Contributed by Camilla Curran
It’s ‘back to school’ time again. The hustle and bustle of switching gears from relaxing summer fun to work mode, plus preparing for fall and winter is upon us!
Whether work or school defines this colorful season for you, we all have one goal in common: to smoothly transition our wardrobe from the typical summer whites, brights, shorts and sandals to the deep jewel tones, earthy hues, chunky knits and corduroys that characterize fall. This change of fashion seasons can be tricky to master, but I’ve got you covered with some great ideas to give you a head start!
One thing to keep in mind, is denim! Classic blue jeans are timeless, seasonless and ageless. Consider them your go-to item for seasonal transitions. They make a perfect pairing with breezy button down shirts and your favorite neutral pumps or fun layered looks featuring a flowing vest over a light, loose sweater and suede boots.
Also remember that layering is key. Often this is a surprising time of year with weather ranging from hot and muggy to cold and dry until autumn has officially set in. The best way to cope with sudden temperature changes is to wear layered outfits with comfort and flexibility built in. A long loose skirt with a belted button down top is classic by itself and equally as chic when paired with a long, open sweater or light weight jacket. Outer layers should be easy to remove while leaving the overall look still in tact.
Another great way to make the shift from warm to cool, is with accessories. Begin mixing those rich burgundy, brown and plum accents with with more neutral pieces to subtly transition your look. Soft textured scarves in jewel tones wrapped loosely around the neck can beautifully offset a crisp white shirt and jeans. Try switching out bright wedge sandals for tan or chocolate ankle boots with cropped pants and begin replacing summery coral and turquoise bangles for chunkier jewelry in gold and copper.
Enjoy the fall of 2013 and happy styling!