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TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | pt.1

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | pt.1

What are seasonal wardrobes? I'm not sure, nor have I ever been a fan of the idea of a seasonal wardrobe.  I find the best way to achieve a closet that doesn't scream "HERE'S WHERE ALL OF YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY WENT" is to have a NON-seasonal wardrobe.  This means, that instead of buying pieces that you can ONLY wear during one season, to instead, buy pieces that are versatile year-round.  

Now you may be sitting at home, blankly staring at your screen thinking "Um, versatile wardrobe?  How is that even possible?  How can I wear my shorts in the winter without freezing my butt off?"  No worries. There are so many ways to use every-single piece that you own and wear them no matter the temperature or season.


"LEG GOOSEBUMPS ARE SO UNATTRACTIVE"

HOW TO WEAR SHORTS IN FALL

TIGHTS

Tights are my go-to, signature layering piece for the fall.  They're the perfect essential for any outfit that includes skirts or shorts that you would normally wear in the summertime. My favorite way to wear solid colored shorts and tights is to pair patterned or fish-net tights underneath.  Not only are you spicing up your look, but you're also making your shorts cold-weather friendly. 

Get the look!

Shorts | F21

Tights | Urban Outfitters

Booties | Nasty Gal

"DOES THIS CARDIGAN RUIN MY OUTFIT?"

HOW TO WEAR TANK-TOPS IN FALL

tank tops

Though wearing tank-tops in cold weather may seem scary, because who wants to wear the "basic" cardigan? But when you start incorporating layering with sweaters and jackets into your look, you're able to create an outfit using your summer tank-top as your base, and building a chic ensemble around it.  But, psst, here's a fashion blogger tip: instead of wearing a fitted cardigan this season, try your hand at an oversized cardigan or a poncho!

Get the look!

Tank | Free People

Poncho | F21

Scarf | F21

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | PT. 2

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | PT. 2

DESIGNERS TO LOOK FOR | NYFW SS 2015

DESIGNERS TO LOOK FOR | NYFW SS 2015