Transitioning From Summer to Fall ~ White Jeans

Stuck in between seasons and not sure how to dress? Right there with you. Mid-September can be the trickiest in-between month of them all. Today’s the first day of fall, so you can’t really get away with your summer clothes anymore, and yet it’s still a little too warm for full-on fall gear. If only you could take your favorite summer pieces, and add a little fall flair…

Well you can! So this week I’m talking all about how to transition your look from summer to fall. All you need is a few fall staples, and some creativity.

First we’ll be tackling your white jeans.

No white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day? Please. That archaic rule was meant to be broken (I’ve already broken it in this post too). You can absolutely get away with white in the non-summer months. Especially white denim. Here’s a few tips on how to pull it off:

  1. White jeans are much easier to transition than linens, lightweight cottons and silks. It’s hard to break those other fabrics out of their summer mold. If you’re going to do white post-August, stick with a heavier fabric like denim.
  2. Pair your white jeans with rich neutrals, grays or blacks. Introducing the white to a palette of fall colors helps leave those summer months behind.
  3. Try styling them with an ankle bootie or boot. This will also make your look feel more season-appropriate.

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

I took two of yesterday’s MUST HAVES and used them to make my white denim more fall-ready: booties and a leather jacket. I thought the black was the perfect contrast to the stark white jeans, and it also toughened up my look a little bit. Even though it was a 70 degree day, the leather jacket was great to have when the sun dipped behind the clouds.

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

A New York Love Affair :: White Jeans for Fall

You have enough to worry about when it comes to keeping up with trends for fall (and all the new clothes you plan to buy). But you can easily transition from summer to autumn with the clothes already in your closet. Don’t be afraid to pull out your summer wardrobe, just make sure to bring a little fall along with it…

Swing by tomorrow for more transition tips!

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Shirt :: Zara (similar)
Jacket :: Express
Jeans :: The Limited (cute option)
Booties :: Coach (love these)
Clutch :: Coach (cute alternative)
Sunglasses :: XOXO c/o
Watch :: Michael Kors (love this)
Earrings :: Lizzibeth
Bracelet :: Kim & Zozi c/o
Rings :: Forever 21 (loooove this) and NY & Co. (cute!)

3 Comments

  • Reply September 23, 2014

    Cara

    Love those booties girl! Obsessed!

  • Reply October 4, 2014

    Lisa

    You own this look! Love it!

    xoxo,
    Lisa

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