The temperature in the few weeks straddling summer and fall can be so fickle. One day might call for sunglasses, the next, a light sweater. We need pieces that can pull double duty during these transitional weeks. We’ve put together a collection of Wear Now / Wear Later: closet-ready items that work for whatever the weather throws your way. We know styling out pieces for now and later can be tricky, so read on to see how three of our fashionable staffers wear these pieces for both now and later.
Melissa Mccarthy Seven7 Distressed Surplus Skinny Jeans
The Piece: Distressed skinny jeans
While the weather is still warm, Michelle pairs her denim with a breezy tank and adds a rolled cuff for an extra casual vibe. A pair of Converse and bucket bag make this look perfect for running errands or a laid-back lunch with friends.
When it cools down, Michelle swaps her tank with a light button down for the same breezy effect with a bit of extra coverage. A sleeveless vest is a great layering piece for when the weather shifts. Finishing the look, Michelle adds patent oxfords, a mixed metal necklace, and a maroon clutch for a nod to the big fall trends to come.
Mara, Creative Jessica Howard Tiered Shirt Dress in Beige
The Piece: A neutral midi-dress
In the remainder of summer, Mara wears this sleeveless midi-dress with her brightest accessories. The neutral base creates the perfect balance for rainbow sandals, a saturated bag, and a light scarf for extra pops of color!
Mara layers a blouse in a fall boho print under the dress for when the mercury starts to drop. A chocolate hat, cognac belt, and oxblood booties give the look a richer color palette perfect for the season ahead.
Sarah, Legal Karen Kane Stripe Maggie Trapeze Dress
The Piece: Colorful swing dress
While she’s catching the last of the season’s rays, Sarah can pair her light swing dress with a woven hat and statement pendant. Flat, thick strapped sandals mirror the black band on the hat, and the circle crossbody bag adds a touch of fun.
When the temperature starts to dip, Sarah throws on a cool leather jacket, pushing up the sleeves, and swaps out her sandals for a cobalt t-strap pump. Her accessories, bag included, pull from the colors in her dress for a look that comes together without being overly matchy-matchy.
Photography by Trévon James