WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

Nailing the summer to fall transitional look is tricky. Style an outfit that can go from day to night, because it optimizes both dressing for the weather and bustling through a full schedule.

The black and white color scheme is simple and establishes a well-balanced cohesive look that’s appropriate for work, school and play. This Fashionista paired her white oversized button-down shirt with a floaty black dress from AllSaints. The oversized shirt’s black button detail pops against the stark white fabric. Additionally, if she’s too warm during the day, she can easily remove her oversized shirt. But when she has to meet up with friends for a drink, she can throw it back on.

Next, she accessorized with a trendy thin black scarf, Ray-Ban aviators and a grunge lip. Rather than wrapping the skinny silk scarf around her neck, this Fashionista decided to let it hang freely and flow as she walks in her reliable lace-up booties.

Customize this look by wearing a pair of Vans Sk8-Hi sneakers instead of the booties, or replace the LBD with a white overall dress which adds a monochromatic flair. Yes, it breaks the rule of wearing white after Labor Day. However, as Alexander McQueen said, “It’s a new era in fashion—there are no rules.”

All in all, this Fashionista’s minimalist ensemble takes her from class, to work, to her evening plans in an absolute chic manner. This look is highly convenient for commuters who have a busy day and night ahead because an extra change of clothes is not required. Remember, transitional seasons are like a day to night outfit.