HOW TO DRESS FOR FALL WHEN IT’S STILL HOT OUTSIDE

Yesterday was technically the first day of fall and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say my Instagram feed was flooded with photos of changing leaves and riding boots. Sadly it’s still pretty hot in Dallas (and my parents are saying the same about Connecticut, so I imagine many of you are experiencing the same!) so I thought I’d challenge myself to come up with an outfit that feels appropriate for the new season but also not totally out of sync with, you know, the actual weather.

Here are my tips on how to dress for fall when it’s still hot outside. First, look for fall colors on lightweight fabrics. Wearing a cashmere sweater when it’s 80 degrees outside will make you miserable, but wearing a silk tee in a fall hue like burgundy or navy is an easy compromise. Second, consider adding one fall piece (say, a navy blazer or ankle boots) to an otherwise summery outfit (white tee and denim shorts) for a transitional outfit that won’t have you layering from head to toe. Third, bring in fall textures in your accessories as opposed to your clothing. If it hasn’t cooled down enough to wear your favorite leather-trimmed trench coat or suede skirt, look to bags, belts, and shoes to incorporate those materials. In this outfit, an army green silk shirtdress incorporates a fall color palette on a year-round fabric and an equestrian-inspired leather belt and suede sandals nod to the new season without actually adding any layers.

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Equipment silk shirtdress  //  Ray-Ban sunglasses  //  KJL pearl studs

Lauren Ralph Lauren belt  //  Clare V. clutch  //  Banana Republic suede heels

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  1. Thank you so much for doing this post!! I am SO tired of seeing bloggers in jeans and cashmere when I know they are sweating to death haha. It has been in the 90s in Kentucky, and I’m a staunch rule follower when it comes to dressing out of season, so it has been very hard to come up with outfits. Your tips are so helpful, and will definitely be my inspiration in the warm weeks to come. You look adorable in that dress- olive green is your color! 🙂

  2. I am OBSESSED with this look! That silk shirt dress is just way too perfect and like you said, a great transition piece for fall.