Fall is here, even if our temps say otherwise. It’s always challenging this time of year to transition into the fall colors, fabrics, and styles yet remain comfortable with our temperatures outside. So what do we do here? We all want the feels of fall, and more than just lighting a pumpkin candle. We want to wear layers, chunky knits, and coats, and not just for travel. Well, I chose three fall, wearable now, fairly classic “trends” to help you easily transition this season South FL style.
Sweater vests are a huge trend this season, which bodes well for us as it’s sleeveless! I love this updated stylish version of a sweater. Pair it with a short sleeve tee and you are all set and still relatively comfortable with the temperature. Once we cool off pair with a long sleeve knit or button down to add a little more fall flair and dimension to your outfit
Button down shirting is certainly not new; however, its impact has been huge over the last few seasons and it’s going nowhere soon. This is not a trend per se, it’s a classic, however, it’s the updated, relaxed, slightly rumpled version that has me wearing one several times a week right now. Easily paired with your favorite denim for day or keep it more polished for evening with a puff sleeve or silky fabric.
Dresses are the heroes in our wardrobe here, so it’s a no brainer to throw on a boot with our favorite summer dress and call it a day. I say Fall is the perfect time to update our easy dresses and incorporate fall’s deeper, warmer shades, and slightly darker prints. Short or midi dresses will be best with ankle boots whether they are a chunky lug sole (yes they are still here), a lace up combat, Chelsea style, or pointy toe. You can also try the high slouchy boot which will be big again this season in case you missed it last fall. This style instantly makes a statement. You can’t go wrong with a dress and a boot. Still cool, appropriately fall, and always stylish.
Boots will be paired with everything this season so have fun with the styles you love. Living in South FL doesn’t always allow us to feel like dressing for boot weather, however, it is one of the easiest ways to transform your summer dresses and skirts to more “fall like” outfits. Stick with fabrics in cottons, silks, and blends, and pair with a lighter color boot. (Linens don’t really work with boots) or try the heavier lug sole boot with a short babydoll or fit and flare style dress. The more leg you show the less hot you will be. And of course if you travel to colder climates, make sure you have a great walking boot, rain boot, and evening boot in your shoe arsenal.