Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons: The crisp weather, the beautiful leaves, the excuse to consume as many pumpkin-flavored products as humanly possible… the list goes on. But, one of my favorite things about fall is the fashion. September is the month when all of the designers debut their new collections and their warmer-weather gear, and it gets me in the mood for the cooler temperatures.
However, in Alabama, we’re still burning up. If you are ready to break out your fall clothes or start buying some new trends, try to think of how you will wear them now, while it’s still warm- and later when the cool air hits. Here are three of my wardrobe staples that will be carrying me into fall, but will be comfortable while the heat is still around.
So many people associate overalls with summer and don’t think about the potential these babies can have for the fall. Mine are from Target, and I gave them a distressed look by taking a razor and sandpaper to the knees and pocket areas. Cuff the ends for an I-woke-up-like-this vibe.
Wear it now: Layer a tank or short-sleeve shirt underneath with your hair in a top knot. (A striped shirt can never fail with these!)
Wear it later: Wear a long-sleeve shirt or thermal and booties. All the great things about wearing jeans, but you don’t even need a belt!
(Overalls from Target)
These are my life. Printed pants are some of my favorite things ever and they can be dressed up for work, or dressed down for a Saturday running errands. These printed flares, from Forever 21, are thin enough to let your skin breathe but cover your legs on cool nights. They also feel like pajama pants, which is always a plus. Embrace the 70s vibe of printed flares, but keep the focus of your outfit on the pants- otherwise, it could be overbearing.
Wear it now: V-necks balance flares because they make your torso look longer. Add a long necklace to enhance the effect.
Wear it later: Add leather booties, a chunky sweater, and hoop earrings. Voila! The perfect fall night outfit in two minutes. (BONUS: If you’re an Auburn fan, just add a orange sweater and you’re set for game day!)
Flowy basic top
I’m not sure what else to say about this shirt. It’s a staple that everyone should have. Black, white, beige, grey… A loose top in a neutral is pretty much going to get you through the season. It will go with every pair of jeans you own, and will even cover your behind with leggings. Double win.
Wear it now: A top like this with layered necklaces and denim shorts equals instant cool girl style. Give the shirt a half-tuck into your shorts, and wear short booties.
Wear it later: Black skinny jeans will balance out the boxy-ness of the top, and a tall heel will make you look skyscraper tall.
(Top from local boutique)Follow