Transitioning into Fall
05 Sep, 2012
Written By: Anna Greenwald @ elesch
Every year I look forward to this change of the season. The leaves falling, the cool evening air, the chance to finally pull out my pea-coat and boots. To me, fall officially begins when the Vogue September Issue is out on stands.
However, this year, the weather did not follow along with Vogue’s publishing time-table. As disappointed as I am to flip through InStyle and see sweaters paired with boots, knowing I cannot wear them just yet…this has given me a new fashion challenge.
Let me tell you, this girl loves a challenge.
In honor of our hot weather and confused fashion advice from the press, I have put together some pieces perfect for a transition. These looks are all able to be worn now and throughout winter with a few minor alterations. So ladies, let the games begin, and let the challenge be won!
Let me begin by saying the past few years protocol of Black, Gray, and White is OUT! This year Fall, Winter, even through spring is ALL about color! Yes, I was very confused at what season I was buying for at market, but it made the experience so much more fun. We do not need to dress to match winter’s depressing weather!
This first look shows a perfect way to re-use all of our summer corals. (Ladies, if you did not buy something coral this last season…where were you!?) Coral is here to stay! We will be seeing its popularity at least through next spring and summer.
I will start with this adorable blazer. I am so in love with its vintage inspired pattern! It is light weight, perfect for now or layering with long sleeves in the winter. It can go with bright colors or browns for a more neutral look. PLUS come summer, I could see this piece over a sundress, making it more versatile than ever.
In my second look, I chose a thin trench that can be worn in every season.. everywhere! Underneath this staple piece is the perfect tunic style dress. Of course depending on your height and age, this can be worn differently. It’s a stand alone dress or tunic now, but add tights in the fall, or fleece leggings and boots in the winter, and this piece will surely get you through a range of temperatures while keeping the colors of fall in mind. Add a pop of color in your handbag and you will be envied by every girl in the room! Dare to be different? I say Yes!
Last, I needed something for my working girl. Every single piece in this look is a stand-alone item. They can be combined differently for many other options. A basic black skirt with texture can go from work to play in an instant. I paired it with a simple, printed top which is also great with jeans. As you’ve read before, I am a blazer queen! It is the one item that is truly seasonless and is appropriate for any occasion on any day. For this look, I added a blazer with a pop of color to pull it all together.
To summarize, the trick to keeping with the season in any type of weather is adjusting the fashion trends to suit the temperature. Look for items that can be worn in multiple ways and can change with the cold approaching. What do you love to wear in any season or any temperature? My pick is between the trench coat and a scarf
P.S. elesch boutique is hosting it’s very own “Fashion’s Night Out” this Thursday September 6th, On The Bricks. Help us celebrate style in your Thursday best with red carpet photo opts sponsored by Ally B Designs and photography by Russtanna Photography. We will be serving mock-tails as well as special discounts given only to attendees. Check in on Facebook from elesch to receive 15% off any one item. Then share a photo from the evening on your wall for 25% off another item of choice. Not a Facebook fan? Text 5 friends about your evening for 15% Off any one item. We hope to see you there!