Transition season in NYC can be tricky when it comes to getting dressed, as the onset of fall often brings varying temperatures and unpredictable weather forecasts. One thing’s for sure, though – nightlife in the Big Apple must go on. While the season may finally be cool enough to break out your favorite outerwear and thicker fabrics, it’s still too warm for full-on winter garb. Make the most of this time of year with these seven nightlife styles that will get you through summer to fall transition in NYC.
Tassels are everywhere on the current runways. Although they don’t feel great during the summer (balmy nights just make them stick to your skin – gross), transition season is prime time to add them to your nightlife wardrobe. We love this sexy, ornate dress covered in tassels, sequins, and gold details. The outdated “don’t wear white after Labor Day” rule has been done away with, so feel free to wear it as long as weather permits.
Mary Jane Pumps
It may be too cold for summer sandals, but it’s still warm enough to wear open-top shoes without pantyhose. A pair of Mary Jane pumps brings a sexy twist to the schoolgirl classic.
Turtlenecks with short sleeves are the perfect wardrobe basic for summer to fall transition season. Pair a short-sleeved turtleneck with a pair of wide-legged trousers, your favorite skinny jeans, or a mini skirt, and top off your ensemble with some bling for an easy New York nightlife look.
Bodycon skirts never fail as a nightlife showstopper. Wear your skirt with some strappy heels during transition season, then add some tights and knee-high boots once winter sets in.
Suspenders are an effortlessly cool way to update those wide-legged trousers. While it’s still warm enough outside, try layering your suspenders over a ribbed tank or crop top.
Take advantage of this pre-scarf weather and rock those deep-v necklines while you still can. From shirts to dresses, V-necks are a great way to show some cleavage without being too ridiculously over-the-top. Invest in a flattering little black dress, and you’ll be able to wear it for many transition seasons to come.
An embellished jacket is one of the simplest ways to take any outfit up a notch. Whatever you feel like wearing at night – jeans and a t-shirt, shorts and a tank top, or a mini dress – a lightweight statement jacket covered in beading, sparkles, or embroidery will help you look fabulous through New York’s summer to fall transition.