Petite Fashion Challenge #10: Summer to Fall

Petite Fashion Challenge Summer LookSummer Look

Banana Republic vest, size 0 (altered) :: Banana Republic blouse, size 00P :: Ann Taylor linen skirt, size 00P :: LOFT flower pin :: Cole Haan shoes, size 5

It’s Petite Fashion Challenge time again! This month’s PFC is being hosted over on fashionforteens. The challenge:

The challenge is to take traditionally summer pieces (like tank tops, shorts, mini skirts, sundresses etc.) and make them appropriate for fall.

My item is the Banana Republic linen vest that I had altered down from a regular size 0 to fit more like a 00P. A lot of things about this vest says “summer” to me, so since I invested a little bit of money into this guy, I want to make sure I get more than just seasonal wear out of it.

This vest feels like summer because:

  • The fabric is linen, which is a very summery fabric.
  • The color is a soft light blue stripe, almost nautical in feel.

My summer outfit is what I plan to wear to an office event at the Del Mar Racetrack in the near future. I love how men wear their most ridiculous seersucker and linen suiting to the racetrack, so I figure I’ll show ’em how a lady does it. :)

PS…blue & purple are analogous colors…and purple & yellow are complimentary colors!

My fall transition:

Petite Fashion Challenge Fall LookFall Look

Theory blazer, size 00 :: Banana Republic vest, size 0 (altered) :: Banana Republic blouse, size 00P :: Paige jeans, size 23 (hemmed) :: Cole Haan shoes, size 5

Nothing says fall better than a crisp blazer! Pairing the vest with darker colors, like the black blazer and dark denim, helps to temper the summery feel.

There ya go! Another summer is almost over, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to start layering again! Whoohoo!

Check out the other Petite Fashion Challenge entries over at fashionforteens.

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33 Comments

  1. I envy your ability to wear blazers. I currently own 4 and you’ll notice I never, ever show them in any outfit posts. I just can’t seem to pull them off, I always look somewhat wrong in them. My mission for this fall is to figure out how to style my blazers so I can actually wear them rather than  just stare at them hanging in my closet.

  2. says: Jessy

    Hey it’s that vest again! I just saw it in another PFC, I think. :P Great outfits, Kelly! If I wore your “fall outfit”, I’d be sweating. LOL I try to wear as little as possible all year round.

    1. I’m guessing that means Vicky finally wore hers! Wonderful! I haven’t made the PFC rounds yet, so I’m a little behind.

      We’re complete opposites then…I’m always cold and wear the most clothing possible for all weather conditions. ;)

  3. Kelly, I ADORE your fall look!  It’s so…crisp! :)  For some reason, I can never do blazers with denim.  Don’t know why it doesn’t “feel right” for me, but it works very well for you!

  4. says: Katie Mieras

    You are inspiring me to try more menswear inspired peices. I’m going to try to mimick an outfit I saw in the Brother’s Bloom.

    Katie. PetiteSisterStyle

  5. says: liza

    Wow, the two looks are totally different but I love them both. I love how you added a blazer and jeans and the look is appropriate for fall. Oh and I just added you to the list:) sorry my internet wasn’t working earlier. 

  6. says: Kileen

    wow, you really know how to wear a vest!!   i love how you styled it for summer — the light color palette and flower pin make it will make the other ladies envious of your style at the racetrack.  and i love the darker colors as you transitioned for fall.  well done!

  7. says: Anonymous

    Nooo I missed this months fashion challenge! Stupid computer and its virus weakness…anyway your outfit looks fabulous! That’s definitely a summer color but it works so well for fall with that blazer. Wonderful!

  8. says: Anonymous

    Nooo I missed this months fashion challenge! Stupid computer and its virus weakness…anyway your outfit looks fabulous! That’s definitely a summer color but it works so well for fall with that blazer. Wonderful!

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