Happy hump day all!
If you live close to the equator like mwah, you will understand the struggle of dressing fall-dorable without becoming a total sweat monster. At the same time you will probably freeze indoors because every AC will be blasting. #firstworldproblems
While temps are still summer high in SoCal, it is possible to still pull off an autumn ensemble without being miserable. Keep scrolling!
Ralph Lauren Tie Up Top (new, $20) Lululemon Leggings (new, $90) Stuart Weitzman OTK boots (secondhand, $200) Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag (new, $50) Chanel Cat Eye Sunglasses (secondhand, $30)
Outfit Total: $390
The first rule of fall dressing is opting for light, natural materials. Say hello to cotton and linen, and bye bye to polyester and rayon. Natural materials like cotton and linen are lightweight and breathable, which means your human steam won't be brewing underneath your clothes. Ew. Man-made materials are highly processed and thick, meaning no air flow. Bonus: these natural materials are higher quality that will stand the test longer against wear and washing. Winning!
Fall time also means incorporating longer sleeves and bottoms. Skin is for summer! You want to make sure your pieces are thin (cotton! linen!) and breathable. I also love to opt for a rolled up sleeve, allowing for a breath of fresh air which can be rolled down when you head to the frigid indoors.
Boots are a total fall staple. Adding a pair to your ensemble (even with shorts!) is an easy way to transition your outfit into the new season. Ankle booties or OTK, any will do!
Lip color: MAC PatentPink lip crayon
Maybe it is just me, but I prefer to stick to neutrals during Fall and Winter. My wardrobe is particularly white and black, but I typically save my *few* color items for spring and summer for a pop of color. Maybe it has something to do with the changing of the colors in nature, but I think incorporating more creams and charcoals into your outfit instantly helps you match these later seasons.
In conclusion! When dressing for a warm fall, you will want to
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