Monday, August 27, 2018

Fall Transition Looks with the Charlotte Today Show


Colleen (Charlotte Today host), Andrea, Me, Rachel, Christy, Josephine

Hi Friends!  I know it's been a while since I have written a new blog post.  The last several weeks have been crazy with travel (both for work and fun), having family in town, and getting the girls ready to head back to school. I can't believe I now have a 2nd grader and 8th grader!  Anyhow, now that school has started, you should be hearing from me a bit more regularly here on the blog.  I generally post every day on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure you are following along there as well.

I had the pleasure of going on the Charlotte Today show recently to talk about fall transition looks.  Charlotte Today is on NBC every weekday here in Charlotte and I am honored to be a fashion contributor for the show.  You can read blog posts about a few of my previous TV segments here and here.

I recruited 4 friends to be models for the segment including two blogger babes here in Charlotte, Rachel Brown from Queen City Chic and Josephine Hauser from The Style Hostess.  I have linked their Instagrams so you can go check out their feeds!   I partnered with a local boutique, The Southern Nest, to provide clothes for me and the models.  They have a great selection of cute, casual clothing and if you live in the Charlotte area, you should definitely visit their store.  It is located right off Highway 521 in Indian Land, SC.  

When I arrived at the TV station for this segment, I was excited to find out that Bob Saget (aka Danny Tanner from Full House) was also a guest on the show!  He was absolutely hilarious and very gracious to take photos with all of us.  Such a fun surprise!

So fun meeting Bob Saget!

I wanted to share some details about my outfit from the TV segment.  One easy way to transition t-shirts and tanks from summer to fall is by layering with a cardigan.  I chose a pretty burgundy cardigan and found a similar one HERE.  I paired it with a comfy v-neck tank similar to THIS ONE.    I wore my favorite new high waisted jeans, tan belt and these peep toe booties that go with everything.  Add some fun statement jewelry and you are good to go!

Andrea, Christy, Me, Rachel, Josephine

We featured several fall looks in various styles and many of these can be replicated with items you may already have in your closet.  There is an over 20 year age difference between the youngest and oldest lady here, yet we all found something that fit our style at one store!  I firmly believe that you can find something just about anywhere that works with your body type and style.

The key to utilizing items in both summer and fall is by layering and/or switching out pieces with others you have in your closet.  For example, both Andrea and Christy's looks could be worn in the summer by switching out their jeans for some denim shorts or skirt.  Rachel can take her striped dress right into fall by adding a denim jacket over it.  And Josephine can wear the black maxi dress in the summer without the sweater layered over it.  

The exact clothes and accessories that the models and I are wearing can be found at The Southern Nest in Indian Land, SC.  They do not have an online store, so I am not able to link all of the exact items.  However,  I have scoured the internet and found similar options for all of our looks that are linked below.

Pictured from left to right:

Andrea: Similar camo sweatshirt \\ Exact sweatshirt in solid green \\ Similar jeans
Christy: Similar embroidered top \\ Similar jeans
Laura: Similar tank \\ Similar cardigan \\ Exact booties \\ Exact jeans \\ Exact belt
Rachel: Similar dress options here & here \\ Similar booties
Josephine: Exact dress in different colors \\ Similar black maxi dress \\  Similar sweater \\ Similar peep toe booties


You can view the TV segment by clicking on the video posted below.


I hope you found some fashion inspiration on how to transition clothing items from summer to fall by watching the segment.  For daily fashion posts and sale updates, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks as always for reading Smart Southern Style!
 

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