As much as I love my pattern mixing (which is a lot), sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. I managed to again take off my mint heels (see last few posts), and slip back into my favorite black and white animal print heels. You really cannot go wrong with a black and white look (especially in animal print, of course), especially on a gray day. We managed to sneak in these photos right before it began to rain, though my hair is really showing the humidity. Does anyone’s hair do well in 85 degrees and 90% humidity, though? If I could make a hat work at work, I’d be seriously tempted to do so these last few days. Hat or no hat, frizzy hair, and all, I’m getting back to basics today.
Dress: Michael Kors via resale ($7, retails for $140)
Blazer: Forever 21 (approx $15)
Shoes:BCBG via DSW ($11 marked down from approx $100)
Belt:Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $60)
Elephant necklace: J Crew (gift)
Gold necklace:vintage via resale ($6)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) As you all know, I’m a huge fan of short sleeve blazers. I have a few and they are all neutral colors (black, black/white, cream). I tend to find them via thrifting or at places like Forever 21 or H&M. I’ve found that my Forever 21 blazers have really held up over the years. The most I’ve had to do to any of them is re-attach a button. I do wash via the “hand wash” cycle of the machine, which seems to help with reducing wear and tear. You really don’t need to spend much to invest in a couple of short sleeve blazers ($5-$20) that will last years. Short sleeve blazers are also a nice option in fall and winter when layered over long sleeve shirts like button downs and long sleeve tee shirts.
2) It’s funny, even though this is a “summer” dress, I almost prefer it in winter! Here is how I last wore this dress in winter:
I’m thinking of maybe adding a pop of color to transition it to fall, perhaps with colored tights or a colored cardigan. As you can see, a simple sundress/summer dress is very easy to transition, especially when it’s a basic cut and color! Now is a great time to look for fall staples or host a clothing swap to find pieces to transition your summer dresses.
Anyone else prepping their clothes for fall? Happy Monday, all! Thanks so much for stopping by!