Now, Summer into Fall — Styling Inspiration I hope you can use. I LOVE transitional clothes purely for practical reasons, but I also think that there’s no need to stow away some warm weather favorites just because Fall-Fashion is here. So here are some tips — there will also be more in the next issue. Do let me know how you like these and what you want to wear, or keep wearing. I can help! It's why I’m making this a 2-parter. Next issue I’ll cover more ideas, perhaps even beyond that...
*One of my most favorite ways to do a summer-fall combo is to wear light, silk or cotton, print dresses, especially maxi styles, with fall-winter coats, maybe belted. It looks so dashing and romantic. To make it even warmer, add a little cardigan under the coat. (Vogue covered this idea recently.) You can do it with other dress lengths if you get the proportions and fabric combos right.
*Since thigh high boots are oh so hot again — wear your summer minis, dresses and skirts, with tall boots and a ‘throw-on’ kind of little jacket in leather, quilted, wool, etc. You get the message, right? Also loving dresses over pants, just be sure to get the proportions right, (this is tricky for short gals, like me) make sure the dress isn’t too long. Either at calf length, just below knee, or above, depending on your height — a wrap style is perfect for this kind of look, which we’ll get more into next time.
Now, allow me to demonstrate here a couple of possible options on how to mix it up and put it together.
Are these combos glamorously eccentric, you may ask — yes! Because you’ll be marching to the beat of your own style drum. These are merely suggestions (though there is never a bad time to have something fabulous made-to-order, because you'll wear it for a long time) ... feel free to mix it up, ask questions, make suggestions of your own — it’s a dialogue after all. We’ll get more into all this in future issues.
OK, this was a long one — plenty of take-aways and inspiration to hold you all, I hope, until the next issue, 2-weeks from now. Do feel free to share this with friends, comment below, and let’s have some convos.
Ciao! & Enjoy!