Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the Street….Transitional Dressing, New York & Madrid

It’s been unseasonably warm in New York the past couple of days, requiring an entirely new strategy for getting dressed.  I love the idea of mixing the lightness of your favorite summer dress with a chunky cardigan sweater (above) or with your boyfriend’s tweedy jacket (below) for transitional weather. I had posted these photos a while back and think they’re a great example.

 

We’re going to create a new tag called ‘transitional dressing’ that I hope will inspire you on crazy days like this!!

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  1. TheFancyTeacup

    November 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    The darling outfit with the grape hued polka dot dress has me spellbound. Such a genius pairing of colors.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  2. Erica

    November 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I love the colour contrast between the dress and the cardingan!

    http://adesignerinfashion.com/off-white-blazer/

  3. thestyleexpress.com

    November 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Yay….the transition season lasts forever in Nashville. Trying to figure it out myself today. Love, love your blog. Melinda

  4. Comme fraiche

    November 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I like the cardigan worn the traditionally way so as to make use of the pockets, but then again, that’s just me

  5. Habiba. J

    November 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I love when you can use summer pieces in the fall, the weather really has been lovely in New York, which means you can wear light pieces like the ones you have posted. I would love it if I bumped into you and would be an honor if you took my photos, but a girl can dream. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might enjoy reading.

    http://www.thegirlinredheels.com

  6. Lauren

    November 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Interesting way to swear the cardigan in #1 and great color combination. I really like the oufit in #2 more though. Wonderful color palette, silhouette and mix of textures.

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  7. thestyleexpress.com

    November 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Yay….that will be a great addition. Transition season lasts forever in Nashville. Trying to figure out what to wear as the temps change today! Love, love your blog:) Melinda

  8. Jarka H.

    November 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Both photos are gorgeous. On the first one I love the use of complementary colors and on the second one the lovely backlight. It always looks so flattering! It´s one of my favorite light settings while shooting.

  9. Elisa Eymery

    November 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Warm autumn temperatures always spark great creativity when it comes to layering and unusual combinations of prints/textures/lengths. A great time to experiment with a more relaxed and slightly bohemian style.

    Elisa
    thebod.clothing
    http://thebodclothing.blogspot.com/

  10. I.ila

    November 15, 2011 at 10:12 am

    reblogged! I love the color combinations in the first one.

  11. Leira Zetroc

    November 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I love the look of buttoning your chunky sweaters from behind.

  12. Lisa Petrarca

    November 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I like it! ‘Transitional Dressing’ tips & ideas…go Scott!

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2011/11/julliens-20-today-is-it-possible.html

  13. tobe

    November 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

    haha very nice! i like the yellow cardigan

  14. monkeyshines

    November 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

    casual and chic!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  15. Nomadic D

    November 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Yeah Madrid! Love the backwards cardigan, and I love the idea of”transitional dressing”, as a layering addict I think pretty much every day is transitional.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  16. Style Croissant

    November 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

    love the idea of the backwards cardigan haha

  17. Bohemian Style

    November 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Love the colors in the first one.

    theBohmerian.com

  18. Sally

    November 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Great idea! During these warm weeks it’s much tougher to throw something together… today I went with slouchy jeans and a blouse, but earlier was contemplating a dress (with or without tights?)

    http://blog.bungalowco.com/

  19. Eleni Alina

    November 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

    The second look is soooo beautiful. I think that the hair and eyes make 90% of the entire outfit.

  20. thefashionguitar

    November 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

    That second photo, that girl, wow, gorgeous

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  21. jo

    November 15, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I’m glad more girls are wearing their cardigans backwards! It’s such a practical option sometimes! And YES! to transitional dressing. It was such a day in Singapore today and it was nice to be able to break out the sweaters and not perspire buckets!

    Love the chunky cardis and complementary hues together!

    http://mustardandmint.wordpress.com/

  22. GLOSSLIPSTICK

    November 15, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I like the first dress and the second cardigan, anyway Madrid is very cold right now, we need more than just a cardigan.

    http://glosslipstick.blogspot.com/

  23. MARIE

    November 15, 2011 at 11:40 am

    GENIUS, SUPERB and a REFRESHING IDEA of finding and adding ways to upgrade and funk up a cardigan! and tomorrow I shall wear my fave cardigan just as shown on photo #1 !!! too bad though, that such a delight way of wearing it in where i am from, the ‘burgh (Pittsburgh), i shall expect TONS and TONS of weird looks from the “Pittsburgheez” ‘ya kno, the ones who has NEVER left the lil town they’re from and/or the burgh’ but frankly my dear, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN :) one of the myriad of reasons why i go on this website… new concepts in style(s) and fashion.

  24. Anna Louisa

    November 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

    that second photo is so gorgeous! I’m going to scour my husband’s closet tonight :)

    http://anna-gemutlichkeit.blogspot.com/

  25. Saio

    November 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Love the look, 2nd photo, the colorls are nice!

  26. Saio

    November 15, 2011 at 11:50 am

    love the look 2nd photo, great color combination!

    XO Sjardin

  27. Bridgette

    November 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I especially like mixing and matching pieces of different seasonal wear. Sometimes it’s hard to tuck away clothing for the new season. i love all my frilly dresses for the summer and try to incorporate them into my Fall wardrobe.
    http://whichmewillibetoday.wordpress.com

  28. Chad Saville

    November 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Who buttoned that for her! :)

  29. Dominika

    November 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    amazing photos!
    <3

    Fashion Philosophy
    http://www.fashionphilosophy.net

  30. Fashion Me Wild

    November 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Love these looks. Great shots!

    Check out today’s look:
    http://www.fashionmewild.com/2011/11/look-of-day-76-statement-blouse-and.html

  31. mego

    November 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks, is a very good idea…sometimes we run out of them, because, fashion weeks are three month ahead !! so please, give us a refreshing of what they were proposing…and if you find it at street, we’ll ( your and garance followers) be delight!!!

  32. JL

    November 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Definitely need this new tag …. Photos are exact choices of my wardrobe this week

  33. dragon fruit

    November 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I love this tag and both outfits are perfect, the backwards cardigan is awesome and so chic!

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  34. Les Ismore

    November 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Backwards sweater:Fashion genius!

  35. Audrey

    November 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Love both of these! Especially the sweater worn backwards! so chic! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  36. The life after

    November 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    The curdigan buttoned behind is a very bad idea in my opinion But I definetely adore the colours of the first pic and the cuteness of the second!

    The Liffe After

  37. Framicetta

    November 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    the first photo makes me smile :)

    check out my blog, it is newborn!
    http://www.fashioncrouton.blogspot.com

  38. The Dutch Dastard

    November 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Hmmm…….i think that a cardigan with buttons on the back is a very nice idea. Wearing your cardigan backwards, however, is just daft. The thing has a certain shape and fit for a reason you know. It just doesn’t fit the body as it’s supposed to.

    The second one is just so very romantic.

  39. Holly

    November 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Love that cardi

  40. patricia

    November 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    great idea, scott! i never know how to get dressed in transitional times….

  41. the gorgeous

    November 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    first woman outfit is fab! full of style ♥

    http://thegoorgeous.blogspot.com/

  42. Giada

    November 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    The secondo woman..wow!!

    Giada

    http://giadascarnival.blogspot.com

  43. Emily

    November 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Mmm, definitely the 2nd! Love it! Especially hair & dress. The first is too crazy for me maybe :) Colors work though.
    http://croissantjungle.blogspot.com/

  44. Kate

    November 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Really like the cardigan worn backwards. Bit silly but it works :)

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  45. Devon

    November 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I love the purple dress with the yellow sweater… I would love to see the outfit from the front, too. I bet it would be even more darling :)

    GlamCake

  46. Susan

    November 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Someone needs to tell that girl her cardigan is on backwards

  47. Alexandra Villa

    November 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    loooving the sweater on backwards

  48. phoebe

    November 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Hey, wait a minute. Didn’t you post the fist pic before? Same lady same cardi, unless she had it over something else!!

  49. jessica

    November 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Curious what the cardigan looks like from the front – I would think that would be sort of uncomfortable. The pockets look cute in the back though.

  50. jerome centeno

    November 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    The first girl is really stunning, the cardigan was a genius thing. It shows creativity and that there’s no rules when it goes to street style. The polka dots is really a great touch as well, very playful and with vintage touch. Just amazing :)

    onthestreetsofflorence.blogspot.com

  51. LUCIA

    November 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    LOVE THE COLOR OF THE SWEATER IN THE FIRST PICTURE :)

    http://www.aroundlucia.com
    http://www.aroundlucia.com
    http://www.aroundlucia.com

  52. Tokyofaces.com (@Tokyofaces)

    November 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Love the second picture. She looks great in that cardigan!

    Tokyo streetstyle: http://www.tokyofaces.com

  53. umanbn

    November 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Wow! she is beautiful, love the lighting, the red hair…….

  54. canvasofculture

    November 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    very interesting look in the first picture. both looks are beautiful!

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

  55. Devi

    November 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love the girl’s look on the first project!

    xx Devi
    http://www.10K10Q.com

  56. Meredith

    November 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I love “transitional dressing”. That’s what we are doing right now in Atlanta, too. It was 70 degrees here today! But it’s fun going back and forth between your winter clothes and summer clothes. I feel like I’m scrambling to wear my favorite summer items in a creative way before the weather goes definitively cold.

    - Meredith
    http://www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

  57. jas

    November 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    i love that first photo. great shot

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

  58. Name*

    November 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Lovely pictures. i absolutely love the grey sweater/jacket in the second picture. And I love the shoes! Loafers are growing on me. Well, not literally, of course. If they actually grew on me, then I wouldn’t have to go buy them. That would be nice.

  59. gabriella sheffield

    November 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    the backwards mustard sweater is wonderful, the second shot is perfection

    http://www.dimplesandcharm.com

  60. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    November 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I love the light in the second photo. The jacket and the feminine dress are perfect together.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  61. Monni Swizzle

    November 16, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Great photos! The first one is such an adorable outfit! ^^

    http://chonkosfoodandstyle.blogspot.com/

  62. Shannon Rosan

    November 16, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Love the idea of transitional style! …p.s. the backlighting is stunning!

  63. lulu

    November 16, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Great, only, when was the second picture taken? definetly not this year! I’ve seen it before on your website.. for sure! .. How about that?

  64. Cardig

    November 16, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Didn’t know, you take pics from other photographers…

    http://www.thefountainside.com/2011/06/15/wearing-clothes-back-to-front-would-you-do-it/

    or is it vice versa?

  65. mona

    November 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

    hey, this is my primary school clasmate, that I teased for her long hair(and I regret it now)….she is beautiful…what a small world…The Sartorialist connecting the world…made my day

    Mona

  66. antique engagement rings

    November 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

    The second photo is fantastic!

  67. peter evans

    November 16, 2011 at 8:14 am

  68. berenger

    November 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Not keen on that particular back to front cardigan. I think it works much better with either with a short, more fitted cardigan, or as an evening, backless look. But it has to be a carefully chosen cut of knitwear in any case. I have a friend who often wears the btf cardi as a signature look, and it can add a bit of surprising elegance to an outfit. This one just doesn’t work for me though, although the colour combination is great. That said it is a fabulous photograph, as usual.

    Love the second shot, she looks adorable and makes me wish it were autumn in the UK again. She has fabulous hair.

  69. m

    November 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

    i love this post!the color of that cardigan make me crazy!http://msfashionstreet.blogspot.com/

  70. Sven

    November 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    That backward cardigan makes me angry.

  71. Valerie

    November 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Oh i love this picture :D the boyfriend jacket is so pretty and i love that she’s wearing mocassins. such a lovely outfit. wish the weather was better in the uk so that i can give it a try!

    sundaesbest.blogspot.com

  72. helen

    November 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    YES! I first learned to reverse my cardigans from this very photo when it was posted way back when. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on this concept in the years since. It’s such a refreshing, simple thing to do. Thanks!

  73. Charikleia

    November 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    The first look blows me up! It is so well put together! Love purple and crocus and polka dots, and silk and wool.

    The second picture now is an ode to light and skin and hair and beauty.

    Kisses from Greece!

  74. Samuel Q

    November 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Love the colors and pose in the first photo!

  75. sarah

    November 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Transitional is exactly what we have to do on a daily basis here in San Francisco. You never know what weather you’re in around the city, so layers and heavy coats/sweaters are common. You have to be creative ;)

  76. Floor Daasvand

    November 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

    i love the 2nd one!

  77. bubble-licorice

    November 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

    love the hair and the outfit.totaly impressed!!!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

  78. color standards

    November 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Love the mustard cardi! Interesting way to wear it

  79. Rod Turner

    November 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    If I’m not mistaken haven’t we had the pleasure of seeing these two ladies before?

  80. posestyle

    November 18, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Para que luego digan que la moda no es arte y creatividad en estado puro! la rebeca abrochada desde atrás, una idea buenísima!

  81. installment loans online for bad credit

    November 19, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Thank you for what you have. This is the best post I’ve read

  82. THUNDERCUP

    November 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    i have to admit…the second photo is incredibly boring to me. there are no special details that catch my attention.

    in contrast, the first one is amazing though, love the color and texture of the cardigan and also her hair/bun.

    ❤ xo
    http://thundercup.blogspot.com

  83. Annie_VintageDiggs.com

    November 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Not sure about the backwards cardi, it looks a little strange. Love the post on transitional dressing though. I’m in California, and this is a time of year when it is difficult to dress because the mornings and nights are cold, and the days get pretty warm. I’ve been layering up with vintage sweater and old-man style cardigans!

    xoxo,
    annie

    I like this combination of snow bunny – meets hipster – meets lumberjack boots with heels! It’s colorful and eclectic and totally works! I also love that the boots are VINTAGE, my fave!

    xoxo,
    annie

    http://vintagediggs.com/blog/

  84. Genteel Flair

    April 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    So much creativity going on here, especially in the top picture. What a quirky way to add flair to a simple dress.
    Do visit: http://www.genteelflair.com

  85. Mistrot

    October 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I like this picture at all!! What a light!! What a pose!! Amazing convination… She looks great. Good Mr. Schumann!!

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