FALL TRANSITION LOOKS
Fall transition looks seem to be all we talk about around this time of year. How do you take your summer wardrobe into fall and put a look together for when it's cool but not cold one day and it's warm but not hot the next?
The easiest solution to this? Wear seasonally neutral colors and pick out a look that's got options so you can adapt it to temperature changes.
What is a seasonally neutral color? A color that works with any time of year. Black and white are the most obvious choices (yes, the "no white after labor day" rule is officially bullsh*t), but other colors like light pink and navy are great options too. Blush is probably my favorite pick because it looks great on just about every skintone and adds a feminine & chic feel to your outfit with just about no effort. Seriously, get yourself a blush tee and pair it with denim and a simple pendant necklace and you'll see what I mean.
Choosing seasonless colors for your fall transition looks means you won't be left wearing springy florals in November because your city is unseaonably warm, where everyone else across the country is dressing for snow. Other tips for choosing seasonless colors are to think about patterns. Things like black and white stripes or polka dots work any day, but if you're planning on wearing a floral print, springy colors probably aren't your best bet.
Ok, so how do you pick a look that you can easily adapt to temperature changes? Start with a stand alone look that works for warmer temps, then build a warmer look by adding layers that you can bring with you just in case it cools down. Cute layering options can be hard to come by - it's tempting to just throw on a puffy coat or giant hoodie because they're warm and convenient.
When shopping for pieces to warm up an outfit, look for layers that are effective at keeping you warm but are still structured. Quilted vests and jackets like the black and white one I've got on are my best tip since they've got a lot of insulation but have a sleeker silhouette because the quilting keeps the puffiness at bay.
FAVORITE FALL COLORS
If fall has settled in in your area and you no longer care about transition looks, then go all out with the red, oranges, and yellows. If I had to pick a favorite fall color combo my pick would be mustard yellow paired with either maroon or navy blue. If you want to be super on trend, "power red" is this years color trend for fall. You can check out this post for the full scoop on the top 5 fall trends.
Of course, if you're not into color much at all then the seasonless colors we talked about before are probably all you're ever wearing regardless of the temperature. In this case, you'll want to look to textures and monochrome patterns to add interest to your look and make a statement. Mix sleek and feminine by contrasting things like leather and lace or suede and ruffles.
A little about this shoot
A lot of you have been asking for a little peak behind the scenes and have wanted a little insight into my outfit shoots. I'm going to do my best to give you a little behind the scenes look for each post, but sometimes we might skip it because its honestly not always glamorous. It usually includes me dragging my hubby somewhere I think is cute and then running back and forth between him and the camera to see if we've got the perfect shot. Other times, it entails me working with a photographer in which case he gets a break.
I shot this outfit at NYFW outside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is where Style Fashion Week held their shows. Never would have guessed I would have attended a fashion show on an aircraft carrier, but it turned out to be an incredible experience. This transition look was shot with two different photographers, Baris, who shot the look jacket-on look before the show and then Nevenka who shot the jacket-off look after the show during golden hour.
About the look
I know your first question, "Where did I you this jacket?!" It's from a boutique in Breckenridge, CO that I visited during my recent fall day trip (read all about it HERE) I don't think it is available online, but I do know she's mailed pieces to non-local customers in the past so feel free to see if she has your size in stock (Vintage Sweet and Chic Boutique).
Since the jacket style is short, I paired it with a blush peplum top which is seriously my new favorite layered look. I added some distressed high-waist black skinnies to add a little balance to the feminine feel. For accessories I added a layered gold choker as a statement piece along with these gorgeous earrings from Kendra Scott that I actually got in my September RocksBox. I gave this look a little fall flair by adding in some maroon with these Steve Madden Velvet Booties and this tassel clutch.
How are you transitioning your wardrobe for cold weather? What's your favorite seasonless color?
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