It is now officially Autumn and I have started decorating my apartment with pumpkins, and leaves, and all things Halloween. I also want to start dressing like it is Fall but there is one problem…it is still 70 degrees outside! Until the temperature plummets and we need our prepaid electric companies to stay toasty indoors, It is a daily struggle. When I go to get dressed in the morning all I want to do is put on my comfy sweaters with leggings and boots, but if I dressed like that I would die of heat stroke by 2pm. It may be Autumn but it still feels like summer, and that makes dressing for the season very difficult.
There are some simple ways that you can change your look so that you can dress like it’s Fall but still wear lighter weight fabrics so that you don’t sweat to death outside. The simplest thing you can do is change your nail polish color! I changed my baby blue nails to a deeper orange tone. (Essie “Meet me at sunset” nail color to be exact). The next thing I did was take all of my lightweight scarves out of storage and hung them up in my closet. Scarves are very easy to just throw on top of your everyday t-shirt and jeans outfit. You will look like you’re ready for Fall but you won’t overheat wearing it!
SWITCH YOUR SHOES
The next thing that you can do to make your wardrobe more seasonally appropriate, is to switch out all of your summer shoes for boots and booties! Now I am a shoe lover and I hate when I have to say goodbye to my shoes until next year. BUT I love my ankle boots, booties, mid-calf boots, and over the knee boots! Now you don’t want to layer up too much so try wearing your OTK boots with a suede mini skirt or a t-shirt dress.
WEAR FALL COLORS
What I did this past weekend was go through my closet and I pulled out anything that was too summery in style and color. I took out all the blush pinks, baby blues, and the tan colored clothing too. A way for you to start dressing for Autumn is to stop wearing bright pastel colors and to wear darker hues instead. Army green, mustard yellow, and burnt orange are all very trendy this season. And don’t forget about the classic Fall colors like brown, camel, and navy! Making a simple color scheme switch like this will help to transition your wardrobe from summer to Fall.
CHOOSE ARMS OR LEGS
Another way to survive the heat but still wear cute Fall outfits is to choose what part of your body to cover up and which parts to keep cool. You need to pick between your arm or legs. If you want to wear a lightweight sweater, pair it with shorts so your legs stay cool. If you want to wear jeans, try wearing a short sleeved top or tank top to keep your top half cool. Just be careful not to cover up both your arms and legs until the temperature drops below 65 degrees – you’ll look cute but you will be having a heat stroke!
Trying to dress for Autumn when it’s still really warm outside can be a struggle. But the good thing is that you will most likely only have to do this for the months of September and October. (Unless you live in California or Florida). Then after Halloween, we all get to break out our big chunky sweaters, fuzzy socks and drink hot chocolate!
What Fall trend are you looking forward to wearing once the weather gets colder?