One fashion vocabulary word that will be popping up on the blog within the next month is transitional. Here at we usually reserve that term for the gray area in between seasons, especially as we’re inching closer towards autumn and all things fall fashion. Now, I totally get that the weather is still sweltering, but there are ways that you can prep your wardrobe for fall without breaking the bank. Stocking up on staples like ankle boots, long-sleeve blouses, and rich hues while the weather is still warm will have you prepared for when the temps finally take a dip. Plus you won’t have to splurge all in one shopping trip! Sounds like a win-win to me.

With transitional pieces making their way into department stores, it’s difficult not to be excited for a little closet update. I’m not going to lie…I’ve picked up almost all of the items that I’m highlighting for you below. From functional bags to embroidered booties, you can easily rock these pieces from summer all the way into fall. Keep scrolling to see what I’ve discovered for you in this month’s Style Steals installment…

Suede Slides

Dolce Vita Rilee Slides

Splurge: Dolce Vita Rilee Slide, $99.95

Zara Yellow Slides

Steal: Zara Monochrome Slides, $15.99

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Little Black Backpack

Chloe Faye Backpack

Splurge: Chloé Small Faye Suede & Leather Backpack, $1,850

LC Lauren Conrad Jardin Backpack

Steal: LC Lauren Conrad Jardin Backpack, $66.75 

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Poplin Blouses

Clu Bell Sleeved Blouse

Splurge: Clu Bell Sleeve Poplin Shirt, $183

Halogen Gathered Neck Blouse

Steal: Halogen Gathered Neck Blouse, $69

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Embroidered Booties

Kenneth Cole Floral Booties

Splurge: Kenneth Cole New York Reeve 4 Floral Appliqué Bootie, $149.95

Target Arie Brocade Booties

Steal: Target Merona Women’s Arie Brocade Booties, $37.99

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Gingham Dresses

Amanda Uprichard Gingham Dress

Splurge: Amanda Uprichard Crete Dress, $184

SheIn Gingham Dress in Yellow

Steal: SheIn Gingham Cami Dress, $15

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I’m all about the suede mules and gingham dresses at the moment!

Which one of these pieces is your favorite?

Let me know in the comments!

Team LC

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