It's time to look ahead to the time when temperatures begin to moderate, bringing relief from heat and humidity. It's time to plan your transition from summer to fall, incorporating long sleeves, full-length or cropped pants, vests, and midweight fabrics. Ideally, the colors will coordinate and allow each garment to be paired with many other garments. We've put together an example of such a wardrobe to give you ideas for your own version. We hope you'll find some inspiration here.
Scroll down to see some of the many outfits that can be created from these garments. Have fun planning your own transition. Make use of our PDF booklet called "Cutting Between the Lines", where we take you step by step through wardrobe planning.
Everyone needs at least 1 white shirt. This one is made from the jacket pattern in Anything But Ordinary. Make more than one in casual to dressy fabrics. Pair them with One-Seam Pants like these in dark blue.
Here's the same shirt and pants. We've topped them with the vest from Discover Something Novel. This vest is a great opportunity to use up the little pieces left over from the other garments in your transition.
And again, the same shirt and pants, with the short jacket from Color Me Chic. Once you've chosen a color palette, it's easy to see how to add.
Here's the top from Fun with Fabric. Normally, I wouldn't try to match the stripes on the body with the stripes on the band, but I didn't have enough fabric to do otherwise! You can change the stripes on yours. Note the buttons on the band-a great accent. It's paired with the same green One-Seam Pants.
The same Fun with Fabric top, here with the cadet blue Easy Ageless Cool pants. This is the bonus of coordinating fabrics--you can switch garments around to make more outfits.
Here's the beige Easy Ageless Cool campshirt paired with the cadet blue pants from the same pattern. Here's another version of View A from The Third Piece. I love combining the various fabrics from the color story.
This shirt is View B from Pick Stitch Perfect. I think it's terrific with the dark blue One-Seam Pants.