TBT-Fall Transitional Look with Light Fabrics - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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TBT-Fall Transitional Look with Light Fabrics

I’ve done it again. Bought a garment in 2 other colors! This silk skirt is too hard to pass up as the company does not involve the middle-man. ( It is not sponsored)

I’m sharing this transitional look with light fabrics today, since it will be a while before we experience Fall weather.

How Can We Incorporate a Transitional Fall Look Without Heavy Fall Fabrics?

Especially in the South, here in North Carolina when we start to get some Fall weather possibly at the end of October or November. September is pretty warm still, so I look for breathable fabrics in Fall colors.

I love the warm toffee, caramel shades for Fall. “Rust” is certainly a part of my Fall and Winter wardrobe. We are now seeing in retailers, Fall collections, as lets’s face it, they show on the runway, a season ahead usually. So, as far as stores are concerned, they are now ready to get rid of their summer merchandise. (Which can mean good deals for you!)

I am wearing a top that is from my closet ages old from Soft Surroundings in a caramel shade. Here is a top in a similiar color.  I love the diagonal buttons, and the material is rather light. I just bought this gorgeous rust silk skirt and have it in these colors as well . COLOR1, COLOR2.

The skirt will be a workhorse in your wardrobe, as you pair it in the summer with a tan, a cotton tee, perhaps a light linen camisole. As you enter into Fall, you will be able to wear the skirt with a blazer and tee, with a lighter sweater, with a button down tucked in with a criss-cross hack you will see all over You Tube. I am a big blazer-wearer, so you will see me style this skirt with a blazer. Pair it with tall boots or combat boots for a bit of feminine/masculine vibe. I love the unexpected.
Vests will continue to be popular into Fall, and this skirt paired with a tailored vest and button down, with some loafers or ankle boots would look wonderful. Frankly, I have always loved wearing vests, as they add to your shape, especially if the back of the vest has an adjustable buckle.

Silk skirts are so elegant, and would make  a wonderful addition to a classic wardrobe. I have it too, in burgundy and in champagne.

Here, I have made it a more monochromatic look or tonal look with shades of caramel, rust, brown. My sandals are the most worn in my closet- a croc textured pair from Mango a few years ago. Here is a similiar clutch with a different style, but in the croc pattern.


I am trying to keep up with commenting on blogs, commenting on IG, and getting other things done. Boy, I don’t know how people do it with full time jobs. This past weekend was busy with us going paddleboarding, and having a bit of a sendoff for my mom going back to Pittsburgh. We had a pool party, and I played my guitar, so I was the musical guest! Just trying to keep up to date with Physical therapy appts and other doctor visits before we go on our trip . This has been a much more eventful Summer this year and I am so grateful as last year was tough. I just keep on truckin”

How might you style this silk skirt? Let me know in the comments, as I love to hear from you. 

Also, I would love it if you followed me on Instagram, as I wear different outfits and offer fashion inspo there as well. Thank you!


top- Soft Surroundings ( old)  Similiar

skirt- Quince- burgundy, rust, champagne

heels- Mango ( similiar)

bag- JJ Winters Poshmark

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  • Lanae Bond
    Posted at 07:54h, 31 August Reply

    You are right that in North Carolina the weather does not get cooler until late October or November. That is one thing that is hard about being from the NC. I love the outfit you choose to wear. The colors look so good on you.

  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 17:36h, 30 August Reply

    Wow, just wow, how did I miss this look Jess. I love it! going to try and copy this. Jacqui xx

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:30h, 26 August Reply

    This colour looks amazing on you Jess! I love the style of the top, the sleeves and the diagonal buttons are fantastic details. I know exactly what you mean about keeping up with social media – I really struggle to stay on top of everything!

    Emma xxx

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 07:21h, 26 August Reply

    Jess, you look fabulous! What a great color on you. I love the skirt and this whole monochromatic look. I also am loving that you have been playing your guitar! Things are starting to slow down a bit for me so I am hoping to get back to regular linking again. I will be in Asheville to see Here Come the Mummies on October 15! Stay well, my friend!


  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:30h, 25 August Reply

    Gorgeous color on you! I feel like fall is definitely where you shine – so pretty!


  • Gail
    Posted at 01:57h, 23 August Reply

    That’s such a beautiful skirt I’m not surprised you bought it in more than one color! Those toffee and rust colors suit you so well x

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 21:15h, 22 August Reply

    Love how you styled the Quince silk midi skirt 😉 This look makes me want it to be fall ASAP!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • jodie
    Posted at 17:53h, 22 August Reply

    That color is just stunning on you Jess. I have yet to try Quince but I keep seeing it around.

  • Di
    Posted at 13:39h, 22 August Reply

    Love the warm, caramel color of this monochrome outfit on you! You are really in your element in autumn-the colors suit you so perfectly. Nice inspiration to wear lighter fabrics in fall colors now, as it will be a couple of months before the weather is cool enough for those bulky, cozy fabrics!

  • Sally in St Paul
    Posted at 11:03h, 22 August Reply

    Yes, fall colors in lightweight fabrics for the win! Even in Minnesota, we typically don’t start getting any fall-like weather until the last half of October, so lightweight fabrics continue to be worn for a long time. The classic autumn colors help give the autumn vibes while the temperatures stay warm. I like to wear brown as my neutral more frequently in September. Of course these warm fall colors are gorgeous on you so it’s a win-win!

  • Polka Dot Lady
    Posted at 10:27h, 22 August Reply

    Beautiful outfit, Jess. Love the colour. Thanks for hosting the link-up.

  • mireille
    Posted at 08:47h, 22 August Reply

    Love this caramel on caramel! I am itching for fall but this week is our warmest yet! I had a bit of a snafu with my choice of clothing yesterday: my dress showed every sweat stain after picking up my son from school: I had to change as soon as I got home. I have been wearing a lot of tank tops!

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 08:20h, 22 August Reply

    I love this autumn look! You know your colors so well. Perfection🧡

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 07:41h, 22 August Reply

    It’s a gorgeous fall outfit.

  • Jill
    Posted at 06:44h, 22 August Reply

    This is such a gorgeous fall transition look! I love the warm color! I hear you on keeping up with all things blog and Instagram related. I have a demanding full-time job and struggle with keeping up too. I just try to do the best that I can.

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 05:17h, 22 August Reply

    I LOVE the colour!

    Curated by Jennifer

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:04h, 22 August Reply

    I had something completely different in mind to wear today, but I have a similar skirt and that’s what I will wear! Love the combination of your outfit, such warm colours! I’m a fan!

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