Keeping Summer Alive
Hi friends. August is back-to-school month for all but a lucky few, vacations wind down as we settle into our everyday routines. Still, especially in the Bay Area, August is hardly the end of summer, as often our warmest weather is ahead of us. Sure, the days get a little shorter, but it’s no time to pack up your shorts, tops, and lightweight dresses you’ve enjoyed for the last few months. We’ve been busy at The Store, with gorgeous fall merchandise arriving every day. We thought this month it might be fun to show you how to keep your summer feeling alive by mixing some beautiful pieces that you would usually reserve for the traditional “vacation season” with some of our best new arrivals for fall. We hope you like it.
With our first look, we take a gorgeous silky print dress by Misa, add a cozy plaid shacket, and some rich, knee-high chocolate brown suede boots. Typically, you might wear the boho-inspired dress with a strappy heel or summery sandal, but by adding warm texture and color, you’re able to bring this stunning piece all the way through fall.
And nothing says summer like crisp, white denim. But we’re west coast girls, we don’t adhere to the traditional rules of seasonal dressing. You will never hear us telling you to pack up your whites after Labor Day. You just need to wear them a little differently. These MOTHER Weekender jeans look great with a casual tee and sneakers, but add this cozy knit vest, alone as shown here, or layered with a blouse underneath, and suede booties by Dolce Vita, and the look can be worn for months. Or swap out the jeans for a pair of denim cutoffs and show off your summer tan (authentic or from a bottle).
A vegan leather skirt is a fashion staple that will stay in your wardrobe rotation for years. And who among us hasn’t found an incredible piece like this and prayed for cooler temps so that you can wear your new purchase? Traditionally we think leather skirts, chunky knits, maybe even tights. We say, lighten up! This pretty floral top by Sundry is perfectly paired with a vegan leather skirt by MOTHER and will keep you cool into our warmest part of the year. We paired the skirt with some warm-colored suede booties by Dolce Vita, but you could easily add a pair of flat sandals or these clogs for a lighter look.
So, there you have it. Don’t wait to wear your new fall purchases. Get creative. Wear them now, just styled differently. We’re two girls who just LOVE clothes. We truly get excited when next season shipments start rolling in, both for ourselves and our clients. We hope you enjoyed our blog. We’ll see you at The Store soon or shop our carefully curated looks online anytime.
Evan and Ronnie