First things first –
Take a few minutes to get rid of the really summery things – sandals, shorts, light weight cotton and linen pieces etc.
When it comes to transitioning from summer to fall, the key is layering. Silky brighly colored tanks and cottony tees that were great on their own can be layered under a cardigan, blazer, or shawl. Transform a sleeveless dress with a light weight leather jacket. A simple change of footwear and handbag will take your favorite summer outfit well into the season and beyond.
Cool jackets, comfy sweaters, topped with a variety of scarves, jewelry and maybe a vest of some sort —so how to pull this off and look chic and age appropriate at the same time? The key to interesting layering is mixing different prints and fabrics together to complete a unique and ever so slightly unconventional look . Don’t be afraid to accessorize - it's OK to pile on a few bracelets, a necklace and a scarf all at the same time...
How does this work? It just does. I made a new purchase a few weeks ago - a leopard print/black leather handbag -see below - and love wearing it with my (old) Hermes scarf. I "won" the scarf at a silent auction years ago and while it is pricey on it's own I've literally worn it hundreds of times over just about everything from cocktail dresses to sweaters to coats to jeans. It doesn't owe me any money...
Layered up for fall: