August 31, 2011

PFC #10: Seasonal Transitions

FashionForTeens is hosting this month's Petite Fashion Challenge -- "take traditionally summer pieces (like tank tops, shorts, mini skirts, sundresses, etc.) and make them appropriate for fall"

Transitioning from summer to fall can be tricky, so for Petite Fashion Challenge #10, I wanted to focus on bringing some of my favorite summer combos--like this cream ruffle blouse and linen vest--into my fall wardrobe.

This is Jane in summertime: bright pink & boat shoes + seersucker vest = quintessentially summer.

Pair the vest+ruffle blouse combo with fall's darker hues like oatmeal and red and you're ready for apple cider doughnuts and pumpkin-spice lattes.

The Foundation
Vest: Banana Republic
Top: F21

Summertime Jane
Shorts: 3" chino short, J.Crew | shop
Shoes: Bluefish 2-Eye, Sperry Top-Sider | shop

Autumn Jane
Slacks: Exact Stretch Bootcut Pant, The Limited - Not the most petite friendly retailer, but their slacks work for me. | shop
Shoes: Nine West


  1. What a great way to wear a vest. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. These are GREAT transitional outfits. Love, LOVE your style. Too bad it will still be SUMMER in Arizona until about November... :)

  3. Very nice! I love how still kept the fall outfit light and bright :)

  4. Isn't it amazing how swapping out the bottom half of an outfit can take a look into the next season? Brilliant!

  5. Great looks. Very good transition from summer to fall. Stopping by from Thirsty Thursday.

  6. I love your Sperry's for the summer and the office-appropriate look for the fall!

  7. I know I'm late to the party, that vest! Hehe!