A girl can’t consume enough pumpkin lattes or light enough fall infused candles to bring about cooler temperatures when summer is turning into fall. (A girl can dream though…)
Although fall is just around the corner, Mother Nature doesn’t seem to get the memo; and your favorite layers may need to wait. However, with a little bit of creativity, you very much can dress in a fall inspired way and still keep cool.
Below are my top style tips and outfit ideas for dressing for transition weather. Remember: not all trends are for everyone; pick and choose what resonates most with you, your style and your body type.
1. Accessories are everything when it comes to bringing fall into your wardrobe. Choose accessories in fall colors that are lightweight like this silk scarf and vest.
2. Dresses are a woman’s best friend during transition weather. They keep you polished, cool, calm and collected. Replace your linen dresses with a cotton blend in a fall hue. Try a fun mustard, olive or pistachio! (Another style tip to make note of is a belt can create a beautiful and flattering silhouette with an otherwise shapeless clothing item. The black leather and gold buckle compliment the olive utilitarian style dress.)
3. Flats are the perfect shoe for this time of year when a sandal doesn’t feel quite right nor does a boot; and thankfully, there are so many styles to choose from this season! Opt for a classic loafer or mule in a fun print like leopard or snake skin.
4. Culottes are a great alternative to jeans. They’re a bit cooler and can also be dressed up. Don’t be afraid to rock your white ones, but pair them back with fall colors and/or neutrals.
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5.A blazer is not only classic but so on trend this season. I am loving the bold colors and vintage prints for fall/winter. This is by far my favorite third piece as it instantly up‐levels and completes your outfit. Whatever blazers you wear now can most definitely be carried into your fall and winter wardrobe. Stay cool with a silk or sleeveless top underneath and a neutral block heel sandal.
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6. Another item coming back with a vengeance is the pleated midi skirt, and for good reason. The length and style are created for comfort and perfect for warmer weather. This skirt, as you may have seen as of late, can be dressed up or down. For a high‐low look, wear your favorite stylish sneaker, a graphic tee on a really warm day or a graphic sweatshirt on a cool night. The result? A cool juxtaposition of both feminine/girly and ultra comfy!
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7.A denim jacket and dress is a no brainer outfit formula for transition weather. If it’s too warm out, tie the jacket around your waist which gives your dress more shape and accentuates the smallest part of your body.
The key takeaways are to replace your summer hues with fall’s colors and consider the various ways you can wear your accessories and lightweight third pieces.
You’ll discover that getting dressed for this time of year can be effortless and enjoyable! Better yet, you’ll be even more confident the next time you’re out treating yourself to a pumpkin latte
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