For everything there is a season. This applies to fashion just as much as anything else in life. Because fashion is divided into seasons, sometimes it can be challenging to keep up with. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the four seasons are determined by shifts in sunlight, which is determined by how our planet orbits the sun and the tilt of the axis.
So, two things:
…If you want to know what tilts my axis, it’s a new fashion season…
…and when you throw in a transitional season, then that makes me “fall” in love with the fashion seasons even more!
The beginning of fall was September 22 this year. Sounds great, unless you live in Texas where it’s still in the 80’s and 90’s. But please know….if there is a will, there is a way. So, let’s talk about a few ways to transition into fall even when it’s still hot and humid outside.
The best way to transition to a new fashion season is with color. The whole idea is to stay cool and comfortable. One way to do that is by adding fall colors to your wardrobe. Army green is a great autumn color. I love to stick with basics like a pair of army green pants worn with a white button-down shirt. For some flair, drape a camouflage jacket over your shoulders (because we know it’s still too hot to actually wear it), and either brown sandals or animal print heels. A cute pair of animal print block heels is the perfect complement to anything army green. Even consider adding an army green statement necklace to your transitional wardrobe.
And of course when we think about fall, we think about the color orange…right? You can continue wearing your bright orange pieces, but also consider adding a few rusty orange pieces to your fall style. There are two looks on our Pinterest board that I especially adore. One is a bright orange Lavin one-shoulder top, taupe trousers from Zara, and purple Fendi sandals. The other is a rust colored dress with a detailed black bag and purple platform shoes. Did you know purple is another great fall transition color and pairs well with orange and army green?
Remember the “you can’t wear white after Labor Day” rule? Thank goodness that rule is definitely out of style. What’s your favorite fall color to pair with white? One of my favorites is camel. A polished fall transitional ensemble on our board is a camel coat worn over white pants with a long white top and nude heels. A camel suede midi skirt with a white blouse is a perfect transition look for the fall. Be sure to roll your sleeves up and drape your coat over your shoulders when it turns cool-ish outside. And the icing on the cake is a camel JW Anderson pierced bag…one of fall’s new “it” bags.
A lot of times we think of blue as a spring and summer hue, but not anymore. It’s a great time to start wearing denim again. From jeans to jackets, this look is timeless. A recent fall purchase I made was a car coat length denim jacket. It looks so on-trend over a pair of white jeans worn with a pair of taupe block heels. A crisp fall look to check out on our Pinterest board is a navy blue pin-striped pant suit worn by style star Miroslava Duma. Don’t you love how she matches her bag and shoes with a neutral beige? We are also crushing on a navy pleated midi skirt with a white tie shirt, and for a hint of fall, they added a Louis Vuitton brown clutch with a fur pom-pom. Beyond “fall-bulous!!!
A style trend from the spring and summer season was pleated metallic skirts. Please don’t retire them to the back of your closet just yet because there are so many fun and stylish ways to re-purpose them for fall and winter. A look that works in and out of the office is a silver metallic skirt, white blouse, black flats, and think about draping a cardigan sweater over your shoulders. For a youthful vibe, re-purpose your metallic skirt by wearing it with a white t-shirt, denim jacket, and a pair of fashion sneakers. Cute and comfortable! Can’t beat that…right?
Autumn in Texas is definitely not like the picturesque scenes of a New England countryside in the fall. Though here’s the good news…you can easily add all the beautiful fall colors, textures, and layers to your wardrobe! Don’t you just love a smooth transition?
Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation. Contact Holley at [email protected].