Soooo a bit of a late post this week. I’ve been pretty MIA, but I wanted to share a short and sweet post with some items I’m loving for fall. As I’ve mentioned before, fall is my favorite season, especially when it comes to fashion. So, of course, I’ve been spending my time online shopping. Here are some items that I’m absolutely loving right now!
Clearly I’m loving grandma cardigans and sweaters and dark/neutral color palette. Which item will you add to your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!
Labor Day Weekend has come and passed, so now everyone and their mother is trying to pretend it’s fall—me included! Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always agree. So, while we’re all craving to throw on our oversized sweaters and blanket scarves and sip on those pumpkin spice lattes, unless you want to sweat up a storm you’re going to have to slowly transition to fall. Luckily, I’m sharing three easy ways to transition your outfits. You’ll be looking autumnal without sacrificing comfort.
Play With Fabrics
My first tip is to start adding more fall/winter fabrics. Think leather, suede, corduroy, velvet, etc. But, make sure you do it in a way that won’t leave you dying from heat. An easy way to add in those fabrics is to pair shorts or a skirt (in my case a skort) in a heavier fabric with a lighter top. Try wearing a corduroy skirt with a light cami or a simple white tee with leather shorts. This is the perfect time to pull out those pieces that always look like they should be worn in fall, but by the time you actually get around to wearing them it’s way too cold.
Switch Out Summer Shoes
The easiest way to start dressing for fall is to swap your summer sandals for booties and cute flats. I would hold off on the over the knee boots a little longer, but throwing on a pair of booties will definitely tip the scales on your outfit towards fall instead of summer. Just by adding the white booties like I did in the photos above definitely changes the entire vibe of the outfit.
Incorporate Autumnal Colors
My last tip: start wearing fall colors. Bring out those darker neutrals and jewel tones, the burnt oranges and mustard yellows! While I actually stayed fairly bright with this outfit, one of my favorite color combinations for fall is black and brown. I think those colors look stunning together and definitely scream “autumn.” The best part is that you can still wear summery fabrics and styles and stay cool while looking like you need that aforementioned pumpkin spice latte in hand.
So there are my three tips for transitioning your outfits from summer to fall. How are you going to transition this season? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Monday! I’m sure everyone is happy to be off on this beautiful Labor Day. Besides not going into work, the best part of Labor Day (and Labor Day weekend) is always the sales! So of course, I rounded up the best sales I could find.
Nordstrom — spend $150 get $30, spend $250 get $60, spend $400 get $100 (you have to have a Nordstrom card for this one)
I don’t know about you, but I am so, so ready for fall. Fun fact: fall is my absolute favorite season—there’s nothing I love more than waiting for the air to turn crisp, burning a cozy candle, and even visiting a pumpkin patch or apple orchard. I think the one thing I look forward to most though is fall clothing. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the fall season has the best clothes and I’m always so eager to throw on a comfy sweater and booties.
Alas, the weather doesn’t always cooperate with my wishes. While I’m dreaming of sweater weather right now, it’s been in the 90s here this week. Sooo, I have to get a little creative.
Right now I’m focusing on the tops that I can wear at the end of summer and into the beginning of fall. Think short sleeve, statement tops. Pair them with shorts now and swap for jeans later. While I paired my top with some paper bag waisted shorts and kitten heels, I could easily see myself styling it with a pair of straight leg jeans and a leather jacket on top. Maybe even a wool hat to complete the look! Regardless of the weather though you can’t go wrong with the top of the moment: a puff sleeve, slightly cropped top with a sweetheart neck. Check out some others I’m loving:
If there is one silhouette I’ve been loving for awhile now it’s the puff sleeve! Something about a puffed sleeve instantly makes any look feel a little bit more dramatic, glamorous, and put-together. Take a simple ribbed tee like the one I’m wearing above. It’s a basic top and would definitely be a closet staple. But, the puff sleeve detail takes it from basic and boring to noteworthy.
What I love about this top is that you can pretty much wear it for any occasion. From running around on the weekend, going out to dinner, or even going to work I guarantee there is a puffed sleeve top that will fit your needs.
I wore the outfit above out to dinner while on vacation. I love how even though I was wearing a ribbed top and shorts, the little details made it look much more elevated. Puff sleeves on the top, the structured silhouette of the shorts, and the addition of kitten heels at the end combined to create an outfit that was dressed up without being over-the-top.
Calling all my comfy gals: this post is for you! I have to say, this summer, 90% of the time I’ve been in loungewear. Since I currently spend most of my day doing work on my laptop at home, comfy clothes are key. But, I like to have options that are a little more elevated than old t-shirts and running shorts (gotta look cute for those Starbucks runs). So, cue my favorite loungewear picks.
When it comes to loungewear there’s one store that instantly comes to mind—Aerie. I’ve been shopping at Aerie since middle school and I’ve never once been disappointed. Their clothes are always so cute and so comfy! And I feel like every time I go into Aerie there’s a sale going on. Who doesn’t love a discount?
When I’m not shopping at Aerie, there are a couple other places I like to look to for lounge clothes. My top picks would be Pacsun, Urban Outfitters, and Nordstrom. But, instead of just telling you, here are over 30 different loungewear pieces that I’m loving!
So that’s all for today! Where do you like to shop for loungewear?