Friday Top Five: Things to Buy Now and Wear Into Fall

August 3, 2007 by SheFindsTara
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End of season sales are the best! It's the perfect time to get all the things you've been dying to have, but have been so cautious to not splurge on throughout the season. What's great about this summer's trends is that many of them will carry over perfectly into your fall collection even after the weather cools down. Here are our top picks of we want right now, plus the item to pair each with when the fall hits.

1. A Trendy Dress: Grab that cute sundress you've been wearing with sandals and pair it with opaque tights, a cute cardigan and either patent pumps or knee-high boots. We're all for this Kay Unger Print Bustier Dress on sale for $143 (reduced from $360) paired with a tiny white tee underneath, booties and tights. Plus, the black and white print won't look out of place in the cooler weather.

2. Shiny Accessories: This summer was all about fierce metallics and eye-popping patents. We love this Hobo International 'Margaret' Dome Satchel ($200 reduced from $324) that will lend a kick to any dreary fall day or this Francesco Biasia 'Stellar Style' Hobo Bag ($192 reduced from $288).

3. Crisp White Pants: You've been wearing these with breezy tops, espadrilles and at every length, but for fall, a trouser style Wide Leg Pant (now on sale for $50 reduced from $90) is perfect when matched with a pretty wrap cardigan, a snazzy turtleneck or a punchy swing jacket. Pair them with neutrals like rich chocolate or tan and contrasting black or navy.

4. Shorts: Say what? Shorts in winter? You bet — as long as they're made of wool. A heavy pair of tights underneath provide extra warmth and tall boots block out the chill. Just make sure that they hit right above the knee, like these Banana Republic Martin wool tweed short ($78) from Banana Republic do. These Laundry by Shelli Segal Donegal Tweed Shorts even go well with tights and pumps as shown here thanks to the longer cut. Get them on sale for $110 reduced from $165.
Banana Republic Martin wool tweed short - Tweed

Number five? Have a favorite trend that you plan to wear into fall? Tell us about how you'd wear it in the comments section .

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