We have all been there. It is absolutely freezing when we get up and get dressed in the morning for work. We put on a thick sweater and wool pants and boots – after all, it’s fall, and the Pumpkin Spice lattes will be out soon – and head out for the day.
An hour or so later, we are having serious regrets over our outfit choice.
The sun has come out, the temperature has risen and it is feeling much more like summer. The sweat is dripping off us, yet we are stuck in a heavy sweater.
In this post, we are going to look at how you can get through that tricky transition between summer and fall so that you can stay cozy and cool when you need to.
Layer it up
If you do one thing at this time of year, it is to layer your outfit. Not only will this keep you warm when it needs to and give you the chance to strip off a layer when it gets warm, but it also allows you to extend some of your favorite summer pieces into the fall. That cute spaghetti strap dress? Pop a mock neck under it. That pinafore dress? A little tee and chunky cardigan over the top can take it through to the next season. However, make sure you do not overdo it and look like the Michelin man – three layers it the optimum amount of layers for the comfort and style stakes.
Incorporate fall hues
Bring your summer wardrobe into the fall by infusing fall hues and shades into it but with lightweight materials. Colors such as burgundy, navy, olive, rusty orange, and mustard yellow all work really well in linen-based materials, as well as cotton and chambray. Try combinations such as a navy t-shirt with a cool blazer and jeans and a pair of white sneakers.
Take your favorite summer color – hot pink, for example, and look for its more autumnal partner. This year, Fuschia is set to be a big color throughout the fall months. It has the same color base but it is a much deeper, richer shade than hot pink – perfect for the tricky transitional period between the two seasons.
Swap out your shoes
Try to avoid going from open toe sandals straight to chunky boots, and instead, transition your footwear slowly. Cute ballet pumps always look good with jeans, sneakers can be paired with a midi skirt and camisole look and loafers can make even the most casual of outfits look smart.
As the temperature slowly starts to drop, the leaves start to change color and Halloween decorations start to pop up in store, start the transition between summer and fall with your outfits. Change one element at a time and build a wardrobe that you will love all year round.