I don’t know about you, but with summer ending and fall approaching, there is an awkward transition between seasons for my wardrobe right now. Yesterday, I spent 30 minutes trying on outfits and daydreaming of fall fashions. I was totally left feeling like I was cheating on my summer attire!
I am currently a new professional working 40 hours, 7 days a week since graduating college in May. While I love my new job, I have been noticing a pattern of running out of wardrobe combinations real quick.
Instead of eagerly online shopping for fall outfits that I can’t even wear right now, I decided to come up with a quick guide to solving transition outfit blues. This is a fun way to curb the shopping, but still spice it up until it gets closer to my favorite season.
Nix the pastels, bring out the dark hues.
Last week I pulled out my fall color tops and paired them with light denim, light tan, and white bottoms for a pop of fall that still accommodates summer weather. It’s never too early to start working evergreen, deep purples or even a dark navy back into your wardrobe while we finish out summer. Check out these outfit inspirations from Anthropologie:
If you are going to splurge-stick to scarves.
If you are experiencing the desire to go shopping, stick to accessories during the transition of seasons. You won’t regret purchasing new accessories that you can take into fall, instead of spending the big bucks on a new summer dress that you won’t be able to wear next season.
Scarves are my favorite, because they add the perfect touch to any outfit or occasion, and they keep you warm when buildings crank up the AC and you are wearing a tank and shorts. Check out these accessory ideas from Loft:
Take advantage on end of summer sales.
You would be surprised at the transitional wear you can find during the back-to-school season. A lot of retailers do a great job at marking down summer items and providing new sales on fall fashions.
For the summer lovers, take advantage of the incredible deals going on right now to take care of your summer fix this last month of warm weather. A few websites I regularly shop on for great deals are Lulus and Tobi. Lulus always has great sales and plenty of coupons/codes to take advantage of, while Tobi lets you have 50% off your first order, and currently they have an amazing summer sale.
Are you continuing to soak up the summer or planning for fall? Keep me updated with your transitional wear and fashion finds!
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