Summer/Fall Transition Fashion

August 1, 2014 | By More

Smiles warmer than the Saharan sun greeting you, the smell of the holidays flooding your senses and tapping into your nostalgia the minute you walk in the door and affordable prices for every budget are a few of the reasons that you might shop at Serendipity Downtown, clothing boutique located in none other than Downtown Russellville. Since 2012, clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, candles and home goods have been the backbone of this locally owned business.

Tomisa Robinson, owner, is as passionate about fashion as she is seeing each customer walk out feeling good about themselves. Despite the lack of scorching temperatures we have had this summer, fall will be here in the blink of the eye (maybe), and Tomisa wants to make sure you are ready when it gets here. Serendipity Downtown has not yet received fall shipments; however, transitional pieces are plentiful and her tips below will show you how to use items you have or could easily add to your wardrobe.

First Look / Simply Southern
Cut-off denim has taken this summer by storm. At the not yet ripe age of 22, I am continually amazed how trends really do cycle back around. In Tomisa’s first look she styled, is a staple summer look – an oversized, printed tank, denim shorts and sandals. To carry this over to fall, simply add a long cardigan, scarf and every southern belle’s pride a joy, her boots! Perfect for a concert, bonfire or a casual night out on the town, this look allows you to practice the main rule of transitional seasons, layers. Everything pictured except the boots can be purchased at Serendipity Downtown.

Second Look / Dress it up, or down
Sheer tops with a bandeau underneath have also been a staple this summer. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of sheer tops, a camisole can just as easily be worn. Whether it is a fall wedding or date night, the second styled look is a winner. Paired with sandals this is a great look, but this is as well a great option for your more formal events when accompanied with a bootie heel, layered necklaces and a low chignon. Do not forget your red lipstick! Everything pictured except for the shoes can be purchased at Serendipity Downtown.

Tomisa’s Tips:
1. Layer, Layer, Layer
Layers are your friend in any transitional season. If you feel like stepping outside of the box this season, leather moto jackets are a great way to add a little edge to your look.

2. Boots with Everything
Riding boots, cowboy boots, combat boots, booties, so many options! The options of what to pair them all with are endless, too. To bring a taste of fall to your existing clothes, just throw on boots.

If you have not yet caught on to Tomisa’s philosophy yet, let’s break it down. Until the frigid temperatures of winter arrive, nearly all of your shorts can be appropriately paired with transitional items such as blazers, lightweight jackets, cardigans, scarves, long sleeved tops and blouses, the possibilities are truly endless.

Furthermore, your clothes are not the only thing that needs tweaking when the seasons change. “I always look forward to switching out my lipsticks, blush and candles. Sometimes people can forget to switch those things around,” said Tomisa.

Serendipity Downtown is located at 203 N. Commerce Ave. in Downtown Russellville. They are open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, like them on Facebook and Instagram, call them at 479-264-9893 or pop in the store and say hi.

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