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Weathering the transition

Posted on September 17 2015

How to weather the transitional weather, that is!

It seems that the hardest time to dress oneself here in the south is this time of transition between summer and fall. Is it like that everywhere? I suspect that it is. 

Today, for example, it is in the 90's. You certainly can't put on a jacket, but it somehow feels wrong to throw on your summer clothes - not to mention that you are SO over them! We certainly don't believe in that pesky rule about no white after labor day, but still...the calendar says September and sometimes you want be dressed as if it is September!

Then there are those days when it is cool in the mornings and hot in the afternoon, or hot one day and cool the next! We have lots of those crazy temperature days around here before fall finally settles in to stay a while.

The key is lightweight pieces that can provide lots of versatility to take you from hot weather to cool.

Fortunately, I Do Declare Boutique has plenty of pieces that are perfect for this transitional time. 

Here are a few of our favorites:

This grey utility jacket is light weight - really the perfect layer for September and October. 


It looks great with Emily's favorite Tee shirt dress. We also think that it would look perfect over a graphic tee or a floral tank and jeans. As the weather gets cooler it can be worn over a lightweight sweater. 

Olive this jacket! No seriously I do. :) Everyone who has seen this jacket loves it! It is another perfect jacket for the transition time and it is roomy enough for a sweater underneath so will work for all but the coldest weather. The color and distressing set this jacket apart from all the other army jackets. You can put this over almost anything!


We think our September Breeze dress is a great transitional dress. The color says fall, it has sleeves, but it is lightweight. You can wear it with riding boots or your favorite booties and wouldn't it even be adorable with cowboy boots? As the weather cools off it would look amazing with the Olive thisJacket above or a cream colored cardigan.


Another one of our favorites is the When Skies are Grey Cardigan. This is so pretty in person. The color is a lovely grey-blue and the back is an open weave that really adds something special to a nice basic piece. This would be a wonderful addition to any wardrobe.


Last, but definitely not least is our Chambray Tunic. This has been super popular so you might want to grab it fast! You simply can't have too much chambray in your wardrobe and this one is soft and the perfect length to wear with leggings. It would look great with a jacket or sweater over it as well.





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