Wear it Now & Later: Blue Plaid

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

It’s mid-July in Houston, so why am I wearing a chunky knit sweater with my outfit? Well, if you’ve ever visited Houston, Texas … then you know it is freeeezing cold inside most places. (Houstonians sure do love their AC!) I can’t even go in to the grocery store without pants and a sweatshirt on!

Today I’m talking about fall transitional pieces with J. McLaughlin and why they’re necessary … even in Houston!

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

While this look is perfect for transitioning from 100 degrees to 50 degrees in a matter of 5 seconds, it also works as a great fall transitional outfit.

Wear the sweater now, wrapped around your waist, and wear it later, when the temperature really starts to drop, over your dress.

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

So many cute chunky knits from J. McLaughlin!

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

I also love that the colors in the blue plaid shirtdress are perfect for both summer and fall. The darker shades are just begging to be paired with tall boots and leggings come October.

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

But for now, a matching navy beach tote and sunglasses dress this shirtdress up for summer!

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

jmclaughlin plaid dress, fall transitional outfits, what to wear between summer and fall, navy bamboo tote bag, jmclaughlin fall 2016

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Are you daydreaming about cooler weather and fall outfits too? I have to admit, I am totally ready for the spoils of the next season ahead, but for now I’m perfectly content soaking up the remainder of summer. (It did barely just begin, after all!)

In other news, Patrick and I are meeting friends tonight for dinner at our favorite spot in all of H-town: El Tiempo!! Apparently, when my mom was pregnant with me, she ate Mexican food ALL the time, which obviously explains why I love it too, right? Well, Baby Kerley is just going to have to love Mexican food just as much as I do, so why not start getting the little one’s fix now!? 😛

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram & Snapchat for a look at life behind the blog.

alice

photos by Lauren Anderson

*Big thank you to J. McLaughlin for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.*

  • Courtney Patterson

    This looks great on you! I’m not a huge fan of plaid but I have to admit, this piece looks very comfortable and I love the way you’ve styled it.

  • Cute! I love how it’s so simple yet it still looks FAB!

  • I love shirt-dresses like this! Perfect for summer and so easy to warm up with tights and a sweater in the fall.

  • LOVE this plaid dress!! You can never go wrong with this look- you rocked it 🙂

  • Such a cute outfit and you’re right I’m always freezing inside because the AC is always on full blast everywhere. Great transitional piece for fall 🙂

  • What a cute dress! Love this casual look!

  • I love the dress! It looks like it’s quite the versatile piece of clothing! <3