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9 Transitional Pieces To Wear This Upcoming Season

Melanie Oliva

Posted on August 09 2020

9 Transitional Pieces To Wear This Upcoming Season

The best thing about being a bargain buyer or just being highly selective about my clothing, comes from wanting to wear things more than once throughout the year. That is why I decided to share nine of the essential pieces you need to grab or work with what is already in your closet. You would be surprised how many times I have heard, "I did not even think of wearing that in the fall!", when I have styled women in the boutique. 



Yeah you read that right--tanks--they are so underrated to be completely honest. I think you can wear the right tank up until October by adding layers. Our go to is our 'Black Pleated' tank, it is versatile yet can be dressy. This tank can be tucked into jeans, shorts, or joggers. The shoulder cuffs add a bit of an edge to any outfit, I would wear this tucked in with ripped, high waisted jeans and a burnt orange or mustard yellow cardigan. To take this from day to night, I would wear it without any layers in the daytime, and then add a light washed jean jacket at night. We carry this tank in sizes small, medium, large, and it is apart of our Curvy Collection. 



Abstract prints

Sometimes I often see the same repetition of colors, prints, and layers every year. I think the problem with that, comes from the same neutrals and dark colors. I think it is fun to play around with dark colors or neutrals by adding an abstract print. Whether that may be a cardigan, beanie, belt, or blouse. The possibilities are endless and bringing a summer top into the outfit creates a sense of singularity. For this piece I grabbed our lovely 'Tulip Ruffled Top', it is light weight, cropped, and you can wear it over or off the shoulder. This top has a variety of colors you can match jeans, skirts, or wear them with white jeans like Sarah styled below. 

Light weight sweaters

I don't know about you but I get cold all year round, it could be 100 degrees out and if the AC is blasting I will most likely have a light sweater on or a light cardigan. Since the weather in the midwest can be so unpredictable, the staple piece I always recommend is a light sweater. They are the comfiest on in rainy spring days, cool days in the summer, or  when the temperature drops below 70 degrees in September. You can continue to wear light sweaters under a jacket, heavier cardigan, or with a wool coat. Sarah styled our 'Sage Striped Knit' sweater, with white jeans, and neutral slide sandals. You could also wear this sweater with dark wash jeans and brown booties. 


(Maxi ) T-Shirt Dresses 

There are countless ways to wear maxi dresses, but the way they can easily transition into fall has to be my overall favorite thing. The three easy ways to style a maxi t-shirt dress is : grab a white or denim jean jacket and wear it over with sneakers or leather boots (my favorite are combat--for an edgy look). Another way is to wear a flannel over or tied up around your waist, this can be for the fall lover, who is obsessed with the flannel/plaid style. Finally, wearing a long cardigan (preferably cotton or knitted material) over your maxi can be a simple, but comfortable outfit to wear on campus, to a coffee date (I mean who isn't excited for PSL's and Maple Hazelnut Latte's?) or to the pumpkin patch. Our 'Black V-neck' dress has to be our favorite this season. We sold out of both our orange and black this past season, which can guarantee that you will love it. 


Knit Cardigans

Adding a chunky knit, buttoned down, or long cardigan to any outfit adds the finishing touch to any outfit. Outerwear has to be my favorite staple piece to transitioning into fall. It never goes out of style, whether you prefer a leather jacket, jean jacket, or a cardigan--this will complete that sophisticated chic look. Adding a floral top or lace dress underneath your knit cardigan keeps it flirty. Switch it up with an animal print sweater and an oversized neutral cardigan over. I styled our 'Heather Knit Cardi' with a lace blouse, jeans, and slides. I can easily wear this to school, work, or for an everyday comfy look. 


I mean come on, every woman has a little black dress in their closet. I have like three already ranging from casual, night out, and classy--they are so reliable and easy to style. The best part of a little black dress comes from how you accessories or layer it. You really can add a fun leather jacket, wrap, or a fun floppy hat to your look. This staple piece can be transitioned into fall by switching your sandals or heels, for sneakers and  booties. I prefer wearing boots in the fall, simply because I like wearing jeans and dresses the most in the fall, but if you have a more casual little black dress, add some Keds or fun closed toe shoes. I styled our 'Black Mini Floral' dress with our fun suede block heels and added a blush clutch. I would transition this outfit by switching the heels for ankle length black boots and a fun olive green floppy hat. 

Wide Leg Pants

Easy to wear, feels like pajamas, and dressy? What else is there to offer? Wide legged pants can be classy, boho, or casual. They come in different lengths, prints, and can enhance your waist. It can be a bit intimidating to start this trend if you have not already, but I assure you anyone can rock this trend. A lot of women that would come into the boutique would often say this trend was for "shorter women" or "slimmer women", but honestly I have seen so many women that are not in those two descriptions, rock this trend. The easy way to start this trend is by starting with neutral or plain pants, don't go into the prints yet, try wearing a fun top and plain pants to start. Then, I would recommend playing around with length, personally I avoid the wide legged pants that are above the ankle (since I am 5'7) so I aim for a longer length. I styled Neha with a fun floppy hat, grey high neck blouse, and added slides to her look. I would transition this look by adding a white cardigan or white jean jacket, grey (or white) boots, and some fun jewelry. 


Bell Sleeve Tops

Personally, anything with bell sleeves is a yes from me. I am into the 70's aesthetic and style, since that was pretty trendy then, now it has made a comeback and I am ALL for it. Bell sleeves are just fun, dainty, and can make a statement. Dressing them up with denim and fun wedges or curdoroy jeans and leather booties. They are honestly the best alternative than a plain long sleeve shirt. I love our Alta Top as an example of this because it is lightweight, but warm enough to wear in the fall, yet cool enough for a rainy summer day. Sarah styled this look with dark wash jeans, minimal jewelry, and mustard espadrilles. 

Printed Maxi's 

This is for my summer lovers, who also are obsessed with fun prints that summer trends bring. I always like to transition a few printed jackets, tops, or dresses into fall to keep my outfits fun. I have been into minimal fashion all year long, but I love some dainty prints or abstracts to add a pop to my outfit. Having a fun printed maxi dress to wear in September or October can be so flattering. I decided to featured our 'Mauve Floral Off the Shoulder' dress, this can easily be worn on or off the shoulder, so it is easy to layer. I would transition this dress by wearing the sleeves on my shoulders, a burgundy corduroy jacket, and white leather booties. 


I am really excited for our new fall arrivals, but I am also wanting to help you make the most of your favorite summer essentials. Tell us which outfit you liked, already have, or which new piece you will wear this fall below. 



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