One of my absolute favorite things to do with my wardrobe is to get the most wear out of everything that I can. I love being able to wear pieces in virtually every season by mixing everything up - that is the beauty of a closet that works together. So when I laid eyes on this gorgeous dress from the Mint Julep Boutique, I knew that I HAD to wear it for more than just the last few weeks of summer.
Before I even get in to the styling of the dress, let me remind you how much I love Mint Julep (you can see a previous style post here). The Mint Julep Boutique is an online clothing boutique FULL of beautiful and feminine pieces. The dress section alone is jam packed with any kind of dress you could ever want in life: maxi dresses, casual dresses, party dresses, shift dresses, black dresses, colorful dresses, everything. The boutique also has tops, cardigans, pants, jeans, accessories and shoes. I think you could fill your entire closet with clothes from Mint Julep! There is so much to choose from and everything is on trend while still offering plenty of classic pieces.
Back to the dress. I love color in my life, but I tend to stick with blacks and grays in my wardrobe. So when I laid eyes on the gorgeous orange in this dress, I decided to step out of my style comfort zone and add a little bit of color. Plus, I knew the color would work nicely with a Fall wardrobe and all of the Fall colors that are just around the corner.
For a warmer weather look, I paired the dress with a pair of cognac wedge sandals and some simple accessories. The detail on the top of the dress is statement enough, so I decided to not wear as much jewelry as I normally do. The dress is light and breezy and was perfect for those hot Summer days.
(Side note, I LOVED the dress from the moment I saw it, but it was a tad too short for me. So I purchased a dress extender and was in love with the final result.)
To transition the dress into the fall, I added a pair of suede booties and a long cardigan. You should already know by now that cardigans are one of my favorite pieces of clothing; I wear them all the time. Cardigans are a great way to layer clothing and stretch your wardrobe from one season to the next. The suede booties just scream fall and always look good paired with a flowy dress.
You can also add leggings or a scarf to a Summer look to transition it into the Fall and Winter.
Dress; c/o Mint Julep Boutique
Skirt Extender: Etsy
Booties: TJ Maxx (similar)
Cardigan: Target (similar)
Sandals: Shoe Carnival (similar)
Rings: Rocksbox (use code lindsaytolarxoxo for your first month free)
How do you transition your clothing from one season to the next?
I'm linking up this post with The Pleated Poppy.