Styled: Summer To Fall Transition Look

I’ve often spoken to the fact that I don’t wear a lot of traditional prints –rarely will you see me in florals, polka dots or stripes.  But that doesn’t mean I am opposed to print across the board!  In fact geometric, tribal and ethnic-central prints are have a special place in my heart and my closet.  Plus I think they are great regardless of the season, making them perfect for the summer to fall transition look.

This Burning Torch “Florentine Tunic Dress” is a perfect example of what I am talking about.  The print works for either season, the palette is fall-friendly and the light-weight plain-weave silk is great for the higher temps.  I also love this dress for its ease.  Overall it is a great daytime dress and I just had to style it for this fashion challenging time of year.  (PS- and if you live in say, Southeast Asia, it may just carry you through the entire fall season!)

OB-fall fashion transition look

The Look:
Gorjana “Lace Hoops”
Madewell “The Barnwood Boot”
Burning Torch “Florentine Tunic Dress”
Citrine by the Stones “Sol Forearm Band”
Mary Jo Matsumoto Thalia Tote

Styling this dress meant keeping things simple – after all, while the dress is easy, it still has a lot of detail!  The short, flat boots are perfect for this time of year, because they don’t commit to either season.  Because I wanted to keep the accessories light, I went with larger earrings that are still delicate enough not to detract from the dresses statement.  I wanted to do one really interesting piece of jewelry and I think the cuff fits that bill.  I suggest pushing up the sleeves on the dress and wearing it in the middle of your forearm.  Finally the bag – it is no secret that I am a fan of Mary Jo Matsumoto’s handbag line and the turquoise piping is such a lovely detail on this piece.

Let me know your thoughts— what do you think of this summer to fall transition look?


  1. The tunic is a great transition from summer to fall. I really like tribal, polka dot and stripe prints. But I think I look pretty lame in florals.

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  2. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, and when it comes to prints I generally wear them year round. I like the colour palette in the outfit above, especially the neutral boots, which is great for season transitioning. :-) Enjoy the weekend.

  3. This look couldn’t be more to my liking, Alexis. Love every piece here. As you know, I have a soft spot for a long-sleeved dresses, and this one paired with those ankle boots is ideal for fall. Mary Jo’s tote complements the outfit so well.

  4. I love that look. I am one that usually steers far from prints… during the spring I struggle with florals (super picky with which ones I pick up, etc) But, with stripes being so huge this past spring and summer I’ve found myself gravitating towards them a bit more… to say, flirt with..

    Anyways… back on track.. totally agree about it being able to work for those warmer temps and fall colors…

  5. I think the colour palette is perfect for that transitioning time of the year, it can be quite frustrating as sometimes it’s starting to look miserable outside but it’s still warm. I do love the ethnic print and style of the tunic dress, it looks so relaxed and comfortable but still very stylish.

  6. Yes, yes, yes. I love this. It has a very cozy yet boho chic feel to it, which I am a sucker for.

  7. That is a great look, sort of Isabel Marant for every season. Love the look of those boots – actually I first saw them on a friend who was wearing pale green polka dot trouser – and strangely enough they went with that outfit too!

  8. I totally agree with you on wearing print dresses as a fall transition staple. Mine often are in heavy rotation through to December! As you know it’s gets pretty hot here in Los Angeles in the fall.

  9. I love anything that doesn’t commit to either season:) Our weather here is mild tropical. . .getting hot. . but never getting too cold. So many things we can wear year round. This dress with boots would be a real winner in my area:) So cute!!

  10. In love with this look! That print is gorgeous!

  11. I really like this outfit, though I don’t wear tunics myself. I love that bag, too!

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