Just because fall is slowly approaching doesn’t mean the summer sunshine has left. The rays are still aplenty and the afterglow of summer lingers. We can see it in the trees, the sky and in fall fashion starting to pop up everywhere the eye can see. With sun-kissed skin still in tow, it’s a great time to rock a not so mellow yellow frock, and an easy way to transition from bold brights of summer to the lux jewel tones of fall.
September is always a month of transitioning. Summer is ending, school is starting and the seasonal wardrobe rotation from warm weather clothing to cool weather clothing is on our minds. Right now, I recommend focusing your fashion on pieces that work just as well in 80 degrees as they do in 50 degrees. (If you live in the Midwest like me, that could be the difference between noon and 6pm this time of year!) The more pieces you have in your wardrobe that function this way means the less you have to rotate, and the longer you can wear your favorite pieces.
I have been loving yellow lately! It adds perkiness not only to my clothing, but to my day too. In a richer, golden tone this dress works well on a hot day with sandals, but will pair just as well with a jean jacket and sneakers for a crisp fall day. Like a pop of yellow, little unexpected details in a piece of clothing also make me happy. Cute ruffled sleeves and a cut-out back elevate a basic a-line dress into a memorable statement.
To up the ante even more and make a bigger, bolder statement, add equally as perky accessories. With my ever growing collection of sunglasses (I might have a problem! But, thanks to great, reasonably priced retailers like Sunglass Warehouse, it hasn’t caused me to go in debt – yet.) I always pick the pair that seems to fit with the mood of the days fashions. This far from mellow yellow ensemble called for retro glam cat-eye shades. Yellow is complimented well with brown, so that was an easy choice for shoes. A straw hat and bag complete the look.
Styling & Shopping Tip: Shop now for summer pieces you can wear next year. Stores (both brick-and-mortar and online) are clearing the racks and discounting “summer pieces,” like my not so mellow yellow dress. It’s a great time to stock up on classic pieces you know you will wear next summer, and ones you can easily transition from one season to the next.
Signed with Style,
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