August? Is that you?

I don't know about you all, but I blinked in May and now it's suddenly August?! August means Fall is coming and its time to start thinking about those summer to fall transition outfits! Long sleeves (& dare I say pants?!) can be hard to wrap your head around when temps here in the Queen City will hover around 80 degrees until September, alas fall fashion doesn't care how hot it is.

The key to the early fall transition is LAYERS! It may be 85-90 degrees outside but everyone has the a/c cranked indoors and with fluctuating temps, layers are your best friend. We aren't re-inventing the wheel here, layers are the key to any seasonal transition, its more about how creative you can get with your styling. Seasonal transitions allow you to play with a myriad of textures and lengths and still look purposeful.

Check out a few of the looks below for some inspiration! All items featured are currently available for purchase in store & online! Check out the 'Shop the Blog' Collection on the homepage.

Mixing Layers & Patterns

Invest in a good chambray button down, there's so much you can do with it! This Cloth & Stone two tone top is a size XS and just $20.80!

These Citizen of Humanity coated denim in a subtle camo pattern are the PERFECT pant to pair with a fun patterned shoe or bag.

 

 

Playing with Textures

I am really loving the raw hem denim trend right now. We've paired these McGuire crops (size 27, $85) with a short sleeve thick knit Banana Republic crop top (size small, $15) that breathes so you won't die of heat stroke. And we can't forget to mention these FABULOUS Valentino leather rockstud espadrilles can we?! Size 38 $400

 

 

Sporty & Put Together

A comfy jersey knit dress is a must have in every woman's closet. It can look comfy & relaxed, but when paired with a button down, there is a sense of structure added to the look. The Adidas Superstars (size 10, $20) maintain a playful on trend look. 

This Elizabeth & James button down has the most playful & fun tie-back! Size XS $32.50

 

Tanks & Joggers

The joggers trend is here to stay and I for one am here for it. These Michael by Michael Kors chambray beauties (size 2, $25) can be worn with heels, flats, wedges, or sneakers. There is no wrong answer.

Tying a knot in any top & layering with a tank adds so many new options within your exsting closet. The best part? If you get too hot, just take the t-shirt off! This NWT Free People top (Size Small, ($18 Retail $48)) is the perfect material to tie up, because it will maintain its original shape after washing.

 

Though summer is coming to an end, Fall fashion is just beginning. 

 

xoxo

Carly 

August 03, 2017 by Carly Edmiston

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