In the northern hemisphere, we’re hitting the “dog days” of August, and for many of us, there is a chance that it will be officially cold enough to wear fall clothes for least two months or longer (and for anyone who is lucky enough to live somewhere that never gets cold, these tips still apply).
Bejewel Yourself. Jewelry of all kinds is the ideal hot weather accessory, since it adds almost no bulk or weight to an outfit but it can be a game changer. After all, a basic dress or tee can be a neutral palette, so adding deeper colored pieces in warmer metals like this black and gold House of Harlow necklace could make all the difference.
Swap Out Your Summer Makeup. Another thing that doesn’t add layers to a look is makeup. Switch your summertime pinks and corals for fall berries and burgundies. Or go with a trendy nail color that will be popular this fall, like gray, chocolate brown, or navy blue. Butter London in Royal Navy is a great choice, and a shade that is surprisingly versatile.
Stick With The Base Layers. We all know and love how easy it is to layer in fall and winter, but that’s not always practical when it is 90 degrees. But the base pieces like tees, tanks, and camis will and perhaps some skirts or dress can work with bare legs now, and tights and a cardigan or jacket in the fall. For instance, a silky draped tank like this Ella Moss number works with slim cropped pants or shorts right now, but would also work well under a blazer when it is cooler.
Add A Vest. It might be too hot for a blazer, but vests can be an easy way to layer. Something long and breezy like this Vince ivory draped vest could work well in all seasons, or wear a lightweight moto styled vest like this one by Trouve open over a tank or tee.
Or A Belt. A darker belt in a color that’s obviously more autumnal than summery can do a lot to change up a basic warm weather look, and adds very little weight but a lot of style. Something like this black Gucci studded belt could add an edge to softer summer ensembles.
Switch Up Your Shoes. Skip the gladiator sandals or anything else that screams summer and try something that’s more covered-up, like a loafer, oxford, lounge slipper or a pump. Even booties can work depending on the rest of the ensemble. These American Apparel pleated loafers would work for almost any season, and provide a nice but relatively neutral pop of color if you go for the red.
Are you tired of summer already too? Share your favorite transitional tips or just tell us what fall trends you are looking forward to!
5. Trouve Asymmetrical Moto Vest, $88
7. American Apparel Pleated Loafer, $62
– Jacqueline Zenn
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