While many of you might be scouring the blogosphere in hopes of finding the perfect outfit ideas for the upcoming holidays –I myself can defo be included within that group of people–, this week I bring you a new look featuring (yet) another pair of culottes with the intention of showing you that the fashion winds are changing and the way to style many of our so-called seasonal pieces is changing with them!
Some of you might think it’s time to call for an intervention (see here, here and here to know what I am talking about), but please allow me to prove my point that a summer wardrobe can last you far longer than three months. You’ll thank me later 🙂
In this fast-produce-consume-dispose fashion world we currently live in, it’s always hard to keep up with the new trends: not only do collections last a heartbeat on the stores, but they also change so fast that you don’t even have the time to make up your mind about the latest velvet-everything-trend when suddenly velvet is gone and nowhere to be found! Luckily for us, this reality is changing little by little and the once-called seasonal pieces no longer belong to their season but can be restyled in a myriad of ways to add a fresh touch to a (winter) outfit. Alternatively, you can always wait a bit longer until those beauties are back in style, because as I am sure you have noticed by the 80s-90s invasion lately, sooner or later EVERYTHING COMES BACK!
So without further ado, here are my –or shall I say Pinterest’s?– three tips to extend the life of your summer wardrobe:
1. Raffia and net bags for the win(ter): these bags have been all the hype this summer and we grew so attached to them, that fashionistas all around the world are making a case for raffia and net bags in winter, yay!! I already showed you how to style a net bag in last week’s post, and here above you can see how my beloved pom-pom Zara bag perfectly complements this fall outfit. Other ideas can be found here and here.
2. Everyone rocks their heels with socks: did you score the perfect sandals this summer but didn’t get enough wears out of them? Worry not, my friend, for using socks with your open shoes is no longer a nerdy resort but a totally fashionable choice indeed! I am already planning a few looks with this combo, but you can see some inspo here and here. Ren is totally nailing this trend right now.
3. Bring on the layering game: I am sure this word will come up a hundred times when reading fashion blogsa, but think of it as if everyone had discovered the secret recipe of Coca-Cola and couldn’t keep it to themselves! A good game of layering not only allows you to keep those floral dresses floating in the chilly winds, but it also adds texture and interest to your outfit. Go crazy, try different combinations, I guarantee you won’t regret it! Santina from Hues of White masters the art of layering and I want to steal all her looks ♥
I keep on being surprised by how creative people are, playing smart and making the best of what they in their wardrobe without compromising on style. Or perhaps is the confidence with which they wear it. Either way, I am loving these rebels that keep me inspired and on top of my fashion game!
What did you think of this look, glamistas? Will you be putting any of these tips into practice?
Let me know down below and have a wonderful Sunday.
notjessfashion18th December 2017 at 2:07 pm
Lovely outfit dear! I love the sweater and the wide leg pants, such a unique look, really edgy outfit with those shoes too.
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Le Blonde4th December 2017 at 2:08 pm
Love how you mix a fall look with a summer bag!!
Amy-Anne Williams2nd December 2017 at 10:11 pm
I adore this outfit, but my favourite piece is the shoes! I love how you paired them in, and they’re so nice I’m literally in love. I completely hate being in Wales this time of year, it’s so cold and wet and miserable. I do envy those who can wear their summer wardrobe all year round – or better yet, don’t even possess a winter wardrobe!
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Saida3rd December 2017 at 9:43 am
Oh, girl, sorry to hear about the weather in Wales, I know what you mean. It’s not rained that much this year over here and I am definitely happy about that, but it’s also odd… I didn’t think velvet shoes were the best investment piece (what with living in England), but as it turns out, I’ve managed to wear them a few times already 🙂 Hope you are having a nice weekend, sweet Amy!
Marije van der Wal1st December 2017 at 6:26 pm
Great look! It looks both cozy and stylish and I wish I had that sweater 😉
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Ashley1st December 2017 at 3:24 pm
Great outfitting tips, lady- I love the stretch stuff into a new season, too!
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Kay1st December 2017 at 12:57 pm
Such a lovely post, hun! I especially like what you said about recent trends just coming and going so quickly… You are completely right about that! I think that fashion trends in general used to stick for a lot longer than they tend to these days. They come and go in a blink of an eye! I think a lot of it might be down to social media, which is probably the biggest and most dynamic trend-setter these days. Anyways, I really like your tips! I am not much for trends etc., to be honest, but I sure do like layering – mostly because it’s just so comfy and warm, especially this time of year when it’s getting colder. Also, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog – happy to connect! Hope you’re having a super lovely week so far. <3 xoxo
Marta1st December 2017 at 1:40 am
I WISH I could wear shoes that gorgeous like that in Vancouver in the winter. It rains all the time :'(
Gabrielle30th November 2017 at 11:34 pm
Really love how the burgundy colour of the jumper matches your adorable shoes – such a stylish and festive look! Also, seriously inspiring me to try culottes – can’t believe I still haven’t tried wearing any yet…
Have a fabulous weekend!
Len Dela Peña Parent30th November 2017 at 1:57 pm
Looking fabulous! Love your sweater. I have a similar one. SO CUTE!
Much love, Len
Saida1st December 2017 at 9:23 pm
Thank you so much, dearest Len!
isidora30th November 2017 at 1:14 pm
u are so pretty! Love the whole look 😀
Saida1st December 2017 at 9:25 pm
hi Isadora, thank you for your sweet comment, girl, really glad you like the look and that you stopped by
Monica Sors30th November 2017 at 9:35 am
In love with this look! You look stunning!
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Saida1st December 2017 at 9:24 pm
Awwww thanks a bunch Monica, hope you have a great weekend!
Anastasia Burmistrova29th November 2017 at 10:29 pm
Really like your cozy look!
I fall in love with your shoes)
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Taylor29th November 2017 at 6:23 pm
This is a great piece, and I’m living for that sweater/shoe combo!
Gold Coast Girl29th November 2017 at 2:36 pm
Such a cute outfit! Love your cozy sweater!
jasna29th November 2017 at 2:24 pm
Love that jumper 🙂
Renia Jaz28th November 2017 at 11:59 pm
Such a lovely look – I really like purple and black combo!
Super cute sweater dear and I love your culottes!!
Cindy Elena28th November 2017 at 6:57 pm
In love with those velvet shoes!
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Olga28th November 2017 at 6:10 pm
Such a lovely outfit!Love those pants:-)
Andrea28th November 2017 at 12:33 pm
Love all of these ideas on how to include summer pieces into the winter season! The rafia bag is lovely!!!
Hope you are having a great week!
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zarrah28th November 2017 at 5:32 am
You look so cozy and chic!
I love the touch of tropical bag on this,
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Saida28th November 2017 at 9:50 pm
Thanks so much Zarrah!
Short Girl Long Jacket28th November 2017 at 1:17 am
This outfit looks so cozy! And I love that the sweater and shoes match. I am all about extending the life of clothes for as long as possible and I do have my pieces that I wear year-round, but I also kind of like having specific summer clothes that I look forward to wearing each year 🙂
Saida28th November 2017 at 9:51 pm
Yes, same here girl, I think finding the right balance is key and also better for our bank balance 😉 Sending you big virtual hugs!
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Amy Arnold27th November 2017 at 10:05 pm
I love culottes and definitely wear them in multiple seasons! One of my favorite things about them. You look great in this combo.
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Saida28th November 2017 at 9:51 pm
I find culottes really easy to style indeed, thanks so much for your sweet comment Amy! Hope you are having a great day
dinamighty27th November 2017 at 7:59 pm
Cute bag, lovely shoes!
Shanice27th November 2017 at 7:55 pm
Those velvet sandals are gorgeous! I also love your ideas on how to wear summer pieces in fall as well, it´s a more sustainable approach to fashion, so i like that a lot 🙂 Have a lovely week, Saida!
Saida28th November 2017 at 11:59 pm
I am obsessed with them Shanice, want to wear them all the time! And yes to make the most of what we have in our wardrobe instead of buying into the latest trends 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by, dear
Didier27th November 2017 at 6:54 pm
Loving those colours on you! I am all about making the most of the pieces that you love the most!
The Fashion Folks27th November 2017 at 4:54 pm
First of all, love the purple in this outfit – so so pretty! And yes to adding summer to the fall style, a lovely way to mix seasons. Love the idea of doing socks with the shoes, a cute and awkward match – definitely have to try it soon! Xx
Jessica27th November 2017 at 3:40 pm
Such a pretty casual outfit dear. I bet that feels so comfy and warm. Also, that bag is a thing of beauty.
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Ashley Schuberg27th November 2017 at 12:50 pm
These colors are the perfect transitional pieces!! So gorgeous babe! I would totally wear this all Fall! So comfy!! These pieces are just perfect all year round!!
tu estilo - ropa de mujeres27th November 2017 at 11:31 am
Great post girl! I like your look, so cute!!!
nisthasaraf27th November 2017 at 9:15 am
I too believe in making your summer wardrobe autumn/winter ready. Great post gal!
Sabrina27th November 2017 at 5:19 am
Can socks and heels become more mainstream please? I love rocking this style, but I think I’m being judged the same way that “socks and sandals” are, ha.
Saida27th November 2017 at 8:58 am
Oh girl, just ignore those people and do your thing. I am sure you look hella hot on your socks and heels! Thanks for stopping by, gal!
Courtney Hardy26th November 2017 at 9:06 pm
That outfit is so cute!! I love those pants.
Saida27th November 2017 at 8:57 am
Thanks sweet Courtney, I am such a fan of culottes, can’t stop wearing them ALL.THE.TIME! 😉
Sprinkle of Surprise26th November 2017 at 8:34 pm
Layering is the best part of fashion this season! Great tips and outfit!
Saida27th November 2017 at 8:56 am
I agree, lovely! It’s always so much fun for me to try different ways, sometimes it doesn’t do it for me, and sometimes you hit the jackpot with your combo 😉
Anne26th November 2017 at 4:58 pm
Love your sweater! And also nice to see you with longer hair again, you’re looking great 🙂
Saida26th November 2017 at 7:36 pm
Anne, so glad to see you around girl! No longer a granny and I let it grow cause it’s easier to style and I am lazy, haha. Hope you are doing great, sweet friend! Xx
Ania26th November 2017 at 3:20 pm
Wow!! You look beautiful dear <33 lovely sweater;)
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jenellewitty26th November 2017 at 11:08 am
I am all for extending the wear of things all year. Our seasons aren’t all that different here, well, summer and winter are, but it doesn’t get as cold here. So, for the most part I can dress the same way year round and mix and match. But, there is also a time for coats and a time for skirts.
Saida26th November 2017 at 7:34 pm
You guys are so lucky, I admit I am not really keen on British winter, especially for the lack of light. Perhaps I should move to Australia, hahaha. I guess that less changing seasons means you have to make the most of your wardrobe all year round! Thanks for stopping by dear Jenelle, it means a lot Xx