Am I really saying that?
I feel like there are so many days of summer left, even though the reality is, September is nigh. The days will start to become shorter, and the nights will begin to become colder. Is this a reality I am COMPLETELY fine with... totally. However, it does break my hart a little to see summer pass.
C'est la vie.
Any who, even though summer is going, it is not taking the weather away with it yet. Below I've rounded up some fun fall transitional essentials that are easy to layer and play around with come fall, but strip down once more when summer comes!
Overalls + Tees
Okay, overalls are like the best invention with sometimes (read most times) the worst execution. I have been on the hunt for a pair of overalls since I outgrew my pair when I was three. However, I seem unable to reach nirvana with a perfect pair.
Regardless, just because I can't seem to find a pair that is magic on me, that doesn't mean that you, my dear reader, won't. However, I will say this free people one probably would have come home with me that day had they had my size in store. I mean, I could always order it...maybe?
I find when the pair of overalls is, well, over all slouchy it sits nicely on the frame. There's not that awkward tailoring moment that happens when the overall legs are too tight, too much room on the top, and the straps are longer than my whole body. A slouchy fit is perfect because it is still breathable when it's hot outside, but the pants makes it seem more fall appropriate than a jumper.
Also adding fun thin tees underneath is the perfect pairing! Really adding thin tees to your fall transitional wardrobe is a God Send for those days when it's the arctic tundra in the morning and the sahara in the afternoon, and you just need to layer. They also pair great with loose skater dresses or more body-con knit dresses, if you're not ready to commit to a pant just yet.
These two paired together is a match made in heaven. Below are a few of my favorite finds paired together!
There is nothing better than a knit in my opinion. I love knits in EVREY sense of the word, but I love them even more if they come by way of dress. I love how they make the dress seem more comfy and cozy...or maybe that's just me?
I also love finding a thinner knit for fall to summer. A thinner knit means it will play nice with the hotter weather while satisfying my fall cravings. It's a great base pice since it's easy to build on. You can take your knit dress, add a leather jacket, some ankle boots and handkerchief scarf and you're ready for a cool fall day. Who said sweaters could only come in one style?
Kimonos are something that I love that I think everyone is just now getting on board with. The reason I love a great kimono is because of the easy breezy air they give to an outfit, the colorful patterns they posses, and also the overall Boheme vibe they add to any outfit. They're perfect for if you have a silk-cami paired with some skinnies with ankle boots and want to add a splash of something a little fun.
They are also great for if you don't totally love colors and patterns. You can throw them on or off as you please without ever having to compromise on comfort or style. They are a great option for getting used to colors and textures while still staying in your comfort zone. They also can make you look instantly put together for a night out or a quick run to the store without much thought.
Last, but not least, the trend that took over everyone's summer feed: The Mule.
I love mules.
I love everything on this list.
But I especially love mules.
I love that they are easy to slip on, can add color, pattern or texture, and usually play nice with everything. If you have a neutral outfit (read a tee with skinny jeans) throw on some mules and you instantly look more polished. Whether they are a solid color, have a satin texture, some embroidery, flat or heeled, mules are fun and always play nice with others.
Also, the added heel can make your ensemble look little more sophisticated without the sacrifice of blistered, aching feet at the end of the day. I love that they are conservative in height while still giving you a little something, and that they are easy to walk in thanks to the block heel.
They're fun and easy, and the open-toed aspect is great for when you want a more professional heel but don't want to commit to a close-toed situation. Am I right?
Hope you were able to find some fun fall inspiration in this post. Here's to three months of awkward dressing!