Krystal Faircloth shares practical style tips as well as her favorite women’s fashion brands on her personal style blog, A Pinch of Lovely.
To me, August can be one of the trickiest months to dress for because it’s still technically summer, but retailers are introducing all of their new fall clothing – so what’s the compromise? My advice is to re-purpose pieces already in your closet for an easy seasonal update.
Open-Toe Booties: Open-toe booties are one of the best transitional shoe styles. They look adorable with summer dresses right up until you need to pull out the jeans. Rockport’s Total Motion Perf Bootie combines comfort with on-trend details you’ll be seeing everywhere this season, and it comes in both khaki and black – both of which are perfect shades to transition into late summer/early fall outfits. Wear with both jeans and dresses for an effortlessly stylish silhouette.
Distressed Denim: Distressed jeans will be back in a major way for fall – so many ways to wear them! They are the perfect answer for transitioning into pre-fall denim. You can wear them with camisoles and open shoulder tops now in warmer months. Or, pair them with sweaters and motorcycle jackets later in colder temperatures.
Classic Tops: These are going to be essential pieces as you start transitioning into cardigans and light jackets. I have a tendency to attach to classic styles that are both universally flattering and versatile from year-to-year. Try a fitted button-up top with a feminine silhouette that will pair nicely with your Rockport booties.
Paired with denim and a classic white top (as seen here), the Total Motion Perf Bootie adds detailed interest while complementing the casual vibes of the leather. Worn both now and later, the booties’ intricate perforations create a chic and polished element to your outfit. You won’t mind spending time on your feet in these booties, no matter the season!
Photos by Lainey Reed