Transitional Fashion: Footwear For Summer To Fall
Out of all the months August is one of the most awkward when it comes to fashion. By the time its late summer haze rolls around people are ready to abandon their summer styles and set their sights on fall. Transitional fashion is the key to surviving the heat of August while still prepping for one of the best fashion seasons! Although to be fair, we think every season is one of the best for style.
One of the easiest ways to embrace transitional fashion is through footwear. Thought boots were reserved for cold weather and sandals for hot? Think again. Shoes are some of the easiest pieces to wear throughout seasons, as long as you style them correctly. So we’ve picked three of our fave footwear fashions and created a look for summer and for fall so you can see just how easy — and chic — transitional fashion can be.
SHOP: Wedges. Purse. Skirt. Tank. Necklace.
We are completely smitten with chunky wedges this year. They have the perfect amount of retro funk with their thick platforms — just try not to think of the ’70s when you’re rocking these bad boys — but the deep black velvet makes them completely modern as well. The eye catching shoes speak volumes on their own, so pair them with a simple skater skirt and classic tank. Add a little visual interest up top with a statement necklace in the same hue as the shoes, and you’ll be ready for date night or a girls night out.
Fall Wedges:SHOP: Wedges. Jeans. Sweatshirt. Bag. Necklace. Rings.
Even though these heels are open toed they can still be the perfect shoe for early fall when styled with easy fall essentials. A pair of distressed boyfriend jeans tone down the shoe’s dressy vibes while a cozy patterned sweatshirt and embellished laptop bag make this outfit perfect for sitting at the coffee shop with friends for a low key brunch. Just throw on a geometric necklace and some mixed metal rings and you’ll be set.
Summer Shooties:SHOP: Shootie. Tank. Shorts. Purse. Sunglasses. Bangle.
Ahh the shootie, nature’s perfect compromise. Part shoe, part boot this killer style is perfect for almost any occasion. The cut out details and metal buckles add some tough attitude to an otherwise structured shoe, so why not pair it with a studded bag, the perfect pair of high waisted shorts and a super soft graphic tank? Call back to the shootie’s metal details with a thick silver cuff and sunglasses with just the tiniest hint of hardware.
Fall Shooties:SHOP: Shooties. Hat. Dress. Sweater. Tights.
Don’t assume just because this pair of shooties has an open back that you can’t rock these bad boys with tights. On the contrary, tights and a little floral dress in the dreamiest of autumnal hues look trendy and of-the-moment when paired with these rocker-esque shooties. Throw on a slouchy beanie and casual grandpa cardigan in a complimentary hue for an outfit that will keep you warm from the fall breeze while staying en pointe in the style department.
Summer Boots:SHOP: Boots. Sunglasses. Dress. Clutch. Bracelet.
Boots are pretty much synonymous with fall, but don’t be afraid to pull them out of the closet during warmer weather. Throwing a pair of motorcycle boots on with a sweet strapless dress creates an outfit that plays perfectly off the dichotomy of tough and girly, and the light shade of taupe makes these boots appropriate for both cold weather and warm. Keep the lines blurred (no R.Thicke reference intended) by accessorizing with a studded clutch and oversized sunglasses. Top the whole look off with a statement piece of jewelry — we’re loving this gold intertwined snake bracelet.
Fall Boots:SHOP: Boots. Leggings. Sweatshirt. Bag. Necklace. Ring.
Boots are best known as fall shoes for a reason, they look absolutely perfect when worn over a pair of sleek faux leather leggings. Graphic sweatshirts are one of the hottest trends for fall, and for good reason. They are ideal for keeping warm while still having the right amount of style. Amp up the chic level of the outfit by adding in some gold statement jewelry and a structured black bag.
We want to hear from you: What pair of shoes are you planning on transitioning into fall?
Primp on babes!