Love 'Em Now, and Love 'Em Later

We’re totally falling for clothes that look amazing right now—and will still be trendy for school days. From huge jewels to edgy clutches, these pieces definitely pull double duty.
We love when summer crushes last ‘til chilly weather—even if they’re just fab frocks or just-right gems!
A not-so-crisp white shirt
AE Poplin Shirt, $40,
White shirts look cute by the campfire (with your fave colorful shorts) or as an unexpected cover-up at the beach. When school hits wear it…
Over black skinny jeans. Add a sparkly belt around the shirt and pop on patent ballerinas.
Under a jewel-toned strapless dress. We know it sounds crazy, but it’ll look cute. Heels are a must.
With cuffed sleeves, worn-in denim and cowgirl boots. Sport a leather belt, too.
Tucked into high-waisted trouser jeans. Step into colorful flats and go. Throw on a vest if you wanna be rockin’.
Over a tank top and a flouncy skirt. Go as Gossip Girl as you want (aka, crazy jewelry, headbands and presh socks). Adorable!
A Bib Necklace
Statement jewelry can change the entire feel of an outfit by, say, taking a plain romper from so-so to oh-so-gorgeous with the clip of a clasp. A huge necklace is a great last-minute addition to a date-night outfit!
Textured Flower Bib Necklace, $17,
A Tank Dress 
Cute colorblock dresses are super-flattering (the band in the middle shows off your waist) and comfortable (it’s like your fave tank just became BFFs with a sweet skirt—amazing). They look great with gladiators now. Come autumn, rock it with black tights and pumps. Add a huge necklace either way. Sassy!
Janette Dress, $24,
An Edgy Clutch
Stud alert! A rocker-glam bag goes great with ultra-distressed jeans and gives street cred to your summer concert tees. Once the temps drop, this crush-worthy clutch will add a bit of grit to a girly homecoming frock.
Kimchi Blue Pyramid Stud Clutch, $17,
A Simple Knit Vest
A knit vest will make evening strolls less chilly and make you feel cozy when it’s back to books time. Plus, gray is a great go-to color for fall. How very fab.
Draped Open Front Vest, $20,
-Katie Abbondanza


7/13/2009 7:00:00 AM