8.12.2012

One Shirt, Two Seasons

Hi friends, it's been a while since I postedmostly because I spent last week pulling myself out of the carefree summer mindset and refocusing on what's important. Still, there's always room for fun when one has a versatile closet! A few weeks ago I went shopping at the Zara on Lexington Avenue and stocked up on staple items for fall (boucle jacket, sequin cardigan and studded flats). At first glance, the one exception was a light chambray shirt with silky print sleeves, which seemed distinctly summer. However, I knew I had the perfect skirt and shoes in my wardrobe to style one shirt for two seasons. Look below for my summer and fall ensembles. 

Sweet Summer



Shirt: Zara  
Pants: Zara  
Clutch: H&M  
Shoes: Zara  

Styling this shirt for summer was easy: I kept the colors light and makeup simple (similar to my Chambray post). I especially enjoy the zipper detailing on the white pants, which provided a horizontal focal point that was paralleled by the black shoe strap. Subtle hints of yellow in the print sleeves also worked with the metal-framed H&M clutch. Lastly, I accessorized with feather drop earrings to reinforce the casual and carefree vibe.

Edgy Fall:



Shirt: Zara  
Skirt: Forever21  
Watch: Michael Kors (Available here)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Pour La Victoire 
Lipgloss: Dolce & Gabbana 

Attitude, spikes and texturethese are words that come to mind when I think about fall fashion. I changed seasons by layering D&G lipgloss in Amethyst over D&G lipstick in Scarlet to create a decadent, berry hue that's popular for fall. To add more texture, I paired the top with my favorite faux-leather skirt from Forever 21, wore a taupe cuffed sandal and added a croc-embossed satchel. Golden accessories including the Michael Kors watch and skull necklace complete the look. 

Whenever I go shopping, I search for versatile items that work across seasons. What do you think about the looks? Would you wear this for summer or fall? Hope you enjoyed the post and thanks for stopping by!

69 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!! the second look!

    xx

    http://afr0chic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I love the second look too :) The Pour La Victoire bag is so pretty!

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  3. serious?? that zara top is a stunner! the sleeve prints are really pretty so would really be happy to see you style it again sometime soon jess :D and I like the last pic in black and white. you've got such nice shoes too.

    X
    Catherine.

    Style Hostess

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  4. Such a great blouse and I love both outfits!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. i love the 2nd one! what a fun shirt!

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  6. wow! what a wonderful shirt! love it!
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  7. Look at that shirt! It's stunning. My, you have some amazing items here!

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  8. Wow, I love the vibrant colours of your photos! Nice outfits :)

    x Bella

    therosegold.blogspot.com

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  9. Great shirt, very chic and sophisticated! Thanks for your comment on my blog and yes we can follow each other. I'm following you now and please do the same and keep in touch.

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  10. thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! just started following!

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  11. I love both ways you've styled this stunning shirt!! I've never seen a shirt with sleeves like that, it's so so cool! :D I especially adore the styling for fall, you look gorgeous in the shirt/leather skirt combo <3 <3

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  12. ♥♥♥ your shirt :)

    Wanna follow each other??

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  13. you paired it exactely the right way!
    following you ;)


    xxx

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  14. Hey! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! :)

    Love how you wore the shirt with two different, distinct styles! I really like the edgy look! I think it goes well with the non-traditional chambray you have. :)

    Follow back?

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  15. Thank you for your lovely comment!
    I'm following you now!

    xx

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  16. cool,
    love both outfits!
    that shirt is amazing!

    xofemke.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.co

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  17. love these outfits!
    followed you now!:)

    xoxo
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  18. Amaazing blog and I really love it.
    Very nice photos :))

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  19. my sis bought this shirt for me!!!! love how you styled it!!!! gorgeous!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  20. I love both outfits! The top is so chic and the pants in the first look are gorgeous.
    Now following:)

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  21. You have really great blog, I love your style. Good job !
    -follow each other ?
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  22. thanks for visiting! of course we can follow eachother :) i like your pictures too! i'm following you on gfc now, please visit me too and see if you want to follow? :)

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  23. Always love a great find at Zara!! Love these two looks! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'd love to follow eachother :) just let me know and I will follow back!

    xo Rach

    Rachel Coletta

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  24. hey! nice post!
    follow each other?

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  25. Oh I do love your blog, and I would love for us to follow each other! I've already followed you through GFC. :)

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  26. thanks for the lovely comment girlie! i'd love to follow each other! x

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  27. Loved your outfit! And blog ehhe :)

    New follower!

    Kiss,

    Sara

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  28. Hi dear, thank you so much for following me I follow you back, btw love your heels! xx

    Love J

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  29. Love both pairs of shoes! And the necklace is great!

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  30. Love the white bag and the collar! amazing!

    What about follow eachother? :)

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  31. you look gorgeous! great transition of seasons! i followed you =)

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  32. Hi Jess,

    I love both looks and adore THE shoes in your Fall look. You look super trendy here too. I love it! :)

    xo,

    Jess

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  33. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  34. Im your newest follower :)

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  35. hey, love ur style and love ur blog...following u! (:
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    much love.x

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  36. Both of these looks are amazing! Perfectly styled for both seasons.

    Louisa
    circasundayafternoon.blogspot.com

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  37. Great look. I love both!!Nice blog. What about following each other?

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  38. both of these are amazing looks!

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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    1. of course we can follow each other, following now

      -Jessica
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  39. great styling! <3
    hope you can visit my site too. i would love to follow each other <3

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  40. You look so pretty!

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  41. Jessica, you look so pretty, as always. Your style appeals to me greatly due to its clean colors and strong form. :)
    The sleeve detail of this shirt is wonderful ( don't you just love Zara?? (: ) - adds a tropical flair to the outfit!

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  42. Wow, I like how you style! I like the skull necklace! :D wow!

    Check out my blog alright and if you wouldn't mind if we follow each other? :)

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  43. In love with your shirt! It's awesome :)

    Lovely blog too, I just followed! Hope you can visit my blog and follow back if you like it too <3

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  44. Wow, you've got an amazing sense of style! That shirt is perfect, and so are these combos. Lovely necklace as well. I'm following!

    XO, Imke

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  45. Soso gorgeous outfits :D I love the shirt especially and that skull & spike necklace! :p I've followed you already my dear, keep in touch !

    xox,c
    carolyntay.blogspot.com

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  46. I loved your edgy fall look :)

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  47. hi jessica! thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, i'm glad i can provide some inspiration :) just wondering, are you going to the NY Lucky FABB Conference in early September?

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    1. hey lucy! i didn't know what the FABB conference was until i googled it haha if you're going i hope you have a great time and let me know what it's like :D

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  48. that shirt is amazing!!
    thanks for all your kind words:)

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  49. Awesome blog, honey)))
    you have a new follower! I hope you'll do the same))
    Thank you!))

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  50. that shirt is awesome! <3

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  51. Hi there,
    I loved your blog, do you think we can follow each other?
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  52. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  53. very pretty and classic :) I wish I could pull off dark lipstick.




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  54. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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  55. You look amazing Love your blog :)I would appreciate it if you could take the time to visit my little blog at fashionandtherebel.blogspot.com and let me know if you would like us to follow each other :)

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  56. I complety love your looks :)
    I'm already following you

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  57. Lovely post! What an amazing shirt! A nice twist to the classic chambray shirt. Love the way you styled for both the season!

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  58. love it all again! @paquetevistasbi

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  59. looove those shoes - they're amazing
    Xo Megan

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  60. love love love your sandals!
    I wish I could find them in sale right now because I regret not buying them in collection =/
    u look lovely.

    xo,
    Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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  61. Love this look!!

    xoxo,
    gabrielletaduran.blogspot.com

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  62. How did I ever miss out on this amazing chambray shirt? I am in love !!! It def never made its way over here to Toronto or I would have been ALL over it. So versatile, and a great piece
    -K

    WhenJmetK.wordpress.com

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  63. Writing posts is really fun. I like your blog and things you cover in it. To be trendy in fast paced fashion I use maroon skinny jeans .

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