Summer’s not over yet…but around this time of year I start getting excited about bringing my favorite autumn pieces back into rotation. As soon as it’s even close to cool enough outside, I start swapping out jeans for shorts and light sweaters for tanks, and breaking out pieces that I’ve been waiting to wear all summer long: a knit shawl, a pair of motorcycle boots, an incredible leather jacket.
Speaking of incredible leather jackets: look at this.
It’s a high-end designer piece from T.J.Maxx, and is both spectacular (as you can see) and lightweight enough to wear when there’s just the slightest chill in the air. I love the versatility of this jacket; it helps me express whatever mood (and season) I’m in, from showing off my biker-chick roots to adding a little edge to a Date Night dress.
(On me: T.J.Maxx leather jacket, jeans, clutch, and shoes.)
I think a great leather jacket is a must-have for the summer-to-fall transition, but this season what I’m especially into are pieces with extra-special accents like fringe, an asymmetrical collar, or spectacular studs (those studs!). Pair this jacket with skinny jeans and a chic clutch (also found at T.J.Maxx), and you basically have my September-November uniform.
If you’re anxiously waiting to make the transition to show off your fall style and looking to round out your wardrobe for the season, excellent news: one Ramshackle Glam reader will be winning an in-store shopping spree ($500 value) on August 22nd at a Manhattan T.J.Maxx. You’ll get round-trip car service straight from your home to the store, and I’ll be on hand to help you create three amazing looks for fall, each around your favorite fall item!
To enter, just tell me what your favorite autumnal item is that you can’t wait to break out of the closet and wear to express your style this season (either an image of something you already own, a description, or both – up to you). You can comment below, or tell me via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (remember to tag @ramshackleglam and #maxxinista so I know you entered).
Good luck – I can’t wait to see your favorite fall fashion item!
Submit entry on multiple channels for additional opportunities to win. To be eligible to win, readers must live within a 2-hour driving radius of Manhattan and available on Thursday, August 22nd for the in-store styling session!
[CONTEST CLOSED: CONGRATS TO WINNER KATIE K.!]