fall favorites: the transitional piece

For the second item in the fall favorites series, Adina and I each chose a transitional piece. I've been trying to work my green midi skirt into my wardrobe more, and I figure this was the perfect challenge for it. The length lends itself to cooler temperatures, while the color is bright and versatile.

transition a midi skirt from summer to fall
end of summer midi skirt outfit
skirt: thrifted Talbots (extremely similar) // tee: American Eagle // scarf: thrifted // shoes: Steve Madden via DSW (similar)

Photos by Briley Noel

For my now look, I focused on something light. Such a bold skirt doesn't need a lot going on around it, so I opted for a cool grey v-neck. Rather than wearing this scarf in my hair like I usually do, I realized that, duh, I can wear it around my neck too. I love the pink paired with the green without looking like a watermelon. 

gingham and green
fall midi skirt outfit
shirt: Forever 21 // skirt: thrifted Talbots (extremely similar) // shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) // necklace: Target

Photos by Briley Noel

For later, I relied on one of my favorite fall color combos: navy and green. I learned to love this color pairing last year when I first bought my green cardi and wore it with the same gingham. Really, this is the same outfit, but with a skirt instead of a cardigan. Oh, and did I mention that this skirt has pockets? I know it's got pleats, a perfect color, and a super flattering length, but the pockets are definitely the best part. I can't wait to add tights and see how else I can style this skirt in the cooler weather!

What piece in your closet transitions the best from summer to fall? Pop over to Blue Collar Red Lipstick to see how Adina styled her shirt dress! Check out how she wears it to the office and on the weekend.


  1. This SKIRT! I swear this is J.Crew Fall 2014. Woweeeee, great find! Love the color combo in the second one.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  2. That skirt looks so good on you! The first outfit is gorgeous.

  3. Okay, I really like both of these outfits, but OMG that second one?! I love it!!! I think you pull off the skirt + ankle booties look so well!!!

  4. I still don't have anything with a gingham print and now I think that needs to change!
    Sincerely, Sara

  5. you are the queen of all challenges/remixes/collaborations. I swear, i fall in love with anything you do. Love this outfit, girl!


  6. I feel like I need that skirt in every color! It looks like such a great combo work skirt and going out skirt, which is perfect because I often go straight to dinner plans or whatever right after work. I'm a big fan of dresses, period, and I like that as the weather changes I can just change the accessories and shoes and I have a fresh outfit with no money spent.



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