While it's easy to find exactly what the latest fall fashion is, when to start wearing it isn't so clear. I constantly hear girls ask themselves, ‘When does one bid farewell to their summer wardrobe and hello to jackets, boots, and hoodies?'
In Buffalo, it's especially difficult to make that decision because the temperature outside isn't too hot or too cold, yet. At the moment we're in fashion limbo idling between two seasons. Luckily however, there's a solution for that – you no longer have to choose.
In past years we've segregated certain colors, styles, patterns and prints according to the time of the year. But why are we so clothes-ist? This fall, hold onto summer a bit longer (and in Buffalo, you know you want to). It may be hard to believe, but it is possible to combine dresses, florals, brights, and flats, with cardigans, scarves, and boots in a stylish and appropriate manner.
Fall brings on colder times and darker days, but your wardrobe doesn't have to reflect it. Although browns, blacks and neutrals are more closely associated with the upcoming time of year, it's out with the old and in with the new.
Brights are catching attention and turning heads. I recommended color blocking for spring and summer, but with fall comes single shades of eye-popping volumes. A bright pump lets you stand out at night, in a good way. A bright top or dress paired with a neutral colored pair of boots does the trick and leaves others in awe of your ability to smoothly mix two seasons into one outfit.
Florals have strictly been mandated toward spring and summer months for years, but why should they get to have all the fun? Overlap your floral top with a cardigan, like our Look of the Week, Megan Walker. With this trendy fashion tip you'll be fall-ready with no confusion. Add some stylish accessories like Megan's owl necklace or coral earrings — easily affordable at H&M or Forever21 — and you've got the look Megan describes as "classy hipster," down pat.
Scarves are also a great transitional piece. While the weather may not agree just yet, scarves over tanks or cropped tops get along just fine. It's a perfect accessory to throw on for instant fashion that is effortless. I love seeing scarves no matter what time of year it is, and the multiple ways people wear them. (Check out Friday's issue to see a few and to get new ideas.)
Look of the Week
First year grad. student
Masters program for information and library science
Where / Wear
Tank – Urban Outfitters
Cardigan – H&M
Skirt – Forever21
Sneakers – Bought in Ireland
Bag – Urban Outfitters
Earrings & Necklace – Forever21
Bracelets – Charlotte Russe