3 EASY TRANSITIONAL SUMMER TRENDS
Where did the summer go?!? I can't believe how fast it flew by! September is one of the months that I always find it difficult to dress for. It’s technically still summer (well, for most of the month), but I’m also ready to break out my fall clothes even though it's too warm. Keep reading for how to jumpstart fall and prolong summer at the same time with these three trends.
1. The Side-Slit Midi Skirt & Bodysuit
Midi skirts are a staple in my closet, but I love this update to the silhouette I’ve seen in stores - the side slit. This trend appeals to me because it’s elegant and edgy at the same time. If you have curvy thighs like me, don’t shy away from this trend you can definitely pull it off! There are many variations of the side slit in terms of how revealing it is, (e.g. mid-thigh, high-calf, etc.), so you can find the version that makes you feel comfortable. Ultimately, it’s important to choose a style that you feel good wearing. When it comes to midi skirts, I generally look for high-waisted ones because they accentuate my waist and emphasize my curvy hips. You can see a few examples of my favorite midi skirt styles in my latest YouTube video. One of the simplest ways to wear this midi skirt trend is pairing it back a v-neck or off the shoulder bodysuit.
2. The One Shoulder Top - It feels like off the shoulder tops have been flooding my Instagram and social media feed for the last year. If you’re feeling like this trend is somewhat over done, you are not alone. The one shoulder top is a great alternative to it. What I love about this trend is that it works well for a wide range of body types, and is easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion. It’s hard to buy one shoulder tops based on sight alone compared to off the shoulder tops. Since I’m pear-shaped and have a smaller bust, I focused on finding more fitted styles that are not too roomy in the chest or waist area. Recently, I tried on some options from Banana Republic. Of these styles the striped one was my favorite since because it was well-proportioned for my body type.
3. Matched Sets
This trend is very versatile and can be interpreted many different ways. For example, you could wear a set of matching prints if you want a more dramatic look or solids if you want a monochrome vibe. From a silhouette perspective, there also numerous options to choose from a crop top and skirt to a matching pajama set. My favorite way to wear this trend is a crop top paired back with a matching skirt. Since I have a short torso, crop tops are usually my shirt of choice because they are well-proportioned for my frame. This combination shows off a little skin without feel too revealing. I found some fun options at H&M, which you can check out here.