Hi loves! Is it just me, or has this summer flown by? I can’t believe there’s only about a month left of summer. Although I’m not ready for summer to be over quite yet, there’s something cozy and comforting about the thought of the arrival of fall. It almost makes me look forward to it. So much transition happens around this time, and that OF COURSE includes your wardrobe.
Dressing around this time can be tricky. The weather is still too warm for full-on fall/winter clothes, so buying them now…could really test your patience (especially if you’re like me and you can’t wait to rock your purchases after a shopping day)! And while all the end of summer sales are going on right now, buying summer clothes just kind of seems like a waste. BUT between fall/winter and summer clothes are these great little things called transitional pieces that you can wear NOW and wear LATER. And to help you transition in style, I’ve decided to do a four-series Wear Now/Wear Later Wednesday posts every Wednesday until the first day of fall!!
I couldn’t think of a better way to start off the Wear Now/Wear Later series than with these floral palazzo pants from Zara. These were a love at first sight for me! I love floral prints and I don’t think they’re going anywhere any time soon. The best part about these florals in particular is that while they’re fun for summer, the darker tones make these pants great for carrying into the fall!
I just love how these pants flow and move so well. And thanks to the side slits, you can stay cool in them now AND you can show off your cute booties, peek-a-boo style, later in cooler weather. The slits go pretty high, so you could even pair them with a pair of thigh-highs for that added sex appeal.
For the “Now” look, I paired the pants with a simple, black off-the shoulder crop top, white summer heels and burgundy bucket bag. It sounds like a lot of color, but the various shades of the floral prints bring them all together.
SHOP THE NOW LOOK:
- Off the shoulder crop – Aritzia (similar here and here)
- Mini Bucket Bag – Zara
- Sunglasses – Quay Australia (similar here and here)
- Earrings – H&M (similar here and here)
- Chunky Necklace & Bracelet (necklace worn as a bracelet) – 6th Borough Boutique
For the “Later” look, again, I paired the pants with a black crop but a turtleneck sweater this time to add a bit of coziness. I chose a pair of mid-length velvet booties to go with the look. The booties are in the same shade as the pants but velvet texture gives it a good contrast. And I’m obsessed with the edginess of the metallic heels. These booties will be on repeat for sure this fall. Lastly, I finished off the look with a newsboy cap because I mean…what says fall more than a newsboy cap right?
SHOP THE LATER LOOK:
Well, there you have it my friends. The first Wear Now/Wear Later Wednesday post. Tell me what you guys think of these looks and make sure to check back next Wednesday for another!! Thanks for stopping by loves 🙂