Can you believe that this is the last week of summer?! I’m in awe of how fast this summer flew by and I’m in denial that the end of summer also means the end of Catie’s internship. Oh. My. Word. What am I going to do? Catie has been such a valuable asset to the Flower City Fashionista team and will be missed! She has done everything from assist with personal shopping clients, to running errands, writing blog posts, planning events, accompanying me on styling appointments and executing administrative tasks.
I’ve decided that since I don’t think I can live without her, I’ll be hiring her on part time as a virtual assistant while she completes her last year of college studying Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at Marist. I just can’t let the girl go!
Since this is Catie’s last week here in Rochester, I’m giving her full rein of my blog. Catie is taking over. She’ll be dishing on her favorite fall trends, sharing her experience as the Flower City Fashionista Intern, and giving some great tips on how to transition your summer wardrobe into fall.
Well, without further ado, here is Catie Thomson telling you how to take that dress you’ve lived in all summer and keep that love affair going well passed Thanksgiving.
Transitioning to Fall
The past month or so I’ve been on the hunt for versatile dresses that will be appropriate for day or night, for classes or work, and styles that can hopefully cross over a season or two. I am pleased to say that I think I’ve found my versatile dress with this Emily and Fin number from Modcloth. With a beautiful plum color, a fun petal print, side pockets, and a flattering ( and forgiving) a-line silhouette, this dress pretty much has everything I could ever want.
As the dress is sleeveless I’ve been able to wear it this August comfortably. Here I’ve accessorized it with a gold statement necklaces and some embellished sandals. While definitely still appropriate for the summer, the purple plum color of the dress screams fall to me. As the weather gets chillier I’ll be layering the dress with cardigans, tights, and booties. I’m planning on wearing this dress throughout the fall.
I think the idea of different clothes for separate seasons is starting to dwindle away as people are looking to find new ways to wear their clothing and add versatility to their wardrobes. I’m all in favor of this trend since transitional pieces give me more outfit options and allow me to stretch my clothing budget.
In the spirit of the approaching season, I will be sharing some fall trends I’m excited for in my next post.
Do you have a favorite transitional piece that takes you into another season? What’s your take on season-less dressing versus separate wardrobes for fall and spring? Sound off in the comments.