I know you were all expecting a Black Card post yesterday that included all my favorites from New York Fashion Week, but honestly, I’m only planning on doing one post, so I figured it would be best to wait until ALL the shows are complete. I’ve been following along via Instagram, Style.Com, and twitter and there are some beautiful pieces coming down those runways. But we’ll come back to that.
Today is all about the summer to fall transition. You’ll notice that I haven’t really mentioned much about fall fashion around here, and it’s not just because I’ve been quiet. I honestly can’t really consider fall clothes until mid-September. I know Labor Day is the “official” end of summer, but in my book we have until September 21st. Mother Nature apparently agrees with me, because it was at least 90 degrees in Charm City on Saturday. So how to start that transition into fall? I play with 3 key wardrobe staples.
1. The Bootie
Booties are the perfect footwear to fill that Summer to Fall gap. They are also going to be pairs you reach for when the temperature allows you to wear tights, so investing in something that you love and can style in multiple ways is ideal. These are shoes that you can easily slip on with a dress or skirt, but also look adorable with shorts, or skinny jeans. I’m seeing tons of images of Chelsea style booties and loving them for the fall and winter.
2. The Chambray
Honestly, I feel like this is a wardrobe piece you can have 5 of and it won’t matter. You’ll always find something new to wear it with, or find one in a new shade that you have to have. Worn with cut offs? OK. Tied at the waist with a midi skirt? Why not! Worn on “casual Friday” with black pants? Perfect. A Chambray button down is something you can probably get a solid 10 months of wear out of, depending on your climate. I avoid them in August, but I usually avoid anything with sleeves in August around here.
3. The Denim
All hail the season of wearing full length pants again! I love a pair of cut offs as much as the next girl, but can I just tell you how happy it makes me to be able to throw on a pair of jeans in the evening, and not worry about if I’m going to start sweating at the thought? I’m a self diagnosed denim addict, so the fact that all my favorites are back for another season makes me one happy girl.
Sweaters, blazers, scarves, tights and boots, it’s all right around the corner, but for now, what are your favorite items to bridge this seasonal gap?