WEAR NOW & LATER

Once Fall pieces start hitting the stores (um, didn’t Summer just start?) I can’t help but start my “back to Fall” list of clothing. Here, I’ve put together my list of favorite “Wear it Now & Wear it Later” pieces that can easily transition from Summer to Fall. Depending on how you decide to wear and layer the pieces is really all that matters, and many of these pieces can stand up season to season with just a couple other elements changing around them. This romper for example, would alone be perfect for a warm summer day, but would also look just as adorable with some booties and a warm jacket over the top when cooler weather hits. So, even if it’s still hot out, it’s never too early the start preparing for the Fall weather that’s right around the corner.


What pieces are you looking to wear for Fall?
xoxo

LIGHT AS A LEATHER (JACKET)

Aviator Sunglasses (old, similar here) / Express Faux Leather Jacket (and one I’m coveting here!) / Boyfriend Denim Shorts (old, similar here) / Michael Stars Black and White Stripe Tee Shirt / Layering Rings / Lip Color / White Converse Shoes
Let’s face it; in the Summer, we often have to store our favorite Fall jackets away until it’s abrupt re-arrival in mid September. I know, it’s illogical (and downright uncomfortable ) to break out your thickest fur jacket or heavy duty trench coat, but who’s to say we can’t break some of them out a little early? I’m talking about those simple layering jackets hanging out in your closet waiting for a little loving. Those jackets are perfect for cloudy or unpredictable summer days! Yes, your light trench coats, favorite staple blazers, and one I can’t seem to be able to take off: the perfect (faux) leather jacket. This Express jacket (I call it my “LBJ”) in particular not only goes with everything, but also gets complements left and right. I have yet to find an outfit it doesn’t go with and a person who isn’t infatuated with it. In fact, I’m even looking into purchasing a another one for it’s quality and versatility. Quilting may play a minor role in that too, because, I mean, quilting – I just can’t get enough. 
Shop some of my favorite leather jackets here:

What jackets are you thinking of breaking out early? Any particular way you plan to style it? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo


BABY HUES

Can I just say how much I love this skirt? It’s insanely soft and comfortable; the perfect weekend piece by far! Although, don’t forget to wear spandex underneath, I made the mistake of walking out the door without them once and had quite a few “Marilyn Monroe” moments that day!
Ralph Lauren Tailored Boyfriend Shirt (similar GAP one here) / Brandy Melville Skirt (similar here for 40% off w/ email sign up) / Nike Hat (old, similar on sale here) / (what once were…) White Converse (will have a cleaning tutorial for them up soon!) / Vintage Sunglasses (similar here) / Long Necklace / Anthropologie x BaubleBar plate necklace (similar here)  / Striped Tote Bag (old, similar here and multicolor under $20 one here)
I am a sucker for a cute, relaxed look, and this outfit just proves that. Mix simple pieces and baby neutral hues and you have what I call the “Shelby look”. Simply put, I like to keep my style functional and versatile, that way I can go to a majority of places and events without needing to own 1,000 different pieces. And if there’s any way to prove that’s been done just take a look above at my converse – those puppies have seen whiter days! This outfit may have been worn out to the farmer’s market, but there’s nothing stopping me from re-wearing it and reworking it for different events this summer. After all, you can never go wrong with a good constructed shirt and skirt pairing.
Shop some of my favorite styles below: