This Season’s Hautest Transitional Trends


By Anna Lynch, Entertainment Editor

Every summer season, as temperatures begin to rise, warm-weather attire and swimsuits begin the invasion of nearly every department store, shopping mall and fashion website.

Women everywhere embark on the woeful journey of discovering that perfect swimsuit. The stress mounts as the hunt begins. But let’s face it, swimsuit shopping stinks. Finding the right fit, color and trend that suits your shape and wallet can pose a challenge.

With September here, summer shopping frets have faded, as end-of-season clearances have escaped stores and fall weather garments have begun an aggressive take-over. But not all hot summer trends have to fizzle. Some continue to sizzle into fall and bring high-temperature inspired styles, haute enough for the brisk months.

Like the leaves changing on the trees, these trend transitions offer a chameleon-style wardrobe update for fall. By pairing a handful of the right pieces, summer wear can be easily incorporated into autumn attire.

Floral Prints and ’60s Styles

While this past summer ’60s-inspired garments time-traveled to 2013, the ever-feminine trend can also be worn into the cooler months. Radical floral prints are blooming this autumn, so pair a ’60s style shift dress with a digital-print floral top to incorporate the two charming trends.

Luxe Leather and Aqua Infusion

Leather makes an appearance nearly every fall. This season the trend is back, bringing a punk vibe and an added riot girl attitude to ensembles. Style the leather look with the summer trend of aqua-infused hues by pairing a leather-sleeved top with a pair of turquoise, candy-colored denim.

Green Hues and Classic Stripes

Mod-style, black and white stripes trended enormously this past spring and summer, but the chic, clean lines of colorless stripes can be incorporated into nearly every season – especially fall. The ever-classic look can paired with the autumn 2013 color trend of green, and can be styled with a black and white striped top and a quilted, green-hued jacket.