Looking Back, Looking Forward: High-Low Dressing

It’s the first day of August already?  Summer sure is flying by.

Last weekend, while flipping through the latest issues of my favorite magazines, I noticed that a common topic was ‘transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall.’  In the midst of this heat wave, though, it’s difficult to imagine temperatures under 100 degrees.

Anyway, one of my favorite summer purchases is the Anthropologie four corner shirtdress, a bold orange dress with a high-low hemline.  This is an item I envision wearing well into fall 2012.  The dress is quite versatile (remember how easily it transformed in High-Low: Anthropologie Four Corner Shirtdress by layering a plaid shirt over it?).

In today’s post, the dress is paired with a lightweight chambray shirt.  In the fall, I could achieve the same look by wearing a denim jacket and my BP Runway boots.

Shirt—c/o Liz Claiborne for jcpenney

Dress—Anthropologie (latest Anthropologie high-low shirtdress)


Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle

Bracelets—Amrita Singh Seema via Beyond the Rack

Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)


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  1. August 1, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    Love the dress!

    • August 6, 2012 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks! I've worn it so often this summer…the cost-per-wear has got to be low 🙂

    • August 6, 2012 / 3:46 pm

      Thanks! The denim turned out to be a nice accent with the bold orange hue.

  2. August 1, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    Those earrings!!!!

    • August 1, 2012 / 5:58 pm

      I seriously need to raid your closet! That orange dress!!!

    • August 6, 2012 / 3:47 pm

      Lisa: Since purchasing my first pair of Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, I've been hooked on the style, wanting them in every color now. Ha.

      Style4Curves: Come on! Maybe we can do swap because your closet is fab!

  3. August 1, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    I know we need to start thinking about fall transition, but it's so HOT right now! Great outfit idea, though. I'll try to remember if it ever cools off…this drought has been crazy!

    • August 6, 2012 / 3:49 pm

      Right! I can't even imagine cool weather. It's hard to believe it's August and still so unbearably hot! We never got a break from this heat.

  4. August 1, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    I can relate: It's over 100 degrees in Atlanta, and my fave magazines are all full of sweaters and boots! Love this look, especially the fact that both pieces have collars and button-fronts. Really cute and interesting!

    • August 6, 2012 / 3:54 pm

      Oooh…so, the ATL is sizzling too huh. These triple digit temps have overstayed their welcome.

      Even the stores are putting out sweaters and boots and stuff. Just looking at them makes me hotter 🙂

      Thanks for the kind words!

  5. August 2, 2012 / 11:21 am

    I like the dress paired with the chambray shirt! 🙂

  6. August 2, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    love the denim on the dress!!


  7. August 2, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    Love this look. I to agree with the denim into fall for a transitional look. I will be using that on a previous post as well. Had the opportunity to try it out and received quite a few compliments. 🙂

    • August 6, 2012 / 3:55 pm

      Sounds fantastic! I'll definitely swing by to check it out.

  8. August 5, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    You are gorgeous!