Although temps are still well into the 90s here, I can’t help but start dreaming about fall. It is my absolute favorite time of year for so many reasons, fashion included. As soon as the forecast calls for anything below 70 degrees (maybe even low 70s if I’m being honest), I’m breaking out the boots and layers. While I’m sure those temps are considered balmy by most standards, I am originally from Florida and, now being in Houston, anything below 70 is chilly to me and boots are 100% acceptable in my book!

My point in all of this fall talk is that I wanted to show how I would transition a piece I am currently wearing – this sleeveless striped maxi – into cooler temps by adding a layer and sneakers. As I shared here, I keep my closet pretty minimal, so I like to get maximum wear out of the pieces I own. I love being able to extend the wear of a piece into the next season by styling it in a different way. For maxi dresses, that means adding an outer layer like I did here with a (faux) leather jacket and pairing with a sneaker or bootie. Personally, I absolutely love the way maxi dresses look paired with sneakers, and since I am constantly chasing after a toddler they’re also the most comfortable/practical choice! I also plan to wear this same look but swap out the jacket for a sweater layered over the dress. This one is on my must buy list for fall, and (hubs you’re gonna want to ear muff it for me) I’m tempted to get it in both the black and the white.

DRESS (on sale here and here but limited sizing, similar here) // JACKET (similar here and here) // SNEAKERS (sold out, similar here and here) // SUNGLASSES (similar here)

Also, I have some exciting news to share! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed you can now receive ready-to-shop product information by liking or screenshotting my posts if you use (you can find more info on here). I will continue to link everything here and on my SHOP page as well, so even if you don’t use you can still get all the details!

Now back to dreaming about falling leaves, cozy knits, and pumpkin bread from Tiny Boxwoods until cooler temps arrive in about 2 months.

Thanks for stopping by! xx


photos by banavenue