The first week of September is upon us and it’s starting to look and feel a little like fall here in Athens. So it’s the perfect time to think about transition outfits. I still want to be comfortable with the warm temperatures, but shifts in color palettes and changing up your accessories to transition into Fall are both techniques I rely on.
By changing up your accessories, I mean exchanging summer sandals for boots, booties, loafers, ballet flats; adding a denim jacket or a blazer to your ensemble. Just by changing up accessories, we can get a little more mileage out of certain outfits that worked perfectly well in summer.
Today Kelly is showing us how shes uses accessories to transition into Fall
She's featuring a dress from Ann Taylor, and pulled together 3 alternates
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Take this Petite Line Dots Flare Dress from Ann Taylor, for example. Its light fabric is wonderful for the warm temperatures, but by adding peep toe booties, it feels a little more like fall to me. In the summer I wore this dress with flat slide sandals, it works well as a transition dress.
These peep toe booties are old, but they are (and have been!) such a popular style for fall that there are a ton of great alternatives. I've listed several I have collected above.
I am looking forward to exchanging the peep toe booties for riding boots and adding a denim jacket when temperatures dip further.
Ann Taylor does a great job with petite dress sizing. This dress falls right at my knees and the proportions are perfect. It has a gathered elastic waist that gives the bodice a blouson effect that is nicely accentuated with a belt.
A simple brown leather belt (similar belt, Gap) and my day-to-day Sydney Bag complete my outfit.
Alex and I are at the Georgia Club today. We will have a relaxed and quiet dinner enjoying the serene views. We come to the Club regularly for dinner; its relaxed atmosphere and good food are certainly top reasons; Beth and I often have work dinners here, where we share ideas, discuss plans for blog posts and future e-magazines.
Top Board: Going Out Blazer (J.Crew) | Cole Haan Pointy Toe Bootie (Nordstrom) | Hobo Render Shoulder Bag (Hobo) Bottom Left Board: Carson Tall Boot (Frye) | All For Love Convertible Shoulder Bag (Nordstrom) | Embossed Leather Belt (Frye) Bottom Right Board: Collarless Sweater Blazer (J.Crew) | Convertible Leather Mule (Madewell) | Knotted Crossbody Bag (Madewell)
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is our 40s+ fashion & food contributor. She posts a Daily Look on Tuesdays, writes about Fashion on Thursdays, joins Beth for Fridays with Oscar and shares a new recipe Sunday evenings.
She’s 46, 5’0, and a petite 0/XS.
Kelly also has a food blog called Djalali Cooks, which you can find by clicking the world icon below.
Kelly, you look really great in your transition-to-fall outfits. You are such a classic beauty, and it’s nice to see you in petite clothes that are more assertive than pastels might be.
Just wondering, do you normally like to wear jewelry? I was thinking that younger women like you probably do not want as many accessories. I don’t think I did when I was younger. I’m not a true petite; although I’m shortwaisted, I have long legs, and I’ve always liked the regular designs and styles better than anything “cute.” You do it the way I woulld, clean lines and straightforward.
Hello Eva, Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! I do have an appreciation for jewelry, but I have never really worn it. xo Kelly
Very cute transition look, although personally I’m trying to avoid dressing in black. If only it came in navy!
Love the booties and I have a pair. You’ve inspired me to get them out. Very pretty coordinated look!
Hello Nancy, Thank you so much for stopping by. I am glad to have inspired you to break out those booties in your closet! I used to wear a lot more black than I do now, but it is such a classic, chic color that I always find myself returning to it, even if it’s less often. xo Kelly
Love this outfit , Kelly! I never would have thought of pairing a navy dress with brown accessories , but it works! So cute and effortless.
Hello Nancy! This dress is black, but I love to pair navy with brown. It’s a great combination! Thanks for stopping by! xo Kelly
You are adorable!
Thanks so much Rory!
The dress looks so cute on you. Love the look.
Thank you so much Pam!
I like vintage full slips with adjustable straps to wear under my summer dresses that add an extra layer if warmth so that I can wear my dresses into fall
Hello Carlette, What a great idea! I love vintage full length slips. They are so pretty even on their own. When I was a teenager, I used to wear them under sheer vintage dresses. Such a great look. Thanks for stopping by! xo Kelly
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