transitioning to fall

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There is still lots of time left in the summer (or so we tell ourselves), but August tends to bring about the trepidation/excitement of fall/winter with the arrival of fall clothing. Fashion is too on top of it, in my opinion 🙂 But as I do work in the industry, my thoughts have turned to transitioning to fall (thanks to the request of a reader). I don’t want to buy a winter coat yet, but I am wanting to make purchases that are a bit more long term than a white dress.

First of all, I think it’s a bit ridiculous that people think they have to buy a new wardrobe when the seasons change. Yes, you will have to wear some different pieces, but I still wear my favourite jeans, booties, tees + accessories throughout the year. Call me crazy. So stick with your favourite basics and update with a few of these pieces to help with the sartorial transition:

1. Slide mules: these ones by Vince are my current favourite purchase. They’re super chic (and are as comfy as flip flops), but the closed toe adds some formality.

2. Leather jacket: I know that it can be a bit heavy for summer (depending on where you live), but I love a good leather jacket at all times. When it’s a bit warmer, I’ll drape it over my shoulders when going out.

3. Bag: Not a new purchase for me, but having a versatile and chic bag is key when transitioning seasons. Darker colours (black is best in my opinion) work better as you ease yourself into the fall/winter season.

If you have these pieces in your closet already, great. If not, consider them as you’re starting to figure out your fall wardrobe. I will keep you posted on my purchases and fall clothing trends!

PS What are you guys buying for fall? Have you started thinking about it yet?

Citizens of Humanity Avedon jeans | Madewell grey t-shirt | Vince leather mule slides

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  1. Melissa
    08.09.2016 / 9:14 am

    Thank-you!!

    I have my eye on the classic Gucci mules… just waiting for them to re-stock for Fall.

    Thanks again!

    • August Diaries
      08.09.2016 / 11:06 am

      Ohhhh, would love a pair of those. Great call girl 🙂

      xx Jill

  2. 08.09.2016 / 10:34 am

    I am looking to invest in a few nice pairs of trousers and a nice pair of loafers

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2016 / 1:17 pm

      Yes, love trousers with a cozy sweater + loafers!

      xx Jill

  3. 08.09.2016 / 11:44 am

    Black is my all-time favourite bag colour for all seasons. This fall/winter, I’d like to invest in another winter coat as I don’t really have a good everyday one. I love my Canada Goose parka but sometimes I don’t want to wear a parka lmao. Like I want a wrap coat or something. And I definitely need rain/snow friendly shoes for everyday / work 🙂

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2016 / 11:30 am

      Yes, I definitely need a good winter coat and snow friendly boots/shoes as well! But I’m trying not to think about that yet hah.

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2016 / 11:29 am

      Thanks Liv 🙂

      xx Jill

  4. 08.09.2016 / 8:39 pm

    I got too obsessed with that biker jacket of yours, so I ordered one for myself too =P Guess xmas arrived early 🙂

    xx
    Jessie
    http://www.4evajessie.com

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2016 / 11:29 am

      Ah amazing! Can’t wait to see it on you!

      xx Jill

  5. sunny
    08.09.2016 / 11:41 pm

    Love that whole outfit- especially the bag.

    I tend to get obsessed with boots(ankle, knee, etc) in the fall. I also love to play with texture in dresses and skirts. I especially love a turtleneck dress.

    But my wardrobe cornerstone for fall are leather coats. I already have a good selection but I am debating buying this one since I have been eyeing it forever.

    http://thearrivals.com/womens-rainier-structured-moto

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2016 / 11:28 am

      Agreed, my obsession with ankle boots rages on this fall… I highly recommend this jacket, I’m so excited to wear it this fall as I’ve only ever had black leather jackets!

      Let me know if you take the plunge! PS It’s on sale 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. 08.10.2016 / 2:50 am

    Wow, I absolutely love this bag! Yeah, I love neutral colours and minimalism when fall is near. Great outfit!

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2016 / 11:28 am

      Thank you love!

      xx Jill

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