How to Wear A Summer Maxi Dress for Fall

How to wear a light summer maxi dress during fall | summer to fall transition outfit

Dear Shanondoah,

I don’t know about you, but I’m still holding on to some of my summer dresses. October? What? When did that happen? Luckily we’ve been having good fall weather. Most days I go out with a jacket but don’t actually wear it, which means I can definitely still get away with a chiffon maxi dress. Not all of my summer dresses are suitable for early fall, but this one has a season-neutral print in darker colors. Not so difficult to transition with a loose, dark sweater and burgundy bag.

My eyes are definitely only half-open in every photo. Sometimes you just have those weeks that completely wipe you out. Next time I’ll put on my matching red sunglasses.

How to wear a light summer maxi dress during fall

I love that this dress is split in the front. Makes taking long strides and walking up stairs a total breeze! Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. I’m planning on sleeping in :)

Dreamy Sunset Forest | Outfits

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Dear Kimberlee,

There’s something special about photos captured just as the sun is disappearing, isn’t there?. The light is always glowing and soft, so no wonder it’s one of my favorite times of the day to shoot. My other favorite time is the blue hour, and I also like days that are perfectly overcast. Those are difficult to come by– it can’t be raining, but it can’t be too clear either.

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Leopard + Red

Joe Fresh leopard print dress | Delayed Missives lifestyle blog

Dear Shanondoah,

It’s the leopard dress again! This dress doesn’t have much shape, so I think it can be a little bit difficult to style on its own. Last time I wore it with a black velvet blazer, and here I am wearing it with red again. What do you think I should style it with next? Maybe brown or some light neutrals?

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Skinny Jeans and a Trench Coat | Outfits

Club Monaco trench coat and Pilcro Anthropologie skinny jeans

Dear Francy,

I am known to wear some skinny jeans now and then, although generally I don’t wear pants often. They never seem to fit right. These Pilcro jeans from Anthropologie come close, but they’re definitely too small in some places and too loose in others. If only eShakti made pants, right?

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The Essential Trench Coat

fashion blogger outfit of club monaco trench coat, reiss leather dress, frye boots, coach satchel photographed while standing in the woods

Dear Shen Dove,

I have somewhat of a fatal weakness for trench coats. The essential trench coat can be worn with everything. It’s good as both a spring and fall transitional coat and you can find one to fit anyone’s style and budget. You can even wear one in the winter in the south, where it’s totally warm enough to do so.

I didn’t get my first trench coat until I was sixteen (a pale pink one), but since then I’ve become a bit of a collector and have never looked back.  I most likely have far too many of them now, but what can I do? They’re my favorites. …

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Flowers on a Summery Fall Day | Outfits

chiffon floral dress styled for a summery fall day

Dear Nnenna,

It’s officially fall, although lately the weather seems to be swinging back and forth between summer and freezing. I actually love fall clothing, so even when it’s a warm fall I try to incorporate elements of dressing for the change of season. This dress is done in deep red and black, but it’s an airy chiffon that still keeps me cooler on hot days.

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How to Wear Fall 2013 Color Trends Right Now

acai ikat dress and samba red coach bag fall 2013 color trends

Dear Francy,

As much as summer dresses are great, my preference is actually for fall clothing… the layers, the scarves, the textures– so much potential! During the summer I tend to dress extremely simply, so I try to add interest with color and pattern.

I’m finding myself ready for fall as August comes to a close. The extreme heat wave we had earlier this summer seems to have depleted all of my summer style inspiration, so I’ve been looking at how to wear Fall 2013 color trends right now while it’s still a little steamy out. The Pre-Fall collections I’ve seen are gorgeous, but it’s still early days here and on the warm side for the trends involving jackets and layers….

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