It's that time of year again. There's a definite change in the air. The mornings are getting chilly, but the afternoons are still full of warm spells. The leaves are slowly starting to change their colors. It's nice, but it makes getting dressed a bit more complicated. Transitional clothing isn't always easy to navigate, but it's so rewarding when done right. Here's how to do it.
This season is a little bit different, just like this year has been. We're starting to take a more considered approach to fashion, and gone are the days of ‘beauty is pain.' Just as summer has been, this fall is all about cool yet stylish comfort. It's about wearing pieces that make you feel good and that you'll want to wear for as long as possible. This fall, we're coveting the following items.
They're just light enough to keep you cool in the afternoon sun but just thick enough to keep you warm in the mornings and evenings. They're cozy enough to wear indoors or outdoors.
Short sleeve or sleeveless dresses can be layered under denim or leather jackets, while long sleeve dresses can be worn independently. They look great with boots if you're ready to go full-on fall, but you can also rock them with sneakers if you're not entirely willing to let go of summer.
It might not be a sweater weather just yet, but it's almost always cardigan weather. It's the perfect late summer/early fall cover-up, adding just the right amount of warmth and coziness to any outfit.
Want to extend the life of your favorite summer dress? Layer it up with a cardigan. Ready to bring back your best jeans and boots? A cardigan makes the look casual-cool. This season we especially love cropped cardigans that can be worn as tops alone.
Just add a blazer whenever you want to make your outfit feel a little more sophisticated. An oversized blazer made from a thicker material like wool makes for excellent fall outerwear.
While the temperatures are still high, you can wear yours over a t-shirt, and when things start cooling down, you can switch your underlayer to sweaters.
Not ready to commit to long sleeves just yet? A top with an asymmetrical neckline will be your best friend while the sun still allows it.
Whether you're opting for a crop top or a long sleeve top, going the one-shoulder route will give you just the right amount of coverage.
An easy way to make your outfit feel seasonally appropriate is to adapt your color palette. It's the best solution to deal with the heat of an Indian summer without fully reverting to your summer clothes.
Even if you're wearing shorts or a t-shirt, it won't feel too summery thanks to the deeper hue. This fall, we love rust, marigold, tan, and olive. Transitional dressing is all about finding the perfect balance between the season you're leaving and the one you're entering. Good luck!