It may still be summer, but most of us have our minds on fall. What will you be wearing as you shift your wardrobe from vacation mode back to reality? Here are three ways to dress casually and comfortably as you head towards autumn.
1. Move to Fall Colors
The easiest way to start looking and feeling more fall-like is to wear darker colors, but you don’t have to do it all at once. A great way to transition is to team up a pair of your favorite jeans with a classic striped top and add a fall-colored utility jacket. This burgundy one is a beauty and a refreshing change from olive or tan.
You can keep your accessories light and more summery if it is still hot out, and then switch to booties and a darker bag as it starts to cool down mid-fall.
2. Throw on a Poncho
We all know how crazy the weather can be in the fall. One day it’s hot, the next day it’s cool. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing your summer clothes once the back-to-work season arrives, but it’s not cold enough to wear a turtleneck either.
Another easy way to build a bridge between hot and cold is with a light poncho. A thin, light poncho is ideal on cooler days take along in your bag in case you are going out and it’s cooler at night. This toasted coconut one with the pretty buttons is a gorgeous color for this time of year and looks great with black jeans, booties, and a rich-looking dark leather bag.
3. Reinvent the Way You Wear White
Can You Wear White Or Cream in the Fall? Absolutely! Just because it’s September doesn’t mean white is suddenly off-limits. White can look chic year-round. It’s all in the way style it.
For example, take a pair of white jeans and a ribbed knit sweater in a classic fall color like rust, gold burgundy, or brown. Accessorize with a dark tan leather bag and some cute sneakers and some gold jewelry for an early fall look.
4. Wear an Animal Print
Some prints like stripes and animal prints are seasonless, which makes them ideal for this time of year. This sporty leopard print shirt is a classic and looks fabulous with jeans, woven sandals, and this chic Chanel-inspired bag. Try riding boots and a big tote with this look in October!