5 Fashion Picks for Transitioning to Fall

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5 Fashion Picks for Transitioning to Fall

Hi guys!

Make sure to check out yesterdays post and enter to win the $100 Visa gift card giveaway!   Free money peeps :-).  I’ll wait for you here.

Ok! Glad you are back.  Also before we get into Fashion Friday… I had another special visitor this week!  Ahhh!!  He was munching on some berries in my yard.  The Hubs and I were fascinated!


To answer your questions…

  1.  No it’s not the same bear.  This one is much bigger.
  2. I was shooting this through my window and was very safe.
  3. That’s NOT a telephoto lens.  He was that close.
  4. It’s not that crazy to see bears in Asheville, I had just gone nearly 13 years living here and NOT seeing one and now I’ve seen two in my yard in a few weeks.

Just thought you guys might be as amused as I was!  It’s only amusing instead of terrifying behind a glass window though.

Moving on!

With September officially here and the unofficial start of fall after Labor Day Tuesday, I thought it was finally time to start talking fall fashion around here.  I know I’ve mentioned I love spring and summer more, but once I start diving into fall clothes, it’s hard not to get enthusiastic about the new season.   The colors and so rich, the scarfs are fun and the boots…. OH THE BOOTS.   Boots are reason enough to love cooler weather arriving.

Before we get into really cool weather, it’s hard to know exactly how to transition the wardrobe into fall.  It’s usually too warm to wear a bunch of layers and sweaters, yet too cool to just continue wearing sundresses.  Plus you want to at least acknowledge the changing seasons, even if you live in the south where it’s still going to be warm for awhile.

Never fear!  Today’s post is designed to help you transition to fall with ease.  I’ve picked out a few cute fall trends that are perfect to wear this time of year.  All the choices can wear now, plus continue to wear with additional layers once it gets even cooler.

5 Fashion Picks for Transitioning to Fall

Pumpkin Spice Orange

I think pumpkin spice orange is going to be a big color for this fall!  The color will also look great this winter.  Find a new shirt, sweater or purse to add a pop or fall color to your favorite outfit.


This adorable Lush shirt from Nordstrom is on sale for less than $30.  It wold  be great with skinny jeans or even leggings in early fall.  The color is great for transitioning to fall, without wearing anything too heavy.

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This GORGEOUS Shawl Collar Cocoon Cardigan is less than $75, which is a good deal so early in the season.  It is a perfect purchase because cocoon cardigans are also going to be a big trend this fall/winter.  Can’t you imagine this over a simple black dress?

Leith Shawl Collar Cocoon Cardigan

From Target!  Less than $20.


Lace Up Shoes

Lace up shoes have been around this spring and summer, but I honestly hate wearing closed toe shoes when it’s hot outside (it takes away from my flip flop time!) so I haven’t embraced this trend yet.  I think it’s perfect for early fall though and a nice way to transition a summer outfit to the new season.


This pair is a great buy from Nordstrom.  They are designer quality for less than 90 dollars and come in so many great colors including this dreamy chestnut suede.  I’m also a big fan of the pewter metallic, black and darker brown.  I might just end up with these myself!

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For a budget purchase Target has a great copy cat version for less than $25!  They look pretty close to me.





Blanket Scarfs

These were hugs last winter, and I don’t think they are going anywhere this year.  Adding a blanket scarf and sweater to your favorite summer dress can be a great way to extend your wear of it.  Here are a few I’m currently crushing on.


This one is less than $20 from Target and would a fun, inexpensive way to jazz up an outfit.  It comes in 6 different color combinations.

I also came across this one at Zulily.  I adore the orange color, which is on point for this fall.



Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are all the rage right now.   A new pair would instantly update summer dresses for fall and give new life to your old jeans.   You’ll be able to use them all fall and winter, making them a great buy.


This Steve Madden pair is super cute and on sale for less than $75 right now.  I like that they aren’t too masculine.

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I’m also a fan of this B.P. Bootie.  The burgundy is stunning, but if you just need a neutral color, they have that too.




Retro Denim Skirts

For early fall, I’m loving these button-up or zip-up retro denim skirts.  I just picked one up for future Fashion Friday posts.  You can easily put leggings under these to carry to look through winter.


I like this one from J Crew Factory.  It’s on sale right now.

Also this one by Madewell at Nordstrom.

A great budget one is this one for less than $30 at H&M.


Happy shopping everyone.  I hope you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend.


I’ll be taking Monday off for the holiday, come back Tuesday for my all-time favorite chili recipe.

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Your turn!

What are you doing for Labor Day?

Want to add any of these picks to your wardrobe?


I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:57-04:00 September 2nd, 2016|Fall, Fashion, Trends|26 Comments


  1. Jess September 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Love the rust color! Pumpkin.. pumpkin spice everything! I love your examples and finally bought a pair of lace up shoes.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • JulieWunder September 11, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Me too! The color looks so wonderful on you.

  2. Mattie @ Comfy Confident September 6, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I love that top from Nordstrom. I literally just clicked through and plan on buying it!

  3. Farrah September 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Whew! The bear came that close?!? :O! That’s really cool that you were able to capture that photo! :]

    I love fall fashion! Lace up shoes, boots and blanket scarves are my favorite! :]

    • JulieWunder September 11, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

      I know! Crazy huh? I got lucky that my camera was right there.

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 5, 2016 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Oh wow! That bear picture is insane!
    The main thing I love about the change in seasons is a new wardrobe. I can’t wait to go shopping!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Oh me too! So much cute stuff this year so far.

  5. [email protected] September 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Love the pumpkin spice orange color and the blanket scarf!

  6. Emily September 3, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Oh wow, I can not wait to start wearing scarves, and I love the flowy orange shirts and shrugs you shared. 🙂 Happy Labor Day Weekend Julie! <3 I can't wait to see more of your fall fashion picks and recipes.

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Emily! They all look so cozy. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  7. [email protected] September 2, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! That is a huge bear. I love that color shawl for fall. And for 20$ you can’t beat it.

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Seriously! Such a great way to update the wardrobe. Target for the win!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus September 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I love that pumpkin spice color and blanket scarves and ankle boots! I just love fall fashion! That bear, though – awesome but terrifying at the same time!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Yes! I’m so glad I wasn’t outside when I saw him.

  9. Mary Beth Jackson September 2, 2016 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    I am so looking for a pair of those cute ankle boots! Love them! Great choices! The bears are fascinating! Keep us posted!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      I will! I’m not really looking out for them!

  10. Lucie Palka September 2, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Fall is my favorite season. People at work think I’m carzy for wearing fall colours already! I can’t wait for slightly cooler weather.

    I hear you about the bears. In my home town in Northern Ontario, it’s quite a common sight to see bears. It’s still scary, especially if you have kids or pets.

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Yes! I’m watching my little dachshund now! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  11. Beth Ann Chiles September 2, 2016 at 7:39 am - Reply

    The bear shot is amazing! I have personally seen 2 in our yard and one was on my deck a mere 3 feet from my open sliding door!!!! The screen was shut but I doubt that would have stopped him had he wanted to come inside so I quickly shut it when I saw him! They are amazing creatures, aren’t they?
    I love your pumpkin colors and I agree—it is a great color for the fall. I am seriously going to check out Lush shirt. Perfect!
    Labor Day plans—not much. Getting ready for company next week so cleaning and organizing and some cooking in preparation. Have a great one!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Ohhhh I would have been much more nervous if it was just a screen between us! Yikes!
      Yes, that Lush shirt looks lovely. Hope you try it.
      Have a great Labor Day!

  12. Blane Sherer September 2, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Awesome shot of the bear but of course
    not what you want to see in your own yard !
    Hope you have a good weekend.

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Pretty scary! Hope you are having a good Labor Day!

  13. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 2, 2016 at 6:17 am - Reply

    That cardi and the second set of boots are are YES. But I just can’t go there yet. I plan on wearing so much white this weekend!
    AND WHOA to the bear! Be careful, Rhettster!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      Oh I know!! All the white… and now I need to change out my purse. 🙁

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