Fall Layering: Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress + Silk Blouse

 One of the challenges for any budgeting fashionista is finding ways to make your favorite pieces stretch through seasons.  A great example is a simple sleeveless fit-and-flare dress.  As long as the dress has a crew neckline, you can easily layer a blouse underneath, add a statement necklace, and you have an instant fall outfit.  It also makes the dress work appropriate if you have a business casual office like mine.  For today's outfit I took a bright red summer dress and layered a neutral silk blouse underneath (one of my closet staples).  Then I added peep-toe booties, a statement necklace, and my 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target tote.  This chic combination is perfect for the office, a lunch date, and more!  Please forgive the fact that my necklace is off-center, I failed to make sure it was perfectly adjusted before taking these photos.

Dress:  Jack by BB Dakota (old)
Blouse: Equipment "Signature Silk Shirt" in ivory, check out current colors here
Heels: Purchased in Hong Kong
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target "Tote with Gusset" in taupe, $54.99 at Target here
Necklace: "St. Tropez Mademoiselle Bib," $38 at Baublebar here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Piperlime here
Sunglasses: Kate Spade "Lulu" in tortoise/gold/brown gradient, $81.53 at Amazon here

Create your own fall layered looks with my picks for sleeveless fit & flare dresses and blouses that I think are perfect for laying underneath:

Left: Jack by BB Dakota "Darrington Dress" in burgundy, $64 at Piperlime here
Middle: River Island "Leather Look Skater Dress" in black, $59.07 at Asos here
Right: "Pleated Zip Front Fit and Flare Dress" in tibetan red (also available in pitch black), $55.93 (on sale!) at Express here

Left: "Faux Leather Trim Chiffon Shirt in wine/black, $19.80 at Forever 21 here
Middle: "Combi Print Chiffon Blouse" in neutral, $59.99 at Mango here
Right: "Lurex-Collar Blouse" in opal, $89.50 at Banana Republic here

Linking up with the lovely Agi over at Vodka Infused Lemonade for her Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday series and the lovely Tara over at Mix & Match Fashion for her What I Wore to Work series!

How do you like to layer your summer pieces for fall?  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a great rest of your week!


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