Sartorially speaking, transition months like September and October get a bad rap for their unpredictable behavior (hello, 2011’s Halloween snowstorm!), but they’re easy to navigate once you have a few essential basics in your closet — no Fall 2012 runway spending required. We promise!
Because you’re dying to take advantage of the warm weather before summer winds down, we’ve picked out three key pieces under $100 that are probably hanging in your closet as we speak:
1.) a simple maxi dress
2.) a flowy, ultra-feminine shift
3.) printed ankle-length skinnies
In addition, we’ve supplied you with some tailor-made outfit inspiration, not only for keeping you cool in the summer, but also to make sure you’re layered up when autumn makes its way into town. Even if you’re not up for spending like a Fashion Week front-rower, don’t be afraid to take some notes from labels or Rag & Bone, Anna Sui and Rebecca Minkoff and dive right into some fall 2012 trends like mixed prints, quirky separates and leather accents. See? Dressing for transition months isn’t that hard after all!
Shop more trends: tuxedo pants, this year’s new statement necklaces, plaid pieces we’re totally obsessed with for fall, and all of this week’s best sales and deals, online sample sales and best find of the day picks.
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