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!)
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?