How To Dress During Transitional Months

How To Dress During Transitional Months

We still have a few more weeks of summer. In fact the official “Fall Equinox” date is September 22nd.  But for a lot of us, Labor Day Weekend is the last hooray for summer and after that we are ready for fall.  Having said that a lot of  of us are lucky enough to live in places that experience warm weather until end of September and sometimes even into October for California.

These transitional periods can be tricky for one’s wardrobe.  Most of us are done buying summer clothes but may not be quite ready to buy all of our fall wardrobe yet.

Today I wanted to share with you a few tips on what to wear during the upcoming transitional months.

  1. Wear Lighter weight fabrics but in darker colors.
  2. Layer a light weight jacket over your summer top or dress.
  3. Add a scarf that is not too heavy.
  4. Wear mules or pumps if you are not quite ready for boots.

These are just a few tips but they all apply to the outfit I am showing you today.  We have just added a new Ivory blouse to our shop that is very pretty and feminine, it is our Ivory Blouse with Lace Trim on the Shoulders.  It is made out of a soft rayon fabric and it has elbow length flutter sleeves. Elbow length or three quarter length sleeves are a great design feature in a blouse especially for transitional months.  They are not too summery and bare yet they are not long sleeve and heavy either. This is a great blouse that you can wear to work or any other occasion.

Today I am wearing the blouse with my ripped black jeans and our Olive Jacket with Drawstring Belt, which I first styled for you here.  This is a great transitional jacket as the color is dark enough for fall yet the fabric is light weight that you can wear it now.  It has an easy body and you can wear it belted or loose.

As for the accessories, I am showing you two different options.  The first one is a light weight scarf which can also be worn as a neck scarf since it is a square scarf.  It is made out of 100% silk fabric and has a fun bird print in beautiful transitional colors.  Bird prints have been trending for a while and I love this one because it is subtle and it is mixed with leaves and branches. I wore it three different ways for you in the photos below:

  1. As a triangular shape hanging in the front
  2. As a neck scarf tied around my neck
  3. Tied around my bag’s handle

There are many other ways you can wear it as well which you can see examples of in our product page.

The second accessory is two vintage inspired pearl necklaces from our shop that I have combined together.  I have shown you this set before and we only have a few pieces left in each one. I love how they work as a set with this ivory blouse.  In case the scarf is not for you the necklaces are another way to accessorize this look.

I finished off my look with my black Gucci mules and bag and a belt for some of the looks in case you want to tuck the blouse in.

All five pieces I am showing you today are part of our 24-HR Flash Sale where you can get 15% off with code FS815 plus Free US Shipping. All International shipments are $25.00 flat rate.

Olive Jacket with Drawstring Belt – Click Here

Ivory Blouse with Lace Trim on Shoulders – Click Here

Colorful Bird Print Silk Square Neck Scarf – Click Here

Vintage Inspired Pearl and Rhinestone Short Necklace – Click Here

Vintage Inspired Pearl and Rhinestone Long Necklace – Click Here

How do like my transitional look?














Olive Jacket with Drawstring Belt – Jacket Society

Ivory Blouse with Lace Trim on Shoulders – Jacket Society

Colorful Bird Print Silk Square Neck Scarf – Jacket Society

Vintage Inspired Pearl and Rhinestone Short Necklace – Jacket Society

Vintage Inspired Pearl and Rhinestone Long Necklace – Jacket Society

Black ripped jeans – Zara

Black Mules – Gucci (old)

Bag – Gucci

Belt – Gucci



Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. Great outfits, Nora and I love how you switched them up, just by changing the accessories. That is something I love to do. That blouse is very pretty and I love the scarf and necklace. Perfect for transitioning to fall. – Amy


    1. Hi Amy,
      Thank you so much for stopping by!


  2. What size jacket do you have on?


    1. Hi Caren,
      I am wearing a size small. I guess I should mention that from now on in my blog stories. Most of the time I wear a small. I hope you give it a try before the flash sale ends 🙂


  3. Both of these transition looks are so chic! I’m swooning over your mules!



    1. Hi Jill,
      Thank you so much!


  4. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your post. Your transitional look is great! You’ve got style!


  5. Beautiful outfit and great ideas! I love the scarf!


  6. You nailed this transitional Fall look with pieces from your boutique, Nora, and I agree with your tips. Your new blouse and jacket are awesome. Love the accessories though: the bird-print scarf and pearl+rhinestone necklaces are gorgeous. Those necklaces layer perfectly, together.


    1. Hi Ada,
      Thank you so much for stopping by.


  7. Stunning! What a fab transitional piece. I hate the change over period – especially in the UK one day it’s hot the next it’s wet and cold, I can’t seem to get the right outfit on the right day – lol! Jacqui


    1. Hi Jacqui,
      Thank you! I know what you mean. Transitional months can be so frustrating sometimes.


  8. Great transitioning into fall tips Nora!
    I have always loved your fashion style and I love your tips!



    1. Hi Robin,
      Thank you very much 🙂


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