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?