I can't believe that the last time I did an installment of the Jane's Closet outfit series was in February! These photos have actually been sitting in a folder for over a year so it seemed like time to talk about them. Plus, this is a great example of an summer to fall transitional outfit.
This mix is perfect for September, when the weather is still warm even if we all think that it is already time for the leaves to change, When you pull out a layering piece, such as a cardigan or blazer, try pairing it with a bright shell as a nod to the balmy weather. The first pieces you should swap when moving to your fall wardrobe are your accessories. For example, use a leather bag instead of a brightly colored fabric one and add your suede shoes into the rotation. These changes will give your look a seasonal lift without the heavy fabrics.
Pencil skirts (and straight cut skirts in general) are very popular right now since the clean lines make a classic shape feel very modern and wearable now. However, many women dislike the hip hugging that a pencil skirt promises and instead feel more comfortable in an a-line or full skirt.
This first outfit, with the ruffled long sleeve purple blouse, red necklace, and silver belt, can be worn almost year round. During the summer months it can be paired with a silver sandal and for cooler temps it will look great with ballet flats and pumps. By choosing a classic fabric such as silk for the top and a versatile color such as ivory, you are not tethering yourself to any particular season or trend.
In both of these outfits the tiny dots on the pants play second fiddle to the larger, more vibrant patterns happening on the tops. While the dots on the pants may not be visible from a distance, the people closest to you will see an extra layer of visual interest on your outfit.