autumnal transitions

14 August 2012

With a high of 85 today in New York, some might say I’m prematurely calling attention to your fall wardrobe, but we all know autumn is looming.

Conversations shift from Fire Island and The Hamptons to Sugarbush and Killington, hotel rooftops are replaced by fireplace lounges and in just a few weeks it will be all-pumpkin-infused-everything and the leaves are falling.

My first few years after moving from Florida to New York were tough, but mastering the art of “layering” was tougher. Too hot, or too cold, I couldn’t figure it out.  Finally heading into my fifth winter, I think I have it down.  I plan on throwing my new waffle knit sweater over every summer dress I own, maybe with a belt, but probably not, finished off with a pair wolfords + rough-rider boots.

Here are a few ideas to incorporate into your daily rotations as we transition from summer to fall:

the accessory: detachable collar 

the detail: leather trim

  the everyday shoe: sneaker heels

the staple: waffle chunky sweater 

the everyday boot: studded crop bootie 

featured image: amber valetta, the snuggle bunny.

from left to right.
detachable collar: an accessory that achieves optimal impact without the bulk. Couldn’t  resist the  peacock + gold, try it slipped over a heather grey highneck t-shirt.  An etsy collabo: norwegianwood  would go lovely atop a delicate lace blouse.  Party you say? throw some fancy sparkle on over at topshop 
leather details: need: the Burberry Classic   trench. Can they do any wrong at Tibi. The best of both worlds here + here. pictured: Jason Wu leather dress, but simlar here + flirty little number here.
sneaker heels: like it or not, they are sticking around: first making their presence known by my girl, Bey in Love on Top wearing Isabel Marant, followed by an array of colors at Ash or stay neutral with Topshop trainers.
waffle chunky sweater: which I plan on living in September – February.  J.Crew Cashmere Color Block Waffle, treat yo’self at La Garçonne. Snuggle right up with this army green goodness from the Gap.
studded crop bootie: favorite of the bunch, the winter white studs from Topshop, the original + consistently hard to find boot Red Chloé + finally Zara comes in with the black+gold win.

 

and you? What will you be wearing this Fall?

 

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