Early Fall Transitions


Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Top- Bloomingdales, Jeans- Current Elliot, Boots- Via Spiga, Hat- Vintage, Bag- Coach, Bracelet- Gift from Grandmother

Happy first day of fall!

I’m so excited about fall transitions! I know it’s still 90 (and even higher somedays) degrees outside and my dreams of wearing knee-high boots and leather jackets are still a ways off, but September has just got me feeling the fall season. Not only is fall one of my favorite times of the year, but it’s also one of the most versatile times style wise. I love how many different looks fall allows you to experiment with.

For these early weeks, I styled a look that’s cooler weather appropriate, but not quite layered or bundled up. I’ve had these Current Elliot jeans for a couple years now, and they are by far my favorite pair. While most go for the classic dark blue as their go-to type, I really prefer a distressed look. They’re something so edgy, and yet at the same time chic, about cuts in your pants. It adds so much interest and personality, without much work. And by now you know how I feel about effortless fashion! These jeans, as well as most jeans I own, have an ankle cut, which makes them the perfect length for pairing with booties.

I chose a pair of black, suede Via Spiga heeled boots that my mom had bought me earlier this year. What I love about them the most, is the gold buckle detailing on the side. Edgy details like that immediately draw my eye, and make any classic piece a statement in their own right. I also am a big fan of the heel. It’s high, but actually quite comfortable (don’t overdo it with the walking though). I thought them to be perfect for prancing around Key Bridge in Georgetown and taking some beautiful shots of the water and historic views.

Up top I chose color and sparkle, in the form of a pink top from Bloomingdales, with a sheer sparkly front, and a pretty flower pattern in the back. The back also features a longer train, and the whole look is loose, which is a great compliment to my skinnies. This particular piece is just so much fun, and because the rest of the outfit is neutral, it could really take center stage. It’s also a great top for these transitional weeks as its strappy and can work as a stand alone while it’s still warm or paired under a leather jacket when temps drop.

To finish it off I chose a black hat and an oversized purple bag. There are not many accessories in this look. Because the shirt is so loud, I didn’t want anything to seem over the top. The bag is a fun contrast color to the sparkle and pink of the shirt, but because it’s such a muted dark purple (almost eggplant), it didn’t rival for attention, but rather pulled everything together. This hat is one of my favorite things to wear for fall, though I can’t quite make it work as much as I would like. This time around I think it fits perfectly with the early fall theme of the outfit. The key is to have it be in a neutral color and have soft loose hair to add structure.

I can see this being a great casual dinner or girls night out look. It’s very versatile because the formula is so easy to recreate; a great pair of jeans, something bold up top, classic booties (fun details optional), and a couple key accessories. As the weather keeps changing, stay tuned for more fall fashion inspiration!