When I chose this polka dotted number from Something Borrowed there was a voice in the back of my head that piqued up and asked "ummm whatchya doing? You won't be able to wear that til come come June."
To which I answered, "Challenge. Accepted." What can you do, sometimes you run across a summer top in mid-November and decide you can't pass it up! And in this edition of Layered Like an Onion, I'm going to show you a way to layer that bad boy up so you can wear it even though it's nippy outside. So let's begin!
Step One: Put that top on. This is a real crucial step in the process- there's no going forward til we have that down pat ;)
Step Two: Layer a long sleeved top underneath for warmth. I usually go with a collared blouse for these layering moments, but since my Something Borrowed polka dot top already has a collar I had to skip that. When first piecing this outfit together I originally tried putting a chambray shirt underneath, but the blue and purple looked way too loud together, so I went with something light and white instead. I also really love this choice because mixing dots with dots is one of my favorite combos- it's so easy and quirky all at once! The last time I mixed polka dots was in this post in case you want more proof on how awesome it is ;)
Step Three: Just because it's Fall doesn't mean you have to put the colors away! To offset that eye catching purple hue and to make it become a little more Autumn-esque rather than summery, I reached for my trusty mustard skirt. Sometimes all you have to do is throw in a Fall color to make it more season appropriate!
Step Four: Accessorize! This is where I usually reach for a wide brimmed hat or colorful necklace, but this Vintage Griffin scarf was the perfect thing to tie my color scheme together (similar selections can be found here). That and adding a silk or knit scarf will instantly give any summer look more of a November touch!
Aaand that is how I move my summer blouses into the chillier months. What do you think, would you try it? Below is how I wore this same Something Borrowed blouse in this post- another easy way to transition those tops is to just slap a cardi over it!
And seeing how my polka dot shirt was the star of the show, here are some of my favorite picks from Something Borrowed for your browsing pleasure :) How awesome are those tartan pants?!