Monday, September 1, 2014

Lookbook: Transitioning to Fall from Summer with a White Blazer

Blazer: Zara (similar); top: Zara; jeans: rag & bone; sandals: Cynthia Rowley (similar); bag: Chanel; ring: Jewelmint; and bracelets: t&j designs and giles & brother.

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? That old-fashioned rule doesn’t make any sense when the heat is still in full force in September. White keeps you cooler than other colors. I still plan to wear white as long as the weather dictates it—and my fashion choices necessitate it. This white blazer, for example, is the perfect piece to balance the playfulness of the spotted top and the pink jeans. It’s also one of those transitional pieces that will take you from summer into fall.

This is an outfit I wore to work on a casual Friday and went directly to a dinner out with friends, switching the ballet flats I wore to work with the heels after work. The spotted top, which is an abstract interpretation of a leopard print, is loose and flowy. It balances out the proportion of the skinny jeans. The solid white blazer grounds the top and the jeans to make the outfit more work appropriate. (Keep in mind that I work in a creative field, so I can have a little bit more fun with my outfits at work.) I also like how the ruched sleeves help keep you cool in the warmer weather, but can still keep you warm as the temperature starts to drop. I kept the accessories minimal—just the black heels and bag—so they don’t compete with the top and jeans.

I have a feeling I will be breaking out this white blazer more often this month since the cold weather usually doesn’t set in until October in Chicago. What are some of the pieces that help you transition from summer to fall?

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