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Fashion Forward: Transitioning Summer Styles to Fall Wardrobes
Comments () | Published September 16, 2009

The Tights Alternative

Brooke Kao, The Fashion Void That Is DC blogger and Washingtonian Best-Dressed 2009

Brooke’s advice:
“Wearing thick knee- or calf-length socks with strappy platform sandals is very Burberry-esque and trendy right now—it’s also a good way to wear sandals in cooler weather.”

How we worked it:
There’s a tendency to turn to darks when colder weather hits, but cranberry is a more cheerful—and just as workable—neutral anchor. The platform sandals transition well thanks to thick straps and a substantial heel, while the gray sweater-coat is an unexpected accent to the seasonal color palette. A tortoise-shell belt smartens up the whole ensemble, and the final touch—Marc Jacobs studs—add just a hint of whimsy.

Marc Jacobs Logo Studs, $38.
Hue Knee Hi Socks, $6.
French Connection Poison Dress, $168.
Old Navy Heather Gray Cardi Coat, $35.
J. Crew Tortoise Belt, $39.
Jessica Simpson Clonise Platform Sandal, $64.80.>> Next page: Tips from McLean Robbins, The Washingtonian style contributor

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