How to transition maxis to fall

Updated on Sep 19, 2011
blue maxi Forever 21 dress - army green military Old Navy vest
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turquoisepassion 's Thoughts:

ave you flipped to a fashion magazine editorial on an investment piece and ways to style it or how to transition a $1000 shirt from summer to fall and sigh because no matter how good the “investment” is on that article of clothing, it’s still more than your monthly rent? If not, then I envy you. If yes, read on.
This dress is $15.50, found at Forever 21 in three different colors (rust, cobalt, mustard…some colors might be sold out online so check the stores) and can be worn a million different ways:

with chandelier earrings and gold flat sandals for a summer evening,
with a beaded shawl or top and heels for a fancier outing,
under a button up shirt or cardigan for movie with friends,
as a skirt under a striped shirt and ballerina flats for classes,
under a band shirt and leather jacket for an edgier outfit,
with a blazer, scarf and flat boots for fall,
under multiple layers, a coat and a few pairs of wool tights for winter…

…the list goes on. I would have bought all three colors if it wasn’t for Tim questioning my sanity (the comment “mustard yellow?? Looks more like putrid yellow…” also made the mustard option a bit off-putting). I will be mixing this dress with bright colors and minimal accessories for summer and layering with multiple textures for fall. I will also be throwing this on in lieu of my pajamas when grabbing snacks at the grocery store (personal rule: never wear PJ’s or exercise-wear for any trips outside the house or gym). There, I might have just talked myself into getting the rust one too. When I’m employed in a high-paying job I will be able to justify spending $1000 on a single piece. Until then, I’ll consider inexpensive colorful basics as my investment pieces. The cost per wear of this dress will be under a penny.

See full post at: http://www.diyainherstilettos.com/2011/09/style-tip-summer-to-fall-transitioning_19.html

Comments (30)

itskatvaldez
itskatvaldez on December 21
WOW!
marianblogger
marianblogger on November 16
Wow! Love all your looks! +1
lafemmevintage
lafemmevintage on November 10
love the blue!
Mhalet
Mhalet on October 30
love your layers
RodicaMi
RodicaMi on October 30
nice))
CherieS
CherieS on October 30
Love the dress ! Amazing !
lilykhumaira
lilykhumaira on October 29
beautiful~!
ohsoladylike
ohsoladylike on October 07
great blog! love the look
LEATHERandGLITTER
LEATHERandGLITTER on October 02
cute shoes
literalloren
literalloren on September 29
After reading your post, I went to Forever 21 and bought the maxi-dress in black. It is now one of my favorite 'basics' in my closet!
moddolly
moddolly on September 22
Amazing
FashionPie
FashionPie on September 21
wow great combination
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on September 20
gorgeous!
Annachiara
Annachiara on September 20
beautifull :D
anonymours
anonymours on September 20
love the color of the dress
briil92
briil92 on September 20
amazingggg!
JAELA
JAELA on September 20
Amazing just amazing
LoveCharles
LoveCharles on September 20
Amazing as always!
itsnikki
itsnikki on September 20
very stylish from head to toe as always! love this!
LadyGenGen
LadyGenGen on September 20
Absolutely lovely~!!!
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on September 19
stunning look
EsotericChic90
EsotericChic90 on September 19
quite chic !
thestylishsoul
thestylishsoul on September 19
i love the versatility!
twistedsisters
twistedsisters on September 19
adore the way you put the leopard prints with the contrasting blue, great job!
glanvillebaby
glanvillebaby on September 19
loving the colors here.
p00hb34r
p00hb34r on September 19
cute colors
awesomevegan
awesomevegan on September 19
Looks great! I love pieces that can be worn with everything and I hate the expensive items featured in magazines. I always think "Get real. Who can afford that?" I like the articles where each item is 20 dollars or less. :)
lesliemia9
lesliemia9 on September 19
Fabulous, the leopard on leopard works. The blue and gold combo looks imperial!
ohyeahdonna
ohyeahdonna on September 19
love the blue!
EvilDancerRec
EvilDancerRec on September 19
nice
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