What to Wear Now

Goodbye to summer, hello ‘transition’ season…Some may call it ‘fall’, but for fashion lovers in New England, it’s all about what to wear now – the time of year when temperatures can be warm, but you don’t want to look too summery.  Dark colors can often do the trick, as well as paying attention to fabric. Here is  a business casual outfit perfect for a September day…

Starting from the bottom, these boots by Rag and Bone make me smile! Because they are off white, they draw attention to your legs, and they add instant pizazz…

Despite the fact that I have worn them quite a bit in the past year, they are not too marked/scuffed yet…but  to be proactive I just picked up some light shoe polish to keep them looking like new. (Ginger lesson!)

This top is by Kate Spade…it’s merino wool with a removable collar. Ginger loved this look and had a similar top by Wolford.

The skirt is waxed cotton by All Saints, bought a few years back…with a boxy sweater, choosing a fitted skirt/pants is the most flattering option…and while wearing patterned tights is fun, I love the look of bare legs so will enjoy this as long as possible…

Never head out without a scarf!

Back to New England weather:  rain was in the forecast so a lightweight raincoat made sense, this one by Jane Post.  What I love about this coat is that it has standout style and a practical hood.

BUT – when it’s cold and rainy, hmmm, what will I wear then??? 😉

The bottom line:

  • Summer is OVER, it’s officially ‘transition season’!
  • If earthy colors (muddy greens, browns) don’t look good on you, don’t wear them just because it’s September!
  • Tropical weight wools and cashmere are perfect fabrics for day or night.
  • Enjoy the freedom of bare legs, best worn now with a bootie.  

Happy Friday!   


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  • I haven’t commented in quite a while but stopped by to say that I really enjoy your posts. You have fabulous taste and are always impeccably dressed. Thanks for the creativity and inspiration!

  • I love that you said “it’s all about the color and fabric”. Yes, it’s officially fall, however where I live, it’s still in the high 80s. I have dark colored linen (which I still wear until the temps get below 75. Otherwise you will be so uncomfortable when the humidity is factored in.) I can’t wait to pull out my booties. I have several pair that I can wear to work and be comfortable in all day. (Love the raincoat. I bought a leopard print one after seeing yours!)


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