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This article was published 16/8/2013 (1103 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It doesn't seem fair that Mother Nature has decided to punish us 'Peggers with an unseasonably wet and cold and gloomy summer -- especially after the extremely long and freezing and blustery winter we had.
Still, I refuse to put away my summer frocks and strappy sandals -- it's just not right.
But with temperatures dropping to the single digits -- and that was at least four weeks ago now -- I feel like my summer attire needs a bit of an intervention in order to last these last few dog-days of summer.
That said, I don't particularly like the fact that no sooner did I pack up my sweaters, I am reluctantly pulling them right back out again -- a sad, sad reminder that bronze-hued foliage and decreasing daylight is just around the corner.
But we are not there yet, so enough with the whining and onto stylishly embracing a few in-between-season must-haves to keep the evening chill away from our sun-kissed skin.
The summer cardi. An oldie but always a fashionable goodie, the simple cardigan can be worn over top of anything and everything. The trick is to steer clear of thick knits and fall colours. When sourcing a summer cardi, look for a light knit with a crop sleeve or opt for a horizontal stripe for a bit of a nautical flare.
Jewel-toned scarves and wraps. This is my personal go to. You can easily fit them in most summer totes -- even a small cross-body bag depending on how thick the wrap is and how big the bag -- pull them out an wear as a scarf pre-dusk then stylishly drape across your shoulders at night whilst maintaing your chic composure patio-side.
A thin-knit crew. Basic but far from boring, a thin-knit crew looks fabulous with a pair of shorts and flats. It kinda has that preppy feel to it but not so preppy that you look out of place chilling around a fire at the backyard or lounging on the dock at the lake.
Don't let Mother Nature bully you with her temperamental ways -- pair up with one of these late-summer fashion fixes and take a stand for summer.
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