Fashion week begins today, but you've already blown this week's paycheck on your long weekend getaway. Rather than run out to the nearest fast fashion outlet for an outfit that ten other girls in the room will be wearing a piece of, why not recycle? While the rule that all summer pieces must be laid to rest or banished to storage after Labor Day seems dated, many women still follow it because they don't quite know how to make the transition. The secret to doing it? Confidence, a relaxed attitude, and the tips mentioned below. After all, eco-consciousness is always in season.
Provided you've got the legs for them, shorts are one of those pieces that can be worn year round. Stick with a neutral, or at least a color that's not too poppy, and top with a cardigan. Shoes should be closed toe and have a bit of a heel.
Wearing white pants after Labor Day has long been considered one of fashion's 7 deadly sins. Refreshingly enough, this season's black and white trend makes doing just that totally H-O-T. To create a shiek contrast, wear with a black denim jacket.
Peep toe boots
The perfect answer to the Indian Summer days that just beg your toes to come out and play one last time, just for a bit. Perfect with skinny jeans.
Floral printed dresses
It's totally okay to hold onto the bittersweet memories of summer by keeping your favorite floral printed frock at the forefront of your closet until the leaves start changing. Ground it with some black ankle boots, ala Williamsburg style; the look is far more season appropriate now than it was in July during 90 degree weather.
Plain white tank
A basic white tank top goes with just about anything. Turn it into something daring by pairing with white skinny jeans and topping with a leather jacket. Just be sure to break it up with a wide black belt (a must for this look.)
To see some of these looks exemplified, check out http://pinterest.com/kkosnac/fashion-week-transition-dos/