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Pre-Fall Transitional Outfit Inspiration

As the Summer comes to a close, most of us feel tempted to start rotating our wardrobes to add new exciting Fall pieces into the mix. With Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale last month, a lot of us have acquired pieces for the Fall that we cannot wait to wear. However, the weather in the North-East is sometimes warm all through October, which makes it difficult to do a full closet swap.

This is when transitional wardrobe pieces come into play, becoming increasingly useful to create outfits that are Fall-appropriate, while being light enough for Indian Summer weather. The key is to choose clothing in fabrics that are blended and lighter in weight, but still have the mood of the season, such as looser knit long sleeve sweaters, vegan suede jackets, light velvet tops & denim bottoms with some distress if you’re so inclined.

For this week’s outfit inspiration, I created a look that incorporates one of my favorite pieces of the season – a Boyfriend Jean, and added in some elements of Summer through colors and accents.

Yellow and blue is one of my favorite all-year color combos, and for early Fall, the light blue & pale sunshine yellow are the most beautiful as they remind us of the ultimate colors of Summer – sky and sun. I built this outfit around my new AG Nolan Boyfriend Jeans and J.Crew Linen V-Neck Tee, and to create cohesiveness, coordinated my favorite Alice & Olivia Yellow Blazer with YSL signature yellow pumps, and spiced it up with a Sibilia Jewelry Brass and Patina Necklace from Anthro (this one is sold out, but see similar options below). A Clare V. clutch in brown leather with pops of hot pink resonates & links with my brown leather Elephant Belt from Anthro from a few years ago (similar options below), and my favorite Evocateur Udaipur Cuff + Dior shades complete the look.

I’ve been hunting for the perfect pair of Boyfriend Jeans for a few months now, and was thrilled to find these mid-rise mildly distressed Nolan ones from AG at Anthro. They have a great slightly slouchy fit, with a raw edge hem that can be cuffed or left long.

Boyfriend jeans can be tricky to style as they tend to look oversized, and if not carefully paired can appear sloppy & lead to looking shapeless. My styling tip for choosing the best pairing for them is to mix in either the element of creative or feminine/glamorous style (or both) via fitted tops & coordinated accessories with sexy higher-heeled shoes, of cute Stan Smith-like sneakers and flirty Moto Jackets with blousy tops – this way the jeans are balanced out & remain comfortable without looking underdressed.

What are some of your favorite transitional pieces to take your wardrobe from Summer to Fall? Let me know in the comments below!

If you’d like to schedule a Personal Styling Session so we can create some fun new looks for your wardrobe,  please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Dina - Image Consultant, Wardrobe Editor, Personal Shopper of Modnitsa Styling

Transitional-Summer to Fall Outfit Blog Post
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Photos by Kat Araujo

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  • August 21, 2017

    This look is perfect. Love the colors and those jeans.
    Xx, Nailil

  • Jen
    August 22, 2017

    So true about boyfriend jeans! I’ve yet to try them because I feel they would overwhelm me because I’m so short ha ha

  • August 22, 2017

    Loving that yellow blazer!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • minnelle
    August 22, 2017

    Love the yellow!

  • August 22, 2017

    Love the yellow – so bright & happy!


  • August 22, 2017

    This is such a fun look! I love the pops of color!

  • August 22, 2017

    Yellow tones are my fave! Super cute jacket!
    xx Beatriz | http://www.livelovewearit.com

  • August 22, 2017

    great yellow blazer!! and i love screw!!

  • Gisel
    August 22, 2017

    I never considered the yellow/blue color combination – it looks fabulous!!

    Aside from the outfit – your nails are ON POINT!

    Gisel | mintandthrift.com

  • August 26, 2017

    This is why I love boyfriend jeans. You can dress them up with heels or go for the full on street look with some tennis! lovely job!

  • November 14, 2017

    I am obsessed with these pops of color! Such a cute outfit!