Summer Skirts Transitioned to the Fall with Ageless Style & Link Up
Quote of the day: “Sharing your blessings helps you make room for more.” Gina Rodriguez
Who doesn’t like getting more wear out of their summer skirts, even when the weather starts changing? This is the topic of conversation for us as we try to see the various ways to transition our summer skirt to make it seem ready for fall.
In the last post, there we showed these same skirts paired with ankle booties. This time we are going to concentrate on choosing darker or more autumn colors to pair with these summer skirts. In fact, I asked the group of Ageless Style Women to join in with their versions of how to transition their summer skirts too! So not only will you have our thoughts, but nine other women you can link to below! And join in on the Ageless Style Link Up!!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I didn’t go into details about this skirt in the last post, but it used to be a dress last year.
You can see it when it was a dress, but I did have a shirt on over top of it. It was shorter as a dress and more of a slip style dress, so I decided to cut off the bodice and create a skirt instead!
Since recreating this skirt, I have always worn it with bright colors, like the orange from the last post or bright yellow. So this was not an easy task for me. Luckily I found this lightweight shirt that is a muted purple, and figured it would be perfect! It makes me think that many of us “see” the same dominant colors in our prints, and only match to those colors?
And let me tell you a little more about this top. I’ve hardly worn it. Not because I don’t like it, but because I think of it as a winter shirt. Probably because of the color. Yet, when I really analyze this piece, it’s quite lightweight and perfect for the spring and fall! No wonder I rarely wore it in the winters!!
Even though my top is darker in color, I decided to accessorize with the bright colors of the skirt!
We always call this my Skittles necklace because the circles look like Skittles candy to me! Of course, since I like color so much, I’m always drawn to the necklaces that have lots of color it them. I just came across this one and this one, and I love them because it seems like they’d be perfect on any solid colored shirt!!
The shoes are a pair I picked up at DSW at the beginning of spring. They were only $10, so I had to get them. Have I worn them yet? No, of course not, because all summer I wanted to wear my sandals. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, I think they’ll be perfect!
The lace up trend for shoes was big last winter and all through the warmer months. I think it’ll still be around quite a bit this fall, too! Here’s a darker version of my shoes or a pair with a lower heel in many colors!!
Skirt: Jamsworld–remade from a dress (similar here)~~Top: Porto (similar here)~~Shoes: Unisa (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: 39dollars.com (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Not all summer skirts are bright and colorful! That’s one of the reasons, I had Nancy wear this one.
I thought it might be easier for some women to imagine this summer skirt working into the fall months since it’s darker!
Since there is black in the skirt, and every woman has at least one black top in her closet, I figured this outfit might be extremely repeatable for many of you! Not that you probably need another black shirt but for those of you that can’t get enough, you can update your selection with bell sleeves or the lace up design!
The sandals were the shoe of choice since it’s still been quite warm here in Denver! Black in the summer time is not unusual, as I found out when I received the request for styling some black outfits this summer!
Since the rest of the outfit was dark, we tried lightening up the look with small turquoise accessories!
I realize that you don’t notice the earrings and bracelet from far away. So you tell me? Would you wear larger jewelry in this case, or keep it minimal like this?
Last year I saw many bloggers style together navy and black. I didn’t realize that many of you learned the rule not to wear these colors together. But realistically I think they work wonderfully. Both colors are neutrals and both colors are darker, so they are like a match made in heaven. And maybe it’s easier when there are other colors thrown into the mix like in Nancy’s skirt?
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: Styling the summer skirts with darker colors from my mom’s closet, could have been an entire post by itself. The choices were endless!!
But I was very excited when mom picked out another print to pair with her floral skirt. And this from the woman who gave me the eye roll when I first wanted to mix prints!! But kudos to my mom for being open to growing in her style on the blog!
With mom’s accessories, she brought out the reds and oranges of the skirt!
Since, I am trying to not be super matchy all the time, and thus I gently prodded mom to wear her gold earrings. I figured there was gold in the necklace, and therefore all went together nicely!
The gold ballet flats are one of those kinds of shoes that really go with everything! Now my mom’s pair is not for lots of walking, but if you wanted a pair that had some good support, they aren’t far! These Clarks would do the trick along with these Aerosoles!
Choosing the darker colors to wear with your summer skirts, is only one way to help your closet transition to the fall! Make sure to check out these other bloggers and how they thought to style this challenge!!
Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!
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Looking for some fall colored tops or darker shirts to pair with your summer skirts?