Monday, August 26, 2013

Transitioning

If you have been keeping up with style/fashion magazines, blogs and Pinterest, you know that the time has come to start transitioning our closets and styles to the upcoming fall months. Summer items have hit the clearance racks. Boots, deeper/darker color palettes, heavier materials and jackets are making their appearance, ones we haven't seen since earlier this year.

I live in central Texas and even though I daydream for cooler temps and October weather, the facts are the facts. It is still quite hot and will be for the next month or so, but it doesn't mean I'm not planning for the fall months.

I went through my closet again this weekend, cleaned out a few summer items and started playing with ideas on how to  mix my summer wardrobe with fall staples, like a pair of ankle boots and a denim jacket.

I typically do not invest a large sum of money on fall and winter pieces because warm Texas weather lasts about eight months out of the year. I do my best to stretch my closet starting in September and only pick up a few heavier pieces here in there. This is when shopping wisely is most important, at least for me personally. I don't want to wind up with as many fall/winter clothes as I own spring/summer. 

If you live in warmer temp areas, it only takes a few keys pieces to get you through the short lived cooler months.  I highly recommend boyfriend blazers, boots, scarves, basic leggings, two heavy coats and lots of cardigans.

I took this scroll print skirt from Forever 21 that I purchased last summer (so happy to see it brought back) and added a few details that scream fall. The colors and material are perfect for transitioning months. 



I wore this back in July and fully plan to grab my denim jacket and suede ankle boots to stretch a skirt, typically thought to only be worn in the summer, straight into the last part of 2013.


Have you started going through your closet to see what items you can use all calendar year? What pieces and styles to do find work best year round?

P.S. Not only is it the first day of school for my girls, but I am traveling solo to and from Houston today. I am sorry if I don't respond to emails and comments. I am headed to participate in one of the most exciting things that has personally happened to me since I started my little blog. I am hoping to post a few sneak peeks on Instagram and will give you ladies the full details next week.

Shanna

34 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great fall transition look! Best wishes to you and your girls on their first day of school. Looking forward to hearing about what you're up to in Houston!

Susan Jeffries said...

I love this transition look. Here in Ohio we get about 3 weeks of fall and then it is freezing for 5 months. I envy your Texas warmth! I am excited to hear what great thing is happening to you today! I love the fact that you are so genuine. I hope it is something fabulous for you!! Blessings! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

The outfit is super cute...but I'm more excited about what you are doing today?!? You've been to London for crying out loud! What could be next?!? So excited to hear!!!! And you can better believe I will be following along on instagram today!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Great idea for Texas fall! I think light layering would be key for you guys in the south. I love how you changed the shoes and added the denim jacket and poof, you're ready for fall!

Good luck with the first day of school and BE CAREFUL driving! Can't wait to read about this new, exciting venture you hinted at ;-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Rachel said...

I'm hoping that the weather stays warm for a few more weeks (although I do love fall), just so I can get some more wear of my maxi dresses and skirts!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love me some H town! Have fun! Yes I have been thinking about fall pieces. I agree with you because our winter here doesn't last very long. I am going to get a few more jackets because I think they will be good for changing up my boring maternity clothes over the winter. And shoes. Lots of shoes.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

JP Lord said...

loving this transition into fall! And yay for the first day of school - and your solo Houston trip, have fun love!
xo

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I'm looking forward to the weather cooling a bit so I can start layering more. Maxis and denim jackets are one of my favorite transition combos!

lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Ashley said...

You look adorable! I love pulling out my jean jackets and riding boots :)

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I've been thinking constantly about transitioning some of my favorite summer pieces into fall. I want to get some boots that can help me with that. what's the rule about white jeans - can you really not wear them after labor day? :)

Sarah said...

I am making it a goal of mine to make summer outfits transition easily into fall this year rather than buying everything I see. Though I do plan on purchasing some booties because for some unknown reason I don't own them and that's ridic!

Can't wait to see what you are doing today!!

TheTinyHeart said...

I am so jealous that you get warm weather for so long over there. Sometimes here it feels like it goes straight from summer to winter here! Hope the first day of school goes well for the girls :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I am doing that this weekend if I can spare the time for it!

Always Maylee said...

What gorgeous skirt and I bet it will transition to fall perfectly. Can't wait to see you wear it when it starts to cool down!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rachel Lynne said...

That maxi skirt is so gorgeous! I love the bohemian feel to it and it is perfect for transitioning to fall or winter because it has great neutral colors in it!

Kayla Gilbert said...

Such a cute skirt Shanna!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Helene in Between said...

I love switching clothes from summer to fall so I can see what I really have!! love that skirt so much!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I love that skirt. And I agree about winter stuff. It's my favorite, but NC just doesn't get cool enough for all the layers. At least I can wear my boots and tights.

Jamie said...

That skirt is adorable!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to hear about everything!!!

It's the same here in NC...not quite as warm as in Texas, but we only get a few good cooler months. Transition pieces are the way to go for us southerners!

Misty said...

I finally got a great denim jacket from Target. I can already see myself stretching quite a few dresses into fall/winter. Yay!

Misty said...

I just realized the jacket you posted is the one I got. Great minds think alike!

Carly said...

Love that skirt!!! And can't wait to see more from your big shopping trip today!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Alissa Kelly said...

I've been stalking you IG and can't wait to hear more! I kinda want to cry thinking about fall but excited to get my clothes out and buy new items of course ;)

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Mary Byrd said...

Loving that skirt! Love the way you pulles the look together: )

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

You seriously score the best finds at F21! Love that fall look!!! Hope your week with the girls at school goes well!!! You doing ok with an empty nest?

Rebecca said...

Love love love that maxi skirt....I would wear that year round if I could!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Agnes Mayer said...

Love this look. Perfect transition piece for Fall.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Niki Caron said...

I love the outfit that you put together! The original outfit is fabulous, and the denim and booties are all such perfect transitional pieces! Plus I am completely obsessed with tassel necklaces. :)

Nikki said...

I have the same problem- as much as I would like for it to be cooler, we won't be having fall-ish weather in Mississippi until at least October. I am planning on looking through my closet this weekend to work on some transitional looks. Love your transitional outfit!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Kelsey Long said...

Looking forward to hearing about your Houston trip! Can't wait for the details and good luck you you and your girls for their first day of school!

xx

Amber said...

That skirt is gorgeous, and a perfect transition piece.

I need serious help in the transitioning department. Or fashion help altogether, haha!

Sarah Tucker said...

I really really really want some short boots like that. Maybe I can convince Chris they are a necessary item to my survival :)

Katie said...

i'm so ready for fall! but it has been so hot this week!! i am ready for cooler weather!

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