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Leather + Lace: Easy Fall Transition Outfit



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BUT I LOVE FALL FASHION. I really, really do. Cozy sweaters, blanket scarves, riding boots… they’re probably my favorite pieces and every year, I’m so excited to wear them. Even if I have to wear them indoors. I’ll do it! I DON’T CARE. Luckily my best friends are fashion bloggers and totally do the same thing. No judgments here.

Because of this year-round struggle to wear the trends even when the weather begs to differ, I’ve become quite the expert on how to channel fall vibes without breaking out the fur vest. (As much I REALLY WANT TO BREAK OUT THE FUR VEST.)

I’ve found that the easiest way to start to transition your summer wardrobe to fall is by introducing fall accessories and beauty trends into your favorite summer outfits. Often just swapping out your favorite hot pink lippie for a deep plum, adding a felt hat or throwing on leather shorts instead of denim cutoffs will transform the look!

Two of my favorite fall accessories? Felt fedoras and ankle boots. These two babies hold the power the transform ANY look. Even though I’m wearing shorts and a lace top, it just FEELS like maybe I could be sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte without sweating my makeup off, right?

I scored these booties last fall, but they’re back again in a suede, which I’m NOT mad at, actually. They’re a great price point and I can’t recommend them enough.

This necklace is SO good… it took me forever to actually buy it, but I spotted it on sale and couldn’t resist! I love pairing it with something super delicate, like this lace top. (Aren’t the sleeves AMAZING??? I can’t wait to wear it with jeans and heels, or maybe pair it with a statement midi skirt!) So, it looks like everyone had the same idea that I did and scored it on sale…  it’s sold out! Fear not, I actually spotted them at the Nordstrom Rack! Check them out maybe?

A note on the lace top, re: sizing: I’m wearing a large! Pay close attention to the measurements. I love shopping sites like Choies, and have had nothing but good experience shopping with them. If you have questions, check out this post. Main takeaway: read reviews, pay close attention to sizing info! Also note, this top is totally lace… no lining! I’m wearing this cami from H&M, but any will do!

I spotted this hat at Target and knew I had to have it! Burgundy is one of my favorite fall colors, I especially love pairing it with blush tones!

My arm party got a little refresh! You know I basically always rock the same arm party… I’m obsessed. When I get a new bracelet, I usually just add it to the soiree. (The more, the merrier, right? No one’s ever accused me of being a minimalist, let’s be honest.) I scooped up this ready-made set, though, so I decided to give my usual fiesta a rest. (Oh yeah, but I did add this Taudrey beaut!) Check out the look below:

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How about you? How do you transition your wardrobe from summer to fall? Any tricks? I’d love to hear them! Leave ’em in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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  • Ruthie Ridley

    You look stunning!! Love the shorts and those booties SO much!! xo

  • Alissa

    Such a good idea about incorporating fall pieces into our outfits now! LOVE this whole outfit! Sorta fall, but perfect for this warm weather we still have.


  • Shelby

    I adore this look! SO perfect for the first of fall! I think I need this top in my life!


  • I love fall fashion…sweater weather. Although if it stays this warm in Cali, shorts will def still be doable. 😉

  • These shorts rock, & I love the edgy & feminine pairing. Perfect gal!


  • What a BEAUTIFUL look! I can’t get over how adorable this lace top is. You styled it perfectly, girl!

  • Greta Hollar

    You are gorgeous! I love this fun fall look. Those lace shorts are everything!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Emily Fogarty

    OMG. I need this hat. You look adorable!

    xox E

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Definitely an absolutely beautiful outfit and I adore your hats. So cute! xx adaatude.com

  • That lace top is really cool, I love the long sleeves! And your bold necklace is awesome!

  • That lace top is really cool, I love the long sleeves! And your bold necklace is awesome!

  • Abby Castro

    OMG! I do have an upcoming post in the blog combining leather (leather shorts too!) and lace. This is a great combo indeed!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Abby Castro

    OMG! I do have an upcoming post in the blog combining leather (leather shorts too!) and lace. This is a great combo indeed!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Bailey – Here’s The Skinny

    I love this classic black and white look, so pretty! That burgundy hat is so perfect for fall!

    Here’s The Skinny

  • snappedbygracie

    So cute and unique!! Love this look. xx, gracie

  • What a perfect transition outfit!



  • Lovelovelove the feminine x edgy mix here! I’d 100% wear this outfit. You rock it, girlfriend!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Lovelovelove the feminine x edgy mix here! I’d 100% wear this outfit. You rock it, girlfriend!

    Coming Up Roses

  • That hat! So perfect for fall – love it!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

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