Fall Transition | Camel & Black

Well friends, we’re on the backside of this week…we’re almost there! I’m thrilled you guys have enjoyed this week’s Five Ways series, because goodness knows I have so much fun putting it all together! And from the sound of it, we’re all ready for the Fall invasion!

For today’s Transitioning to Fall style, I’m focusing on work wear. We all know how to add boots or a scarf to make weekend styles Fall-ready, but dressier styles can be a little trickier. My rule of thumb for transitional seasons (whether it be now, or that weird space between Winter and Spring), is to cover either my arms or my legs. I’ve found that choosing one or the other almost-always works for transitioning!

Sweater (available in 7 colors!) | Pleated Mini Skirt (longer option) | Necklace | Satchel Bag | Patent Pumps (nude on sale!) | Sunglasses | Watch (50% off!)

So if I’m wearing a skirt, I’ll pair it with long-sleeves…or short-sleeves with pants and trousers. You can wear either with peep-toe shoes or sandals, or keep your feet fully covered with pumps. If styling this skirt for a night out, I wear sandals like these, but for work I prefer a more covered-up style (and these pumps are my hands-down faves.) 

The sweater is a great transitional piece too, because it’s lightweight enough to wear now, but layers beautifully over collared shirts later. It’s also great worn under a blazer or jacket. (Also available in cashmere for under $100 here.)

Fit Tip: This sweater is a wardrobe staple for me, and I have it in several colors. I size up to a small in mine for relaxed fit and more layering room. (It’s up to 30% off today only!)

Circle Ring | Earrings | Watch (50% off!) | Bracelet | Lipstick in ‘Poppy’ | Sweater (on sale!) | Pleated Mini Skirt (longer option) | Necklace | Satchel Bag | Sunglasses

Pleated Mini Skirt (longer option) | Satchel Bag | Patent Pumps (nude on sale!) | Sunglasses | Circle Ring

The statement necklace adds a touch of bling, but the classic chain style doesn’t read as too trendy. You could easily add a blazer (love this one!) to this outfit for more warmth, or swap the sweater for a camisole (like this one) for evening wear.


Don’t mind my bangs…I’m in this weird ‘do I cut them or wear them long?!’ phase. I’m forever a bangs girl, so I think I just need to figure out how to style them at this longer length. Or maybe just start with combing them.

What are your tricks for transitioning your work wear? See this skirt also worn here, and more Five Ways series here. (And more Work Wear styles here.)

{See More in this Fall Transition Series}
Fall Transition | Tiered Ruffles
Fall Transition | Peplum & Camo
Fall Transition | Back to Basics

{Shop My Transitional Work Wear Style}


*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Summers.


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  1. Camel and black make such a nice combination. I love the light and dark colours together.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  2. Love the outfit! Beautiful pics and great tips!!!

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  3. Kathryn wrote:

    What size are you in the skirt? I always wear the same size as you and that skirt is darling…I need it!

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’m wearing a regular 0, but it’s a tad snug in the waist. I wanted to be sure it fit my natural waist tho, and didn’t fit around the hips.

      Posted 9.15.17 Reply
  4. Sandy wrote:

    Hire that girl! (I mean lady!)
    Perfect, once again.
    Thanks for the tips, especially covering something, one thing or the other. LUV sweater weather.

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  5. Kerri wrote:

    I am also struggling with my bang situation. “To have bangs or not to have bangs, that is the question”. I have a similar hairstyle to yours, and in the last year I have tried wearing it several ways: full bangs, sideswept bangs and the latest – hair parted down the middle blending the bangs in. I think my hairstylist thinks I am crazy! I am having my haircut next week and hope she can help me figure it out. Or, as usual, you will figure it out and I will just do what you do, LOL!

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  6. Pam wrote:

    Love the idea of wearing long sleeves with a skirt and then short sleeve with pants. Great for the fall season.

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  7. Lisa wrote:

    I love this combo – ladylike and sassy at the same time. I have those heels and love them!

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  8. Shelly wrote:

    In LOVE with this skirt!

    Shelly|The Queen in Between

    Posted 9.14.17 Reply
  9. Amy wrote:

    Love this outfit! I also love your bag, but it seems different than the one you linked. What brand is your bag? It’s gorgeous!

    Posted 9.15.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Mine is Sole Society, just an older version of the one I linked! xo

      Posted 9.17.17 Reply
      • Amy wrote:

        Thanks, Cassie!

        Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  10. Nikki wrote:

    Beautiful combination of colors, one of my all-time favorites and you did such a great job putting it together! By the way do you have any recommendations for a nice and stylish work bag which can fit a laptop and wallet etc? I am petite (5’3″ ish) so I have a very hard time picking a nice work bag which does not look too bulky.

    Posted 9.15.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’m a big fan of the Barrington totes…they are large enough for my laptop, but not so big for everyday! xo

      Posted 9.17.17 Reply
  11. Minau wrote:

    Great ensemble!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply