Fall out of SummerPosted: September 24, 2011
We are in this strange time of the year where the weather is in a transition period, and it is not quite summer but not fall yet either. The key to dressing in this bizarre weather is layers. During the day, when the sun is still blazing, we can get away with wearing our summer sun dresses, but when it turns cool at night, that is when our layers come in handy. As a college girl, it is important to get the most out of every purchase I make, even if that means transitioning pieces of my summer wardrobe into the fall. It is a big money saver. And quite frankly, I cannot part with Summer just yet. Even celebs in Hollywood are doing it.
There are so many ways to do this, and it is not as hard as you may think. Take your favorite summer dress, add tights underneath with a pair of boots, or even take along a cardigan and scarf. When you dress in layers, it is easy to get through these season-shift days. Do the same with your favorite summer shorts and tanks! This is so easy to do because the bright colors that we wore all summer are still in style for fall. Also, don’t be afraid to wear white all year round. Whoever said not to wear white after Labor Day, was lying. (Or was never a college girl on a budget).
Dressing in layers is not only for summer to fall looks, but also taking an office day-look to a dinner date look. By having key pieces in your wardrobe, you can do anything! Take the little black dress for example, with very minimal accessories; it is the perfect office/professional attire. But when the professional day ends and you plan on getting dinner with friends, there is no sense is bringing a whole new outfit to change into. Just bring along some fun jewelry. Costume jewelry is fun to play with, and cheap too! Forever 21 has great, fun accessories that all college girls can afford.
Not only is this style secret a big money saver, but also a big storage saver! When packing for college it is important to think about space. How many draws does the dresser have? Does the school you attend provide a closet? What about under-the-bed storage? You want to pack items that can be worn all year long. This will get you the most bang for your buck and have a neat and clean dorm room.
Here are some on my favorites.
This is a emerald one-shoulder dress that I wore to graduation parties and even to the beach. Being that it is one-shoulder, I do very minimal accessories because I do not want to take away from the detailed ruffle.
Now this is the same dress, only I added a black long sleeve shirt, stockings, and boots. The emerald color is easy to transition from summer to fall, and even winter, can you say holiday party!? This look is very simple to pull off and cheap too. Everyone has a long-sleeve black tee and tights.
Another favorite look of mine.
Now I want everyone to raid the summer clothes you just packed away for the season and see what you find. By adding simple items like scarfs, long sleeve tee’s, and tights, you will have a summer to fall transition in no time. But most importantly have fun with it! Please post pictures with the new outfits you come up with!