Fall Skirt Refresh :: tribal + white tee

Monday, September 14, 2015

I'm a huge advocate for summer and summer fashion (hello skirts, sundresses, and sandals all day every day)! But I have to say, it is definitely going to feel refreshing to rid ourselves of some of this pesky heat. I've started to prepare for fall by purchasing a few more sweaters (the chunkier the better), investing in a pair of flare jeans (who knew they'd actually come back in style?), and slowly introducing some colder-weather items into my everyday rotation - starting with this simple long-sleeved white tee. Pair a similar one with your favorite summer skirt and you've instantly made yourself that much more autumn ready!  
I bought this skirt in the spring, and while some may think it's not a versatile piece, I challenged myself to create multiple looks with it for all seasons. So far I've photographed three of those looks (including this one). Checkout my spring and summer creations featuring this unique skirt here and here
You can easily keep your summer skirts around for a little bit longer by pairing them with a sweater or a long-sleeved top. I love the silhouette of this skirt and how its neutral color palette works well into the fall season. Since it's form fitting, it would look equally as stylish with an oversized white sweater...but let's not get ahead of ourselves, it's still 80 degrees here in New York :). 
Playing off my skirt's tribal vibe, I chose these safari-inspired rose gold chains to spice up my basic tee.  
Not only do my nude wedges make my legs appear longer (one of my favorite styling tricks), but they're the perfect footwear of choice for this light-hued look. Although it's hard to go wrong with a pair of black shoes, for a transitional outfit like this, nude sets the tone and brightens up the look in all the right ways. 
Navy and orange are complimentary colors so I thought it would be fun to incorporate a little tangerine into the mix. Adding color through jewelry and/or accessories is super easy yet has an impactful and polished result. 
My rose gold watch matches my necklace chains perfectly. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[shirt: Ann Taylor // skirt: Loft (I also like this one) // wedges: Michael Kors (old, but I also like this pair) // necklace: 'Wild' by Heidi Klum (I also like this one) // earrings: Melanie Auld (similar here) // watch: Fossil // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.]

There's no doubt that fall is on its way! Although its fun (not to mention tempting) to get caught up in the amazing new styles that make up fall fashion, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg - or anything at all for that matter - to indulge in the season while staying on trend. All the pieces I'm wearing here were purchased in past seasons (some even years ago), but I make them work for now and you can too. Just keep these tips in mind: 

1. A simple tee in black, white, or navy will never go out of style. 
2. The summer/spring skirts you love can still work for autumn if you ground them with a neutral sweater or tee - think creams, grays, or shades of brown.
3. Although not pictured in this post, a black bootie transforms any outfit into a fall one. I like to invest in a new pair every year.  

Whether you update your closet or not, fall is THE season for fashion. Stay tuned for some exciting new fall looks! 
SHOP :: 


  1. I love the asymmetric shape of the skirt! you look gorg!

  2. you really are one of my favorite when it comes to accessorizing. I'm poor at it :( love this! love how sophisticated you look!

  3. Beautiful look

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  4. I think pairing summer skirts with sweaters or knitted tops are the BEST way to keep the versatility of pieces all year round! I love this look, Kat! The monochromatic palette is gorgeous and you look absolutely lovely. Have a great week! :)

    May | THE MAYDEN

  5. You looks gorgeous. XO

  6. I love the shape and print of that skirt, so pretty!

  7. I love so many things about this outfit! The pattern of the skirt and your shoes are my favourites. I totally agree with you about fall though; I'm excited to wear sweaters 24/7.
    xx, Pia


  8. I agree with you about the lower temperatures for Fall. Love the outfit as well as your inspirational pieces at the end of this post.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  9. That skirt is so cool :)


  10. Such a fantastic look Kathleen, I love that skirt.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  11. Incredible skirt, and I love the jewelry so much! You are flawless, girlfriend!


  12. I love the wrap skirt! The pattern on it is just beautiful. Great necklace too!


  13. Gorgeous Kat, i am loving the black and white combo you put together. You look great.


  14. Nice skirt!!


  15. I love how you're styling this skirt for fall! Such a great print!

    Wishes & Reality

  16. you look so pretty!! the jewelry is spot on. ;)

    Winn | ♥
    winscribbles.blogspot.com | Instagram

  17. I love the asymmetrical hemline of your skirt! It adds that extra bit of edge to your outfit.
    Something About That

  18. Really love that skirt! I'm equally excited for the fall fashion trends as well >< ! Also, you have beautiful hair :)!

  19. u look wonderful!
    and your hair is super nice!

  20. great accessories
    you look stunning,so lovely
    love tha skirt

  21. Aww gurl, your look so beautiful, love your style!! Would like to follow each other? I started, follow back? love,
    Milena ♥

  22. Very good point about not having to go out and buy all new things. As you are right there are still some great pieces we can wear that we already have! Love the look of a simple top with a beautiful unique skirt! This is a beautiful transitioning outfit and perfect for this weather! Your accessories are always perfect!


  23. ooh that skirt is stunning! love seeing how you transitioned it into the fall :)


  24. What a fabulous print! I love that skirt on you!

  25. Really like the asimétrica skirt, very inspire outfit, like the complements too! Kisses.


  26. Great look! I love your necklace!


  27. Simply gorgeous! That skirt is amazing, its pattern and asymetrical hem make it unique. You look classy and modern at the same time, and omg, your hair looks SO FAB! Seriously!!


  28. Love the simplicity of your outfits.so practical and stylish at the same time.Also, now I have a bloglovin account :)


  29. I love the print of that skirt! I love the shape of that skirt! I just love everything about that skirt!


  30. You did a great job transitioning this skirt for fall. Hee hee I know you don't have to spend a lot but I already went shopping four times!!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  31. Very chic and loving your tribal print! Also, I really adore how your necklace is the accent piece for the whole look.

    House of Illusions