Autumn (Fall) is just around the corner so it's time to start trading iced coffees for a warm spiced pumpkin latte, that means it's time to also start transitioning our wardrobe's. With a closet full of feminine dresses, effortless maxi skirts, and white chiffon blouses, I'm (and I'm sure you are too) looking to tailored essentials like a sophisticated blazer, Autumn's more covered-up footwear, and a selection of moodier textures and fabrics to give your breezy pieces a little more backbone. So here are 5 easy steps on how to dress for the transition for the upcoming season.
- Start simple - a cardigan may just be the best lightweight layer to begin the transition. Invest in soft cashmere versions and longer-length varieties that will wear just as well over your favourite Summer dresses now as they will with skinny jeans later on in the season.
- Best foot forward - Your footwear is the easiest way to hint at the change of seasons. Start swapping your sandals and wedges for loafers and ankle boots that feel inherently like Autumn. You don't have to commit to a head-to-toe Autumn style, but changing your favourite gladiator sandals for a pair of loafers with your jeans shows you're on top of the seasonal shift.
- Soft to the touch - While Summer is the season for breezy cotton, Autumn is all about rich, luxe textures. Start introducing corduroy on your pants, leather on your skirts and jackets, and look to faux fur detailing when the chill really sets in. Any of these more luxurious fabrications instantly gives your look a moodier, Autumn-appropriate feel.
- Layer up on jackets - Looking to Autumn means adding to your jacket wardrobe. A denim button-down or anorak makes easy, everyday layers to throw over a printed dress, skirt, and a tee; later, they'll be staples in your full-fledged Autumn look alongside sophisticated skinnies and a snug sweater.
- Getting Darker - Embrace the shift with a darker palette. Adding jewel tones and deep browns, blacks, and grays to temper bold print and bright colour can take even your summeriest printed skirts into Autumn.