Undeniably the time is coming to turn our eye towards the next season.  And, despite how much I absolutely love the summer months, when autumn is what's next I do get a sense of great anticipation.  Translated that means I am giddy at the thought of all the incredibly wonderful moments the fall season holds and styling gorgeous looks to enjoy them in.

Whether you're planning a lot of casual, fun times or you have a few big and brilliant  events coming up, it all begins here with the introduction of a few key pieces right now that will easily get the transitional fall wardrobe ball rolling.  So let's take a look, shall we?

Autumn is a season where you have to be ready for anything the weather may bring you.  Temps can range a bit drastically at times so I love being prepared with something I can throw on if I'm needing a bit of warmth and easily remove as well.  This chunky knit neutral cardigan is the perfect choice for doing that quite easily.  I love the shape and style of this one.  It works with all the colors I already own as well as any patterns or prints you may be incorporating into the look.  I'd wear it over a tank and with some loose, floaty trousers right now along with a chunky sandal.  Later, it would pair perfectly with a classic white blouse and these pants or even a pair of nice denim.

This short sleeved blouse is another piece that can be taken directly into the new season.  Worn once with a pair of linen shorts, a tank and some sandals, it now makes friends with some menswear-inspired trousers, mules and a smart blazer.  Add in a leather pouch-style clutch and these sunnies and I'm jealous that I'm not wearing this look right now, haha.

Speaking of accessories, they are also in the running for uping their game at the turn of the page each season.  These sunglasses are perfect for early fall with their all black appearance set off by a slightly updated cate-eye frame.  Gold jewelry often gets a slight bit bolder come autumn and this pair of hoops is on my radar.  A leather handbag that gives a nod to both what was and what's coming is something I can never resist and this one really shows you why.  First off, I love the colors and how they work effortlessly together to create a a beautifully polished look that you can style with pretty much all your wardrobe choices.

Naturally, trainers transcend all seasons but a refresh may be in order right about now.  If so, then I highly recommend this pair of Stan Smith's.  I've had mine for about 10 months now and they are still one of my absolute favorite pairs.  So easy to wear and they work with so much of what I tend to be wearing including casual day dresses that I'm looking to dress down a bit.

If you can't already tell, I really do enjoy transitional dressing and finding fresh ways to ease into the new season.  I hope you love these pieces as much as I do.  If you want to shop any of what you see here, I've linked them in the thumbnails below.

Have a lovely Monday!