Without exception, fall hits and it’s the same ol’ story. Eager for autumn, I’m ready to change up my look, despite the fact it feels like summer. I switch out my closet, it’s hot. Put away ALL of my summer clothes, still blazing. Get excited to wear a sweater because it’s in the high 60’s – next day, scorching. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take a warm summer day over cold winter one any day of the week; what I don’t care for is wishy-washy weather. I’m a Virgo, I like predictable.
Something about pumpkins, leaves turning, Halloween and Christmas trees at Target (eek!), gets me in the mood for a cozy sweater, boots and leggings. I enjoy celebrating a new season. The California girl in me figured out long ago, Indian Summers are just part of the deal. We have 2 seasons; summer and winter. I came to learn I can participate in all the fab fall style by simply switching out my accessories. Today’s three looks were photographed on beautiful fall days, when temps soared at one point into the 90’s. I’m wearing are summer weight pieces that when paired with darker colors and fall accessories, the look becomes a bit more with in sync with the current season.
5 Easy Ways to Fake Fall Fabulous
- Swap out your straw bag for nubuck, suede or leather; in a beautiful fall color or print.
- Switch out your sandals for ballet flats or booties.
- Even if it’s over a lightweight tank, pop on a jacket or blazer. Roll up your sleeves if you feeling the heat.
- Store your brights; try moving toward black, grey or navy as your base color.
- Pop on a lightweight scarf in a fall color print.
Look 1: Crochet white dress paired with tan suede sandals and Rebecca Minkoff backpack in olive green nubuck.
Look 2: FRAME jean and lightweight white tank is paired with the same backpack, red suede mary jane shoes and a fall color tweed bomber style jacket from Target, A New Day.
Look 3: A Free People summer weight lace boho tunic is paired with lightweight denim, suede booties …there’s that backpack again! Note my necklace and bracelets are a heavier weight than I would wear in the summertime – to balance out the dark colors and weight of the booties.
Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack
So many of you have asked about my backpack on Instagram and Facebook. It’s by Rebecca Minkoff and I love it! I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July and it is now sold out. There are others available in many colors at both Nordstrom and Rebecca Minkoff. Mine is the LARGER Julian bag, NOT the medium Julian Backpack that is also very popular but way too small for my needs.
DEETS: Rebecca MInkoff ‘Julian’ Backpack | Nordstrom | black and taupe (mine is olive) | HERE
Do you live in an area where fall comes late? Do you get the itch to break out your fall wardrobe before the weather is on board? If so, how do you dress for fall when the weather is screaming summer?
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Those red shoes are killer!!
Thank you Bonbara! I have to say, these are pretty fun and comfortable too! xx
Loretta sayers says
I love your style suzanne!!
thank you Loretta! You are just too kind! xx
Pamela Taft says
Love the red lipstick with the red shoes and pop of red at your cuffs!
Love, Pamela Taft
Hi Pamela! So fun you noticed the red lipstick, I hadn’t even caught that till you mentioned it 🙂 I think the red cuffs are fun too, it is what attracted me to the jacket…a little extra pop!xx
Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies says
You dress beautifully – thanks for the inspiration x #SaturdayShareLinkUp
Thank you for stopping by Maria! Happy weekend! xx