Autumn is my favourite time of the year, but it is also an awkward, in between season, style-wise. Until the down-sizing began, I had a collection of garments that were only wearable during the two weeks between super hot days and crisp, cold fall nights. But this year I think I may have mastered these transitional times. In fact, I’ve only acquired a few key pieces that I believe will link my summery things with my winery things while keeping me comfortable at the same time. First off, there’s the cambric tunic and cardigan (both Value Village finds) pictured above. I can wear the tunic as a dress or as a long blouse over pants or a skirt. And I was attracted to the kimono sleeves and longer length of the cardi because it will work with my other tunic-y tops.
Speaking of layering, I finally pulled the trigger on a parka. I know I’m about five years late to the game, but I like the unstructured look and I think I’ll get a lot of mileage out of it — especially by pairing it with my longer dresses and skirts. I got this one on sale at Old Navy. The dress I had made from a tube of jersey material I found at the Value Village.
So I’m layering and I’m keeping it long. But I’m also keeping it light, palette-wise. I got a little obsessed with white dresses after seeing a bunch of street style photos on Pinterest. These photos were meant to illustrate how to transition you summer frocks into the fall by matching them with a long sweater coat. Because I have so many fantastic sweater coats already, I felt I needed to get a dress instead. I never found a gown, but I did pick up this top and pencil skirt on sale at Joe Fresh. I can also wear the skirt with a lot of the pullovers that I already own. I’ve ordered a bunch of black tights online to wear underneath.