Spring Colors for Fall

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Dress: Zara, Similar | Booties: Sole Society [shade: Chestnut]  [c/o] | Bag: Clare V., Dupe | Necklace: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lipstick: Kim K.W.

Photography by: Beckley Co.

When you think of yellow and turquoise, your first thought probably isn’t how much it screams fall. I start thinking of spring and my favorite holiday, Easter! So when I saw this dress in NYC my first thought was immediately how much I loved the shape, not how seasonal it was.

And I think this time of year, you’re probably standing in your closet, thinking those exact same thoughts!

“Can I wear white jeans?”

“Is this white top too summer-y?”

“What about a pink dress?”

Repeat after me, “Girl, you can wear it.”

Of course, I believe there are a few rule of thumbs to follow. I wouldn’t wear wedges this time of year, nor linen dresses. I wouldn’t wear a white dress with eyelet details and I wouldn’t wear a ton of Lilly Pulitzer bright prints. However, you don’t have to throw up your turquoise jewelry or  soft hues just because temperatures are dropping, you just have to accessorize accordingly!

Because the body of this dress is made to be worn year round [the fabric isn’t married to summer and the long sleeves and drop-wait details suggest you can pair it with tights] I styled it with some fall booties and a leopard clutch. These booties are Sole Society [um duh, cheers to quality and not breaking my bank] and the clutch is one I’ve had for ages but I found a Sole Society dupe for you! This leopard clutch is one I purchased right when I started blogging as a treat for going full-time and I get that the price tag is hefty! I normally wouldn’t spend that much on a clutch either, however, the fact that it’s soft, not structured and a neutral makes it something I reach for consistently. So when I found a dupe for 1/4th of the original price you knew I had to share it!

I’ll pull a few more accessories I love below for warming up a lighter look for fall! Thank you so much for reading!

[Edit: Yes, mustard is totally a fall color! Yellow might not be considered “fall”, but this dress looks super mustard in the photos! I honestly think any color can be a fall color, I just wanted to share that you don’t have to stick to all neutrals and you can definitely whip out turquoise this season as well! Whatever makes you happy! 🙂 ] 


In partnership with Sole Society. All opinions are my own!

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  1. I love your thinking about spring colors for fall, couldn’t agree more! The ruffles and structure of this dress is so cute and playful! Happy Thursday <3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  2. Leeann wrote:

    I love the mustard yellow color for fall!


    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  3. Hannah wrote:

    Love this dress! The color is perfect for Fall. And I love how you said you can wear it all! There are no rules in fashion. Only suggestions!

    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  4. Nina wrote:

    That necklace is my fave, I feel like it goes with almost everything!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  5. Girl living in Florida we do the same thing.. seasonal rules are hard to follow when it’s 80 degrees in September/October! Thankfully my office is cold so I can pretend it’s fall indoors haha.


    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  6. Amanda wrote:

    Love how you incorporated these colors for a Fall look.

    XO Amanda

    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  7. Rie wrote:

    I remember you said you left this clutch in Hawaii on your honeymoon and were so upset. I would be too! Did you get a replacement ?

    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Ugh yes!! I was so sad! My mom was sweet and replaced it for me as a gift during the Shopbop sale!



      Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  8. Morgan wrote:

    I actually think the color of this dress is very fall! Mustard and cognac are a great pair for this time of year! The turquoise necklace really makes this outfit pop!

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    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      AW thank you!!!!

      Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  9. Amy wrote:

    Love this outfit so much! I totally agree that bright colors can absolutely be worn into the cooler months! This look is perfect!



    Published 29 Sep 16Reply
  10. Kathryn wrote:

    I love this dress on you! So cute. Especially paired with the turquoise necklace 🙂

    xx Kathryn

    Published 01 Oct 16Reply