The weather at the end of summer and the beginning of spring is more flippant and unpredictable than a woman two days into Aunt Flo. One day you’re blotting sweat stains from a silk blouse and the next you’re wishing you’d stowed a cardigan in your tote. Most of my summer was spent sunning my stems in denim cutoff shorts. My jeans barely saw the light of day and probably now have perma-creases from staying stagnant in the depths of my closet. Most people see Labor Day as the end of summer and Fashion Week as the beginning of fall. This is when closet starved New Yorkers begin the purging of their closets. Tiny tanks and strappy sandals are stowed and soft cashmere and slouchy boots take their place. But before you pack away your denim cutoffs for good, let’s examine how some of your favorite summer pieces can have an extended shelf life by working them into your wardrobe with winter wear.
Stay tuned to see how to take your summer shorts to a winter staple.
Photo credit: Michael Stiegler