I won’t get too ahead of myself, but my favorite season in New England is nearly upon us! The evenings here are getting more crisp & cool, and the shops are already filled with all sorts of yummy pumpkin and apple aromas. To dress for this transitional period, I like mixing colors and textures of next season in with my summer pieces. These white jeans, for example, have been a staple (see them styled here, here, here) and I certainly don’t plan on packing them away post-Labor day! By adding an Autumn-hued top, a wool hat and open-toed booties, the look becomes fall-ready while appropriate for our temps now.
The shape of this shirt borrows a bit from both bell sleeve tops and capes, two silhouettes I love. It’s in regular sizing but the length is petite-friendly, hitting right at my hips.
I picked up this Hinge camel hat last year and it goes with so much! The same brand makes a few similar styles this year including a wool panama (23″ inner circumference) and a floppy wool one (22″) that comes in 6 colors, including a beautiful tea rose. If you live in a wind-prone area, be sure to check out my older post on how to keep hats securely on your head.
When it gets too cool for exposed toes, I’d also wear this outfit with my BP trolley booties (runs about half size small) from Nordstrom which have been a staple year after year. I also wanted to share some current dupes I found there for older shoes that I often wear and get questions about!
– The BP luminate sandal now comes in brown suede and looks very similar to my sold out Ann Taylor heels. Suede sandals in a rich neutral color are the perfect transitional shoe, not to mention are flattering on the legs! These run true to size and are a very comfortable height.
– Tory Burch Minnie flats are the child of their signature Revas and Tieks’ foldable travel flats, both of which I have and like (although the Revas need some major breaking-in, as many of you know!). I’ve only tried the Minnies on in-store, so not for a prolonged period, but they felt so much comfier than the Revas right off the bat. The leather was a nice thickness but still felt soft and smooth, so I’d definitely recommend these in lieu of the notorious Revas.
– The Steve Madden Irenee sandals are back in stock starting in 5.5, in some gorgeous suede and nubuck colors for late summer / early fall. These are a close dupe for my numerous block-heeled low sandals from past seasons.