Hi there! I'm so glad you tuned in for the second installation of my Spring Into Fall series, a series of how-to's dedicated to transitioning into fall style using some of last season's biggest trends! In case you missed the inaugural post, last week I covered how to blend your closet-staple denim shirt, last spring's neon trend, and two wearable fall trends to create an up to date look. This series is all about layering and mixing in creative ways, using last season's purchases, closet-staples you probably already own, and key fall trends to transition into the season without breaking the bank. After all, not many of us can afford a whole new seasonal wardrobe. I'm here to show you that great style doesn't have to mean big spending.

Hat: American Rag. Jumpsuit: American Rag, Cardi: Grace. Scarf: Collection XIIX. Belt: Forever 21. Necklace: Goldie Store, Coconut Grove. Amber Ring: Forever 21. Cat's Eye Ring & Hammered Bangle: Nordstrom Rack. Tortoise Shell Bangles: Vintage. Sorry, all afore-mentioned no longer available. See "Shop the Look" for similar items.  Shoes: Report.
     In today's post, I'll show you how to shift one of last season's most wearable trends, the printed jumpsuit, into a look perfect for fall's lowering temperatures. Miami girls, just put this one in your back pocket for those rare cool days. Not only was the printed jumpsuit all the rage on the Spring 2012 runways, as seen in Diane Von Furstenberg and Salvatore Ferragamo, we saw this easy trend all over the retail scene. It's not hard to see why, of course! The jumpsuit, with it's glamorous 70's retro vibe, is versatile enough to dress up or down. And then there's that winning benefit of the onesie: slap it on and you're pretty much done. This reason in particular made it one of my favorite trends, and I'm just not ready to let it go. Here's how you won't have to let it go either:
Jumpsuit: Forever New. Scarf: Tobi. Belt: French Connection. Cardi:  Bleu Clothing. Hat: French Connection. Booties: Giuseppe Zanotti.
     Here's the breakdown: Take your jumpsuit (a romper works, too, Miami Girls!), that brown woven belt you've had for years (I know you have at least one), and a coordinating light and flow-y, neutral-print scarf. Yes, print. You don't want to be boring, do you? If you're like me, you have dozens of scarves. If not...guuurl, invest in building a collection! Scarves are one of the cheapest, easiest ways to layer in some color and texture, and they make your outfit instanstly chic. Not to mention, they make the whole mixed prints craze SO easy to try your hand at. You can find beautiful scarves at places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx for under $20 by designers such as Cynthia Rowley and Oscar De la Renta. Or better yet, thrift for scarves! I bet you'd find great ones for like a buck a pop!

     But I digress (as per usual). Getting back to our break down here: Then throw on a neutral-colored cardi. (A cardi is something else you probably already own. And if you don't, you should! Très important basic piece for all seasons. Okay, I'm done with the tangents.) Finish with a hat and shoes in a seasonally trending color, such as oxblood (I'm obsessed!), eggplant, or royal blue--whichever complements your jumpsuit best. When testing out trends, especially bold color trends, I always recommend doing it via shoes and accessories. You'll get a lot more mileage out of a hat and/or booties than you would out of say a dress or jeans, because shoes/accessories are less conspicuous, less (cranky-fashion-people-)judgement-inducing repeats.


     Don't forget to check back next week, same time, for more ways to spring into fall! Since it'll be the final installation of this series, I'm officially taking requests. If you have a spring trend you'd love to see styled for fall, please leave a comment for me below and you might just see it next week.  ;)


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