Here in the beautiful Southern states, we can go from nice spring weather to hot weather in an instant.
Then when fall sneaks in we can go from cool mornings to warm afternoons and back to cool nights. It’s like a fashion roller coaster!
This can lead to a major confusion when it comes to your seasonal style.
Today, I am going to bring you a few tips that help with transitioning your closet with the shifting Southern climate.
Right now we are in the heat of summer, ugh. This is when we all look forward to fall, and day dream about the smells, football, clothes and crisp fall air, ahh.
The long drawn out 90 to 100 degrees weather is not this southern fashionista’s cup of tea but I can make do.
Without rushing my seasons too much, I want to share with you some fashion affordable do’s for the fall and winter.
Hopefully all this fall fashion talk will help cool you off and help you relax from the stresses of what you are going to purchase to look your best this fall season.
Do Some Shopping
This is the perfect time to buy spring and summer items at half the cost. You can incorporate several of your favorite styles into fall and winter outfits simply by layering them with accessories.
To stay on trend for the season with those summer styles, figure out what your seasonal color (typically your colors for fall and winter are jeweled tone) is and have fun color blocking or incorporating a few of your spring and summer colors/styles into your wardrobe.
Be aware of fabric, don’t wear summer fabrics such as linen or bright whites mixed in with spring brights as this makes a major difference when it comes to seasonal style transition.
Fashion News Flash! Pull out your spring pastels. Yes, they can be incorporated in with our fall colors. Your staple color for the fall is navy, and everyone has navy hanging in his or her wardrobe.
Be sure to bring out that color blocking with those pastels. I love mixing jeweled toned colors with pastels.
Get Out Some Fall Items
Pull out your cardigans, light jackets, button up tops and light weight scarves. You can layer all of these items, as needed.
If it is 45 degrees when you leave the house that morning, wear your short sleeve blouse with a scarf, cardigan, light jacket, blazer or even a denim jacket (make sure your sleeves are rolled up for proportional length) and your favorite fall accessory (mine would be a chunky, long, light material scarf).
Then, if it is 70 degrees when you leave work or the sun comes up during your favorite fall activity, take that extra layer off and wear your light scarf with a great bracelet, necklace and or earrings.
This gives you combined fun and functionality in a new transitional outfit.
Remember all of those T-shirts or tanks you stock up on during the spring and summer? Now is the perfect time to put them to good use!
For example, take your favorite winter/fall skirt, tuck in your T-shirt, belt it and then layer it with your favorite accessories, cardigan, scarf, blazer etc. Voila!
You now have a great transitional night on the town or work outfit. You can do the same thing with jeans. There are endless possibilities!
Wear the Right Shoes
When the official first day of fall hits you can bust out those fun heels or boots that you have been waiting to wear.
Southerners really need to get ready for game day and many more events coming up this fall. Let’s also make sure our shoes stylish and comfortable.
Flats are great to wear when you are walking to and from tailgates, but if you are like me sometimes flats are not that flattering on your body.
I shoot for a pointed toe flat or a camel/lighter color knee high boot. It’s still flat and very comfortable for that game day experience.
If you are all about comfort, consider getting a good looking natural/gold or patterned closed toe flat. Find a shoe or heel that’s versatile with your everyday styles.
Don’t Forget Dresses
Dresses and skirts are a perfect staple piece for all seasons. Pull from the colors that are in the dress/skirt and that will help you change your look from summer to fall/winter.
Add boots, tights, leggings, jackets, cardigans, scarves and/or, of course, your favorite accessories.