Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PFC #10- Summer to Fall: 1 striped top, 2 seasonal outfits.

Petite Fashion Challenge #10: Take traditionally summer pieces (like tank tops, shorts, mini skirts, sundresses etc.) and make them appropriate for fall.

For this month's petite fashion challenge, I took a summery striped long tank top from Forever 21 and made it fall appropriate by adding a silk cardigan and brown belt:

Tank Top: Forever 21, XS (similar here)
Cardigan: Banana Republic, Petite XS idea!
Jeans: Forever 21, 25/29
Earrings: Vintage

The cardigan is extremely light-weight (a silk blend), which makes it ideal for early fall. Its length can be a challenge to style, but its a perfect match for this long top that peeks out the bottom. I kept a neutral color palette for a classy, put-together look, giving the summery stripes a subdued autumn-friendly feel.

Since this top is usually something I would wear in the summertime, I also created a summer-appropriate outfit with a white skirt, shown below:

Tank Top: Forever 21, XS (similar here)
Skirt: J.Crew, 00
Necklace: Forever 21

In the upstate NY town that I live in, this outfit would only be appropriate for another week or so. White skirt season is ending, and boot & sweater season is just around the corner!
Thanks to Liza for hosting this month's PFC!

How do you style your summer clothes for fall?



kileen said...

great transition!! i love how you styled it for the summertime -- white shorts and a coral necklace just say hot weather to me! and moving into fall, i love the darker color and layers. great job!

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Raulston said...

The belt is excetionally superb ma chérie!

Michelle said...

Very pretty layers!!

I am excited to see more of your fall outfits! It will still be super warm here for another month or so...I can stock up on ideas! :p

The Little Dust Princess said...

I love the looks. Striped tops are so versatile.

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

You look so beautiful! I love both your outfits!

Kiki said...

A cardi and a belt... You and I could be BFFs! I love both looks. Well done!

Cee said...

Both outfits are so cute! Love how you used colors for the summer outfit and stuck with neutrals for the fall. Great job, Elizabeth!

Alterations Needed said...

You look so pretty in the first photo! Your hair is perfect!

A silk cardigan sounds like the perfect layer for the end of summer/beginning of fall. What a luxe fabric!

Stacey said...

That picture totally makes your eyes pop! Cute outfit too! :]

Elle said...

I love that belt you are wearing! I need something like that in my life. :)

Great outfits, you nailed this challenge.

Anonymous said...

I like both looks! That skirt is really cute - btw, also saw the post re: moving straps up on tops - good to know. Thanks for the tip!