It's already mid-August?!
We are so close to fall, and although I love summer, the fashionista in me is ready to burst out of her shell to start wearing all of the best fall attire — sweaters, trousers, tights, boots & booties, jackets...the list goes on and on and on. Fall attire is home to one of my favorite color palettes — deeper tones of olive green, blues, Amber reds and oranges — as well as some of my favorite fabrics: knit, corduroy, leather, suede, and flannel.
One of my favorite things about the months of August and September is that they act as transitional months from summer to fall, which lots a great period of time to really navigate towards a style that is completely you for the new season. Much of these transition outfits consist of summer pieces that have the ability to be styled into fall outfits, along with fall pieces that have the ability to act in two seasons.
Personally, I really love this transitional period because it gives me an outlet to play around with new styles that have been introduced for the upcoming season while managing to mix in some of my favorite summer pieces that I’m not quite ready to shy away from just yet.
Tie-waist pants are a great option for this transitional period, as they can be easily paired with a summer shirt such as crop or tank top. They are also great for leg coverage on the cooler nights, and they easily pair well with a moto or denim jacket, making them a very versatile piece within your wardrobe.
Last week, I bought a pair of #TargetStyle Who What Wear Tie-Waist pants and I cannot get enough of them! Because it's still pretty hot out in Minnesota, I wanted to style an outfit that would showcase a late summer transition into the cooler and crisp season, with fall-like pants and a summer-like top.
The pants are unbelievably comfortable and the material is light, which makes them easy to move around in and very functional. The olive color is a staple for fall and it brings out the rich hues in any outfit. The tie-waist has an elastic band so the pants do have some stretch-ability as well. Two pockets line the front, while two faux horizontal pockets dress the back. I'm wearing a size XS and they fit TTS, and Target also carries these babies in a Chambray color too. These pants blend the lines of functional and fancy, making them a great long-lasting statement fall piece with the ability to be dressed up or dressed down.
For the warm weather, I paired the pants with a Forever 21 White Floral Smocked Tube Top. Pairing it with the tube top, I was able to showcase a summer-friendly look, but to capture the summer to fall look, a cropped jacket would do just the trick. To make it a more fall-friendly look, rather than pairing the pants with the tube top, a long sleeve button-up blouse would allow you to nail the perfect everyday fall look, great for business or casual wear.
These pants alone already give a little bit of elongation, making my legs appear longer and my short self appearing a little taller (always a bonus, am I right?!). To further the elongated look, I wore a pair of faux-leather peep toe buckle booties from Forever 21. The heels gave me some extra height, and the tan color meshed well with the deep olive green of the pants. Peep-toe shoes help open up an ensemble, and rather than consuming this look to only the feet with close-toed booties, the open toe helps in creating no distractions and gives a polished and balanced look from top to bottom. These pants are definitely on my list of fall fashion favorites and I am so excited to style them into different outfits.
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