The Perfect In-Between-Seasons Layering Piece

statement necklace 4 waysIt’s been hotter the last couple of days here in Texas than it has all summer. Perfect for a Fall Capsule Wardrobe Remix…coughsarcasmcough.

The heat’s had me thinking about how I can remix what I’ve got with as few layers as possible touching my body. I’ve found myself reaching for a statement necklace over and over again because it packs a visual punch without adding excess heat.

{Look 1} Go top heavy. J. Crew frequently pairs collars with bold necklaces for a unique look. Keep the rest of your look simple for balance.

{Look 2} Stack visual pieces. Layer a bold necklace over a detailed tank. As it cools off, top it off with a cardigan for a new spin on the look.

{Look 3} Opposites attract. A casual striped shirt + a sparkly statement necklace brings a lot of visual interest.

{Look 4} Dress up a basic top. Switch out the tee for a sweater or turtleneck as temperatures head south.

I stuck to the same color family with each look, because I knew it already worked. Once you start to see patterns like this in your wardrobe, it becomes much easier to remix items!

What piece have you been reaching for during these last days of summer?


{Outfit Details}

statement necklace: c/o shy boutique– use the code GTR20 for 20% off anything in the store + free shipping.

lace tank: j. crew via the clothes mentor

black tee: forever 21- similar

striped sweater: forever 21- similar

gingham button up: j. crew via the clothes mentor

Disclosure: If you buy a piece through Shy Boutique I will receive a small commission. 


PS Linking up for Audrey’s One Piece Many Ways, WIWW, & Tucker Up!

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  • Whitney September 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I love how you show us cute looks AND you tell us why they work. Your explanations are so helpful when I’m trying to put together my own outfits. Keep up the great work!

    • Caitlin Author September 9, 2013 at 7:52 AM

      Good! I’m so glad :)

  • Amelia September 8, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    I LOVE this necklace!!!! I saw you via Audrey’s link up and had to click on this one. I’ve started wearing a lot of statement necklaces too – but I’m moving from winter to spring. They are so great with the higher necklines too. You look great in all these pairings. I love the checked one especially.

    • Caitlin Author September 9, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      Thank you, Amelia! They really are the perfect transitional piece in between any season. Where do you live? I love that we have the technology to chat with someone in a totally different season. So fun!

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