August already? What the what? As we wrap up the final full month of summer, I want to ensure that as my fashionista friend, you’re ready and stocked up on transitional basics for fall.
I don’t know about where you live, but LA likes to extends its summer as long as humanly and annoyingly possible during the days of September, but at nighttime it’ll remember the proper season.
Here, some perfect basics to help through these weird temperature times (all under $100).
There’s a collage showing all of this fab finds at the bottom of this post. As always, just click the item in the collage that you like and you’ll be directed to shop it!
The Holds All, Goes with Everything Crossbody
Every lady needs a purse in her life that matches with everything, where she won’t mind if it gets a little scuffed. That is this purse. At just under $100 for genuine leather this purse will go with everything from denim to plaid. It comes in a couple of other colors, but for me I always tend to grab black once fall hits.
A Wear Now, Wear Later Slip Skirt
Besides the fact that this leopard slip skirt is in 2019’s hottest print, it’s also highly versatile. Wear it now while it’s still hot with an easy t-shirt (I love a graphic tee!). Once it cools off, opt for a cozy sweater and some slouchy boots.
Am I the only one that ditches dark denim in the summer? Nothing says a perfect, no-too-hot-or-cold fall day like a pair of dark blue jeans and a crisp white t-shirt (#8 on the collage below!).
SIZE NOTE: I’m 5’4” and these are the Levi’s 501 cropped style. The hit at the perfect spot on me because of my height, but if you’re taller you might want to try a full-length version on this style. (I went a size up for a very snug fit, could’ve gone up 2 sizes for a looser fit.)
A Mini Dress You Can Also Wear Now, Wear Later
How cute is this? Spoiler alert: moody florals are a major DO for fall, so get ahead of the trend now with this mini dress. When it cools off, add some tights, boots, a leather jacket, maybe even a turtleneck, and you’ll be ready to go!
A White Denim Jacket
If you’re still holding on to summer but need an extra layer, how about this white denim jacket? Hint: pairs well with the jeans above. 😊
A Cardigan for All Occasions
Throw this longer hip length cardigan on over said jeans, a dress, you name it! Or, pair with leggings if you want a cozy night in with your dog and Netflix. I love that it’s an open front; it keeps off any bulk from buttons and you can toss it in a bag for day to night activities.
The Classic White Sneaker
I love my Converse sneakers, and whenever I want an easy casual look, this is my go-to shoe. There’s a reason these things are still around. This color combo feel a little more retro to me because of the natural color off the canvas and blue/red stripes. I’m wearing them here with jeans, but switch things up and pair these with the floral mini dress or slip skirt from this post!
A White T-Shirt
One can never have too many white t-shirts, am I right? To see how I styled a V-neck white tee, check out this styling video I posted earlier this week on my IGTV. The options are endless! The world is your oyster with a white t-shirt!
Hey, it might be almost fall, but the UV rays don’t care. Protect your eyes with my favorite pair of black sunglasses. Plus, it’s an accessory that always matches!