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A style, runway & wellness blog created by Chicago-based fashion journalist Amanda Kaplan.

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | PT. 2

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | PT. 2

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.


"COLD SHOULDERS AREN'T COOL WHEN IT'S COLD"

HOW TO WEAR DRESSES IN FALL

SWEATERS, BOOTS, + JACKETS

Dresses are my THING.  They're such an easy piece to throw on when you're too lazy to put together a whole outfit.  But when the cool weather rolls around, it's hard to create a look that is both easy to create yet still keeps you warm at the same time.  So, my favorite way to spruce up a dress for the fall, is to throw on a sweater or leather jacket over the dress.  If it's not too cold, you can either opt for putting on thigh high boots with warm boot socks, or wearing leggings!  Either way, your outfit wouldn't have taken a long time to create and you still look chic but feel comfy!

Get the look!

Dress | Free People

Jacket | F21

Boots | Luichiny

"forget the blisters, my toes are freezing."

how to wear sandals in the fall

CHUNKY SANDALS + SOCKS

Everyone knows that if you live somewhere that gets even the least bit cold, that wearing sandals are completely out of the question.  So spice up your look by adding a pair of tight-like socks to your chunky sandals to stay warm and look sensible.  Add a shift dress or skirt and top with this look in order to give off a trendy, minimalistic vibe.

Socks | Topshop

Shoes | F21

Dress | F21

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TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | pt.1

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER CLOTHES FOR FALL | pt.1