Chasing Davies: Wear Now, Wear Later: Summery Tops & BR Sale

September 29, 2009

Wear Now, Wear Later: Summery Tops & BR Sale

Don't put all your summer clothes away just yet. Your favorite pieces from this summer's past can still be transitioned into cooler temps with layering.

You can dramatically change the look of a summer top by layering it over or under another piece. Always have several long sleeve shirts or turtlenecks on hand in several different colors, but definately neutrals. You can throw your favorite summer top over a fitted shirt. Jackets and cardigans are east to add on top of a lesser-in-fabric top and on the really cold days, add both tactics!

I love the contrast between a more delicate summerish top with a sturdier winter piece. Add your silky or light-fabric tops to tweed or cord bottoms to achieve that contrast. Layer on a thick knitted cardigan or add tall leather boots and tights to a summer dress/skirt.

The best time to buy these summer pieces is now - the sales are fabulous, and now that you know you can get away with mixing them into your winter/fall wared rope, you can check them out. Now thru 10/4, take an ADDITIONAL 10% off already reduced 40% Sale Items at Banana Republic. Online Only, Code: BREXTRA10 at checkout.

Some summery tops you could mix in to Fall:

Pleated shell
This would look amazing over a black fitted turtleneck and make the white shell pop.

Twist draped top
This light pink color would transition well into Fall with tweeds, browns and maroons.

Cowlneck wrap dress
Pile on a fitted black jacket - maybe a cropped or tuxedo type one for a fancy night out.
Don tights if super cold and spice up with a pop of color with bright pink shoes!

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