While we’re excited for this fall’s mix of
cool biker jackets and classic, menswear-inspired tailoring, we’re not quite ready to pack up some of our favourite summer looks just yet. So we rounded up the top summer fashion pieces that we couldn’t get enough of this season and paired them with the
hottest looks for Fall 2013 for a smooth and
stylish transition into the cooler days ahead.
Summer fashion trend: The crop top
Worn over cute summer dresses or with coloured denim this summer,
the crop top—while playful and carefree—needs a sophisticated overhaul to fit in with the classic, ladylike feel of the fall season.
Fall 2013 transition dressing: Pair with high-waisted trousers and pointy-toe kitten heels for a refined 1940s-vintage vibe. Or for an edgier twist, add a
black leather moto jacket overtop and dark, slim denim tucked into ankle boots—the off-duty model fall uniform.
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Summer fashion trend: Floral dress
The epitome of a universal hot-weather look, the
summer dress—in this season’s floral print—is something we look forward to all year, sartorially speaking. (Special thanks to Erdem for this summer’s 3-D twist, it’s been fun!)
Fall 2013 transition dressing: To update, pare down with a basic (but oh-so-sleek) black blazer or one of
its stylish alternatives—perhaps an embroidered kimono or leather jacket in a neutral tone—for a clean and elegant ensemble on crisp fall days.
Summer fashion trend: Midi skirt
Seen at Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga paired with crop top or bralet for summer, this season calls for a structured, menwear-inspired outfit with a three-quarter-length sleeve blouse and a
Fall 2013 transition dressing: The arsenal of any Hitckcockian heroine—Fall 2013’s undisputed muse—the slim and structured midi skirt looks sleekest with its opposite—a sheer and loose, cropped blouse—worn overtop.
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Summer fashion trend: Denim
One of our favourite fabrics, denim was worn in everything from vests to jackets and cutoffs this summer for rock star-worthy music festival looks and casual weekend dressing.
Fall 2013 transition dressing: For a badass edge, wear with ’90s-inspired stitched-on emblems and a black leather jacket, as seen on 3.1 Philip Lim’s runway. Or a sheer navy blouse and black and gold-studded scarf for Isabel Marant’s gothic-cool take.
Summer fashion trend: Shorts
Didn’t think you could still rock a pair of shorts as we head into cooler days? It’s all in how you balance out on top for a seamless transition to fall.
Fall 2013 transition dressing: Try a pair of shorts in one of our other favourite fall looks—leather, in a deep Bordeaux shade—with a lightweight, long-sleeve white knit top and black blazer. Go for a sleek ballet flat by day, and then slip into a classic pump at night.
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Summer fashion trend: Maxi dress
Striped, floral printed, colour-blocked—the maxi in every shade and print carried us through the summer months with a cool elegance. Not quite ready to retire the maxi until next spring? Rest assured—there’s still a time and place for it in your fall wardrobe.
Fall 2013 transition dressing: For the right occasion and with the perfect mix of fall accessories, the maxi dress can follow you into the still-warm weeks of early September. Swap out the gladiator sandals and pair with low ankle boots and a cute denim or leather jacket.
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Summer fashion trend: White T-shirt
OK, not just a summer staple, the classic white tee works year-round—it’s the ensemble worn around it that needs a season-appropriate update to for an always casual yet on-trend look.
Fall 2013 transition dressing: The basic white tee is your segue in fall’s hottest prints and colours—a plaid jacket or pink blazer? Since you’re getting so much wear out of one basic piece, we totally condone opting for both this season.
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