Back to school is right around the corner, Halloween decorations are starting to show up in stores, and probably many of you, like me, are starting to get the Fall itch. Time to pull out all the sweaters and boots! But since it’s still warm enough for summer clothes, here’s a few tips for transitioning your wardrobe so you feel like Fall, but you won’t overheat in layers.
OUTFIT DETAILS: tunic | jeans here and here (extra distressing by me) | sandals (more sizes here) | envelope crossbody bag | pendant necklace (similar here) | floppy hat (under 30!)
photos by sara walk
1. Pull out the dark hues. Burgundy, olive, burnt orange, mustard, or plaid…wearing anything in these colors or patterns will instantly make you feel ready for Autumn. Just find lightweight blouses, button ups, or simple dresses in these colors, rather than sweaters or jackets so you beat the heat but still feel seasonal.
2. Try festive accessories. You don’t need a full Fall outfit to feel ready for the season. Swap out your pink and orange nail polish for burgundy or navy blue. Add ankle boots to your summer dress. Pair your lightweight blouse with a floppy wool hat. Small doses will give you the feel without the layers.
3. Wear your Fall layers unexpectedly. You can still pull out your scarves, jackets, and sweaters — just tie your sweaters and jackets around your waist for a layered (but much cooler) look, or tie your scarf around your purse strap. It helps add the amazing textures and layers that come during the cooler months, but won’t have you sweating your buns off all day.
And if all else fails, just go make something pumpkin flavored 😉
Any other tips for transitioning to Fall? I’m suddenly craving crunchy leaves, cable knit sweaters, and apple cider like crazy.