Transitioning a wardrobe between seasons is always tricky, so that's why we were super impressed with our intrepid reader Lindsey Brown. The Chesapeake, VA native followed the sartorial advice of our dynamic style duo, Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary and Senior Market Editor Dana Avidan-Cohn, in the "Fashion Director vs. Fashion Editor: Long Vest" story from our October issue. (They each pieced together two casual-cool fall outfits with a sleeveless Calvin Klein topper.)
Brown put her own spin on the piece, opting for an edgy leather style by ASOS instead. "It's cold enough outside in fall to need a light layer, but a full coat is too heavy," she told InStyle of the look. "This pairing allows me to layer for warmth but still show off my floral H&M dress." And we're pretty darn glad she did—it would be a shame to hide it. Get inspired by more InStyle readers we ♥ in our gallery.
Check out more of our readers (and find out which stories inspired them) in our brand-new October issue with the gorgeous Jennifer Garner on the cover, available on newsstands and for digital download now.
Be our Reader of the Week! If one of our stories has inspired you to mix it up, send us a pic (300 dpi or larger) of your transformation to email@example.com, submit it through InStyle's Tumblr, or tweet us @InStyle with the hashtag #inspiredbyinstyle. You could be featured in InStyle and on InStyle.com! And what's cooler than that?