M Milwaukees Lifestyle Magazine August 2013 : Page 30

cream city Style » Making the Transition 5 tiPs to effortlessly ease your wardrobe from summer to fall by jordan dechambre | PhotograPhy by dan bishop wear now Maxi Moxy Beat the heat during the dog days of summer with a simple yet undeniably chic maxi dress in a pop of color. Pile on bangles and pendant necklaces to effortlessly go from day to night. What to even October, use you head when it comes to your seasonal wardrobe. Is it OK to wear white skinny pants and a sheer tank in October if it’s 80 degrees? Absolutely. On the inverse, a cool July day may call for a cropped leather jacket or knit sweater. When you look at your closet as a collection instead of pieces that are worn during a specific season you not only double your outfit options but prove that fashion rebels do have a stylish cause. 3. mix anD match Transitional months like spring and fall offer a fabulous opportunity to mix and match traditional seasonal colors (pastels and juicy spring tones with rich fall tones) and patterns (stripes, florals and polka dots with plaids, herringbone and houndstooth) to eclectic perfection. The key is to maintain a sense of consistency with your color or pat-tern choices. If you are mixing patterns, stay in the same color family (neutrals/black and white/pastels, etc…) and keep one pattern on the larger side and the other smaller; for colors, mix a true color with a complementa-ry tone (red with burgundy or green with tur-quoise, for instance) to keep the look clean and fashion-forward. 4. accessorize with purpose In summer, we love to use accessories as “frosting,” or that final piece that accents your look. In fall, we often use them as layering pieces to beat the chill. Pair opaque tights with a silky skirt, dress or shorts; add a volu-minous scarf to your casual jeans-and-tee look; get funky with thigh-high socks skim-ming your favorite skirt; or even pair leather gloves with an evening look. Dual-purpose accessorizing is both chic and practical! Lace Appeal Amp up your flirt factor by integrating lacy yet sophisticated pieces into your August wardrobe. The look is classic in neutrals, or summer posh in a variety of juicy colors. Pair with leather for an ode to Stevie Nicks. It’s August, and the shelves of our local boutiques and department stores are fully stocked for fall. But just because sweaters, jackets and boots are calling doesn’t mean you have to abandon your summer ward-robe quite yet. There are several easy ways to incorporate your favorite summer wardrobe pieces into chic fall looks. From adding layers to mixing and matching fabrics, your sum-mer wardrobe can effortlessly transition from warm summer nights to crisp fall days. 1. Lay it on thick Who doesn’t love to layer in the fall and winter? It’s the easiest way to stay warm and chic — which we all know can be a daunting task at times. The key to working your favor-ite summer pieces into a layered look for fall is combining textures. Pair a sheer tank or blouse with a tweed or wool blazer; mix romantic lacy styles with sleek leather; add a long sleeve T under a light and flowy dress; or pair your silky shorts with a chucky sweat-er and tall boots. Your options are endless. To the Point Wave goodbye to platforms and welcome back pointy toe heels for late summer into fall. Add ankle straps for ladylike lust or go bold in a bright hue. 5. Go Back to Basics Sometime layering for cooler temps is all about what’s underneath it all. Wearing a basic cami — well hidden under your blouse — is a great way to rock silky and sheer options well into fall. Simple black leggings under a favorite dress or tunic are a step-up on the warmth scale from tights, and make summer frocks wearable all year long. Or, try a classic white button-down shirt as a base to a sheath dress or under a light tank. The key is to keep the basics truly basic — no bells and whistles to distract from the rest of your look. Everything in moderation. This Month’s Inspiration Black and white may be the most perfect com-bination since peanut butter and jelly. And the spring/summer trend is continuing into fall, with the graphic prints and florals alike donning the neutral duo. 2. Dress for the temps The idea of dressing for the calendar (no white after Labor Day? So over!) rather than the actual weather is a thing of the past. With cooler temps prevailing into early July and summer extending into late September and 30 m | August 2013 Naeem Khan S/S 2013

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Jordan Dechambre

Making the Transition<br /> <br /> 5 TIPS TO EFFORTLESSLY EASE YOUR WARDROBE FROM SUMMER TO FALL<br /> <br /> It’s August, and the shelves of our local boutiques and department stores are fully stocked for fall. But just because sweaters, jackets and boots are calling doesn’t mean you have to abandon your summer wardrobe quite yet. There are several easy ways to incorporate your favorite summer wardrobe pieces into chic fall looks. From adding layers to mixing and matching fabrics, your summer wardrobe can effortlessly transition from warm summer nights to crisp fall days.<br /> <br /> 1. Lay it on thick Who doesn’t love to layer in the fall and winter? It’s the easiest way to stay warm and chic — which we all know can be a daunting task at times. The key to working your favorite summer pieces into a layered look for fall is combining textures. Pair a sheer tank or blouse with a tweed or wool blazer; mix romantic lacy styles with sleek leather; add a long sleeve T under a light and flowy dress; or pair your silky shorts with a chucky sweater and tall boots. Your options are endless.<br /> <br /> 2. Dress for the temps The idea of dressing for the calendar (no white after Labor Day? So over!) Rather than the actual weather is a thing of the past. With cooler temps prevailing into early July and summer extending into late September and even October, use you head when it comes to your seasonal wardrobe. Is it OK to wear white skinny pants and a sheer tank in October if it’s 80 degrees? Absolutely. On the inverse, a cool July day may call for a cropped leather jacket or knit sweater. When you look at your closet as a collection instead of pieces that are worn during a specific season you not only double your outfit options but prove that fashion rebels do have a stylish cause.<br /> <br /> 3. MIX AND MATCH <br /> <br /> Transitional months like spring and fall offer a fabulous opportunity to mix and match traditional seasonal colors (pastels and juicy spring tones with rich fall tones) and patterns (stripes, florals and polka dots with plaids, herringbone and hounds tooth) to eclectic perfection. The key is to maintain a sense of consistency with your color or pattern choices. If you are mixing patterns, stay in the same color family (neutrals/black and white/pastels, etc…) and keep one pattern on the larger side and the other smaller; for colors, mix a true color with a complementary tone (red with burgundy or green with turquoise, for instance) to keep the look clean and fashion-forward.<br /> <br /> 4. ACCESSORIZE WITH PURPOSE <br /> <br /> In summer, we love to use accessories as “frosting,” or that final piece that accents your look. In fall, we often use them as layering pieces to beat the chill. Pair opaque tights with a silky skirt, dress or shorts; add a voluminous scarf to your casual jeans-and-tee look; get funky with thigh-high socks skimming your favorite skirt; or even pair leather gloves with an evening look. Dual-purpose accessorizing is both chic and practical!<br /> <br /> 5. GO BACK TO BASICS <br /> <br /> Sometime layering for cooler temps is all about what’s underneath it all. Wearing a basic cami — well hidden under your blouse — is a great way to rock silky and sheer options well into fall. Simple black leggings under a favorite dress or tunic are a step-up on the warmth scale from tights, and make summer frocks wearable all year long. Or, try a classic white button-down shirt as a base to a sheath dress or under a light tank. The key is to keep the basics truly basic — no bells and whistles to distract from the rest of your look. Everything in moderation.<br /> <br /> What to wear now<br /> <br /> Maxi Moxy<br /> <br /> Beat the heat during the dog days of summer with a simple yet undeniably chic maxi dress in a pop of color. Pile on bangles and pendant necklaces to effortlessly go from day to night.<br /> <br /> Lace Appeal<br /> <br /> Amp up your flirt factor by integrating lacy yet sophisticated pieces into your August wardrobe. The look is classic in neutrals, or summer posh in a variety of juicy colors. Pair with leather for an ode to Stevie Nicks.<br /> <br /> To the Point<br /> <br /> Wave goodbye to platforms and welcome back pointy toe heels for late summer into fall. Add ankle straps for ladylike lust or go bold in a bright hue.<br /> <br /> This Month’s Inspiration<br /> <br /> Black and white may be the most perfect combination since peanut butter and jelly. And the spring/summer trend is continuing into fall, with the graphic prints and florals alike donning the neutral duo.

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