Hey guys! It's Lauren from Style Me Lauren, and I'm excited to announce a new series starting this month! I will be guest blogging over here on Rural Haze every month to give you guys insider style tips, trend reports, my favorite new Rural Haze items, and much more!
Today I wanted to chat with you guys about how to transition your wardrobe from Summer to Fall. This topic can seem daunting to some, but I'm going to share with you a few tips and tricks that may make the transition easier! First of all, go through your closet. I know, I'm sorry, it's a pain in the butt. But knowing what you have, and your base of where you're starting is so helpful! I can't tell you how many times I find something in my closet and think, "oh, I forgot I had that!" Sounds stupid, but it's the truth! This step is probably the worst part if you're like me, and just want to pretend that your closet is completely organized and not a cluster ;) BUT, once the organization part is done, then the fun part begins. Once you know what you have, it's easier to see what you need. Trends change from season to season and from year to year, so some items you may have purchased last year, you may not want to wear this year. That's totally fine! There are so many great Fall trends this year that will be so cute in your wardrobe! But, before we get into fun trends, l wanted to share my #1 trick for transitioning my Summer clothes. Think of your dresses as layering pieces. It's much easier to envision this example with a solid dress, or a dress that has a print with some darker colors in it. For example, maybe you bought a floral dress this summer but it has black in it, navy or even an olive green. These options are best when transitioning to fall, because you can pull the darker colors out by wearing other complimentary pieces. I'm going to use the example of a black dress. I have a black slip dress I've owned for a few years. It's easy, classic, has spaghetti straps, hits right above my knee...you get the picture. Simple black dress. So, I don't want to be running around town this Fall in spaghetti straps. One thing I love to do is to add a chambray top over my dress, and tie the top in a knot to give me waistline. This simple trick takes my summer dress to a Fall skirt. If I throw on over the knee boots, a faux fur vest, and a cute beanie...you would never know this dress was a Summer staple!
My Favorite Fall trends you can buy on Rural Haze!
This Fall, knotted and twisted tops and tee's are trending like crazy. I love this Terry Cold Shoulder Top so much! The green floral is my favorite and can't wait to wear it this fall with black denim, booties, and a cute solid Kimono!
Floral Cardis and Kimonos. Kimono's and printed cardi's have been in style in the western world for yearrssss. But now, the mainstream world is finally catching up, and you're seeing all sorts of cute kimono's out there!! My favorite pic is The Shelby Cardigan. It's bright, bold, and simply SO easy to wear. It's a no brainer with jeans, and a white tee, or even a with cute black tank for date night!
- Pick a dress you bought in summer
- Add a cardi
- Add accessories
- Throw on a pair of boots
Below is an example of how to transition The Ione Feather Dress from Summer to Fall!
Thank you guys so much for reading! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. Also, if you have any style questions that you want to see answered next month on our Style Me Lauren X Rural Haze monthly style tips...comment below, and I'll answer them!! Have a great day!