Even though we are nearing thanksgiving, here in the south we are still in transitional weather. One thing that I have always found helpful is looking into my closet and seeing which items can mix seasons. I keep this question at the forefront of my mind when i am shopping for clients or for myself. I also like to discern between trends and staples. my closet is filled with many forever items (well forever as long as i can fit into them, haha) and only a few trend pieces. it is easier for me to mix and match through out the year this way & more cost efficient. My husband would be thrilled that I am actually putting that into writing!
One key factor for a good transitional piece is the material.. This blazer material is Crêpe so it will breathe in the warmer months and insulate in the cooler. Shown below is a "go to" outfit for me, which i feel could fit most body types. it consists of: jeans, a blazer, and a fun bag. TO make this outfit a little more casual I paired it with my favorite white tee, if i had to run to a meeting, i might pair it with a white dress shirt underneath. the blazer and the jeans are some what tailored, so I kept the accent for my bag, and a sleek heel in the same color wheel house. I am a little more conservative in my color choices here, so it would be fun to have a colored heel too. The beauty of self expression is there are no rules, just let your personality shine through!
- white blazer : Helmut lang (No longer available) -- shop here & Here for a great alternative or here for a timeless staple
- Jeans: madewell
- white tee: aerie -- or something SIMIlar here
- belt: madewell
- leopard clutch: j crew -- another option here
- heels: celine (No longer available) -- SIMILAR here , here or here