Sunday Edit: End of Summer, Not Quite Fall
I'll be the first to proclaim that summer is NOT OVER YET! Waking up down the Shore this morning definitely doesn't feel like fall. But with kids going back to school, it's definitely winding down. In a few short weeks that will mean it's transition time. What is it? It's the time when it's not still summer (a.k.a shorts and a tee won't do) but it's not quite fall (can't pull out those sweaters just yet!). For a short time only you're in limbo and the struggle for what to wear is real. That's when it's time to do a little creative shopping.
A good summer-to-fall transition wardrobe is based on two things: layers and versatility. Layers make life work. You probably already have a beloved denim jacket or cozy long cardigan. Layer them over summer basics and you're good to go! A long sleeveless tunic like the one above has fall flair with plaid and will look great layered over skinny jeans or light leggings. Tunics are great layering pieces and easily tuck into pants and skirts for the office. I'm personally investing in lots of embroidered tops. They look great under faux leather jackets as the weather cools down.
Versatile bottoms are also the answer for your not quite fall wardrobe. Lighter, distressed denim is stylish and transitional. Want to branch out a bit and keep it around for the fall? Grey jeans are your new best friend. I love this high-rise Madewell pair. Definitely an all-seasons keeper! And last but not least: the skirt. A good midi skirt is the single best thing in your wardrobe. Depending on the style and print, they work for every season. That denim midi skirt pairs with gladiator sandals, lace-up flats, and booties. The striped wrap skirt is a little more summery but save it for when spring rolls back around.