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Transitioning Your Closet from Summer to Fall

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Helen Nurse, founder of TracyChambers Vintage

While I’ve never been one to rush the summer season, many style mavens are impatiently awaiting the arrival of cooler temps and opportunities to wear fabulous fall fashions. In an effort to please those of us who live for leather jackets, tights, and riding boots, we’ve tapped into the expertise of Helen Nurse, owner of the Brooklyn-based boutique, TracyChambers Vintage.

TracyChambers Vintage was born out of Helen’s adoration for vintage treasure hunting and is named after Diana Ross’s character in Mahogany, one of the most iconic fashion movies of all time.

“I love seeing how a woman can be transformed by a timeless garment as I help her incorporate it into her contemporary wardrobe. I strive to create a space where we talk style, femininity and being our badass selves,” said Helen.

Take notes as the beauty behind TracyChambers Vintage shares five easy steps to help you seamlessly transition your wardrobe from summer to fall:

1. Pair an understated top with a bright, floral summer skirt.

2. High waist, wide leg denim previously worn with halters or tanks make an easy transition with plaid button downs with sleeves rolled half way up the arm.  Lots of arm candy of course!

3. Rocking a colorful blazer over a vintage sundress is perfect for cooler temps.  Add a bootie to the mix for instant fall chic!

4. My favorite way to transition is adding tights, the darker the better, to vintage dresses or denim shorts with a three-four inch oxford (Bottega Veneta-swoon).

5. Lastly, for those who like to take risks, mixing prints is always fun. A bright, striped cardigan paired with polka dots can definitely be fab if done right!

To learn more about TracyChambers Vintage visit or if you’re in the New York area and want to schedule a private shopping experience call 917.699.8502.



As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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