Transition Styles

Transition Styles

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Winterize Your Summer Styles

Sorry it has been so long since my last post dears! I was experiencing some technical difficulties, but fortunately they have been resolved now! Happy dance! I have been waiting for weeks to post this, so I hope you enjoy!
 
So fall is “officially” here but, it’s still feels a lot like summer in Austin! If you’re still rocking your summer styles but looking for a way to extend your wardrobe once fall arrives, read on.
 
We all have them. Favorite summer pieces that you’re sad to tuck away for the winter. But what if you could extend the life of your summer pieces? Good news! You can! In most cases. Here are some examples of summer 2013 trends that have been “winterized”:
 
 
 
 
 
High waisted shorts: Add a striped tee and a moto jacket with some buckle boots for a cool weather style!
 
 
 
 
      

 

 

Maxi Dresses: Top it off with a jacket and some booties in rich fall hues!

 

 

 

 

 

Floral dresses: Wear it with a moto jacket and some high heeled, low cut ankle boots!



 

 

 

 

 Jumpsuits: Add a blazer and some stylish heels for an evening out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Harem Pants: Pop on a scarf with a sweater and some ankle booties!

 

 

 

 

So, what do you think? Will you be able to winterize some of your favorite summer styles? 

Thanks for reading! Until next time ~ Sara

 
 

 

 

 

  

Capsule Wardrobe Styles

So while only a few outfits in this collection showed up here on the blog, if you click on the link “Capsule Wardrobe Styles” it will take you to Polyvore and the full collection. I came up with 100 different options before I started to go crosseyed looking at these items! I hope you enjoy and maybe these will give you some ideas for your own wardrobe at home! Have a beautiful day. 
 
~ Sara
 

 

 

Unlimited Possibilities

There are a few basic items that every woman can benefit from having in her wardrobe. I have created what is called a “capsule wardrobe” which is a collection of essential clothing items designed to be interchangeable in order to maximize the number of outfits which can be created. With a capsule collection this large, there are dozens upon dozens of possibilities for outfits. Let’s take a look at the pieces:
 
  1. T-Shirts, 3 in neutral tones. I like to find ones that have different silhouettes to mix it up a bit. Here I have a standard scoop neck, a slightly cropped boxy one and a drapey, off the shoulder style.
  2. Button-down shirts, 2. While white is a classic that most people recommend, I hate white shirts. I always get them dirty. So, I chose an absolute must, the denim shirt and since a sleeveless option is always good to have on hand, I picked this really vibrant magenta blouse for a pop of color.
  3.  Sweaters, 3 in neutrals. There are three basic types of sweaters but they don’t have ‘basic’ at all. Provided you are coordinating with your other capsule items, just choose a pullover, a turtleneck and a cardigan. This cardigan I chose is an awesome boucle fabric with silk sleeves so its warm, but not too warm for spring or fall.
  4. Tank tops, 2. Now, I say tank tops, but I don’t mean your average, run of the mill cotton tank. Those should be considered disposable items and be replaced every year. These nice tank styles I have picked are sophisticated enough for the office or going to dinner, but still easily dressed down.
  5. Dresses, 2. This is pretty basic for dresses, but having an LBD (little black dress) that is versatile enough to wear during the day and in the evening is one item EVERY girl should have. Also, a maxi dress is pretty handy on a day when pants just won’t do.
  6. Jackets, 2. I really like this blazer and leather jacket combo here. The white blazer is super versatile and will add a little office polish to whatever you’re wearing. The black leather jacket is light enough for spring or fall, but can be worn as a blazer in winter.
  7. Purses, 3. Ladies, listen up. If you are over 30 and don’t have an investment bag yet, start saving. Look for a timeless style (like this tote below) in a quality material – it will last you a lifetime! I won’t say you need to spend thousands, but a quality leather bag is, indeed, a necessity. Also, a cross body bag for errands, concerts and casual days as well as a clutch for your more dressy affairs.
  8. Accessories, varies. I chose some basic gold jewelry here that mixes well with all my clothing items. A pair of drop earrings, a chain necklace, a watch and a statement necklace can be enough. Add some Spanx, a pair of footless tights, a scarf, a belt and a couple pair of sunnies and you are good to go.
  9. Bottoms, 4. Every woman should have a quality pair of boot cut jeans that fit like a glove. If you haven’t found them yet, seek out some expert advice. And invest some money in a good pair. One pair of $300 jeans that look amazing and last for years, are a lot cheaper than buying 2-3 pairs of $50 jeans every single year. Welcome to the Finance of Fashion. Also a pair of skinny jeans (less expensive!) an ankle skimming pair of black pants and a neutral toned maxi skirt will round out your intermixing possibilities. 
  10. Shoes, 6. Finally! Some you should consider buying on the high end, like pumps and boots, others like sandals and flats you can pick up for less. I, personally need to replace my sandals every year, as summer lasts like 8 months here! So look for the following for your collection: Pumps in a neutral tone, knee-high boots, a pair of booties, some sandals, flats you can walk miles in and a pair of comfy shoes, like these TOMS.
 
I will put up a collection of outfits I made using just these items so you can see for yourself just how many options there are! Tell me, do you have a slimmed down capsule wardrobe or is your closet overflowing with tons of items?
 
Unlimited Possibilities