In some parts of the country, like New York city, they’ve been graced with unusual warm temperatures recently. Well that’s not fair, I say to myself sounding like Kinsley when she doesn’t get her way. For us in the PNW, it feels we’ve fully transitioned right into fall. Though it’s my favorite season, I’m just not entirely ready to say farewell to some of my favorite summer pieces yet.
To me fall is about layering, while playing with different proportions and reinventing outfits by adding new trends. Which brings me to today’s outfit, I had put together by mixing different seasonal pieces.
The tank dress is a summer staple I wore consistently throughout the season. I love how effortless it makes me look, whilst I’m on the go. Whether I’m running errands or going to the beach, I just throw it on with strappy sandals and I was ready. The ease over body in this light rayon material makes it comfortable to move around in. The deep beige color is neutral and season-less, so it was easy to wear it anytime of the year.
I bought this black wool blazer, a classic item, during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July and have restyled it here and here. It’s been my “go to” jacket during the cooler weather. It’s light enough to wear it over the dress, without feeling I have too many layers on. I wore this outfit to work one day and it was perfect for the office.
To keep it less serious at work, I paired it back with my favorite white patent sneakers that I restyled here. The exaggerated bows makes it fun, quirky and girly. I’ve been pairing sneakers with dresses or skirts recently, reminding me the “80’s” when women use to wear sneakers to the office and change into heels afterwards (cue the song “Working 9 to 5” by Dolly Parton).
Do you like mixing seasonal items together? Tell me all about it in below comments.
All photos by Jason Tang
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