Happy happy Monday! Or maybe not because who likes Mondays? Today I want to talk about a real issue: the fact that it’s technically fall but it’s still warm out. All I want is to break out my jeans and sweaters and yet the weather here in North Carolina is has been in the 70s and 80s. In order to combat this, I’ve been finding ways to incorporate fall style without sweating to death.
First I started with some summer basics: a white cami and a button down skirt (shop similar). This is a classic combo and you really can’t go wrong. I wore this ensemble out shopping with my parents who came to visit me this weekend.
To really give the whole outfit that fall feeling, I added some cozier details. This long cardigan from the Gap was really essential to change this outfit from summer to fall. I really love this cardigan because it’s so comfy, it’s cute, and it has pockets! I’m also just a fan of longer cardigans in general, it keeps you from looking like a grandma. My mom actually got me this cardigan as a gift and she loved it so much that she bought one in black this weekend (mine is actually a dark gray).
Another fall-inspired detail is this cute fedora. I actually have a problem with fedoras. I never buy them because I usually think they make my head look weird and are just all around unflattering on me, but this one changed my mind. I can’t even tell you what the difference was, but I really love it. Also, I like that the brim is kind of smaller and doesn’t really cast any shade in my eyes. I actually picked this hat up in Aldo’s randomly and fell in love with it. Who knew a shoe store made cute hats too?
Now for the finishing touches. When it’s too warm for booties (sigh) loafers are a great option. Super on trend, comfortable, and guaranteed not to make your feet hot you really can’t deny their perfection. I actually got these Coach loafers last year, but they must be popular because I was still able to find them online.
Next up is my bag. I have a few different bags, but I always fall back on this little crossbody from Michael Kors (I have a similar option linked here and it looks almost exactly the same, but the leather is different). I just really love the size and versatility of this bag. It matches basically anything I wear and even though it’s small, it fits everything I need inside.
For jewelry I just got this new Kendra Scott bracelet and I’m in LOVE (thanks Dad!). Also as a plus, it actually fits my small wrist. Per usual, I’m wearing my Michael Kors watch. I wear it almost every single day and always get compliments on it. The watch I have is over three years old, but there are so many cute options.
Last but not least, my lipstick. I’m kind of a lipstick junkie if you haven’t figured that out yet. This shade is by NARS in the shade Bette. I also just got another one in a similar shade from Urban Decay in bruise. The one from NARS is a little bit darker and the one from Urban Decay goes on sheer, so you have to build up the color, and is definitely glossier. Both look so great on though and a vampy lip color definitely gives your outfit that fall look.
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