Clockwise from left: Jil Sander Fall 2011, Louis Vuitton bag, Jennifer Lawrence in red, Jil Sander Fall 2011, Balenciaga Fall 2011 pumps - photos courtesy style.com
Left to right: Chic girl in white jeans (via Teen Vogue), Christian Dior Fall 2011 booties (via style.com) and Karolina Kurkova in white jeans (via style.com)
Left to right: Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 (via style.com), Cameron Diaz in polka-dot jacket and Emma Stone in Elle Magazine's July issue (via Elle)
Every year, right around this time, I start to reach my summer shopping limit. Sure, the deals are nearly impossible to pass up but let's face it: you probably don't really need more summer stuff at this point. So, my fellow shopping afficionados, how then do we find another excuse to shop? We plan ahead, of course. After all, as much as we don't like to talk about it (or even think about it), fall is right around the corner and luckily, there are some sweet summer deals that will transfer perfectly right into our fall wardrobes. Some call it transitional pieces, some call it seasonless dressing - I just like to think of it as super smart shopping.
Check out some of my fav finds right here at White Oaks Mall (all on sale, natch) that will instantly put you at the head of the fashion pack for the season ahead. Brilliant red is the perfect colour to fire up your fall look, whether as your main fashion statement or as a bold accessory choice. Think white jeans are only a summer staple? You probably know by now that winter white is a must but I implore you to wear white (not cream, or ivory but white) all year long. When paired with a perfect pair of booties and cozy knits, white denim looks snow right. And, when it comes to prints, polka-dots and graphic black & whites will make a super chic style statement for the upcoming season. Even lightweight printed dresses and graphic shorts can work for fall when worn with opaque black tights and a great cozy sweater or jacket. Be sure to comb through the sale racks for these other great seasonless finds: maxi-dresses (worn with boots and a bomber for fall), cardigans (the perfect layering piece) and closed-toe pumps.
I already shopped the sales to find these must-have marked-down pieces. Check 'em out by clicking on the thumbnails below. Score!