Angelenos long for Fall like deserts thirst for rain, come October. Though we know inevitably that every year the chill won’t set in until after Halloween. Unfortunately due to global warming, yes it’s real, that date has gotten later every year. Because I love autumn in all its orange, falling leaves, and Apple cider glory; I often feel sad when it’s still warm going into November. However rather than letting my early winter blues get to me I’ve learned to dress for the weather I want and still be comfortable where I am. Dressing for fall when you live in a warmer climate is all about your layering game. To master it takes time but I can help you get there!
I learned how to layer a little later in life because frankly I didn’t put real effort into my wardrobe until college…
We won’t reminisce on those years spent only in basketball shorts and flip flops but instead look onto brighter days. Typically in LA during the Fall, the mornings are brisk and frosty, while the afternoons can go to blazing. And the evening is quickly cold once again. Which means you have to leave your house dressed for every option. I’ve mastered knowing how to keep warm and not have sweaty armpits at midday by nailing down my pairing. Tweed and cotton, suede and linen, long sleeved lightweight dresses; there’s a method to the madness.
This outfit is a mixture of a light oversized button down that I’ve actually also worn as a dress when I was pregnant and a tweed blazer. It’s the perfect laying piece because it is warm but not as heavy as a coat. I also love the light colors because even though it’s Fall everything doesn’t have to be dark. You can wear shades of pink and lavender with deeper colors and still feel Fall.
These Gucci slides were one of my favorite investments from last year, especially since Gucci is said to no longer be using fur in their products. I knew I had to have this pair of Princetown loafers. They pair fairly easily with most things even in this blush color and the fur keeps my feet warm on those mornings we talked about earlier. I’m thinking I want to buy a plain black version because I reach for these fairly often and having a more simple option would be great. I live for mules.
I always say figuring out what looks good on you is the first step to really honing in on your style. Finally with jeans especially, as a shorter gal I like all of my pants to hit right at the ankle, thankfully that’s all the rage right now I’m saving in tailoring a bit. Hahaha. For cooler climates ankle grazing pants may be difficult to pull off with the cold air snapping but here it’s not so bad. Plus I don’t mind my socks showing if need be, it’s a look!
OUTFIT DETAILS: jeans – good american // blouse – Zara // tweed coat – Zara // loafers – Gucci “Princetown” // belt bag – MCM // sunnies – Celine // bracelets – henri bendel, david yurman
For me it’s important to dress for seasons even if the weather doesn’t denote that. It makes me feel better and honestly that’s what fashion is about too, feeling good.
Has the weather changed where you live? How do you dress to feel Fall?