3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Outfits for Fall

3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Outfits for Fall

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Labor Day Weekend has come and passed, so now everyone and their mother is trying to pretend it’s fall—me included! Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always agree. So, while we’re all craving to throw on our oversized sweaters and blanket scarves and sip on those pumpkin spice lattes, unless you want to sweat up a storm you’re going to have to slowly transition to fall. Luckily, I’m sharing three easy ways to transition your outfits. You’ll be looking autumnal without sacrificing comfort.

Play With Fabrics

My first tip is to start adding more fall/winter fabrics. Think leather, suede, corduroy, velvet, etc. But, make sure you do it in a way that won’t leave you dying from heat. An easy way to add in those fabrics is to pair shorts or a skirt (in my case a skort) in a heavier fabric with a lighter top. Try wearing a corduroy skirt with a light cami or a simple white tee with leather shorts. This is the perfect time to pull out those pieces that always look like they should be worn in fall, but by the time you actually get around to wearing them it’s way too cold.

Switch Out Summer Shoes

The easiest way to start dressing for fall is to swap your summer sandals for booties and cute flats. I would hold off on the over the knee boots a little longer, but throwing on a pair of booties will definitely tip the scales on your outfit towards fall instead of summer. Just by adding the white booties like I did in the photos above definitely changes the entire vibe of the outfit.

 

Incorporate Autumnal Colors

My last tip: start wearing fall colors. Bring out those darker neutrals and jewel tones, the burnt oranges and mustard yellows! While I actually stayed fairly bright with this outfit, one of my favorite color combinations for fall is black and brown. I think those colors look stunning together and definitely scream “autumn.” The best part is that you can still wear summery fabrics and styles and stay cool while looking like you need that aforementioned pumpkin spice latte in hand.

So there are my three tips for transitioning your outfits from summer to fall. How are you going to transition this season? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

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Top c/o| Skort c/o| Booties | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

The Teddy Jacket You Can Wear Through Spring

The Teddy Jacket You Can Wear Through Spring

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The thing I hate most about this time of year? I never know what to wear. One day it’s cold (like today), the next it’s sunny and warm. The way I’ve found that I can deal with this weather is to wear a lot of light layers. And with that being said, this teddy jacket is a game changer. I cannot tell you how often I’ve worn this since it came in the mail almost two weeks ago—I’m pretty sure my roommates are tired of seeing it.

The reason I love this jacket is that it’s so soft and extremely light. It has the look of the heavier teddy coats that were taking over all winter long, but significantly thinner. I love that I can wear this on the warm days over a tank or t-shirt, and when it’s cold I can throw a heavier jacket on top. This jacket has been my go-to in place of cardigans while I’m in class (I don’t know why but the classrooms are always freezing).

In keeping with the weather, I paired my teddy jacket with the bodysuit I’ve been wearing since the summer. It was such a good piece and I should definitely buy it in white. Over that, I put on my Levi’s. Side note: up until this moment that I went to find a link to these jeans, I was under the impression that they were boyfriend fit. Apparently they’re skinny jeans, but whatever… Finally, to top off the casual look, I threw on my absolute favorite shoes ever. I thought they were completely out of stock—which they are on Nordstrom’s site—but I found them fully stocked in all colors! I could definitely use another pair since mine are pretty dirty.

In the spring, I plan on pairing this jacket with a simple tank top and denim shorts. I can throw on a pair of sandals and be good to go! It really is the perfect transitional piece from now through spring.

How do you dress for this in-between weather? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Jacket | Bodysuit | Jeans | Shoes | Similar Bag | Necklace | Watch | Lipstick in Satin Ribbon

 

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How to Transition to Spring

How to Transition to Spring

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Topshop Top, Pacsun Jeans (similar), Tory Burch Sandals, Michael Kors Bag (similar)

A little late to the game today, but better late than never, am I right? So lately here in North Carolina the weather has been all over the place. One day it’s in the 70s the next in the 50s. It feels like spring has already begun. So, due to the weird weather patterns, I thought talking about transitioning to spring would be a good blog post.

  1. My number one tip is to mix styles. In my outfit I still have my trusty skinny jeans, but I added my new sandals. The top has long sleeves, but it’s a cold shoulder top. This is the time when you can mix and match some winter and spring pieces.
  2. Another tip is to bring a lightweight jacket. Although not pictured, I added my thin, brown leather jacket just in case it gets chilly (plus I’m perpetually cold).
  3. Switch up your makeup! Here I’m wearing a bold pink lip color that I generally don’t wear in the winter.
  4. My last tip is to start integrating traditionally spring colors and patterns. This light blue (periwinkle?) is not something that I would usually pull out for winter. The pastel color screams spring to me. Try bringing pastels and floral patterns back in to your wardrobe as you begin transitioning.

Hope these tips were helpful! I know I for one cannot wait for spring. I’ve been loving the 70 degree weather, even if it has been cloudy. Comment below with your own tips for transitioning for spring! Until next week…

xo,

Carey

 

Transition

Transition

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Happy happy Monday! Or maybe not because who likes Mondays? Today I want to talk about a real issue: the fact that it’s technically fall but it’s still warm out. All I want is to break out my jeans and sweaters and yet the weather here in North Carolina is has been in the 70s and 80s. In order to combat this, I’ve been finding ways to incorporate fall style without sweating to death.

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First I started with some summer basics: a white cami and a button down skirt (shop similar). This is a classic combo and you really can’t go wrong. I wore this ensemble out shopping with my parents who came to visit me this weekend.

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To really give the whole outfit that fall feeling, I added some cozier details. This long cardigan from the Gap was really essential to change this outfit from summer to fall. I really love this cardigan because it’s so comfy, it’s cute, and it has pockets! I’m also just a fan of longer cardigans in general, it keeps you from looking like a grandma. My mom actually got me this cardigan as a gift and she loved it so much that she bought one in black this weekend (mine is actually a dark gray).

Another fall-inspired detail is this cute fedora. I actually have a problem with fedoras. I never buy them because I usually think they make my head look weird and are just all around unflattering on me, but this one changed my mind. I can’t even tell you what the difference was, but I really love it. Also, I like that the brim is kind of smaller and doesn’t really cast any shade in my eyes. I actually picked this hat up in Aldo’s randomly and fell in love with it. Who knew a shoe store made cute hats too?

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Now for the finishing touches. When it’s too warm for booties (sigh) loafers are a great option. Super on trend, comfortable, and guaranteed not to make your feet hot you really can’t deny their perfection. I actually got these Coach loafers last year, but they must be popular because I was still able to find them online.

Next up is my bag. I have a few different bags, but I always fall back on this little crossbody from Michael Kors (I have a similar option linked here and it looks almost exactly the same, but the leather is different). I just really love the size and versatility of this bag. It matches basically anything I wear and even though it’s small, it fits everything I need inside.

For jewelry I just got this new Kendra Scott bracelet and I’m in LOVE (thanks Dad!). Also as a plus, it actually fits my small wrist. Per usual, I’m wearing my Michael Kors watch. I wear it almost every single day and always get compliments on it. The watch I have is over three years old, but there are so many cute options.

Last but not least, my lipstick. I’m kind of a lipstick junkie if you haven’t figured that out yet. This shade is by NARS in the shade Bette. I also just got another one in a similar shade from Urban Decay in bruise. The one from NARS is a little bit darker and the one from Urban Decay goes on sheer, so you have to build up the color, and is definitely glossier. Both look so great on though and a vampy lip color definitely gives your outfit that fall look.

Hope you enjoyed this post and give me a follow! Until next time…

xo,

Carey