From Summer to Fall with Neiman Marcus
September 22, 2014
School is back in session, football has taken over our flat screens, and pumpkin flavoring has once again been added to our favorite coffee drinks. All signs point to fall being in full swing. And while we’d love to pull out some wool blankets and cozy up with a hot toddy, the temperature outside still feels completely in sync with summer. Weather-wise, September can be a tricky month, and it can be confusing to those of us who’d like to do a seasonal wardrobe overhaul. Fortunately, NeimanMarcus.com has the perfect pieces to get you from here to Turkey Day without feeling like you have nothing to wear. Take a look at some of our favorite transitional pieces from the site.
Booties: Seychelles Can You Hear Me Leather Bootie, $130
Just because summer has come to an end that doesn’t mean you have to hide your feet away until next spring. The perfect shoe for fall is a boot that gives your tootsies some breathing room
. Cut-outs and a peep-toe are the perfect transitions from summer sandals to cool-weather coverage. You can still show off your pedicure, and you won’t feel quite so wrapped up. Save that for when the temperature dips in December.
Maxi Dress: Young Fabulous and Broke Bryton Ombre Slub Maxi Dress, $207
Unlike spaghetti-strap sundresses, maxi dresses can carry you from 80-degree days in September to 50-degree evenings in October. The length will keep your legs comfortable while a denim or cropped-leather jacket is the perfect way to cover chilled shoulders. The dark color scheme on this ombre dress
from Young Fabulous and Broke doesn’t look too summery while the gathered hip creates a flattering effect on all body types.
Cozy Jacket: Bailey 44 Compression Draped Coat with Faux-Leather Sleeves, $284
Here’s your go-to cover-up for fall
. It’s lighter than a traditional coat but much more substantial than a cardigan. Throw it over sleeveless dresses to create fall looks from your summer wardrobe, or pair it with jeans and a tank. This knit number is not only versatile it’s also totally on trend with its contrasting leather sleeves.
Fun Sweater: Mara Hoffman Checked Printed Knit Pullover Sweater, $180 Kick off sweater season
with a fun print—you can wait to bust out your serious turtlenecks for the dead of winter. This colorful pullover by Mara Hoffman would work with denim cutoffs on a warm day and jeans and a jacket for a snug look on brisk nights.
Long-Sleeved Dress: Clover Canyon Striped Printed Jersey Short Dress, $220
A simple long-sleeved jersey dress
is a must for fall. With coverage up top, you’re free to flaunt your gams. Show off that tan you worked on all summer long. Plus, a short dress is a great way to show off those booties.
Blouse: Equipment Slim Signature Printed Silk Blouse, $258
Before you start picturing buttoned-up librarians and conservative PTA moms, know that a blouse can be a blast. Just look at this quirky print by Equipment. It features Bambi-like deer in an easy-to-match blue-and-white color scheme. A showstopper like this
is perfect for autumn when you can flaunt it. Later you’ll have to hide it beneath layers of sweaters and heavy winter coats.
Denim: Frame Le Skinny Zip-Detail Jeans in Thacher, $249
Growing up, September always meant shopping for notebooks, pencils, and a fresh pair of dungarees. It seems we can’t shake that old back-to-school mentality because each fall we crave a new pair of denim
. This year, go gray. It’ll make for a welcome break from blue, but it’s just as versatile.
Scarf: 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent Portrait & Floral-Print Scarf, $145 Don’t pack away all your tanks
just yet! The trick to getting extra mileage out of your sleeveless tops is to pair them with a scarf. Plus, an oversized version like this gauze inspired wrap by 12th Street Cynthia Vincent can double as a shawl if it starts to feel nippy.