As the weather gets cooler, I've begun to transition from my summer wardrobe to my fall version. There's frost on the ground in the morning, but by noon, it's still warm enough to get away with skirts and bare legs. What's a girl to do? Layer up of course.
To be perfectly honest, I make very few changes as the chill rolls in - I just add a few different staple items to my summer wardrobe. Read on for a few of my tips (I'll have a whole post with my favourite transitional items next week).
Leather jackets are perfect for fall. Not only do they provide a bit of edge, but they somehow manage to keep you warm without ever overheating, despite the weather changes throughout the day. I can't say that for my anoraks or trench coats.
Taking a cue from many previous fashion weeks, I slung my jacket over my shoulders as the weather got warmer. The only problem with this is that one false move and your jacket will be on the ground. Not only that, but without a mirror, I can never seem to get the shoulders and collar to lay right!
I wore this exact outfit back in the summer. Besides my skill in taking self portraits, you can see the differences between how I accessorized for the different seasons. I transition my wardrobe very easily with the use of tights. I'm not much of a jeans person and own far more skirts and dresses, so a good pair is essential. Add a pair of cool boots like these Steve Madden wedges and I'm good to go until spring again.
When I saw this skirt at Forever21 a few years ago I snatched it up. Legit - no one was going to take my size from me (CrossIron Mills had just opened so you had to shove your way around the store. Talk about a mess!). I love the detail, the colour, the fit. It's one of the few pieces I take especially good care of. I don't know what I'll do when it finally falls apart.
Adding a belt hides the elastic waistband of the skirt. Wide belts that sit higher up help to make my waist look tinier, and my legs a lot longer (okay the wedges help).
The darker accessories match my jacket a bit more than my lighter coloured bracelets. Fall is great for darker colours and jewel tones. I prefer to keep all the black minimal though, I feel it's a bit overpowering on me.
I was originally going to buy the TOMS version of these boots, but stumbled across the Steve Maddens on sale at the Bay. Needless to say I was super excited (the TOMS were slightly cheaper version than the original price of the Steven Maddens), especially when the Bay told me they had my size! Turns out the size on the box was wrong, and these are a solid size too big. Nothing socks don't fix though.
Top: Korean T-shirt, Danier jacket
Bottom: Forever21 Skirt