Seasons In Transition: From Summer To Fall

October 4, 2009 • Magazine

Seasons In Transition: From Summer To Fall

Seasons In Transition: From Summer To Fall

Sun, 2009-10-04 04:00

Jacqueline Zenn

Summer is officially over, but in most of the country it is still warm enough to go outside without a jacket, and even bare legs don’t seem outside the realm of possibility. However, cozy fall knits, tailored jackets and brand new boots are calling your name, and your warm weather wardrobe seems rather blah. Ah yes, it is time for your transitional wardrobe again.

The key to shifting seasons with style is staying away from anything that screams summer or winter too loudly. Put away the pastels and the tropical brights, and hold the velvet, the wool scarves, and anything furry for now. Color, texture, and layering are key – and without further adieu, here are our favorite transitional pieces.

The Boot – There’s nothing like buying a fabulous pair of boots when it starts cooling down, and nothing will take your summer pieces into autumn like a chic new pair. These ZiGiNY Cassie gray suede boots would anchor light skirts and dresses, look casually perfect with denim, and the studded details are right on trend (and they are a relative steal at $200).

The Jacket – Boyfriend blazers are one of fall’s biggest stories, but if you don’t want to go slouchy, try something sharply tailored and nipped in with a military edge. Something like this Burberry military jacket is much more flattering to a woman’s curves than that borrowed-from-the-boys look.

The Scarf – One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to get ready for fall is to pick up a few new scarves that will give your blazer collection an instant upgrade. The Nordstrom “Modern Python” scarf is a little bit wild without being too over-the-top, and it would look great with fall’s charcoal grays, purples, and deep blues.

The Pant – Wide leg wool pants are a cold weather classic, and for good reason; for example nothing looks as pulled-together and luxe as these Nanette Lepore trousers topped with a feminine blouse. Katharine Hepburn would have been proud.

The Belt – The right belt ties your look together while defining your figure. This perforated Linea Pelle belt is the ideal mix of contemporary and classic, and the color options (inky black, vintage cognac, and unexpected reddish plum) are divine.

The change of seasons doesn’t require a whole new wardrobe (although you’re never too old for back to school shopping) or a dramatic overhaul of your look. By choosing a few key transition pieces and making a couple purchases to reflect your current fashion cravings, you’ve got style for all four seasons, baby.

1. ZiGiNY Cassie Suede Boots with Studded Ankle Strap $200
2. Burberry Short Military Jacket Pre-Order $495

3. Nordstrom ‘Modern Python’ Scarf $48
4. Nanette Lepore Heiress Pants $298
5. Women’s Double Pronged Contoured Waist or Hip Belt Was $185 Now $138.75

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