Over the next couple of months as the summer days shorten and the weather cools, you may feel a touch of sadness in the air as another summer slips by and we gear up for fall. I know we do as we’re reminded of those carefree summer days as kids replaced with the realization that school is just around the corner. But many of our clients say that they love the autumn – the cozy feeling of an extra layer of clothes, the rich colours of trees, and a nice warm drink. Pumpkin Spice Lattes anyone?
The truth is, the fall can be a lot more comfortable than summer because the cooler weather gives us greater control over our personal temperature. If summer is about trying keeping cool by stripping down your wardrobe, then the key in transitioning to fall is about the art of covering up. And you don’t need a whole new wardrobe just yet – you can keep the summer alive just by adding a few key pieces!
Scarves are the go to choice for keeping yourself feeling cozy as that warm summer air becomes less easy-breezy and more just…drafty. Plus, scarves double up as a great accessory to add a bit of zing to your look. That’s called a win-win. Just make sure you choose light fabrics and save those big heavy wools for the dead of winter.
Jackets and Sweaters
To add an extra layer of warmth, jackets and sweaters are the way to go. Wool, denim, leather, and cardigans are all great options to give your summer outfits the warmth you need. Even those scarves we mentioned can be thrown over your shoulders as a shawl. There are so many options to play with that will make those summer dresses, skirts and shorts fall ready. Isn’t amazing how much warmer you can feel, just by covering up your shoulders?
Pants, Leggings and Boots
When it comes to your bottom, covering up can be done in a few ways. Obviously, lengthening those shorts into pants will do the trick. But you can get some extra use out of your summer skirts and dresses by adding leggings, or extending your footwear up your leg by riding style-boots or thigh-high heels.
Putting It All Together
For the ultimate control and transition into the fall, playing with each of these items will give you the warmth you need, and great outfits well into the fall. The best part about layering this way is that you get completely new looks by mixing and matching your existing clothing items – without having to fork out more cash for new clothes. And that means extra money for enjoying the summer now. Pina Coladas anyone?