Can you believe it’s November? November. I’m looking outside as I write this and am greeted with a sky layered in clouds. Gloomy ambiance. My favorite kind. But let’s be honest—this is a rarity in Southern California. Which makes dressing for fall a bit of a challenge. If you’re anything like me, the moment autumn arrives, my feet are planted in my boots, a scarf wrapped around my neck, and my hands gripping a hot coffee. I crave fall more than any other season. But with the weather normally lingering in the 80s, I’ve had to figure out a way to dress for fall with a mostly summer wardrobe. The key? Light layers in deep colors; fall jewelry trends; and cozy, textured materials.
One of my favorite fall staples is my utility jacket in army green. Love. Yes, this is a year-round piece for sure. But each fall I tend to look for a new one. To keep it on the fall side, I search for a deeper green jacket with dark buttons and room to layer over a chunky sweater. This year, I splurged and bought mine at J.Crew. The longer length keeps my legs warm while the hood is tucked inside a zipped pouch, ready for a rainy day.
I also adore sweatshirts for the fall. And I love them in beautiful fall colors. I snagged a purple cropped sweatshirt from Anthropologie which features a whimsical face design on the front. The piece is just cozy enough for a crisp day, paired with over the knee boots; while tossed on with a flirty skirt and ankle booties keeps things fall even if its 80 outside.
The easiest way to fall up your summer wardrobe? Jewelry. Whatever the trend is for the fall, a few pieces will take your tees and jeans from warm weather wear to autumn in a heartbeat. This season, dainty is back. And one of the biggest trends? The choker. Pair this with just about anything and you’ve transformed your entire wardrobe. Luckily for you, this gem is everywhere. For every price available. (From Forever 21 and Zara to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.)
Textured materials. Adore. They’re such a fun way to jazz up an outfit for fall. Let’s say it’s 88 outside (#moan), and it’s just too hot for jeans and a wool sweater. Why not pair a nubby sleeveless turtleneck with your favorite denim shorts and ankle booties? Or a chunky knit beanie with a teeshirt dress and lace up flats? Even a long wool vest thrown over a sleeveless tank and mini skirt keeps things cool but fall appropriate. Whatever the pairing, look for key pieces in textured, cozy materials that can still be worn with warm weathered items.
My favorite piece I bought this season is a long plaid vest with a removable faux fur collar. So far, I’ve worn it collarless over a teeshirt and jeans. But I can’t wait to add the fur and slip the vest over a skinny turtleneck for cooler nights.
How do you fall up your summer wardrobe?
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