I Want What She’s Wearing: Transitioning Summer Brights

Yellow, lime, chartreuse, oh my!  Just because summer might be nearing its (tearful) end, doesn’t mean your love affair with cheerful and vibrant ensembles must end as well.  In fact, with autumn right around the corner we see no reason to hang up your Summer Brights for good.  Instead, with the help of Olivia, we’re here to show several ways to easily transition your favorite summer brights into the oncoming season, no matter what your style may be.  For example, when keeping your outfit within a similar color family (even when bright) we love the idea of adding different textures and a surprise pop of color to bring a new dimension and refreshing spin to your look.  This can be achieved in a number of ways; whether layering an embellished collar necklace over a crew neck tee or throwing on a textured blouse under a sleeveless dress.

For this round of “I Want What She’s Wearing”, Olivia has paired the Kate Spade Dawn dress featuring an embellished fuschia collar – with a light and airy yellow button down blouse, stand out accessories and a neutral flat helping to bring balance from head to toe.

Read on for some of Olivia’s top styling tips:

  • Make sure when layering you are working with lighter fabrics, you want to add layers without adding bulk.
  • Play with color palettes in the same color range.
  • A good belt will create a more flattering silhouette or work in a pinch when tailoring is needed.
  • Keep your accessories in the more neutral tones when you are layering highlighter hues
  • Coordinate your metals accordingly. Olivia loves to pair yellow or rose gold with yellow tones as they pick up the warmth versus silver which are more cool tones.

Here is the the behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot

PHOTOGRAPHER: Martin Goldberg


Three Variations on this look:



Items in this look: Tibi Sweater | ASOS Wrap Skirt in Crepe w/ Zip | Erickson Beamon Necklace | Elizabeth and James Sunglasses | Roberto Cavalli Clutch | Valentino Flat




Items in this look: Cos Folded Pleat Dress | RED Valentino Blouse | Lulu Frost Necklace | Dior Sunglasses | Reiss Belt | Ferragamo Vara Ballet Flat




Items in this look: Tibi Quilted Dress | JO NO FUI Collar | Anya Hindmarch Clutch | Reiss Belt | Pretty Ballerinas Flat

PHOTOGRAPHER: Martin Goldberg

About the Author

Based out of New York City, Dana Randall is the Founder & CSO of FORM MGMT. As a woman in technology Dana is an entrepreneur with a love for fashion, beauty & food. You can follow her on Twitter @DanaRandallNYC or read her recipes at http://www.notchefs.com