As August nears its end and September peaks its way over the edge into our wardrobes, we're looking at a steady intro into darker, mysterious florals, oversized cardigans, the color 'pumpkin,' and all that one might think of when transitioning from late summer into an early fall.
Naturally, when this happens, just as the leaves change and eventually fall in a smooth progression of the seasons, you'll be needing the same for your wardrobe. Switch out those short shorts, mini skirts, and tube tops with all the early fall essentials that'll help you coast effortlessly into full fledged fall, come September 22nd.
Today, we've compiled a list of our top picks to help you on your way. From 70's-style mini dresses to elegant maxis, graphic tees, and easy breezy denim, you'll have that transition wardrobe well underway in no time!
1. The Chasing Daisies Dress
If the word '70's' drew your attention before, look no further. The Chasing Daises Dress by Kariella was made for you! And if you plan on wearing it during the cold chilly nights that are soon to come, never fear. This baby can easily be paired with nude tights over boots and a light jacket. It's a truly great transition piece to kick start our list!
Chasing Daisies Dress, $86
2. The Sierra Hoops
The Sierra Hoops by Desert Moon Design are the ideal staple earring. Featuring fine hammered imprints for texture & shine, these hand cut hoops are formed out of high-quality brass and are delightfully lightweight. You'll wear these cuties with everything!
Sierra Hoops, $56
3. The Perry Hooded Denim Jacket
The perfect 'goes-with-anything' Perry Hooded Denim Jacket from Free People's We The Free collection, this plush coat features a boxy, cropped silhouette with faux suede piecing and faux fur trim for a forever retro-inspired style.
Perry Hooded Denim Jacket, $148
4. The She's Bad Tank
The She's Bad Tank by Kariella is elegantly sexy in its ability to transform from a daily work top into a snazzy evening blouse. Layer this piece under a blazer with a skirt and heels at the office or with skinny jeans and wedges for a fun evening out.
She's Bad Tank, $52
5. The Sign Of The Times Cardi
The Sign of the Times Cardi by Kariella is a basic cardigan that everyone needs. Delicate and elegant, this can be worn as a cozy loungewear piece or out and about running errands or at the office (which is always -20 degrees for no apparent reason).
Sign of the Times Cardi, $84
6. The Barcelona High Rise
The Barcelona High Rise by Mavi are the perfect go-to jeans for any occasion. Featuring a high-waisted fit that hugs the curves in all the right places, its antique wash and mild distressing will give any outfit a bit of texture.
Barcelona High Rise, $118
7. The Dream On Dress
The Dream on Dress by Kariella is dreamy and beautiful. Whether you plan on wearing it to a wedding or on a night out, you'll get stares either way. This piece features a fitted, stunning silhouette and an open back that'll really take the breath away.
Dream On Dress, $96
8. The Valencia Straw Hat
The perfect hat for sunny days by the pool, adventures on the beach, or rainy afternoons at the pumpkin patch, this hat is made from the best Japanese Toyo straw and is trimmed with leather straps and a feather for gusto.
Valencia Straw Hat, $156
9. The Dolman Quilted Jacket
Free People's Dolman Quilted Jacket features a slouchy silhouette that's both edgy and effortless. Stay snuggly warm and cozy while wearing this as the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall. You're going to need it!
Dolman Quilted Jacket, $198
10. The Take It Easy Cropped Tee
The Take it Easy Cropped Tee by Bandit Brand is 100% cotton and oh-so comfortable, too. Featuring a raw cut in a cropped style, this road runner graphic tee is pre-washed, pre-shrunk, and will look all the better with every wear.
Take it Easy Cropped Tee, $55
11. The When I Close My Eyes Kimono
Aratta's When I Close My Eyes Kimono is far too beautiful not to have. It's ideal when you want to spruce up a basic outfit. This kimono will add just the right amount of color to make your outfit go from muted to WOW!
When I Close My Eyes Kimono, $150
12. The Fab Wide Leg
The Fab Wide Leg by Kariella is a staple piece for all you ladies who love neutrals. Create a professional work outfit, go to a nice event, or dress these lovelies down for everyday life. Whatever the occasion, these versatile trousers will go with all of them.
Fab Wide Leg, $84
13. The Miramar Top
Our delightful Miramar Top is a vintage-inspired blouse that boasts Victorian features with a smidgen of a modern twist. Soft polka dots and dainty ruffles come together to make a truly romantic piece. We highly recommend it.
Miramar Top, $92
14. The Foxy Dress
For all those minimalist chic women, those edgy artists, or those 70's queens, the Foxy Dress by Kariella was made for you. Featuring a wide neckline in both the front and the back, this chocolate dress finds your natural waist and gently flows away. Partnered with delicious bell sleeves, wear this as a stand-alone piece, or pair it with a set of tights, high top boots, and a furry vest for the ultimate 70's look.
Foxy Dress, $74
15. The New Frontier Boot
Get ready to stand out in the New Frontier Western Boot by Free People. These patent leather ankle boots feature a western-inspired silhouette with a stacked heel and a pointed toe. You'll be wearing these everywhere, come fall. We guarantee it!
New Frontier Boot, $148
16. The Once Upon A Time Dress
Once upon a time, a new dress came in stock at Kariella and went into your cart. This stunning baby doll dress belongs in your closet. It's sure to become one of your favorite year-round mini dresses. It's simplicity makes it easy to dress up for any occasion and any season. Meanwhile, the subtly daring puff sleeves and wide neckline give the piece a bit of uniqueness that, let's face it, we all want in our lives.
Once Upon A Time Dress, $72
17. The Mother Of Pearl Ring
This lovely ring is hand-formed in 14k goldfill and set with Mother of Pearl for a romantic look. Wear this for any and all occasions. You may never take it off!
Mother of Pearl Ring, $86
18. The Smoothie Cardi
The Smoothie Cardi by Free People is a must for any loungewear outfit. It's a multi-colored chunky knit sweater that's warm, cozy, and comfortable. Sit round the fire with a cup of tea and a good book. This open knit sweater will complete the picture nicely.
Smoothie Cardi, $148
Did We Miss Anything?
How'd we do? Are you ready to kick start your pre-fall wardrobe? Maybe you want more? Leave us a comment below and tell us your thoughts!
See you around, Bellas!