Easy Transitions

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hello A.Co est. 1984 readers!  I'm Lydia from Chic on the Cheap, and I'm always trying to live stylishly and affordably.  I'm so pleased to be guest blogging here, as I love this blog, and A.Co has been such a great blogging buddy.  I hope she is off having an amazing wedding celebration!  In the meantime, I have a guest post for you on transitioning a summer wardrobe into fall weather.

In a few short weeks a shift in temperature will force me into one of my least favorite rituals, packing away my light cotton dresses, sandals, and shorts, and pulling out the heavy knits, corduroy pants and thick tights.

Fall may be one of the biggest seasons for fashion, and while I can certainly appreciate that aspect, I am always lamenting the loss of summer. I love my summer clothes and in a small, but determined way to keep summer in my mind, here are a few items I will not be putting to rest for the next six months, but rather carrying all through fall and winter.


{ My bright florals can easily go from beachy to blustery with a few small changes } 

{ These tweed shorts are already a bit heavy and are perfect over tights,
the addition of a blazer just makes them all the more sharp }

{ Never underestimate the power of layering, this impossibly light and breezy chiffon
top with a camisole underneath and a cardigan on top is now perfectly fall appropriate }

{ Cotton jersey dresses can be bulked up enough for the fall, and can provide
a healthy dose of color, even when the landscape starts to lack it }

{ This satin top has all the right colors, when paired with the bright green, they feel light
and summery, however with the blacks and greys it seems like it was meant for the fall }


Finding ways to keep some of your pieces in rotation all year round is a great way too keep a more manageable closet size, as well as budget - even thought it might be super tempting to buy every new fall style in sight!

I hope you've enjoyed my post, and are now thinking about which of your summer pieces you are going to carry through fall!

5 comments:

Sara said...

Great post! I love the ideas :)

Katie said...

Great ideas :)

La Fille D'or said...

These are all so great! It is inspiring me to go try to mix things up in my wardrobe today! : )

Melissa said...

Lovely summer-to-fall looks!

WildBirdVintage said...

I think I am finally ready to try shorts in the fall...with tights and/or blazer. Thanks for the inspiration!

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