I don’t know about you but I hate when you buy clothes and they’re only wearable for one season. ONE SEASON? If I love a certain shirt or pair of shorts, I want to be able to rock them year round or at the least wear it through a season or two.
Labor Day is next week which means summer is about to basically call it quits! September is sure to bring some warm, comfortable weather but we must prepare for some serious layering for those chilly nights. Instead of investing in a pair of open toed wedges or capris, let’s start thinking about items to buy and wear now, but totally rock in the fall!
Here are 10 items to buy now and rock next season!
1. Ankle Boots
Ankle Boots look super cute with ripped denim shorts and a graphic tee or are perfect for a night on the town with pleated shorts, a tank top and blazer. These Rock and Republic Ankle Boots on sale for $59.99 will surely get the job done.
Air conditioning is probably the best invention ever but can also be a pain when you’re dressed for summer days and stuck in the office. I’m loving this Nordstroms Hinge ‘Wanderer’ Red Cayenne Scarf (18.98) that can spice up any look and keep you warm in the office.
3. Chambray Shirts
You can never go wrong with denim. Trust me. Try this LC Lauren Conrad Faded Chambray Shirt for only $15.40. Chambray shirts never go out of style and can over a tank top in the summer or be layered under a blazer in the fall.
4. Leather Skirts
You’ll turn heads in the summer and continue to turn heads in the fall. I know the first thing you’re thinking is that leather is extremely hot- but a skirt matched with a bustier top and open toed heels will make the perfect lounge outfit in the summer. This Olsenboye Faux-Leather Contrast Skirt is $18.99 can definitely seal the deal! Try the summer look topped with a blazer and boom- you’ve got a fall look ready to go!
I love flatforms because they’re easy to walk in, extremely comfortable and not too intimidating. These ASOS Black Bingo Leather Pointed Flatforms with Ankle Strap for $37.97 look great with shorts and a tee and blend beautifully with a maxi dress, jean jacket and designer socks. Trust me…the socks and flatforms combo is an A+!
6. Pleated Shorts
Dressing for work in the summer can sometimes be challenging…what’s too short? Is this too revealing? Do I look like a highlighter?
Pleated shorts are the perfect solution to looking professional and season appropriate. Match a graphic blouse with these Jessica Simpson Pleated Breeze shorts ($10.56) in the summer and try the same for the fall with nude tights underneath.
7. Bomber Jackets
Bomber Jackets are the perfect item to wear from season to season. This Derek Lam for DesigNation Solid Bomber Jacket ($28) can be draped over a maxi dress, matched with a blouse and pencil skirt, or worn with pants and a tank top.
8. Sleeveless Blouse
Check out this Mossimo Sleeveless Woven Shirt Blouse for $19.99. It’s unique, quirky ,and has a personality of its own. Rock it with a skirt in the summer or jeans and a cardigan for the fall. Did we mention the florals are HUGE this fall? Well, they are!
9. Little Black Dress
Why does everyone try to avoid dark colors in the summer? You can never go wrong with a little black dress. This BB Dakota Oscar Dress ($48) will compliment a bold colored necklace or bright wedges in the summer or can be toned down with black pumps and a neutral blazer for the fall.
10. Converse Sneakers
Everyone should invest in a pair of Chuck Taylors. Whether high or low top, they’re classic, unisex, and literally go with anything.
So what are you dying to add to your wardrobe?! Let us know in the comments below!
I’m looking forward to mixing beige & black! And I’m on the hunt for the perfect black booties & a tee with leather details.
Oo-la-la! Nice picks!! Check out these booties: http://www.trendhungry.com/friday-find-bad-ass-rocker-booties-from-target/
I bought a bright leather mini skirt in August and I LOVE that I can wear it while it’s warm but just add tights and ankle boots when it gets chilly! http://livingfiesta.com/2013/08/29/best-thing-i-bought-this-month-august-2013/
Thanks for sharing Esta! What color did you opt for?