The Trendy Sparrow: Fall Transition: Oversized sweater over a summer dress

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Transition: Oversized sweater over a summer dress

Transitioning into fall often means (at least for Chicago) that the weather can't quite make up it's mind as to wether you need to wear sweaters or summer dresses. I feel like we are constantly going back and forth; with me wearing a sweater one day and a summer dress the next. This constant back and forth game gave me an idea...why don't I just wear both?

I decided to transition one of my summer dresses by layering a giant oversized sweater over it. This really cozy one from H&M was perfect for the job (and comes in several colors...I bought them all!)

By layering the oversized sweater over my summer dress, I'm able to get more use out of my wardrobe. Those fun summer dresses can become interesting skirts; adding more options to what I have in my closet and helping me feel like I'm getting to wear my summer dresses more often. That's huge in Chicago, where our summers aren't exactly long...or all that warm.

Since it's a fall transition look, I decided to use more traditionally fall tones like burgundy and a dark brown for my boots. I tied in the lavender and white color scheme of the skirt using the white tassels on my necklace.

I finished the look off with my amazing new Michael Kors boots that I scored on major sale at Nordstrom Rack. They have so many excellent boot and bootie options for sale right now. I suggest going before it really gets cold and pickings become slim. The "dark coffee" color of these boots make them perfect for fall.

So, how perfect is this bag from Target?! It is seriously the absolute perfect handbag for fall. The color scheme, size, and overall style of the bag make it an excellent fall accessory.

Where to Buy these Items:
Sweater: H&M // Dress: French Connection (similar here) // Necklace: Akira (similar here)
Purse: Target // Boots: Michael Kors (via Nordstrom Rack; similar here)
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