Say Goodbye to Sunny Summer Days with Style

It’s happening. Cooler fall temps have hit us, and hit us hard. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still ways to work in your favorite summer pieces for a few more weeks before saying goodbye for good – with the right styling and lovely layers, of course.

This week’s find is an adorable little bag that just screams summer, but still has the right color scheme to transition you seamlessly into fall. The neutral color combo of black, browns, and tans will go with absolutely any item of clothing you might want to wear. But the textured, woven materials, bold stripes, and chunky wooden handle have a much funkier, more relaxed look that’s perfect for pairing with late-summer ensembles.

fabric bag with woven patternsIn go-to neutral hues and funky woven patterns, this pretty little pocketbook is just the thing to jazz up any of your summertime or more relaxed autumn outfits.

Play up your playful side. Since we do, really, have to say goodbye to summer here in the Tri-State area, at least do it in style. And just because it’s already cooler outside, that doesn’t mean you have to immediately button up and put on the same old boring things you wore last winter. There’s still time to have fun with what you’re wearing and play up your wilder side, with an outfit in bold, daring colors and bright white, like the one pictured here. A basic white tank is all that’s needed on top – the light white contrasts beautifully with the brighter color on the bottom, without fighting it. Underneath, I’ve chosen a loose, flowing pant in a lovely, vibrant coral hue, but I think a similar ensemble would work just as well with any other bright, tropically inspired colors – blues, greens, yellows, oranges – any of them would look equally gorgeous with a simple white top and my new neutrally colored (but still fun and funky) bag to bring it all together. To fight off any real evening chill, all that’s needed is a light cardi or classic denim jacket over top, and you’re really ready for any weather.

bright coral maxi skirtDon’t be afraid to play! Summer might be ending, but your sense of fun in your fashion doesn’t have to. Bring bright colors truly to life with contrasting pieces in classic white and neutral but fun accessories, like this week’s gorgeous Goodwill gem of a bag.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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