Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mature Fashion:Transition 2016 Fall/Winter

I am posting a few of the outfits I planned after the F/W 2016 fashion week runway shows last February.  Soon I will be doing the same for the 2017 S/S collections.  The outfits pictured to the left are ones I am currently wearing, hopefully to incorporate the extreme weather differences usual for this time of year in California.  (it was 102 on Sunday, and reached the  high 60s today-it is expected to be in the high 90s this weekend; definitely layered dressing!!)  Note that I am wearing the ribbon wrapped collar necklace with the attached sparkling bow tie I mentioned in an earlier post and inspired by last season's runway.  (This is an example of using a little and inexpensive change to existing garments in my closet that effectively update an ensemble I wore last year.)  "" shows the outfit with the sweater I wear in the chilly evenings in the bay area.  (Note the nod to fur)

My next transition "costume" is a python themed ensemble of a semi-transparent short sleeved overblouse worn with a cotton based python patterned Channel cardigan but worn with twill grey clam digger (Capri?) length pants.  The silver python heeled flats are paired with a grey Michael Kors handbag.

The third outfit matches a silky leopard and pink/aqua floral blouse with a cotton based coordinated camel blazer and ankle length pants.  The print and color combination give a nod to the season's pink/camel color palette this season.  The pink leather Coach purse is paired with camel flats with a bronze horsehead motif.

This layered ensemble is made up of wide legged taupe
Capri pants, a striped scoop necked top over a funnel necked and long sleeved top.  For a little punch I layered a bone spiked necklace over a cats eye owl on a gossamer gold chain.  The shoes are Easy Spirit kitten heels paired with a Dooney Bourke Brown bucket bag.

This belted black turtleneck cotton overblouse is paired with olive cigarette legged pants and men's slip-on oxford look loafers, a camo patterned handbag, and olive cotton blazer; just right for fall; not too hot but seasonal (my personal wardrobe challenge is to keep curating my closet for more clothing that is both seasonal and temperature compatible.)

Of course, I have other transitional outfits I will be wearing until colder weather sets in; I am picturing myself wearing many of them on the other blogs ("" has four more.)  This particular post is meant to demonstrate how I easily transition the trends from season to season.

Visit "" for a "heads up" on 2017 Spring/Summer trends.  

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