Monday, October 12, 2015

Summer Dress in Autumn

dress-Le Tote, blazer-J.Crew(similar here), loafers-G.H. Bass, necklace/rings-Jewel Mint, bracelet-Banana Republic(similar here)

This is a great example of styling a summer-time dress for fall. Currently in Pittsburgh we're having semi-chilly mornings that become quite warm days so transitional pieces, both in terms of seasonal style, and in layers are a must! With this dress, the pattern and silhouette are very summer, however the colors are a bit darker, which is great for autumn. I wore tights, a blazer, and menswear-inspired loafers to bring it fully into fall. However, as the day progressed and temps increased I ditched the tights, but kept the blazer, which with it's bright color and classic cut is really seasonless. It works for spring & summer for sures, while also bringing in a fun bit of color for fall & winter.  

Even when it is officially the fall, but true fall weather has yet to arrive it can be tricky, outfitting wise. Of course, I want to bust out my wools, tweeds, plaids, and heavy denim (the few things I have in those categories that still fit), but it's just not cool enough for those thick fabrics, but yet summery pieces don't feel right any longer. So, I'm going for knitwear (as seen here and here) for functional reasons, while also walking a seasonally appro neutral path. Does that make sense? 

Gosh, I just want it be fall! Bring on the crisp/clear days and highs in the 50s, amiright? 

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