Style Spy: How to Dress for an Indian Summer

Are post-Labor Day forecasts still calling for shorts and flip-flops? Here are some of our favorite items for early fall.


Haute hardware

Earrings are an easy way to add interest and personality to your outfit. If your warm-weather wardrobe is subdued, punch it up with some colorful baubles. These funky pieces are made by hand—so cool.

Susan Alexandra’s The Spring Earrings, $270 at Trudy, 1801 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 516-7406

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One-piece wonder

This clever romper comes with a long, attached skirt, providing optimal coverage. Throw on a cardi to cover your bare shoulders when it starts to get chilly. 

Shayna romper, $50 at Nicole J Boutique, 17 Wood St., Suite 53, Middletown, 376-7393

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Summery scents

Looking for a scent that will transport you to the tropics without giving you a headache? Kai products can do just that. And if you’ve already used up all your vacation days, Kindred’s Bronze de Soleil will help you maintain your healthy glow, even if you won’t be heading out of town anytime soon (insert sad face).

Kai body lotion, $37 at Houppette, 4021D Kennett Pike, Greenville, 421-9036; Kindred Skincare Co. Bronze de Soleil, $48 at Houppette

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Breathable bootie

These relaxed, versatile ankle boots are perfect for day to night and for cooler mornings that eventually turn into humid afternoons.

Baske California Azalea Angle-Zip Bootie, $275 at Aquamarine at 114, 114 Second St., Lewes, 644-4550




Earthy elements

You may think a crochet bag is only for the beach, but think again: This chic carryall can work for plenty of other occasions, like brunch with the girls or a casual date night with the hubby.

Diamond Fringe Bag, $22.50 at BLUvintage, 150 S. Governors Ave., Dover, 450-3167

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