I'm tired of the heat. Sick and tired of it. For the last few weeks, the average temperature has been 100 degrees. While usually the temps may begin to drop in other states, around here it's gonna stay hot. See, we don't really get a fall. (Two Thanksgivings ago, it was 75 degrees) We get hotness that one day finally really drops to cold. This eliminates any chance to wear cute Fall clothes! *tears* And I'm ready to wear sweaters, jackets, tights, and boots! So, how do you accomplish this in such a warm "fall"? Transition carefully! Let's break it down in this Quick Style Guide:
Pants: I've lived in skirts/dresses and shorts for the past 2 ½ months. And I've loved it, but I'm ready to pull on some pants now. To make it feel more like the fall that it should be slip on a pair of jeans. Just like jean shorts, you can wear practically anything with your jeans. Choose a dark wash to accent the wonderful fall shades. If you're not quite ready to cover up those ankles, roll your jeans up. Voila! Pegged jeans! The perfect in between!
Jackets/Cardis: Oh, how I love fall jackets! Trench coats are nothing I could ever wear around here in the fall only in winter. If you're in the same boat, look for short sleeve jackets with lots of style. I.E. Cute cuts, Interesting fabrics, Bold colors, Unique hardware/embellishments, or Distinctive collar. Play it up! Have fun with it! You'll be able to pull out that boyfriend blazer soon enough! (I'm dying to wear mine!) Wear them with skirts and dresses for a different twist. Suggesstion: look for lighter weight fabrics! NO wool or tweed, too hot! Cardis have pretty much the same rules! Lightweight fabrics, pretty details, perfect!
Shirts: You wanna wear long sleeves, but think you'll pass out if you do? On a little bit cooler day, pair a long sleeve(pushed up) or ¾ length sleeve shirt with your shorts. The effect is always cute, and still keeps you cool! Also, chose lightweight fabrics or sheer! Put a cami on under a sheer shirt/blouse for cool fall look!
Shoes: Boots oh how I love you! How I can't wait to wear tights with you. But now, you make my feet/legs hot. Same for you, eh? For an easier transistion, try booties, or ankle boots! Not quite as tall on your calf, and not nearly as hot! Or try on a pair of oxfords! You'd be amazed how cute and trendy they really are!
And it just so happens that today, I'm wearing jeans and a short sleeve jacket, since it's a nice cooler 90 degrees. Compared to the 120 degrees on black concrete, today's temperature feels like the beginning of fall!What are your summer-to-fall transition pieces?
Michelle, The Fierce Glamour
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