(No, it’s not quite so green here…that’s a little flight of fancy.)
Today I’m cross-posting with Lisa of Privilege about that dicey season between summer and fall, and transitioning wardrobes. If you haven’t discovered Lisa’s blog yet, you’re in for a real treat! She’s been focusing lately on home decor and her lovely garden, but also tackles style with a discerning eye, and distinctive voice.
Fall has always been my favorite season, and since moving to Los Angeles (from Northern California) 23 years ago, I’ve had to learn to adapt to a climate that treats fall as an afterthought, something to get around to, oh, maybe by Thanksgiving. Fashion websites, magazines and style blogs taunt me come September. It’s become my yearly wail of frustration that I can’t join in the “boots and sweaters” brigade until we’re closing in on the year-end holidays. But I am learning to adapt, and to find ways to work some fall style into my wardrobe even though September and October (and sometimes November) tend to be our warmest months of the year.
Color is one way to approach this conundrum. I look for lightweight pieces in fall-ish colors, like these J.Crew Sunday slim chinos in “hillside green.”
The color IRL is a little deeper than it looks online. Better in person, I think. I’ll be able to wear these now, and for the next few months.
Or this linen boatneck tee (a warm weather favorite of mine) in “dark cognac.”
(A note about these and other linen knits: I always line dry them, never put in the dryer. I’ve found they hold up well when I do this.)
Accessories can be a way to sneak in some fall style without overheating. In addition to color, certain prints and textures can skew autumnal. Leopard, or snake print, for example:
For cooler mornings (or over-cooled offices), perhaps a linen scarf in a soft, rusty red…
The large check pattern on this Madewell scarf also channels that fall vibe.
You can see Lisa’s post here.
Do you look forward to fall, or do you hang onto summer as long as you can?
WEAR NOW, WEAR LATER…