The transition from summer to fall is probably one of my favorite in-between seasons in Japan. The unbearable humidity of the summer gradually lessens, bringing the crisp, autumn days. While the month of September is still quite warm, it’s hard to hold back the urge to start wearing fall-inspired outfits. Since it’s still a bit too early to be wearing knitwear and jackets, focusing on colors, textures and silhouettes is key to coordinating pre-fall styles.

夏から秋へと移り変わる期間が多分一番好きな季節のトランジションかもしれません。汗が止まらないくらいの湿度が徐々に柔らぎ、からっとした秋の気候になって行く。9月はまだ暖かい日々は続きますが、秋物の服をどうしても先取りしたい気持ちは押さえられません。ニットやアウターを着るにはまだ早いので、その代わりに色や素材、服のシルエットに拘って初秋スタイルをコーディネートするのが重要になります。

When I recently shopping on Shopbop, I came across this pretty coral-red top, pleated with cutout shoulder details and flared sleeves. It was a combination of so many current trends in one item that I just couldn’t resist! Plus, the price was reasonable for a versatile top. If it was summer, I would have styled it with white pants and sandals, but taking into consideration that it is already September, I thought a simple denim look would be a better choice. I still kept things colorful with this beautiful structured bag from Julia Kays, and added a touch of sparkle with a pair of gold heels. Some other fun ways to style this pleated top would be a full-length skirt or flared pants. I can definitely see myself wearing it to a party or a night out for some cocktails with my girlfriends!

最近Shopbopというオンラインプティックで買い物をしていたら、このコーラルレッドのトップスを偶然見つけました。プリーツで肩の部分が切り抜かれ、フレアスリーブという、今トレンドとなっているポイントが3つ合わさっているトップスは買わずにはいられませんでした!真夏だったら、白いボトムスにサンダルとコーディネートしてたと思いますが、Julia Kaysのカラフルなショルダーバッグに、キラキラゴールドのヒールをプラスして、涼しい印象も与えつつ、秋に向けてシンプルなデニムと合わせました。他にもマキシスカートやフレアパンツなど、このようなプリーツのトップスは以外と色んなボトムスに合わせやすいと思います。私だったらパーティーや、お洒落なバーでも着て行きそうなアイテムです!

I’m not one to smile much in blog photos, but a bright-colored top really does wonders… My style is all over the place and I know there is a lack of cohesiveness in how I dress, and that’s because most of the time I dress according to my mood. But sometimes, the way I dress can in turn affect my mood, and I’m sure many of you can relate to that. Anyways, I’m hoping I’m not creeping any of y’all out with these overly happy photos (laughs). Thanks for reading!

ブログの写真で笑顔を見せることはほとんどないので、明るいお洋服を着るとまた気分も明るくなるんだなと改めて思いました。私は毎日違うスタイルの服を着るので、統一感が欠けているのも分かっているし、気分によって着るものも変わるからしょうがないという部分もあるけど・・・でも、その日着る洋服によって気分が変わることはきっと皆さんにもありますよね。今回は笑顔が多すぎて引いている人がいたらごめんなさい(笑)。いつも読んでくれてありがとうございます!

Style Mafia blouse (via Shopbop), Julia Kays shoulder bag, zeroUV sunglasses, Zara jeans (similar here), Zara heels (similar here)

All photos by Fu Sheng Wang

 

*This post is sponsored by Shopbop.

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Shopbop has some really fabulous pieces and I absolutely adore this coral red top on you! The cut is so flattering and perfect for this time of year. This bag from Julia Kays is a showstopper and I need it ! This whole outfit makes me smile!!

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That red top is super cute 🙂 I am currently looking for fall transition pieces too and it’s my favorite time to shop since it’s my favorite season.

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red looks SO gorgeous on you! I love the color for Fall and I will definitely be wearing it a ton this new season 🙂

xx, Samira

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I’m in love with the beautiful pleated top! The color is beautiful on your fair skin and you have accessorized it perfectly with gold pumps and that pretty bag. I love the slit on your jeans as well, so on trend in the way denim is trending.

xo Sheree
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I’m loving this outfit!

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Loving that pop of red on you darling! You look so chic! I would totally wear this look into fall 🙂 xo, sharon

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You’re like me. My mood is affected by my outfit for sure lol. And bright colors definitely makes you smile! This top is so pretty! I need to look it up for myself. And you’re also right about transitioning into Fall attire. The weather is cool some times then warm other times. I just wear combat boots with everything during this time lol.

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I am always excited to see your posts. Love the red blouse and your bag. Shopbop is one of my favorite sites. You always look beautiful

Xxgracie

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This top is so fabulous and I love the color on you so much! the whole outfit is very chic and beautiful. You look so perfect, Samantha! btw, pictures are so amazing! and the sunnies, too.

xx. Gina

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Gahhh that top is so stunning! I’m so in love with the pop of color for fall. I totally get what you mean about wearing something that instantly makes you happy. These photos are fab. You have a beautiful smile!

xo, Jo

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Such a stunning top Sam!!! LOVE the bare shoulder and the pleated details This Red really suits you very well and greta choice on the gold heels.

xoxo
Marcy

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Transitioning from summer to fall sometimes is difficult for me. I don’t want to accept summer is over. Your red too is awesome and looking very pretty on you . Nice how you matched with the bag.
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Eva
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I love that you brought bright colors into fall! I feel like this is never seen enough. It’s usually very toned down, earthy colors. But this looks beautiful on you!

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What a great and bright top! I’ve started to love red color this season (even it it doesn’t suits me).
I really like the way you’ve styled the Shopbop top with this relaxed fit jeans and golden heels. So glam and bright. Fall is my favourite fashion season too!

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What a beautiful red top! I can see why you’re smiling in all your shots. 🙂 I love bright colors too and I’m excited for fall fashion. Also those jeans are to die for girl!! And that bag complements your outfit perfectly. 🙂 In love with the fun strap.

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