this time of year will forever remind me of the back-to-school transition: a new year, new teachers, new classes, new clothes.  the crisp and cool nights, leaves starting to change color (yes, i saw it already!), and the appearance of fall sweaters makes me realize that i must say au revoir to a glorious summer and welcome in a fresh, new season. however, i’m also faced with the fact that it’s still summer weather half the time and doing a 180 from sundresses to wool sweaters just doesn’t work.

so behold! transitional pieces that will make the hello/goodbye fashion conundrum much easier to navigate:

J. Crew’s silky blouse is the perfect summery sea color that keeps the look feminine and soft, while still being able to hold it’s own later under a structured blazer or military jacket. these lovely blue floral pants keep with the summer trend of 2012, without all the bright pinky hues of summertime florals. a black leather bag, such as tano‘s, allows you to bring along extra layers as well as grounding the outfit in a dark way appropriate for the cooler season. black, high-heeled booties are a great indication that sandal season is over, while dark sunnies are a cool way to protect your eyes. musky, as opposed to floral scents, such as ‘eau de noho’ by Bond No. 9, make for great fall perfumes, and a taupe nail polish is a welcome change from summers brights. 
what pieces do you rely on for the start of fall transition?

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