand-stamped necklace.
This next outfit was what I wore to our elementary school for a meeting. Even though it was still warm, I was feeling homesick for fall so I wore my dark blue skinny jeans with a purple tank and light-weight silver cardi. I considered sandals and then opted for ballet flats instead. I chose silver to balance out the silver cardi — so I wouldn’t look too bottom heavy (color-wise). The light silver sweater with 3/4 sleeves keeps this outfit from looking too heavy for this transitional time of year.
Finally the storm came through on Saturday night, and Sunday I woke up to an entire different season. It felt like we went from summer to fall overnight. I used this opportunity to wear the CAbi outfit that I got at the CAbi Style Suite in NYC last month.
The printed blouse and yellow pencil skirt are both from CAbi’s fall 2012 collection. The black cardi is an oldie but goodie I got at the LOFT many moons ago. I tried the outfit first with beige pumps, but then I decided that it looked better with black. I felt like the black shoes balanced the black sweater. These black patent sling-backs are by Via Spiga, and I picked them up on clearance at Bloomindales a few years ago. I accessorized with my silver Lagos bracelet and a necklace that was gifted to me by my friend Lisa at Studio Jewel.
The colors in this outfit are fall-ish, but I kept it transitional by going bare-legged and wearing pumps. The short-sleeved cardi also helps keep it light for early September. If it was later in the fall season, I’d have opted for opaque tights and my chunkier black suede pumps along with a long-sleeved black cardi.
The next outfit is pretty much my typical everyday work-from-home look. I still love these cuffed jean shorts by Joe’s Jeans, and I added a black embellished tee from the LOFT. The tee dresses up the outfit just a bit, but the shorts and flips keep it casual.
I used some turquoise accessories to brighten up the ordinary black-and-denim combo, and this close-up sorta shows the detail on the top.
What have you been wearing during this in-between weather? Have you started to transition your wardrobe for fall???
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