This is one of the first outfits I created on Polyvore and is still one of my favorites, so I was surprised to find out I hadn't shared it yet here on the blog. The skirt and tank work equally well for summer and for fall which makes this the perfect transitional outfit.
The leather jacket adds some weight, both in color and fabric, which adds an autumnal feel as well as creating a fun dichotomy between hard and soft lines. I love a floral skirt and the neutral colors of this one make it a versatile piece that you will want to wear all year round.
An outfit like this is a reminder that we should not organize our clothes into seasons. If we put away our summer clothes once the weather turns cool, then we miss out on the chance to create these fun transitional looks. If you have limited closet space and have to store your off season clothes in boxes, try dividing your pieces into early fall and late fall instead of just fall. That way you can create a transitional wardrobe by adding in the early fall pieces, rather than swapping from warm to cool all in one go.
Share your favorite fall transition pieces in the comments and let me know what you are most looking forward to wearing once the temperatures drop!
When you get a wedding invitation in the mail, there are lots of things that need to be done: accommodations and travel arrangements, choosing the perfect gift, and of course, deciding what to wear. Since dress codes are more of a dress spectrum (and a vague one at that), it is tempting to just wear a variation of what everyone else will be wearing. A dress that hits just above the knee, usually in a solid color or a subdued pattern, heels that are much too high to dance in for hours, and a pashmina to keep the evening breeze at bay. While I love all of those pieces, I don't love wearing the same formulaic outfit over and over. Fashion should be fun and when you have an occasion to dress up you should not be limited! Wedding season is winding down with the summer, but you may still have a few left to attend. And depending on how packed your social calendar is, you may be running out of solid colored, knee-length dresses to wear.
I am not by any means suggesting that your footwear does not matter, but rather that because it is part of your outfit you should choose shoes that you can last all night in. Metallic flats have an extra bit of pizzazz just based on their color, but there are plenty of other ways to make a statement, such as perforation (such as the pair pictured above), contrast coloring, shape. Look for a style with clean lines and stay away from loafers (which look business-y) and thick rubber soles (which look casual). Peep-toe flats are also a fun option because then you can choose a matching or contrasting nail polish color for your toes! You'll get to dance all night and not suffer from sore feet the next morning which is the perfect stylish success.