As summer draws to an end, we enter a weird seasonal limbo. Everything that us Southern Fashionistas/os see in stores supports fall collections, while the Southern states still reach temperatures north of 95-degrees on a daily basis. Sometimes in our fashion-crazed mindsets, we jump the gun and buy all of this new merchandise simply because it’s new and different from what’s currently in our closets. Not to mention, in the mind of a Southern Fashionista/o, this is like a rain dance; if we will it, cooler temperatures will soon come our way. These are all prime examples of why I dreaded back-to-school shopping growing up as young Fashionista in Texas.
Labor Day is said to be the official end of summer, and many people use the holiday as their last hurrah to participate in any last-minute warm weather activities. But I’m here to let you know that your end-of-summer barbeque doesn’t have to be synonymous with the end of your summer wardrobe, even the end of your favorite white lace dress for that matter. Check out this smart Fashionista. In an effort to get every last drop out of summer and relieve herself of the questions surrounding what season to dress for, she chose to embrace fall and summer together in one chic look.
Knotting the chambray top over the delicate lace steps her look up from a flirty summer vibe to an outfit that is now fit for class, or a casual lunch date to catch up on a friend’s summer spent abroad. But don’t think you have to stop there; adding other layers can easily take this dress well into September. This black linen blazer would be perfect for a date night, just add nude heels and a chunky necklace. Adding a long, deep-hued cardigan with a skinny belt on top (paired with boots) would also extend your favorite summer dress in to the cooler months.
In this look, the lace speaks up; it wants to stay wearable past its unspoken expiration date, the typical anti-white Labor Day. I encourage you to search your wardrobe for some of your favorite sun-soaking pieces that speak to you, and try to incorporate them into your transitional look. I bet you’ll be surprised by the great outfits you can create, and happy that you didn’t wave farewell to summer just quite yet.