With Labor Day Weekend gone, and the unofficial start to fall in full swing, I am eagerly awaiting the cooler weather.
The promise of chunky knits, crisp morning walks and cozy nights by the fire have left me feeling re-invigorated and excited for what the next few months will bring.
Unfortunately, Charleston hasn't gotten the memo and we still have temps well into the 80's.
To tide me over until late September and help keep my summer capsule fresh, I am reworking the core pieces with some of my favorite transitional accessories.
Specifically, I have loved wearing a neutral base of core pieces with lightweight layers and richly hued accessories - like my go-to clutch and tortoise shell necklace.
Recently for a semi-cool afternoon, I turned to my favorite white tee and white denim shorts for the perfect base to make my accessories pop, and allow my floral blazer to shine one last time before it goes into hibernation.
This Zara blazer is undeniably gorgeous. The bold floral print, modern silohette and subdued pink shades are the perfect compliment to a neutral base - which you know is my favorite.
All-in-all, I loved this look for the late summer weather and will likely re-work it again in the coming weeks. As September grows older thought, I will pair this same tee and shorts with either a light green blazer, or a great sweater and silk scarf in fall hues. That way, I can still remove the blazer or sweater if the temps get warmer in the afternoon, but will still have hints at fall before the season finally begins.
So, as you find yourself growing tired of your summer wardrobe just keep in mind this simple outfit formula for transitional success.
Neutral Top & Botton + Transitional Accessories & Layers (scarves, blazers, bold necklaces, tights)
Transitional Outfit Bliss
What's your favorite way to refresh your wardrobe at the season's end? Do you have any accessories that instantly transform your look for the better? I'd love to know in the comments below!
Also, I have outlined the exact pieces I used to create this look and put together a quick OOTD video of this look that you can view below or on my YouTube channel.
Capsule Pieces: Everlane U-Neck Cotton Tee, Levi's 501 Shorts
Accessories: J. Crew Tortoise Shell Necklace
Shoes: Stubbs & Wootton
Purse: Louis Vuitton Clutch