There’s no doubt that fall is here. We are well into our more structured routines and schedules. The streets are busier with folks back to work and kids back in school. Stores are smelling like pumpkin spice and fully stocked with warmer clothes in fall colors. Even the weather has slightly cooled off. Just slightly. While this transition period is one of our favorites, it can be a bit confusing when you’re trying to figure out what to wear. That’s because days are still warm, even hot. Yet nights can cool off enough where we may need a light sweater or jacket. The key during this time is to keep a constant rotation of some summer clothes and some fall clothes.
When you think about it, this time of year is when we get to dabble into fall seasonal clothes without the cumbersome nature that much colder weather clothes can sometimes feel like. Short sleeves are still appropriate to wear, especially in deeper earth tones, or jewel colors. Ankle boots and cooler weather fabrics like faux leather are also perfectly fitting during this time. Darker jeans are a must, so go get them out from the back of your closet and work them back into your clothing repertoire. Scarves and wraps can work double duty, as accessories or functional coverings to keep us warm.
When in doubt, just keep the right balance. Don’t sway too much into either season. Layering will especially help while the weather is still finicky. Eventually, the temperature will moderate and picking the right outfit will go back to being more simple and predictable.