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Transitional Fall Fashion – Part II

Last week, I launched Part I of a four-part series, Transitional Fall Fashion featuring pieces from Encore boutique.

In Part I, I explored the importance of layers during transitional seasons like fall and shared one of my must-have items for fall 2014: the chic sneaker.

Today, in Part II, I’m sharing another technique to compose the perfect transitional fall outfit – it’s all about opposites!

If you live in the Athens, GA area, you can visit Encore to purchase every piece featured in this series. Don’t live near Athens? Don’t worry! You can call Encore directly to order a particular item or you can simply use these looks as inspiration for your fall wardrobe.

Before we get started remember this: a new season doesn’t mean you have to buy a completely new wardrobe. Many pieces featured in this series are basics you already have in your closet that can be enhanced by a few key purchases. 


PART II – OPPOSITES ATTRACT

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Transitional weather poses a unique opportunity to pair pieces in your wardrobe from different seasons

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Take your go-to summer miniskirt and couple it with your favorite fall flats and three quarter-length tee.

FULL OUTFIT DETAILS

Top: Michael Stars

Skirt: Tart Collections

Flats: Kaanas

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OR take an easy summer tank and throw it on with fall essentials: skinny denim and riding boots.

P.S. This AWESOME hand chain is one of my fall 2014 must-haves!

FULL OUTFIT DETAILS

Top: Line & Dot

Denim: Citizens of Humanity

Boots: Diba True

Mercedes Bleth photographed by Logan Potterf

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Transitional Fall Fashion – Part I

IT’S OFFICIALLY FALL!

A new season means looking at your wardrobe in a new way. This is particularly important during the fall and spring because they’re transitional seasons. No matter where you live, fall weather can be unpredictable. One day it feels like summer, and the next day it feels like winter. Sometimes, the change in temperature can even vary within the span of a day.  You head out in the morning, and there’s a crisp chill in the air. Then, by the afternoon, the sun has warmed things up.

So, today I’m launching a four-part series showcasing transitional fall fashion. A couple weeks ago, I partnered with Encore boutique to style transitional fall outfits. If you live in the Athens, GA area, you can visit Encore to purchase every piece featured in this series. Don’t live near Athens? Don’t worry! You can call Encore directly to order a particular item or you can simply use these looks as inspiration for your fall wardrobe.

Remember: a new season does not mean you have to buy a completely new wardrobe to be on trend. Many of the pieces that will be featured in this series are staples you already have in your closet that can be enhanced by a few key purchases. 


PART I – BRING A JACKET

Mercedes Bleth photographed by Logan Potterf

Layers are key during transitional seasons. The easiest way to stay cute and comfortable from day to night during unpredictable fall weather is to bring a jacket! 

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The first transitional fall outfit showcasing pieces from Encore features two wardrobe staples: a basic neutral dress and a structured moto jacket.

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I paired these pieces with one of my must-have items for fall 2014: the chic sneaker.

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Footwear can be a challenge when transitioning from summer to fall. You’re ready to trade in your summer sandals but aren’t quite ready for boots. The chic sneaker is the solution!

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FULL OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress: Tart Collections

Jacket: Michael Stars

Sneakers: Bronx

Mercedes Bleth photographed by Logan Potterf

Reader Spotlight: The Dress Every Woman Should Own

I’m excited to share my first post in my NEW Reader Spotlight series. I love when my readers reach out to me and share their purchases or information learned from ARTicles of Clothing blog. Nothing is more satisfying than connecting with my readers and hearing that AOC Blog has made an impact in their personal style and their wardrobe!

The reader in today’s feature purchased a dress based on one of the first posts on AOC Blog: Every Woman Should Own a Dress by this Brand. This post features one of my all time favorite lines, Tart Collections. The brand’s signature is its sleek jersey material that is both incredibly comfortable and drapes beautifully on the body. Over the years, Tart Collections has expanded from its trademark dresses to a full line of apparel, outerwear, intimates, and swim! If you’re looking for the ideal piece to take you from day to night or work to play, look no further than Tart Collections.

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This reader is wearing one of Tart’s classic maxi dresses styled with the Hobo the Original Lauren Wallet, the accessory I deemed “the best wallet you’ll ever own.” Although the Hautelook sale event featured in my original post had ended, this reader also took into account my motto “never pay full price for anything” when shopping for her Tart maxi. She visited one of my recommended members only sample sale sites, Gilt Groupe, to purchase her first Tart Collections dress! Tart is a brand that is consistently featured in limited time sales events on such sites, so you too can snag you first Tart frock for a steal. The new Nordstrom Rack online is another great place to shop discounted Tart merchandise. They currently have over 50 Tart Collections styles in stock, including nearly 20 styles of dresses. I personally own an array of styles of Tart dresses – from strapless to long sleeve – and each is uniquely flattering and feminine.

If you have purchased an item or implemented advice featured on ARTicles of Clothing Blog, I would love to hear from you! Connect with me with the details and you could be the next reader to be featured in my Reader Spotlight Series!

Every Woman Should Own a Dress from this Brand

One of my all time favorite brands is on Hautelook today: Tart Collections. This California-based line by husband and wife duo Jamie and Dana Finegold has mastered the ultimate feminine frock. If you’re looking for a go-to dress that’s comfortable, flattering, and a little sexy, you need one from Tart Collections. I cannot tell you how many complements I get every time I wear one of these fashionable frocks, whether I’m at work or out with the girls. You can dress them up. You can dress them down. You seriously can’t go wrong! Check out my purchases from the event today:

DAILY GRIND to HAPPY HOUR

TART Albi Dress in Tiedye on Hautelook for $79

TART Albi Dress in Tiedye on Hautelook for $79

GIRLS NIGHT OUT (or IN)

TART Ruma Dress in Blue on Hautelook for $79

TART Ruma Dress in Blue on Hautelook for $79

FARMER’S MARKET and SUNDAY BRUNCH

TART Astoria Tunic in Charcoal and Black on Hautelook for $59

TART Astoria Tunic in Charcoal and Black on Hautelook for $59

Fashion Honors 9/11 Through Social Media

I’m truly inspired by the outpouring of sentiment from around the nation and from the fashion community.

It is encouraging to witness this great nation uniting and lifting up one of the most amazing cities in our country.

New York City, we love you (and your fashion). 

TWITTER:

Jordan Taylor Inc. honors 9/11 on Twitter

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Hudson Jeans: On this #September11 we #celebrate the #heros of 9/11 & how far we have come. #neverforget

Nico Bellay: “The one thing terrorists cannot do – not one of them, not 10,000 of them – they can’t change who we are.” #September11 #Neverforget

Elizabeth and James: Sending warm wishes to those affected by the tragic events 12 years ago #neverforget #stillseemslikeyesterday http://ow.ly/i/36KbQ 

Esquire Magazine: The Rebuilding! Read all of @ScottRaab64’s stories on the rise of the World Trade Center here: http://esqm.ag/6017wYWf  #WTC #NeverForget

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INSTAGRAM:

DANNIJO Honors 9/11 on Instagram

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Poppy Delevingne honors 9/11 on Instagram

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P.S. I made this... honors 9/11 on Instagram

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Rebecca Minkoff honors 9/11 on Instagram

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FACEBOOK:

Popsugar honors 9/11 on Facebook

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