As the clouds move in many of us girls and women go into a panic over what to wear. But hey, just because the sun isn't warm enough to tan us doesn't mean we should pack away those late summer purchases yet! Yes, there is a way to keep your summer wardrobe in the mix, even in the windy fall. Here's how:
1. Layers After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, you really pick up a knack for layering, even in the summer! If you just can't seem to get over how great those shorts look, wear them over a pair of tights (or two!), and feel free to add legwarmers if you're still cold.
This applies to your top half as well. Keep on rocking your favorite mesh top, but this time around make sure to have an undershirt on, and your favorite flannel top to cover up your arms and back. And yes, you may borrow your boyfriend's flannel ;) Another cute alternative is to wear it under your favorite summer dress or shrunken sweater as a collar detail.
2. Accessories Many people underestimate the power of fall/winter accessories. It's been really cold in Central Europe lately, and if you look around, even the "cool kids" are wrapping up in snoods and beanies. If you really think you're going to make it out there without a hat, make sure to at least pack a scarf into your handbag, in case the autumn decides to turn on you.
3. The Fall Coat If you play it smart this season, you won't even have to go crazy on the sweater shopping (besides, your parents will probably stock you up on these during the holidays anyway). If you just can't get over your favorite summer clothes, make sure to have a nice warm coat. This means wool, alpaca, acrylic, and cashmere blend. Keep in mind, if your coat is warm enough, it may even last your through the winter!
4. Colors & Patters When the rain starts to hit, why would you want to be just another gloomy black dot in the crowd? I take autumn as my ast opportunity in the year to really stand out with the patterns and colors I choose - thus the red and leopard. So have fun with what's left of your summer florals! Try mixing patterns and top off the look with a nice bold lip.
What I'm wearing: H&M basic dress, Forever21 cardigan, Bata boots.