pretty things no. 45

This weekend’s 45th edition of pretty things is all about transitional style. August and September are odd months to dress for as our heads begin to dream of fall, but it’s still quite hot outside. Here are six pieces that, in my eyes, are the perfect transitional items to take your wardrobe through August and September. But, they can also be utilized throughout the year with some creativity.

When I think end of summer, beginning of fall, my mind goes to dark florals. With them, you’re retaining some of the summer vibe that a floral provides but giving it an autumnal edge in the color palette. This dress from Reformation is the perfect blend of summer and autumn, as it has that dark pattern paired together with a breezy, peasant silhouette.

Really, you can pull off a silk camisole just about any day of the year that it’s not freezing cold, which makes it the perfect layering piece. In the summer-to-fall transition, pair with textures and fabrics that get heavier as the weather cools. A rugged fabric like denim, wool, or rough linen looks so good with a delicate silk.

This pair of skinny, olive khaki cargo pants from J.Crew can be dressed for so many different occasions and weather scenarios. Pair with a white bohemian blouse and wrap sandals when you’re feeling summer, then throw on a knubby knit sweater and ankle boots for fall.

This jute bucket bag is the definition of a transitional bag. The bucket shape reads fall to me but it keeps the summer vibes going with the texture. This would look gorgeous with a white dress on warm days and a t-shirt, jeans, and cardigan when it starts to cool down.

I adore these Mango block heeled shoes for their neutral color scheme paired with unique details. That’s what a statement shoe is all about, in my mind. Pair them with white, wide leg crops, a cream summer sweater, and gold jewelry.

When I think transition, my mind’s eye goes to safari vibes. Those pieces are inherently made for warm weather, but have a substance to them that can read fall. This Staud belt totally aligns with that aesthetic and would look chic with everything from a pair of high waisted, wide-leg trousers to a simple black dress.