As summer winds down, Fashionistas move into that nebulous area of transitional dressing for fall. Trends seen on fall runways earlier this year begin to hit the stores and will soon infiltrate campus and the layers start increasing. In Athens, Georgia, the infamous southern heat will keep layers at a minimum for a couple of months, but you can still embrace the trends of the season like this Fashionista.
Traditionally a spring or summer print, floral patterns have no boundaries this year. Florals set against dark or neutral backgrounds were seen at alice + olivia, J.Crew and Carolina Herrera, just to name a few. Calla also sent several flower bedecked pieces down the runway in pastel colors like lavender and mint.
The variety of florals that were showcased at the fall/winter fashion weeks prove there are several options for styling your fall floral pieces. Choose a skirt or pant in a dark color with a bold floral print and pair with a top in a coordinating color. Adversely, juxtapose an edgy leather jacket with a floral piece in an unexpected color for fall like lemon yellow. Or take a cue from this Fashionista. Go for a double dose of floral print using two different prints and contrasting colors like her stark black and white pairing. The lightweight silky fabric of both the shirt and pants also makes this an ideal late summer ensemble. Simple sandals and a braid crown add easy and relaxed touches to the otherwise busy outfit.
As you begin planning your fall wardrobe, transition your summer pieces by opting for fall trends in lightweight fabrics like this Fashionista did. Once fall is in full swing, simply layer up.