The transition from summer to fall has only just begun here in Raleigh, so Fashionistas across campus are beginning to pull out their chunkiest knit sweaters and their best jeans—and in this case, some killer overalls. If you’ve been keeping up with me since the beginning, you are well aware of my affinity for overalls. A pair for every season is a necessity as far as I’m concerned, and this Fashionista just happens to agree.

Dressing for transitory weather can be a bit tricky, but as long as you keep a couple things in mind, it should be a breeze. It is all about balance—going for a combination of long pants and a short sleeve top is perfect for layering up later on, and to the same effect, you could wear a dress with a little sweater over the top to keep you cozy. I love that this Fashionista went beyond the standard top-and-jeans route and opted for full-length overalls instead. Not only do I praise her for the selection, I am utterly obsessed with the solid black as an alternative to the classic denim. She pairs her overalls with a simple white T-shirt with thin black stripes, and an inverse band of black with white stripes going around the sleeves is an added delicate detail. A simple stripe is perfect when you are looking to add a little bit of visual interest, but still want to keep it chic. To complement the lines in her top, she adds a pair of adorable pointed toe flats with a dainty ankle strap that give her overalls a sense of sophistication. In contrast to the super linear elements in her look, she adds a gold necklace with a curved bar that accompanies her round, tortoise shell sunglasses. These little accents add warmth and dimension to her otherwise black-and-white outfit. Pairing more formal elements, like these black leather, pointed toe flats with simple pieces makes for an outfit that is both comfortable and chic.

This Fashionista has nailed the perfect outfit for the temperamental summer-to-fall weather here in the South. By finding a balance, and giving herself the ability to layer up later on, she has put together an easy outfit with all the right accessories to keep her feeling comfortable, while looking chic.