Transitioning my summer clothes to fall clothes is one of those tasks that initially can seem daunting but ends up being a real joy. It’s kind-of like cleaning my closet, but that’s a whole other post.
Anyway, there I was musing over how to make my silk heart Marc Jacobs dress work for fall. I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around it until I thought, “just add leggings and boots.” Ah yes, the ‘keep it simple’ approach. Voila. This dress is totally fall fashion worthy and brings about an air of coziness- happy layered hearts.
I see that I have stumbled upon another fashion blogging metaphor for life, huh? Some tasks seem so daunting at first. But, then you complete the task and are wondering what your fuss was all about. I know they say that fashion imitates art, but I can’t help but wonder if fashion imitates life too.
Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs via consignment ($23 marked down from $300)
Top: H&M ($10 marked down from approx $20)
Sweater: Marshall’s ($20 marked down from $50)
Leggings: Old Navy ($10)
Boots: DSW ($15 marked down from $50)
1) To me, this dress really does not seem like a fall and winter dress in terms of its airiness and silk; I also found this dress in summer, so it was displayed as a summer dress. However, it was really easy to transition it into a fall look.
Here’s how I wore this dress in spring and summer
By adding leggings, boots and a sweater, the dress was ready for cooler weather. I also added a long sleeve t-shirt underneath the dress, which added warmth (for me), and the look of cooler weather. Another way to transition this dress would be with tights and flats. The possibilities are endless, and most dresses can definitely be transitioned simply by adding or subtracting layers.
2) Consignment shopping is one of my newer favorite things. You literally never know what you will find! You can see in the spring and summer looks that I belted this dress. The dress is a little big in the torso area, but otherwise fits perfectly. Consignment shopping can mean variability in fits and sizing. By adding a belt in spring and summer, I kept the dress looking tailored. For my fall look, I really did not need a belt due to multiple layers and a looser fitting look. If you prefer not to belt things, you can always consider layering and going for a loose fitting look. If you like to belt pieces, the fall look could have easily had a black belt over the dress and under the sweater for a more fitted look.
Anyone else transiting their seemingly solely summer dresses into cooler weather? Do you have any tips for the transition?
Happy mid-week readers, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in the fashion adventures!
35 replies to “happy (layered) hearts”
I need those boots/dress!!!!!!
Love love looove that cardi! The heart print is a fun addition too! Haha I love how you have your fashion metaphors for life! Great post:)
Excellent job! Gorgeous dress so it should have more than one season to shine!
love love the color combination
I really like the hearts
OMG!! I LOVE LOVE this dress!! You look so cute! Love the different pairing ideas! 🙂
I’m so glad you kept that dress around for fall. Adding leggings and boots (and that incredible, cozy sweater) made it a perfect fall piece. Something that fun deserves to be in rotation all year.
I love the heart print. The dress/cardigan/legging combo looks great.
Love how you styled these pieces together!
I want your cardigan too, by the way!😉
Found it at Marshall’s! They have a TON of cardigans right now- and a lot of them are about $20!
I agree – that dress screams “wear me all fall”! I need to go to the consignment shops near you! Around here they smell musty and the prices are too high. They’d try to sell a Marc Jacobs for $80.
Oh my…yes. I’ve been to some seriously scary consignment shops around my house. I’ve visited so many, but I basically I just go to one slightly outside of my city now. It’s always really clean, airy, and has very reasonable prices. Good consignment shops can be hard to find for sure!
What an adorable dress! 🙂
You explained it perfect, i’m transitioning a few late summer purchases and I’ve just been adding cute cardigans, leggings and boots!
Very lovely ❤
It looks great with these boots! xx
I love each piece individually…and even more all put together! Adorable dress, fab chunky cardigan, and the perfect fall boots!
i love the way you paired with the heart dress. Love all of your outfits.
Amazing, stunning & beautiful 😉 🙂 😀
I absolutely adore your style and thank you so much for all your support
Of course! You have a great blog- I love the looks you showcase on your blog.
In love with that dress! Beautiful with boots 🙂
The dress is simply perfect. You can pair it with overknee boots, the very high ones and a simple white shirt , a man’s shirt would work well.xx
Great idea!! Thank you!! xo
such a great dress and I love how you styled it for fall. The warm red with the cooler but cozy grey looks great together!
Thanks, everyone, for your comments!! This dress seems to be a favorite whenever I post it! Who says that ruffles and hearts are just for kids?! xo
love the print of that dress, so pretty!! and it looks amazing both when paired with those amazing black boots and with the lighter cardigans and waist belt!
so fab, as always 🙂
Love those post that you show us how you wear the same piece in the Summer and then in the Fall. I admire who can do it. I have to confess that I am not good at all. I can do it with some tees but with dresses I am a disaster! xoxo
I figure with leggings and boots, you can make just about any dress work!! Let me know if you try it out with any of your dresses!! xo
So in love with your sweater! Also that dress, is super cute! 🙂 Looking fab dear. I love that belt you wore with this dress earlier where did you get it?
Ann Taylor Loft! It was in the final sale section 🙂 they have a few on sale now for about $5 and are great!
Ooo I’ll have to check it out! 🙂
That dress is so cute, and I love how you’ve styled it through the seasons! Love the boots! 🙂
Such a cute dress!!! 🙂 Looking lovely!