The Fall transition is tough. Not in some monumental way, though I’d be hard-pressed not to classify a fashion emergency as an actual emergency. You spend Spring and Summer stuffing your closet with breezy lightweight pieces, you pull out old favorites from buckets and bins, and you relish in the florals and chiffons. Then, little by little (like you wouldn’t notice), the temperatures drop ever-so-slightly, and you’re standing in a mini skirt with eleven blocks to go until welcoming indoor temperatures, and your skin physically hurts. Stupid Fall. Ahem, ‘fashion emergency.’
Don’t stuff your previous lightweight cargo back into those storage bins, just play a little clever mix-and-match. Without further ado, your Fall fashion staples:
- Tights – I could attempt a pun about being tight with my tights, but really, why nerd them up? Tights are awesome and transition most summer pieces effortlessly – wear them under dresses, skirts, even shorts – so chic. (Also, check out Chelsea’s recent post on printed tights and their awesomeness).
- Cardigan – Celebrities love open-knit slubby cardigans. The cozy cardigan is both oh-so-comfy and perfect for Fall.
- Fur vest – Go glam with a fur vest this season. Department stores and boutiques alike carry fabulous faux fur vests and coats – an inexpensive and animal-friendly version; and vintage fur, if you can get it, scores you extra points in the fashion world.
- Oxfords – This season’s hottest shoe? The heeled oxford. Preppy and sleek, these retro-inspired kicks add just the right amount of pop to any outfit and work well with dresses, skirts, the shorts/tights combo, and pants.
- Denim – It’s doubtful there’s a season where jeans aren’t on trend, but after months of heat exhaustion and the complete lack of desire to pull on denim when the beach is so very close, come home to your favorite skinnies this Fall – because of course, they go with everything.
- Accessories – I’m a big proponent of spending money on inexpensive accessories. Clothing styles change with every passing season, and trends can get expensive, but accessories – especially when bought at discount chain stores and on thrifting expeditions – are relatively inexpensive and pack plenty of fashion know-how. (More on Fall Accessories later …)
Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Lexi, a lawyer by day, blogger and fashion obsessive by night. In case you missed this week’s earlier post, read my introduction interview here!