How To Transition A Summer White Outfit Into Fall
Well, that was it for Summer, huh?! It was a busy one, filled with lots of new experiences, great clients, afternoons in the Park with my Charlie and seeing my little baby and business grow in new ways.
In today’s outfit inspiration post, I am sharing some styling tips on how to stretch your Summer a bit further via your wardrobe. I hear from a lot of my clients who are transitioning their wardrobes for Fall that they would love to wear some of their Summer Whites after Labor Day (I personally think the silly rule of “no white after Labor Day” is becoming more and more obsolete), but struggle to make it work. Yes, Summer whites are still a bit difficult when we start seeing leather and boots in the stores, so it’s OK to just leave them behind, but if you decide you want to continue to wear some of your favorite pieces for the next month or two, I’ve got a few suggestions on how to make it work. Read on!
Tip 1: EXPERIMENT WITH TEXTURES. When putting together your “all white” (or mostly white) outfit, include pieces in varying textures to make them look more season-less. I love this CLEO lacy crop top I found at Anthropologie, it’s perfect with high-rise jeans, pleated skirts and shorts — and gives the look a bit more dimension, taking it into transitional category – even though it’s short and white.
Tip 2: ACCESSORIZE IN POPS OF COLOR. While bright colors will still read as Summer-appropriate, they will make the look more vivid and fun, and choosing deeper shades, like maroon reds, forest greens, navy blues and plum purples for your accessories will take the look successfully into Fall. For my look I chose one of my favorite bags of all time (and my very first designer bag that I bought back almost 20 years ago) — the Pucci Envelope Clutch. It now almost has a vintage feel and features a bold and inspiring print. It makes me smile every time I wear it, which is why I think investing in things you love is really worth it (more on that in a later post).
Tip 3: LAYER ON. Even the whitest of white outfits can be worn into the Fall and even Winter if you layer textured pieces in them. I chose this Bizet Striped Jacket from Anthropologie to finish the look — the beaded collar and pommed cuffs and hem provide the intricate touches and weight to take the look into Autumn.
How do you work white into your Fall and Winter looks? Would love to hear in the comments below!