Today is the first of four Fashion Friday guest posts from real world fashionable career women. I met Shavonnah through the Women’s Energy Network and she’s one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met in real life. You can’t help but love her because she has an equally beautiful soul. Delighted to introduce you to this remarkable, fashionable, friend:
September – it’s a great month for so many reasons: school is back in session, the holidays are far enough off to render pleasant thoughts instead of the panic-stricken ones that creep in around mid-October, and the weather starts to take a pleasant turn toward cooler temperatures.
While September brings all good things I mentioned above to mind, it can also be one of the most awkward and nerve-racking times of the year as it relates to our wardrobe. Technically, fall does not start until late September, the 22nd to be exact, and depending on what part of the country you live in, September can mean temperatures in the 60s and 70s or 90+ degree temperatures and humidity you can slice with a knife. All these factors make September one of the trickiest month for dressing ourselves well.
Below are some of my favorite summer-to-fall wardrobe transition tips:
1. Layer with Love.
Still steamy outside, but freezing in your office? Want to wear your chic summer work dress a few more times? Learn the language of layering.
Layering is a great way to transition your wardrobe between seasons. Be sure to choose fabrics that lay well together, meaning thinner, closer fitting layers that do not bunch or wrinkle if separated multiple times a day.
2. Befriend a neutral.
Neutrals are great in that they can be mixed in with any color and can even serve as nice staple instead of a standard black or brown-colors we typically wear a lot of in the colder months. To transition from summer to fall, start mixing warmer neutral colors into your late summer wardrobe to get a few more weeks of wear out of them.
3. Play with “pops” of color.
This September summer-fall transition period is a perfect time to wear those bold colors that were summer staples a few more times before tucking them away until 2015. Transition flawlessly into fall by mixing in brightly colored accessories or wardrobe pieces that pop.
While September can be a challenging month due to the transitions seasons (or the lack thereof), if approached with a fresh perspective, you can turn September into your chicest month of the year!
Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber is a Senior Marketing Manager for IHS, Inc. Additionally, Shavonnah is a principal at the boutique personal development and coaching firm that she founded in 2012, SNR Creative. She is a fitness enthusiast who is certified as a personal trainer and in sports nutrition. Shavonnah has a passion for helping others live happy, healthy and whole lives. Shavonnah has led numerous organizations, including Emerging Leaders, the Women’s Energy Network, Houston Young People for the Arts, and many more which led to her being featured in the Greater Houston Partnership’s national Houston: the City with No Limits campaign.