Transitioning to Fall: Navy Gingham Popover Shirt – 3 Ways
The start of the school year and a week of mild weather has me dreaming of fall leaves, pumpkin spice and the crisp autumn mornings. Unfortunately, I know it’s all an illusion and there is still almost a month left of summer. That is not going to stop me from infusing a little fall style into my wardrobe over the next few weeks. My favorite ways to transition my wardrobe are through color and lightweight layering pieces. I spotted this navy gingham short-sleeved popover shirt on a recent trip to the outlets while I was waiting for my car to be serviced nearby (an upside to having to wait for my oil to be changed). The J. Crew Factory store is one of my favorite places to shop because I can always find classic pieces for a reasonable price. I also like the fact that they have an online site if I can’t find the color or size I am looking for in the store. I loved that the popover shirt was made from a super lightweight cotton, has a cute rolled sleeve detail, and has a slightly longer hemline in the back. Navy blue, olive green, burgundy, burnt sienna, and mustard yellow are all colores that remind me of fall and mix well together. I knew this navy gingham top would be the perfect summer to fall transitional piece for my closet.
Popover Shirt with Jeans and Loafers
I picked up these jeans at the Nordstrom anniversary sale an was impressed that the fit was the same as my much more expensive pair of PAIGE jeans. The 28 is a perfect fit and the cropped length fits more like a full length pair, but with out the need for hemming on my 5’4 frame. Loafers are a big trend this fall. I especially like the pointy toe and flesh toned color of this pair because it lengthens my legs and goes with practically everything. Loafers are great when the weather isn’t cold enough for socks and boots, but your end of summer feet are in dire need of a pedicure.
The olive green utility jacket is one of my closet’s workhorses. I use it as a layering piece year round, but the color makes it one of my fall favorites. If you don’t already have a utility jacket, I would check out this Old Navy version that is currently on sale for $26.99 or this J. Crew Factory version currently on sale for $64.50. Both have a figure flattering cinched waist.
The packable tote is another favorite of mine. My husband bought me the taupe version years ago and I have used it so much that I purchased the navy version when I spotted it for 60% recently at the Tory Burch Outlet. The tote is wonderful for when I’m out shopping and forget my reusable bags because it is big enough to tuck my purchases away inside. It is also fits my laptop and a pad of paper if I’m headed out to a meeting. It is one of the few totes I’ve found that actually zips closed to prevent the contents of my bag from spilling out and security from sticky fingers trying to reach in. Best of all, it folds into a tiny square that you can tuck away in your suitcase when traveling and pull out when you need an extra bag.
Popover Shirt with White Jeans and Wedges
Do you wear white denim after Labor Day? I tend to pack my white jeans away for the winter because I am more excited to pull them out come spring if we have had a little time apart (absence makes the heart grow fonder 😉). I want to get a little more wear out of these before the weather turns and pairing my white jeans with fall colors keeps them current. These jeans are a size 29, but they tend to stretch quite a bit with wear and I think I would purchase a 28 if I buy them again. The wedge sandals in a neutral tan also goes well with the rich jewel tones that remind me of fall.
Popover Shirt with Utility Pants and Sandals
These utility pants are a great casual alternative to wearing jeans. The olive green color serves as a neutral base that coordinates with an array of patterned and colored tops and sweaters in your closet. I personally just love olive and navy together! These pants are deceptively comfortable. The amount of stretch in the fabric reminds me more of a pair of leggings than pants. The fact that these mid rise pants don’t gap at my waist or reveal more than I want when sitting down makes them a winner in my style book.
My denim jacket is my most frequently worn layering piece during the summer and I continue to get a ton of wear out of it in the fall as well. Denim jackets only get softer with age, and after years being broken in, this one is as comfortable as it gets. Sunglasses are an accessory I am rarely found without. A good pair of glasses will keep those “eleven” lines from forming between your eyebrows by blocking UV rays while also removing the need to squint. Tortoise shell frames look great for fall. I especially like the flecks of gray on THIS particular pair.
I hope this post inspires you to find new ways to wear pieces you already have in your closet or add a new piece that will allow you to stretch your wardrobe further. Attention Teachers: Do you need to do some back to school shopping? Banana Republic, LOFT, J.Crew, J.Crew Factory and Madewell all offer 15% off in-store, full priced purchases for teachers year round. Anthropologie is offering 20% off full price purchases for teachers until October 20th. Happy shopping! 🛍
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