It’s THAT time of year. The time when you are hot or cold or want to wear all white but fear the fashion gods. Or you are just tired of looking at your clothes or more seriously, looking at yourself wearing your clothes. These feelings of “sangfroid” can be attributed to many things but we at ITG are always thinking that dress stress has something to do with FOSD, cue the scary shark attack music … the fear of sleeveless dresses.
Well ,fear no more because we’ve been pounding the pre-fall online pavement, and have found lots of solutions to the question: what the heck am I going to wear now that the sun isn’t quite so warm and my tan tennis arms aren’t so tan or toned? What works when it’s too soon for sweater dresses or wool sheaths? The answer lies in prints and cottons. Both work really well and both work as the perfect transitional pieces. This apron wrapped cotton dress from the construction gurus at COS is perfect for a bright day that starts off cool and seques into Indian Summer. Add flats and a statement necklace and you’ll be feeling weatherproof chic in no time. A dropped waist belted number is casual but monklike cool for any weather. Ankle boots or old reliable suede pumps will allow you to own the weather no matter the weather.
Animal prints continue to dominate and these are boss. A leopard print with side split is both hot and cool. This happy print features a flounced hem and perfect sleeves. A bright retro red femme is like Christmas in September but not really, it’s the cheeriest color to brighten up any transitional day.
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