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How To Stylishly Layer For Fall

Hi Blushettes! My name is Jalynn and I’m so excited to be your guest contributing fashion blogger this week, sharing my tips on how to style your summer favorites into fall must-haves!

I’m a firm believer in layering, and on my blog, The Red Closet Diary, I’m constantly figuring out new ways to add personality to my outfits by layering with items that I love. Not only does layering look adorable, but it can help you stay nice and cozy when the weather gets chilly. With a few of my favorite layering pieces being cardigans, scarves and leggings here are some ways you can refresh your fall wardrobe in a chic way!

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What’s great about layering, is you can mix and match seasonal clothing for a look that’s very current. For this outfit, I paired a high-low dress with a summer sweater underneath and this adorable floral scarf for a bright and fresh, yet autumn-inspired look! Styles like this you can wear multiple ways, for example, wearing the sweater over the dress, like 20’s Girl Style did, and wrapping a belt around the smallest part of your waist for definition. The options truly are endless, and is why you’ll always find myself and other fashion bloggers rocking this look.

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Another way to stylishly layer this fall, is by simply learning and applying balance. If you’re going to add a vest and accessories like I did with this outfit, you’ll want to  balance the extra bulk by pairing your look with something minimal, like these fleece leggings for example. Doing so allows you to stay warm without needing to to add too much excess fabric to your style. Likewise, layering with vests is a great way to tone down any loud prints you may be rocking, and focus other’s attentions to the middle part off your body, instead of widest. Adding a blazer, vest, or cardigan can be a great way to be stylish, figure-friendly and fall ready!

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This third outfit is my absolute favorite! Aztec patterns were huge this summer but that doesn’t mean they’re stuck in last season. Pairing bright colors with neutrals like this cream crochet cardigan and brown leather belt is a great way to provide more Autumn-inspiration, while a fun scarf like this crochet red number can balance the color in your look and focus other’s attention on the fall accessory rather than the dress. Looks like this are effortless, super comfortable and of course practical for anywhere on your fall agenda.

By seeing first hand how you can transform your summer staples into fall favorites, I hope you can have fun experimenting with layering this season! For these and other fall must-haves, visit www.ShopPinkBlush.com! 

 

Fashion, Womens

How To Transition Your Favorite Dresses Into Fall-Ready Outfits

I love dresses. I will choose to wear a dress over any other type of clothing 90% of the time! But as summer starts to fade and the days get cooler, it’s harder to throw on some of your summer favorites and head out the door. Layering up this time of year is an absolute must as you never know what kind of weather you are going to be met with! But as the summer sun and the fall chill duke it out, you need to make sure you are layering in light layers that can be easily taken off or put back on!

Here are 3 ways that I transition my favorite dresses into the fall!

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Look 1

I love anything printed, especially a good floral print. It’s a perfect print to transition into the fall! I am especially in love with this floral dress! The flattering fit and fun sleeves definitely make it a must have! One of my favorite ways to layer up a printed dress is with a cardigan. Lately, I am loving longer cardigans and this cream option is the perfect summer to fall piece, as it is light and breathable for those warmer fall days! To put a boho spin on it all, I added a maroon floppy hat!

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Look 2

Putting a sweater over the top of a dress can automatically change up your entire look! My favorite way to go about this is by making a small knot in the front of the sweater to add a bit of dimension and definition. Finish it off with a statement necklace and you are good to go! This sheer, long sleeve dress paired with this light-weight mocha long sleeve sweater is the perfect combo for those iffy fall days when the temperature is cool but not cold.

 

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Look 3

I love bright, fun prints in the summer! Dresses like this vibrant chevron option are too cute to leave in the closet all fall and winter! Transitioning those pieces to fall is easy with a utility jacket or vest, which is so on trend for this fall! Darker hues like olive, black or brown help to tone down the bright print and make it more fall appropriate!

The great thing about all three of these looks is that they can easily transition into winter with a pair of leggings or thick tights and riding boots! There are so many possibilities, which is great for styling outfits in a variety of ways to always look ‘new’. To view these and the rest of the fall-ready dresses, visit  ShopPinkBlush.com to find your new favorites!

 

This post was written by our fabulous guest fashion blogger Ashley from Twenties Girl Style. For more fashion, shopping and trend advice, make sure to visit her website at TwentiesGirlStyle.com!

Fashion, Womens

HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR SUMMER PASTELS & PRINTS INTO FALL

Labor Day has passed and New York Fashion Week is in full swing…it’s safe to say that fall is officially upon us. Although I enjoy the wanderlust of fall, summer truly has my heart. Barbeques, beach trips, produce stands, fresh flowers and most importantly, colorful clothing. Well, if you are a lover of summer and all of its awesomeness, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be over quite yet. You can extend summer by simply transitioning your summer pastels and prints into fall! I know, I know…easier said than done. So, in hopes of simplifying this process for you, I am going to show you how I’ll be transitioning a few of my favorite summer pastels and prints from Pink Blush into fall.

LOOK 1: Crochet Tank Top & Paisley Scarf

First things first…fashion isn’t about rules! It’s about self-expression thru style! As a style blogger and stylist, I feel that women often forget that, which limits their ability to be expressive in their clothing! Now that we’ve covered that, let’s talk crochet, paisley and pastels. There are tons, tons and tons of people who believe that pastels should only be worn in spring, that crochet tops are only for the cool hipsters at Coachella and that paisley prints are for grannies. Well, it is with great delight that I share that all of those notions are incorrect. However, I will say that styling these items requires careful attention to detail, as you want to make sure these pieces are balanced and proportionate to the “look” you are creating.

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For me, styling this particular ensemble was about extending wear-ability. I began with my foundational pieces, the pastel crochet tank and paisley scarf. Those soft colors led me to an ashy gray denim that really enhanced the textures and colors of the top and scarf, allowing them to remain the FOCAL pieces of the look. To ensure the ensemble included a fall-esque feel, I simply accessorized with fall textures (i.e. a wool floppy hat and suede peep toe heels). And for the final touches, I added the beige maxi cardigan and tan clutch! This is a great look for Saturday brunch with the girls or a quick run to the market to pick up fresh flowers.

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LOOK 2: Abstract Floral Print Kimono

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In hopes of making this beautifully bright, floral kimono fall appropriate, I took a moment to really examine the colors in the print. My eyes were immediately drawn to the purple and magenta hues, which led me to the immediate decision of wearing a dark lip color. Add a dark lip and it immediately changes the nature of a look! From there I added a faux leather eggplant pant and suede booties. Again, texture is extremely important when creating a trans-seasonal look. For completion, I added an olive green top to make it even more fall-esque, as well as gold accessories and a nude clutch accented with gold. This ensemble is perfect for a casual date night or dinner with friends!

And for those of you who don’t think the kimono trend is for you, I’m here to tell you it is! There are sooooo many amazing choices. It’s just a matter of finding one that suits your personal style! So, if you are in kimono dismay, keep searching! I have faith that you’ll find the one : )

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LOOK 3: Bird Print Dress

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I love when fashion magic happens. Upon making the decision to transition this dress into fall, I knew that I would have to include fall colors. The bird print perfectly guided me to cognac brown and cypress/military green (2 of the top 10 fall 2014 colors), which simplified the styling process as I then went to my “go-to pieces” in those colors! To create more fall depth, I added the dark lip color again, which beautifully enhances the richness of the yellow and the print! A great look for those fall days when it’s breezy in the AM, yet hot around midday.

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And there you have it…a few ways how I’ll be transitioning my favorite summer pastels and prints from Pink Blush, into fall. Keep in mind that summer-to-fall wardrobe transitions require layering, the use of various textures/textiles, season appropriate colors, the occasional dark lip and an open mind! Happy Fall and Happy Styling!

 

This post was written by our Pink Blush contributing guest fashion blogger, Candace from Live, Love & Read; a premiere lifestyle blog focusing on everything art, fashion and entertainment. To view more from Candace, visit her website at LiveLoveAndRead.com and a big thank you to Kimberly J Photography for beautifully capturing these images.