Are you getting that itch to shop? We certainly are! But, we also don’t want to buy fall sweaters in the middle of August. With any luck, hopefully, we won’t be pulling any heavy-weight knits over our head for a while.
In the meantime, one can always shop for transitional pieces! You know, those cute little additions to your wardrobe that help to bridge the gap between two very different seasons.
For our fall fashion transitions, we visited smartypants handbag designer and entrepreneur Lindsay Tia‘s shopping lounge, The Cue. Lindsay has the gift to give not only fashion cues but straight up solutions for any fashion needs.
First of all, Lindsay has curated an incredible selection of fashions in this shopping lounge geared toward the professional gal. From clothes to accessories and of course, her line of handbags, everything in this store is perfection. What we love about this parlor-style shop isn’t the exceptionally reasonable prices, it’s the breadth of fashion and Lindsay’s eye for what works for the individual.
With close to 6 inches between us (Kim and Jess), we have two different body types. Without blinking an eye, Linsday moved around the store, scooping up items for each of us. In our dressing rooms, we found hand-curated fashions that fit each of our body types perfectly. This is usually hard for us to achieve in boutiques, which are generally geared toward a specific shape or lack-there-of.
The Cue has everything for everyone. Tall, straight, curvy, thin, petite, no matter what your body type, The Cue has something for everyone. Many of the pieces we tried (and purchased) are available on ShopTheCue.com. You can also head to the Boston Harbor location to try on these fashion steals.
Here are a few of our favorite pieces (and trends) to help you ease from summer to fall.
Handkerchief Hems All The Way
There’s too much to love about this dress. The stripes, the sexy bustline, the flattering cinched waist, and then there’s that handkerchief hem. To us, it says, I know how to have fun! But also, the cut is an excellent transitional piece. Have an evening out? Try pairing this pretty dress with a white tailored tuxedo jacket. A denim jacket would also do nicely for a more dress-downed look.
Flowers to the Max
Maxi dresses are perfect transitional pieces. When the chill comes a-blowin’, toss on a denim or leather jacket. Want to feel a little more preppy? Try this pretty Clarabelle Floral Midi Dress for only $98.00 (available online) with an ivory cashmere cardigan. Take off your jacket to reveal a very sexy open back!
Bell Sleeves and Ruching
As you can tell, Kim is in love with this look. Ruching never goes out of style, and it seems bell sleeves are here to stay. That winning combo comes together in the Casita Off The Shoulder dress for only $65.00. This is another pretty little number you can snag on The Cue’s online shop. Kim is also coveting Lindsay’s snake print handbag. It converts from a clutch to crossbody -pretty killer if you ask us!
Romper or playsuit – either way, the name indicates fun! This adorable Macie Striped Fringe Romper available online for only $68.00 is an absolute blast! Made from a comfortable and airy material, the long sleeves will help to keep away the chill. Try it with flip-flops or loafers for a more casual look.
Midis and Suede
Midi-length dresses and suede items are two pieces that help to bridge the season gap. Lindsay paired this cute ruffle-strapped Drinks On Me Midi $128.00 dress with the pretty Weir Suede Jacket $80.00. Both are available online, and both will be a hit from August to October! We can even see the jacket lasting through the colder weather. Pair it with some winter whites for a sure pastel winner.
Bo-Ho Off-The-Shoulder Dress
Has bo-ho ever gone out of style since the hippies first created it? Nah, the print is timeless, and the off-the-shoulder cut makes it even more relevant. Kim had her own nude shoes to give it a working-woman feel and Lindsay suggested the pretty beaded necklace to help create a very pulled together, yet relaxed look.
Ruffles and Flowers
Ruffles are another trend we will still see in the fall. This cute light fit and flare Juna Ruffle Dress for just $67.00 is perfect for a late summer evening. Lindsay said to try it in the colder weather with black tights and boots or thigh-high boots and a leather jacket for a night-out look. Jess agreed and snagged this little number for herself.