Bright colors, like red and pink, are on trend for fall this year so if you were about to pack your more vibrantly colored clothing away until spring think again. They will actually be relevant for several more months to come, which, if your clothing budget looks anything like mine, is a major reason to rejoice.
This pink floral midi skirt is something I picked up for a steal this summer with the intention of wearing it long after the temps begin to drop. With its bright pink background and grey floral print, the skirt is a nice juxtaposition of summery brights and wintery muted hues. To update the skirt for fall I paired it with one of my favorite sweaters from last fall. The sweater helps to not only draw out the bright pink in the skirt, but also serves to further accentuate the floral pattern. The sheer, polka dot sleeves keep the sweater from reading too heavy and add another quirky element to complement the skirt’s oversized florals.
To emphasize the feminine elements of the sweater and skirt, I chose to accessorize with a black statement necklace and round toe pumps with a gold accented heel. I love the mix of classic and modern these pieces bring to this look.
If refreshing your summer pieces for fall seems a daunting task, remember that an easy way to extend the life of your summer pieces is to mix them in with some of your fall favorites rather than wearing a head-to-toe tribute to warm weather.
Style Notes: Anthropologie sweater (fall 2013; similar) / ASOS skirt (summer 2014) / Kate Spade necklace via outlet (spring 2013; similar) / Kate Spade purse via Last Chance (summer 2014; love) / dv by Dolce Vita shoes via Last Chance (winter 2014; love)