Dog days are over: transitional dressing

Updated on Aug 15, 2010
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Here’s my first entry to be considered for a position as an uglies contributor! So excited!

With the last few weeks of fall-like weather over here in Western Europe, I’m losing hope: summer seems to be over for another year. I’m trying to keep my faith for September, but I don’t think summer has another few weeks of hot hot heat in store for us. This makes me sad. And confused: all I want to wear is cute dresses and shorts and very little fabric, but my legs get goosebumps even thinking about it! So let us dive into some faux-fall inspiration.

HighstreetCardigans : I wanna have little stars in my eyelashes – if you wear a flower crown in your hair, ANY outfit will get a slice of summer injected into it. Cardigans and leggings or tights will instantly look ready for a watery Western European summer when you wear those hippie adornments on your head!

ashleyrose: “Im living my life aint got stress no more” – wearing summer’s skirts and shorts with fall’s sweaters and boots – but without tights – keeps you warm when mornings and evenings are cool, but your bare legs still give you a bit of a summer feeling. Especially when they’re tan and when your sweater and boots have colors not typically associated with fall. Take a bright colored or white sweater and use brown boots instead of blacks to keep the look fresh.

nikiadams: what a lady. – substitute your miniskirts for something longer: this elegant ankle grazing length is perfect to shield your legs from temperature changes, while still being breezy and sweat-free when the sun does decide to come out and play. Elegant and feminine with heels, modest and sweet with flats or sandals. And this length will look amazing with some heeled lace up boots when fall really comes marching in!

Aphrodite: Constanzia Corleone – a light, preferably seethrough skirt of a slightly longer length over your minidresses or miniskirts keep your legs warmer. The peek-a-boo effect keeps the look cheeky and summery! Want to try this look with bare legs and the seethrough bit on top? thehautepursuit has got your back. Layering is key for a good transitional look, but I don’t have to tell you guys that. Layering is always key!

growtrees: The Page Boy – summer’s shorts look just as nice with a warm jacket or coat to keep your body heat in check. Putting the warmer layers on top allows you to keep the legs more summer-appropriate, without socks and with open shoes or sunny sneakers. Scarves and hats optional!

And when the weather really gets too cold for bare legs, even with warm sweaters, scarves, gloves and hats: knee socks will be your best friend and look ultranice in some strappy shoes or clogs. Buy a pair of thick, opaque or textured tights (preferably in non-blacks like beige, tan or nude) and cut off the legs. Wear the legs as ultralong socks and let them fall down a bit or wear them with suspenders. The thick material will keep your legs warm and will keep the look from becoming too sexy.

Feeling inspired?

The Styling Dutchman

Comments (48)

sahkz
sahkz on March 09
gorgeous
theimpossiblelove
theimpossiblelove on October 13
I love your romantic outfit, I'm new in Chictopia Kisses from Spain!!
AzriaAmoure
AzriaAmoure on October 01
I love your nude heels and that outfit is PERFECT!
katay
katay on August 01
very sweet,:D,i love it
riptiderobin15
riptiderobin15 on July 28
Cute!
katay
katay on July 19
nice
opfiend
opfiend on August 26
Great outfits in here!
maruseafoote
maruseafoote on August 26
Cure
PhanTubporn
PhanTubporn on August 26
chic :)
Florrosada12
Florrosada12 on August 24
cute outfit!!! I love the purse!
LadyOfPemberley
LadyOfPemberley on August 24
Great post, thank you! <3
solybBy
solybBy on August 21
love it verryy nice
eclecticmo
eclecticmo on August 18
loving your nude pumps
pamelaanne
pamelaanne on August 18
So perfect, the nude heels are perfection! You are gorgeous love!
TraceyQuo
TraceyQuo on August 17
The contrasting black tights & hair with this outfit is stunning!
Tea_Loving_Noemie
Tea_Loving_Noemie on August 17
super cool post, i love your advice on style, as you are on very stylish lady :) x
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 17
thanks sweetheart! so are you :D
XavieraA
XavieraA on August 16
I really love it!!! super chic!! :)
editorspicks
editorspicks on August 16
You've been selected as an Editor's Pick. Thanks for posting. xo
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 16
oh wow, thanks so much darling!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on August 16
i love ur article! i such a great feature on the fab chictopians!
flor32896
flor32896 on August 16
love the picture!And your outfit!
vevevea
vevevea on August 16
nice dress!!
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on August 16
such a pretty look!!!!!
candydoll
candydoll on August 16
awesome article! faved!
mokatresors
mokatresors on August 16
ooo such an autumny look! makes me forget the blistering heat outside..
fashionistaluv
fashionistaluv on August 15
really cute!
theclassicsilhouette
theclassicsilhouette on August 15
great entry!! love the looks :)
springfiry
springfiry on August 15
Wow , I love alll the looks!
jasmin5327
jasmin5327 on August 15
this is trop chic! I love the dress and your makeup!!!
dearfish
dearfish on August 15
Great entry! And this look is gorgeous, I love the neutrals!
psykoKilla
psykoKilla on August 15
I'm inspired! :-)
the_ed
the_ed on August 15
Good job with the entry! I love that you have a variety of styles (and stylish Chictopians) on display here. :D
pullyoursocksup
pullyoursocksup on August 15
I LOVE your post - I'm fainting at the flowers in your hair!! xo
satinsugar
satinsugar on August 15
you look beautiful!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on August 15
u did an amazing job with this entry! love this!
UnForGettable323
UnForGettable323 on August 15
cute :D love it
Nino_H
Nino_H on August 15
love everything in this outfit...very feminine and chic... p.s thank you for your comment
ConsequencesTess
ConsequencesTess on August 15
so adorable [[:
Catherinee
Catherinee on August 15
lovely suggestions! hope you're published soon enough :)
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 15
thanks so much! :D
leona_rawr
leona_rawr on August 15
love it! these are wonderful ideas/ways to transition into fall!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on August 15
GREAT ENTRY LOVE!! (not because i'm in it!) Really, you sound like a contributor already!!!!!! Goodluck!!!
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 15
haha you do make my entry that much more awesome! :D
dorotron
dorotron on August 15
lovely!
danebrowne
danebrowne on August 15
I love the color story! I love how its casual yet still chic
kchan
kchan on August 15
romantic pic!!! I love your dress~!!
angiekje
angiekje on August 15
lovely post!! I'm sure you'll make it :)
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on August 15
great post my dear! love all these transitional looks - good luck!
ilovekrissy
ilovekrissy on August 15
love the cardigan and shoes!!!
IandW
IandW on August 15
nice cooler days look
Julie2
Julie2 on August 15
Ohh this is very pretty and elegant! Love the dress! :)
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