Transitioning your wardrobe favorites from season to season can be a brilliant way to look like an effortlessly chic jetsetter … or hopelessly awkward. That said, adding a few updated items is the key to making the shift between any two seasons – and here is how to make the switch from summer to fall for 2013.
Swapping your shorts or maxi-skirts for skinny pants is an easy option that takes your summer tops into fall. Going with a solid twill or even a print is more sophisticated than the standard skinny jeans – try a pair like these ivory DKNY pants with bold hardware with your lightweight tops in order to make them work for fall.
Adding a moto-styled vest tends to be the ideal way to increase the edginess of almost any outfit, and menswear-styled vests can be a more interesting choice than a blazer in transitional weather. This tweed zippered number from Rebecca Taylor is the ideal option.
Open Toe Booties
In many climates, there are only a couple months when wearing open-toed boots makes sense. Embrace that and rock the peep-toes with your more summery dresses and skirts, and consider adding a blazer or vest for some warmth up top. These Giuseppe Zanottis are the perfect combination of sandals and boots that work in almost any climate.
While throwing a blazer on it is very much a fashion cliché, it has become a cliché for a reason – it works for so many outfits. Just make sure it looks like a choice, and not like you are wearing half of a suit – something like this olive-hued Caslon knit blazer from Nordstrom is perfect.
Switching up the jewelry to something with more weight and substance lends visual weight to an outfit, which can take something summery and make it feel appropriate for cooler weather. Earrings like these Kate Spade chandeliers are the perfect option.
How are you updating your wardrobe for autumn 2013?
1. DKNY Seamed Skinny Pants with Zips, now $164.50
2. Rebecca Taylor Tweed Moto Vest, $425
5. Caslon Roll Sleeve Knit Blazer, $59
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