Once upon a time I worked on a collaboration with Gibson, bringing styles that I felt represented not only myself but all you wonderful ladies that are here with me every day. One of the things that we discussed for the latest launch was to create transitional dresses – something that would look great one it’s own, but also easy to layer for the cooler temps. Now that the weather has started to cool down I wanted to re-imagine these dresses for fall. Here is how I layered my Gibson dresses for fall.
Layered in Leopard
You all went nuts for the Avalon wrap dress (I did too, but I may be biased 😉 ) so we decided to bring it back in 2 new prints. And obviously leopard had to be one of them! They are a statement on their own, but I wanted to show you how you can style it a few different ways for fall and even for the office.
This dress is just the easiest to layer! My initial go-to for layering was a denim/moto jacket, but there’s something about the crisp fall air that makes me want to throw on a cozy cardigan. Pairing it with other neutral accessories really let’s the print pop without looking overly accessorized. Another trend to try? Layer a fitted pullover sweater and top with a belt for a “skirt” look that can easily take you from board meeting to bar (or burritos…or both).
Stripe It Up
This version is the original print, but in a darker, fall-forward stripe. I love to mix prints, like adding a leopard tote with these stripes. The key to print-mixing without making everyone dizzy is balance — bold stripes call for a small, subtle print (leopard or plaid!) that gives just enough texture. A knit trench coat is another way to casually punch up this dress while keeping the rest of your accessories neutral.
Work to Weekend
Meet the Avalon Dress’s C-Suite sister! I have received feedback from readers that they have worn this into the office, for important meetings and client parties, so it inspired me to amp it up the same way! If you’re feeling extra bold, top ‘er off with a longer plaid blazer to show everyone who’s boss. Otherwise, a classic black blazer would pair perfectly with her as well. She’s not just an office gal, though, and neither are you! For the weekends pair her with your favorite cardigan and tall boots for those cool, fall days.