Dressing for the ‘transition seasons’ or Fall & Spring, presents one of my favorite kinds of fashion challenges. Those ‘in between’ days where it’s cold in the morning but by the time we hit lunch you are breaking a light sweat, only to have it drop back down to sweater weather in the evening. To me, this is the perfect excuse to get creative with my wardrobe. No only do you get to pull from both the warm and cold sides of your closet, I think the transition seasons offer a chance for layering and high/low, short/long combinations that you can’t achieve (and remain a comfortable temperature) in the Summer & Winter.
Some of my favorite combinations include the sweater/mini skirt, tank top/jeans, poncho/shorts, crop top/full length skirt. Okay, who am I kiddin? All combinations are my favorite combinations. Bending the so called ‘rules’ of fashion has enlightened me to the reality that there are no real rules of fashion. Folks have been breaking the ‘no white pants after Labor Day’ or ‘no mixing brown, black and navy’ rules for years now. If you put something together and it works, you are good in my book.
Take this long sleeved crop shirt. There is a good bit going on – high/low hem, long sleeved, cropped in the front, it has a collar (which always says ‘business’ to me) yet the material is wrinkled (on purpose – I tried to steam them out for a good 10 minutes before giving up). But the shirt works. It says boho safari chic to me and made me feel like I was Katherine Hepburn in Jurassic Park.
I love the option to roll the sleeves on this top – It was cold and windy af when we shot this look so I was grateful for the long sleeves – but was happy to be able to roll them up when we went out for dinner afterwards.
The crop on the pants was flattering – I find that some cropped pants don’t hit us tall girls in the right spots. Plus they were extremely comfortable and super soft.
My Jesus sandals (which deserve an entire post of their own) are literally the most comfortable shoes I own and I feel like I’m walking on pillows every time. If you don’t own a pair go now to your closest internet and order yourself a pair (they are only $12 and they are vegan and perfect for water activities). Your feet will thank me.
So my challenge to you is to take a little inspiration from this post and get funky with your transitionary sartorial choices. Take some fashion risks this season and be sure to tag us in your photos!
Summer’s Over Cargo Pants in Army – Free People
That’s a Wrap Top in Ivory Combo – Free People
Oceans Light Choker in Gold Mauve – Free People
Pali Hawaii Sandals in Brown – Alohaz
London Calling Sunglasses in Orange Amber – Free People