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October 2, 2019
I don’t know about you guys, but here in California, the Fall weather has been anything BUT fall-like. The mornings have been cool and crisp. To be honest, they’re glorious. But come noon, it’s hot as can be and by 4pm I’m sweating! It can really be a challenge to dress for this weird in-between weather. Especially when you’re having a heatwave by 4pm.
Getting dressed for a day like that can be a true challenge. Should you wear a jacket? Do you still wear sandals? There’s a lot you can do but also still feel like you’re tapping into fall fashion without dying from the heat. I’m all about strategic layers. Or choosing jeans and a fall hued tank top. You just have to think about the season in a new way until we truly commit to real fall temperatures. Here’s how to do get dressed when transitioning from summer to fall the right way.
When going from summer to fall, this time of year can be a real challenge wardrobe wise. I’m here to help solve that problem for you! When thinking about how to dress for fall when it’s still warm weather outside, think about these tips next time you’re staring at your closet and checking what the temperature is outside.
You can 100% get away with wearing more summer-like items if they’re a Fall color. Think burgundy, hunter greens, browns and navy. These colors feel like fall, so if you’re wearing a t-shirt dress in one of these colors, you’re already half way there. A great way to do this too when it’s super hot out is to grab those summer favorites like an eyelet dress but in a fall color.
I think the best thing for Fall is a great tank top. This is a perfect way to embrace the season of fall with Summer temperatures. Pick a tank that is in a Fall color palette. Tanks also make a great piece for layering. Head to the next tip to learn why!
When it’s freezing in the morning but hot in the afternoon, light layers are your best friend. This is why I love a great tank underneath any kind of jacket. Leather jacket, suede jacket, utility jacket or oversized cardigan. By keeping something super lightweight and ideal for hot weather underneath your more fall-inspired layer, you give yourself the wiggle room to get a little relief from the heat. They add enough warmth without going crazy with a full-on jacket. Personally, I love a great utility jacket or dark denim jacket. They’re light enough to wear all day but feel appropriate for the time of year.
You can wear shorts and a tee but still look like you’re ready for fall if you add in all the right fall accessories. Add a suede bootie, or a wrap or kimono. Swap your summer bag out for something more fall inspired like suede or shearling. Little nods to the season can make all the difference in transforming your simple summer outfit.
The trick I’ve been using the most, great dresses. I’ve been taking my go-to summer dresses and toning them down for fall. Add a utility jacket or chambray shirt over them for a quick fall switch. Swap your sandal for a bootie or loafer. Just keep in mind what kind of dress you are wearing. Not all of them will work so definitely keep your true summer dresses (anything linen or eyelet) stored once the season switches over. But I love a great dress since they let you stay cool thanks to showing some leg or the breezy silhouettes! This one has been great to add a jacket around my waist and simple bootie!
To get you inspired for this crazy-ass fall weather, here are a few of my favorite warm-weather Fall outfits to recreate.
This is such a great way to not only look the part for Fall, but also pull a nice outfit together. As we wait patiently for the cooler temps!
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