Transition Fashion for Fall: Stripes

There are some dresses that are a little too warm for summer and to chilly to wear when that cold wind blows. So what do you do with them? I used to throw a cardigan over and hope for the best, but I now employ a variety of different layering options experimenting with textures and patterns!

I purchased this dress two years ago from Target with the express purpose of accommodating my 3 week post-baby body for the holidays. It was the perfect foil- my arms were still fairly intact (hoisting a then 2.5 year old up and down the stairs and unpacking thousands of boxes will do that to you), but I needed that fit and flare dress style to provide creative camo for that awkward phase.

What I didn’t realize was the multitude of complementary outfit options that this color scheme provides- it pairs perfectly with all black, is lit up with gold accents, and- HELLO!– provides the perfect stripe for a classic leopard print mix.

In this photo, I added a silky gold shirt under the dress, hiding these weird semi-epaulette details on the shoulders. As for the boots, these are from Target– insanely comfortable, a nice height wedge, and don’t cut into your ankles like most booties do! They come in back, brown, grey and tan and are on sale right now for $28. Oh, and my assistant wanted to jump in a shot with me, complete with her notebook.

Transition Fashion for Fall: Stripes

I then paired it with a short sleeve tie back shirt that had eyelet detail on the sleeve (and the shirt was accidentally run through the dryer, but didn’t matter because the new crop style doesn’t show under a dress).

Transition Fashion: Fall Stripes and Eyelet

As I mentioned, I am also loving this color combo with leopard. In the summer, I might pair this with my favorite Ivanka Trump leopard heels. In the winter, throwing a leopard scarf on or a leopard print cardigan, belted around the waist with a skinny patent leather belt would be lovely!

Print Mix Fashion: Leopard and Stripes

How do you style your transition pieces? Loving this fall weather!