Fall Transition (Trendy Wednesday Link-up #85)



Fall Transition

Fall Transition

Fall Transition

Fall Transition

Fall Transition

Outfit Details:

black swing dress
olive utility vest
mirrored sunglasses (similar)
Kendra Scott necklace (similar)
Kendra Scott bracelet (similar) c/o Rocksbox
double bar ring
Rebecca Minkoff bag c/o Shopbop
cognac sandal heels (exact, similar)

When I last wore this dress here on the blog, I wore it in this post.  It was a quick summer look: with a denim vest, tassel necklace, black crossbody and black lace-up sandals.  Now, I’m transitioning this dress for fall.  Just throw on an olive utility vest, statement jewelry and matching bag and shoes and you’re set!

My style has changed over the years, especially since I’ve kept a capsule wardrobe. Several years ago, I used to wear patterns nearly everyday.  I dressed more conservative…that’s an understatement…I dressed with no style.  My outfits had no personality, kind of blah.  I rarely wore jewelry.  I usually carried a plain black bag and wore plain shoes.  I had a wakeup call and wanted to dress better, have more confidence and look great.  Now, because I want all the clothes in my closet to be interchangeable with each other, I have only a few patterns in my capsule wardrobe, like maybe 2.  I’ve found that if the majority of my clothes are solid colors, then I can add interest to my outfits by going all out on accessories.

If you’ll notice in the photos above, my dress is solid black and my olive utility vest is solid green.  What takes this outfit up a notch are the accessories: statement jewelry, a tasseled handbag and edgy sandal heels.  Even though the olive vest is a solid color, it adds texture by the way it’s made and along with the pockets and collar.

Check out the 2 new capsule wardrobe e-books in the E-Book Store: The Essential Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2016 Collection & The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2016 Collection!

What is your clothes style?  Are you a “patterns girl” or do you prefer solids, or even have an equal mix of the two? 

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  2. Now this is the perfect fall transition outfit. I’ve been seeing way too many jeans, sweaters, and tall boots already. This outfit has has the colors of fall, but is cool enough to wear in summer temps.

  3. Really a lovely look. I wear quite a lot of patterns mixed with plain. I also like neutrals with a pop of colour. I’m happy to say that since starting my blog my choice in styles has widened somewhat to incorporate other fashionable styles that before I would not have considered!
    Nice to ‘link’ up Jacqui

  4. I don’t know why I don’t own a green utility vest. Seriously. Or a true utility jacket. I’m so distracted when I shop! I think this outfit is adorable and now I’m curious, what was your “fashion wake up call”?

  5. It’s always interesting to see how our style evolves over the years, and having lots of great basics you can mix and match and dress up with accessories is a nice place to be in, wardrobe wise.

    I will always be a sucker for pattern and probably have too many crazy prints in my closet!

  6. I love the mix of black and brown. The olive green also really speaks of Fall. I chose this as one of my featured faves from last week’s Thursday Favorite Things. I will be featuring you this week on my Thursday post!


  7. Cute outfit! Although I’ve branched out some, I still struggle with adding jewelry and other fun or unexpected accessories to an outfit, so I could totally relate to the transition you described with your closet.

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