I am wearing summer clothes for another month or two (Florida summers start to seem really looooong right about this time). But I’m still getting pumped to search out versatile pieces that can span the seasons. My eye is more drawn to the deeper colors, a layering topper, and, dare I whisper the words: closed-toe shoes.
And of course, looking for a bargain a the same time. Lots of shops are reducing prices on their summer wares. The key is to seek out those treasures that can transition to several seasons, like medium weight trousers, cardigans and colorful scarves. The old rule about sales still applies: don’t buy something just because it’s on sale. You have to love it and want to see it every time you open your closet.
It’s smart – and fun – to look ahead and contemplate new pieces you’ll want to incorporate with your basics. Here are some great-looking transitional items that are also a good value:
Cardigans and lightweight blazers. These are classic cross-seasonal items. We need them now for overly air-conditioned offices, shops, and restaurants. In a couple of months they’ll be that necessary layer that lets us keep wearing lighter tops. You have a black or navy cardigan/blazer now, but how about a little color:
Jeans in fresh colors. You’ve got your dark and medium denims, so try a color that crosses the seasons. White jeans are chic all year long. These deep coral jeans would be great with ankle boots as well as sandals.
Layering tops. It’s time to freshen the tees we’ve been wearing all summer. Look for a more Fall-ish color and an easy shape that goes nicely under a blazer, or over a long sleeve blouse.
Shoes that aren’t-sandals. I am longing to get into my proper boots, but a transitional pair of booties like these will make me happy. They’ll be wonderful right now with bare feet, and fine for the coldest Florida days, with a pair of tights or cool socks.
What are you looking for in your wardrobe as the season starts to change?
Here are some more trans-seasonal treasures to browse:
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