September 17, 2013

in transition

Transitional copy

Sweater: Vince. Pants: J Brand. Loafers: Loeffler Randall. Bag: Joie. Scarf: Rag & Bone. Fedora: Rag & Bone (similar here and here).

The first days of September inevitably spark Fall wardrobe conversation, but if we are being honest, it’s not crisp and fresh enough to really break out the new leather jacket and warm, delicious sweaters quite yet. Unfortunately we are left with this awkward transitional period, where it’s not cold enough for boots but not warm enough to kick around in sandals and denim cut-offs (my sister learned her lesson last weekend when she froze her @$$ off in shorts and a tank top).

This brings me to my main point about transitional dressing, what exactly does that look like and how should we be dressing ourselves at the beginning of Fall and bittersweet end of Summer? We’ve talked about how I like to layer, like a lot, and the trick for me is to layer lighter pieces and switch my sandals out for loafers and flats. Light and loose tops layered under utility jackets and/or vests paired with your favorite pair of denim or classic pixie. Lately, I’ve been opting for a “less is more” uniform in a black v-neck sweater, my favorite distressed denim and a pair of loafers. And while that might sound boring, how can you go wrong with that?