These are the signs of fall: leaves changing, pumpkin-spiced flavored everything and New York Fashion Week. Yes, autumn has arrived. I love the season because it physically forces a person to make adjustments, even though they may not want to. This time of the year is especially interesting for the fashion world because it is all about the transition of clothing from warm to cold weather apparel. The transitional season tends to cause a wardrobe clash of much disproportions. They vary from things like sandals paired with coats, shorts matched with sweaters, scarves coupled with t-shirts and other strange combinations that will most likely, end up with you catching a cold.
Luckily, some summer pieces can transition into the next season, with a little bit of layering involved and that is where this HTWITW comes into play. This summer, one of my end-of-the-season finds was a jumpsuit I found at my second home(Nordstrom Rack). It is made by Bobeau the same brand featured in the July edition of HTWITW. I absolutely love this jumpsuit! It’s cut just right to flatter and fit my body, which made it an easy, all purpose, go-to outfit for summer outings.
Since I am so obsessed with the jumpsuit, I wanted to see how I could transition it into the fall. Would a light jacket work or would I need even more layers? I came up with five uniquely dope outfits using just this one striped jumpsuit.
The first look I dub “your favorite, cool, art teacher” look. I layered the top half of the jumpsuit with a long, smock like white button-up from Zara. The white shirt on top of dark striped pants adds a nice contrast. I wanted to keep the color-wave going, so I added a zipper necklace from Marc Jacobs and oversized earrings to keep the look colorful. I decided that since this look was still early fall, I could still rock the sandals, so I wore my go-to comfort Dr. Scholl’s wedges.
For the second look, I wanted to elevate the jumpsuit from casual to career. To do this, I added a black blazer from H&M, a belt to emphasize the waist, a black MCM bolero bag as well as heels by Sam Edelman and a Fendi scarf to taper my hair. I also simplified my jewelry for this look. My only caution is the neckline on the jumpsuit. I would advise my career girls who decide to pull something like this off to wear another layer underneath, like a cami or wear a suit jack that buttons. If you are too shy to wear this into the office, it’s still the perfect look for Friday night cocktails or date night.
For the third look, I wanted to create a street style, Hypebeast, Complex, I-D Magazine ready look. My first layer was a white fishnet knit shirt from Express. I layered it with the Bobeau jumpsuit and added some fly girl silver accessories from various stores. Of course, I had to add sneakers to this look, so I went with the classic shell toe Adidas and some striped socks just to be extra.
For the fourth look, I wanted to create something that when you saw the photos, that it just makes you want to reach out and touch the material. A look so comfortable and so effortless to put together. I paired it with my favorite slouchy sweater from Zara with the jumpsuit. To make the look a little more semi-glamorous, I added some chunky gray Marc Jacobs heels and accessorized the look with a chunky vintage necklace and fringe earrings from Hechizo, topping the look off with an oversized vintage clutch.
The fifth look is the most fully fall functioning look. Leather, high collar, boots. The works. For this look, I created a sleeveless knitted t-shirt from a turtle shawl that I received as a gift last Christmas. I then used a belt to wrap the piece completely around my body. I placed the sweater piece over the jumpsuit as the second layer, then added my favorite All Saints leather jacket as a third layer. No fall time look is complete without boots, so I opted for my heeled combat boots by Guess. I accessorized the look with all the pearls I own in my jewelry box. This outfit ended being a mix of rock star and royalty because of the pearls. A look that can definitely be an ode to British fashion. My hair takes it to a whole other epic level, giving it a Black Panther-ish vibe as well.
This HTWITW was so much fun to style and shoot. It’s awesome to see how many ways I shift one stylish piece into several different looks that can be worn past its season. Share your thoughts with me! How would you wear this
What ways would you wear this stripped jumpsuit into the fall season?
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