Wardrobe Wednesday - Winter White

Just because Labor Day has arrived, and summer is nearing an end, doesn't mean you have to put away the whites. Sure, convention holds that you don't wear white after Labor Day or before Memorial Day but Skoutinista says that no longer holds muster. The "rule" came about because white is a color you where to keep cool, sure that makes sense that you would wear it in the summer when the weather is warmer; but to say absolutely no white in the fall/winter months  seems a little extreme. We've gathered some of our favorite whites that will take you through fall, into winter and even through next spring. So go ahead, wear that white next week!

Fun Hundred Percent Dress

Elemental Dress

Best of Bows Worlds Top

Lacefall Dress

Wesley Oxford White

Cressida Skirt

Antipodium for Asos Climax Lace Up

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Jean Skirts

082113-JeanSkirts It's back to school season, which gets me to thinking about fall, which in turn makes me start thinking about transition clothes. Don't get me wrong, I love summer weather but my heart belongs to fall fashion. So to get started thinking autumn garb I've got a round up of jean skirts this week.

Denim is the perfect transistion fabric, and with the ubiqutous nature of denim these days it is appropriate for a wide range of situations and activities. I love a good denim skirt because it is perfect for the end of summer but transitions nicely into fall with tights. Casual or dressed up a denim skirt is an excellent option for your late summer into fall wardrobe.

Pencil skirts are quite in trend for fall, so why not try a denim pencil skirt?

Dark denim adds a polished feel that can work from day to evening. Try a knee length button front denim pencil skirt,  or for an allusion to the moto trend try a shorter style with zippers, pair both with a crisp white button up and you are good to go. A faded indigo pencil skirt is a classic to have in your wardrobe, paired with a tee or sweater and boots this is a go to skirt.

The classic denim skirt is alive and well in different washes with numerous embellishments. There are front button styles, classic above the knee, and dark orlight minis. All play double duty as stand outs for end of summer bbq attire that transitions into fall with the addition of tights and a sweater.

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Evening News


Newspapers are normally the ones who report the news, but as of late, it seems they are the news. The number of papers that have changed hands recently, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and Newsweek to name a few, speaks to hopefully a renewed interest in returning these bastions of the printed word to their rightful place in our consciousness. So whether you read the paper daily or just want to look like you do, Skoutinista's got your "geek chic" that will carry you through the air conditioned newsrooms of summer, straight into the fall election coverage.

Denim is ubiquitous these days so don't be shy. These slim boyfriends from Asos are a stylish choice that will take you from the end of summer days into fall and even winter. A girly girl blouse adds a sweetness, as well as dressing the look up just enough so that you go from weekend relaxing to workday routine. Flats are the new black this fall, especially the loafer variety - add a fun twist with polka dots and embellishments. Throw a school like bag over your shoulder to carry those newspapers in, don a pair of Warby Parker glasses (whether you need them or not) and people will be asking you to explain the debt ceiling.

7 Summer Frocks You Can Wear Through Fall

7 summer frocks Summer time always makes me want to purchase new, cute sun dresses. Of course, sun dresses normally have a short wearing season, so in order to maximize the investment I've rounded up 7 Summer Frocks that will transition right through fall. The best part about them is you get the instant gratification of wearing them now, and the budget friendly knowledge that they aren't just for summertime.

Catch the space age trend with the My Moon My Plan Dress in plus size. It's cool enough for a summer evening spent under the stars and when those days start to get shorter and the nights longer pair it with black leggings and kitten heels for fall worthy feel.

Try your hand at mixing patterns, florals and space age blend beautifully on the Cosmic Bloom Dress. The mesh top keeps it summer time cool and when the flowers stop blooming through on black stockings and boots to keep summers blush through the fall.

For a casual, and cute look the Tabby Road Dress can't be beat. Cats have gone viral these days so show your support with this easy shift during the summer months and when fall comes cozy up with a cable knit cardigan and tights.

Stay with the maxi trend this summer in this Marrakesh Maxi - color blocked and striped. Perfect for throwing on after a day in the sun to keep the evening chill at bay, add a chunky knit cardigan and boots for a snuggly fall feel.

Blooming buds continue to trend for summer and when paired with optic black and white stripes the effect is stunning. This Floral Dimension Dress is made for flip flops or strappy sandals in the warmer weather and electric blue tights with black heels as fall settles in.

Staying with the optic trend try a strapless like this Fast Forward Dress for summer dance parties. When chillier weather hits, add a shrunken cardi, pearls at the neck, and black patent heels for an evening soiree.

Color blocking as a trend, is sticking around so embrace the look with this easy Love Shift Dress. Throw it on for an easy summer brunch, add knee high boots and a sweater for a day at the office this fall.

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Wardrobe Wednesday - Summer Sweaters

Sweaters-071713B Summer brings with it beautiful, warm weather, but it also brings air conditioned buildings and cool summer breezes. Keep the chill off your shoulders in the office or out to dinner with these warm weather ready sweaters. Wear them over a dress for evening or paired with trousers and a short sleeve shirt for the office; either way you'll keep from catching a cold in style.


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