Working the summer to fall fashion transitionSeptember 11, 2015
Ugh… It’s hot, very hot. It’s hard to imagine Fall and all of its great trends are right around the corner, but we can almost see it with every retailer offering luxurious sweaters, coats, and cold weather ware. September can be kind of a tricky month fashion wise because we while we are so ready to embrace Fall’s hottest looks, it seems mother nature has other plans. So what are some great pieces for the summer to fall transition?! Here are some of my favorite looks you can wear now and later.
Fringe- A huge trend for spring with the revival of all things 70’s, fringe isn’t going anywhere come Fall. Great news for me since I absolutely love the look! For the warmer months, look for a killer suede heel with fringe detail paired with a white boho sundress. Via Spiga’s Eilish t-strap heels in bright plum are my current faves.
You can also work this trend with spring’s must-have backpack. Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian Fringe backpack is an everyday bag that is actually functional and fabulous!
Come (real) Fall, look for fringe details on actual clothing pieces. Maje’s black leather fringe skirt looks incredible with everything from a white T-shirt to a yummy off the shoulder cashmere sweater.
Whether you’re a shoe girl or not it is impossible not to fall head over heels (hehe) for fringe booties. I am coveting of the Giuseppe Zanotti’s Alabama fringe pair- killer with skinny jeans or a midi dress.
Distressed denim is another big trend that is carrying over from spring. Jeans can be a hard sell sometimes in the warmer months, but I swear to God those holes we pay extra for actually give you some ventilation!
Wear them now with your favorite lived-in white T-shirt and Birkenstocks. That’s right I said Birkenstocks! As soon as the temperature drops throw on your favorite suede booties and a madras plaid shirt, another Fall favorite!
Military inspired looks were huge on the fall runways as well. The best way to salute the style right now is with anything in the army green pallet. Ramy Brook makes an incredibly gorgeous army green blouse that would look killer with distressed denim cut offs or white jeans now. Then you can layer underneath a leather or plaid wool jacket and wear this top well into the winter as well.
As soon as the weather cools enough for coats, the military look is where are going to find your must have topper. In Southern California it will never get cold enough to need a full on utilitarian wool coat (as gorgeous as they are!), but MOTHER offers a super cool cargo jacket that that is a perfect combo of military tough and chic.
So hang in there ladies- it is almost sweater weather; but in the meantime, let your favorite warm weather staples do double duty!