I live on the Central Coast of California and it rarely gets very hot or very cold. The vineyards are the only place we really see fall color. Here a transitional wardrobe always makes sense. I don't claim to be a fashionista. I always defer to the experts. Glamour has some great tips on how to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall here. If you want to get the most bang for your buck (who doesn't?) check out Money Crasher's advice here
A few of my favorite Suggestions:
"Make a Scarf your Best Friend"
"Add tights to a summer dress"
"Invest in a Statement Making Jacket"
I am a huge fan of anything from Comfy USA. I probably have more from their line in my closet than any other brand. Why? Most are made with fabrics that do not wrinkle so they are great for travel. They are also great transition pieces from season to season. One of their newest items that I am crazy about is the Josie Jacket, by Jason/Comfy USA, from Artful Home. It pops out of the box looking just like this. No ironing necessary.
Right now I can wear it with just a scarf or neclace at the neck. Like this one from Artful Home
Later I can add a turtleneck for warmth. Here are some of the combinations I would wear. Right now a polka dot scarf , the josie jacket, leggings and loafers.
When it begins to cool off here it will be chilly in the a.m and then by noon it might be warm again. I can throw the Josie Jacket over my Spirithouse Tunic for the cooler mornings and evenings. I added the necklace that my husband got me for our anniversary for interest.
In January and February we have what is our closest thing to real winter. Here I have added a light weight ivory cashmere sweater from J Crew and a five year old skirt from Nic and Zoe. Add boots and this works for work or travel.
Geometric print top Artful Home / J Crew turtle neck sweater, / Zip front jacket Artful Home/ Banana Republic clothing shirt / Earth black slouch boots / Cole Haan shoes / Blondo faux-leather boots / Urban Originals leopard shawl
If you love the Josie Jacket as much as I do go to Artful Home and check it out. I think you will find it to be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. I don't think you will find a more flattering jacket for any shape or size. It even comes in Plus Sizes. Jennifer from a Well Styled Life did a post on the same jacket. You can see how she styled it here.
What do you think of the Josie Jacket?
I have been compensated for this post by Artful Home but the words and opinions are my own.